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Boreal

Boreal Ski Resort Guide

Boreal, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift2,350m
Resort Height2,400m
 Nearest AirportsAtlanta and Reno Tahoe
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Boreal

Popular centre well known in particular for its consistent night skiing up to 9pm every day of the season, except Christmas eve. The area has a rare North American lift link to another resort - Donner Ski ranch - but the link was not operating recently due to a lack of agreement between the two centres for operational reasons. When last operating the link only operated midweek, check in advance of visit.

Summary

The American ski resort of Boreal is at an altitude of 2,400m.

Boreal has direct access to 36 marked pistes, served by a total of 9 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,400m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,350m, snow cover is generally reliable.

Snowboarding

Boreal is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Boreal.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Boreal?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm, expected on 7 December.

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Ski Area Stats

Boreal Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
17
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
12
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
12
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
9

Altitudes

Boreal Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Resort Altitude (Boreal)2,400m
Highest Lift2,350m
Lowest Piste2,200m
Max Vertical200m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Boreal
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Boreal Overview

Popular centre well known in particular for its consistent night skiing up to 9pm every day of the season, except Christmas eve. The area has a rare North American lift link to another resort - Donner Ski Ranch - but the link was not operating recently due to a lack of agreement between the two centres for operational reasons. When last operating the link only operated midweek, check in advance of visit.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Waterfal'.

Skiing

Boreal's Nugget chair is free and offers gentle terrain, ideal for beginners and children. Offered when the mountain is 100% open. Nugget is easily accessible, and easy to see from the lodge. Take a beginner lesson at Boreal and you can come back for free lessons until you reach the mountain top, or a level III lesson.

Boreal offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Location and Map

Where is Boreal?

This ski resort is in California, United States.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Boreal is Atlanta, 23 minutes drive away.

Reno Tahoe, Sacramento, Chattanooga, Chico Muni and Modesto City airports are all within three hours drive.

Atlanta and Reno Tahoe are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 13,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 50 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Boreal open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Boreal, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Boreal Tourist Office for the latest.

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