Lake Tahoe Skiing (and surrounding areas)
Whether a novice or advanced skier looking for challenges, there is the perfect spot available for you within an hour's drive of western Nevada County or within minutes of Truckee.
From Thanksgiving to May (snow willing), resorts offer rentals, schools, special events, night skiing, children's centers,restaurants,overnight accommodations, hospitality and tradition.
See Snow Web for resort info, snow conditions (some web cams) and rates for the following Lake Tahoe Ski Areas:
Alpine Meadows Ski Area : Hwy. 89 between Truckee and Tahoe City. 13 lifts including two high speed quad chairs. Skiing; beginner to advanced. Rentals, ski school, restaurants, no snowboarding. Phone: 530.583.4232, Lodging 800.949.3296. Snow Report: 530.581-8374.
Boreal : I-80 at Donner Summit. Nine lifts; novice, intermediate, advanced runs, terrain parks. Open daily, night skiing. Rentals, school, cafeteria, lodging. 530.426.3666
Soda Springs : I-80, Soda Springs/Nor-den Exit. Open Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Two lifts; novice, intermediate, advanced runs; good forfamily and beginners.Rentals,school,cafeteria. Phone 530.426.3901. Lodging: 530.426.1012.
Donner Ski Ranch : I-80, Soda Springs/Norden Exit. Six lifts; 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% advanced runs. Open daily, night skiing Wed.-Sat. Rentals, ski and snowboard. Lessons, alpine skiing, snowboarding telemark, cafeteria, restaurant, and lodging. Group rates available. Phone: 530.426.3635.
Northstar Lake Tahoe : Hwy 267 beetween Truckee and Kings Beach. Ski area accessible by chairlift and gondola;12 lifts:1 gondola, 8 chairlifts, 3 surface lifts; novice, intermediate, advanced runs. Rentals, ski school, childcare, lodging, restaurants, shuttle, sleigh rides, snowmobile tours. Also trails for cross- country skiing. Phone: 530.562.1010. Lodging: 800.466.6784.
Sugar Bowl : I-80, Soda Springs/Norden Exit. Seven quad lifts, Underground garage, shop, rentals, lessons, restaurant, cafeteria, lodge. Phone: 530.426.9000. Snow Phone: 530.426.1111. Lodging: 1-866-843-2695.
Squaw Valley USA : Hwy 89 between Truckee and Tahoe City. Site of VIII Olympic Winter Games; 33 lifts, 4,200 acres; beginner, intermediate, advanced and cross-country; rentals,ski school, child care, lodging, restaurants, shuttle, ice skating, swimming pool and spa, sleigh rides, bungee jumping. Snow Phone: 530.583.6955. Lodging: 1-800-403-0206. The best in Lake Tahoe Skiing.
Tahoe-Donner : I-80, Donner State Park Exit. Two chairlifts; beginner and intermediate runs. Rentals, lessons, dining lodge, parking. Phone: 530.587.9400
Clair Tappen Lodge : I-80, Soda Springs. Groomed trails; novice and intermediate. Lessons, rentals. Lodge owned by Sierra Club; room and board for members and guests. Center open to public. Phone: 800.679.6775.
Royal Gorge : I-80, Soda Springs/Norden Exit. Largest cross country center in the USA. 330 kilometers of groomed trails. Retail and rental shop, lessons, tours, moonlight tours, children's ski school, ten warming huts, four trailside cafes, two hotels, views. Phone: 530.426.3871.
Tahoe-Donner : I-80, Donner State Park Exit. 32 groomed trails. Rentals, sales, school, day lodge, warming huts, night skiing. Phone: 530.587.9484. Snow Phone: 530.587.9444.
Road conditions for Grass Valley/Nevada City call CALTRANS 1-800-427-7623.