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Boreal Mountain Resort


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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

The Boreal Inn 


Spacious rooms that can accommodate 1 to 4 people.  Continental breakfast provided daily.  1/4 mile from the resort. 

Extra person charges may apply 

$109 and up 

Donner Lake Inn 


Charming Inn offering five guest rooms beautifully furnished with breakfast daily.  

Extra person charges may apply 

$169 and up 

The Cedar House Sport Hotel



Luxury accommodations with refrigerators, fresh ground coffee, flat screen LCD televisions, Cable TV, complimentary breakfast buffet for two, free wireless and high speed Internet. 

Extra person charges may apply 


$170 and up 










  • Additional lodging options available in Truckee, California.


Full Belly Deli


Pianeta Ristorante


Donner Lake Kitchen located at 13710 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161; (530) 587-3119


Burger Me

  • Additional dining options available in Truckee, California.


  • The Environmental Protection Agency recognized POWDR Corp and its resort (including Boreal) for their outstanding achievements utilizing alternative energy. 

  • Several rooms have been renovated at The Boreal Inn. 



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Boreal Mountain Resort

Just 80 miles from Sacramento, Boreal is a very conveniently located and with its huge slopeside parking lot, getting on the slopes is hassle-free. Forty one trails and 300 acres of skiable terrain are serviced by 9 lifts and the resort benefits from 400" of annual snowfall.Boreal has been a long time favorite among snowboarders as its slopes have been open to riders since 1980. Today, the resort features two halfpipes, a terrain park and clinics are offered 7 days per week. Beginner packages include free lessons until a guest can snowboard from the summit to the base.

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Pros: Proximity, snow, value, size

Cons: limited terrain, resort size

Don't expect a diamond for the price of glass.  I've read all the reviews and they're all true from that person's perspective.  The key word is perspective.  If you go in with a realistic perspective, Boreal is exactly what it can be...a ski area close to Sacramento that does the best it can with what nature has provided.  I spent $300 for my season pass and $70 each for 3 kids and one more at $25.  That's $535 for 5 passes.  I can take the kids anytime, any day or night and even use the tube park if desired.  Yes it's a limited 500ft of vertical, but when we go to Squaw, Kirkwood, Alpine, etc, guess what, they only ski a selected 500ft of terrain there as well.  The money we saved this year is spent on equipment and lessons.  In a year or 2 we'll look to get passes at a larger area, but for now Boreal will be their version of Buck Hill (reference L. Vonn).


Blue to maybe black diamond runs & limited/outdated facilities are certainly drawbacks.  Set your expectations correctly to have fun or try one of Tahoe's other great resorts.