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Lots more than what you see from I-80

Boreal makes lots of snow, and once nature kicks in has a huge amount of terrain that is not... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
robgriffith5365
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Auburn, California
via mobile
Best night riding!

Night riding at Boreal is the best! I love being able to work mornings and go straight to the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
adeguzman22
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Truckee, California
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Snowboarding ski resort, offering snow play activities for everyone, including special programs for toddlers.
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Interstate 80 at Castle Peak Exit, Truckee, CA 96160
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+1 530-426-3666
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Night riding at Boreal is the best! I love being able to work mornings and go straight to the mountain and ride till 9 pm. Normally not very crowded and you always get an amazing sunset.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank adeguzman22
Reviewed 1 July 2018

short drive from sacramento, located right off highway 80 . . .slopes are usually well-groomed and an effort is made to make snow to ensure an early opening . . . weekdays are best . . . pretty crowded otherwise . . . prices are...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank bmeadows4sports
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

This review is based on my personal experience in having visited Borreal in February 2018 with my son, a new skier. After we purchased our lift tickets and trudged over to the bunny slope area, we were informed the magic carpet was closed because there...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank garden78
Reviewed 19 April 2018

we went tubing here, its great you can buy on line in advance. 90 minutes is plenty, my kids were done after 45 minutes. As you drive in its to the far right. kids must be 42" to do tubing. fast, fun a little scary.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Rosanne925
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Our first time snowboarding here. Could not believe the prices that included rentals. Plus the convenience. We went during the week and there were no lines whatsoever. I love how the ski runs were right in front of the lodge and we could watch the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DaliaN428
Reviewed 6 February 2018

A family of 3 with a small kid who never skied before. Our first experience to ski outside Europe. We chose Boreal as it is the closest to Bay Area and seemed the cheapest (not counting some other one that looked too small though and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank AnetteK2911
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Boreal makes lots of snow, and once nature kicks in has a huge amount of terrain that is not visible from driving by on the freeway. Their lessons are a value compared to other big name resorts, and their rentals, food, and ski shop prices...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank robgriffith5365
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Located right off I-80, Boreal commands an attractive location for skiiers desperate to hop onto the nearest chairlift. Although suffering from the lack of snow this season, the runs which are open have enough covering to keep things interesting. Recommend purchasing tix online to skip...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank cutr2000
Reviewed 8 January 2018

One day snow boarding and two days skiing. Not many trails open, but staff was friendly. Ski and snow board rental was quick and easy.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank inboxstuff
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Went to the Boreal Snow Tubing Park with the kids - horrible experience. The lines were so long and the Tubing Park so poorly run, that we were only able to get 2 runs down in 1.5 hours! You basically wait 35+ mins to get...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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