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Alpine Downhill Resorts


 Alpine Meadows, P.O. Box 5279, Tahoe City, CA 96145.   Off highway 89 between Truckee and Tahoe City.    Phone: (530) 583-4232 or (800) 441-4423. Snowphone: (530) 581-8374. Website: www.skialpine.comResort Information: Super pipe and terrain park with 14 lifts.   Vertical Drop: 1,802-feet. Skiable Terrain: 2,400 acres. Base Elevation: 6,835-feet. Top Elevation: 8,637-feet. No. of Runs: 100+ (25% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 35% Advanced). Lifts: 14 Total (1 six-passenger, 1 Quad, 4 Triple, 5 Double, 3 Surface). Average Snowfall: 495 inches per year. 


Badger Pass: 22 miles from Yosemite Valley.  Phone: 209-372-1000,  Website: www.yosemitepark.com  Resort Information: Five lifts, 800-foot vertical; 8,000-foot summit, 85 skiable acres, tubing and ice skating.     Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Bear Valley: On Highway 4 east of Arnold..  Phone: 209-753-2301,  Website: www.bearvalley.com Resort Information: 10 lifts, 1,900-foot vertical; 8,495-foot peak, 1,280 skiable acres, tubing, three terrain parks and half-pipe.     Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Boreal, P.O. Box 39, Truckee, CA 96160.   At Interstate 80 summit.  Phone: (530) 426-3666. Snowphone: (530) 426-3666. Website: www.rideboreal.com. Resort Information: Vertical Drop: 500-feet. Skiable Terrain: 380 acres. Base Elevation: 7,200-feet. Top Elevation: 7,700-feet. No. of Runs: 41 (30% Beginner, 55% Intermediate, 15% Advanced). Lifts: 9 Total (2 Quad, 3 Triple, 4 Double). Average Snowfall: 400 inches per year. 


Diamond Peak, 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451. In Nevada’s Incline Village,  northeast of Lake Tahoe.  Phone: (775) 832-1177. Snowphone: (775) 831-3211. Website: www.diamondpeak.com. Resort Information: Vertical Drop: 1,840-feet. Skiable Terrain: 655 acres. Base Elevation: 6,700-feet. Top Elevation: 8,540-feet. No. of Runs: 30 (18% Beginner, 46% Intermediate, 36% Advanced). Lifts: 6 Total (3 Quad, 2 Double, 1 Surface). Longest Run: 2.5 Miles. 


Dodge Ridge, On Highway 108 east of Sonora:  Phone: (209) 965-3474. Website: www.dodgeridge.com  Resort Information:  12 lifts, 1,600-foot vertical, 8,200-foot peak, 815 skiable acres. Snowshoeing, terrain park and half-pipe.    Weekday hours: 9a.m. – 4 p.m.


 Donner Ski Ranch, P.O. Box 66, Norden, CA 95724. Near Norden off Interstate 80. Phone: (530) 426-3635. Snowphone: (530) 426-3635. Website: www.donnerskiranch.com. Resort Information: Vertical Rise: 750-feet. Skiable Terrain: 435 acres. Base Elevation: 7,031-feet. Top Elevation: 7,781-feet. No. of Runs: 45 (25% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 25% Advanced). Lifts: 6 Total (1 Triple, 5 Double). Longest Run: 1 Mile. Average Snowfall: 396 inches per year.


Heavenly, P.O. Box 2180, Stateline, NV 89449. Straddles California-Nevada line at South Lake Tahoe. Phone: (775) 586-7000. Snowphone: (775) 586-7000. Website: www.skiheavenly.com.   Resort Information: Vertical Drop: 3,500-feet. Skiable Terrain: 4,800 acres. Base Elevation (CA): 6,540-feet. Base Elevation (NV): 7,200-feet. Top Elevation: 10,067-feet. No. of Runs: 85 (20% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 35% Advanced). Longest Mountain Descent: 5.5 miles. Lifts: 30 Total (1 Aerial Tram, 1 Gondola, 2 Six-Person, 7 Quad, 5 Triple, 4 Double, 8 Surface, 2 Magic Carpet). Average Snowfall: Over 360 inches per year. 


Homewood, P.O. Box 165, Homewood, CA 96141. Six miles south of Tahoe City.  Phone: (530) 525-2992. Snowphone: (530) 525-2900. Website: www.skihomewood.comResort Information: Vertical Drop: 1,650-feet. Skiable Terrain: 1,260 acres. Base Elevation: 6,250-feet. Top Elevation: 7,880-feet. No. of Runs: 59 (15% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 35% Advanced). Longest Run: 2 miles. Lifts: 8 Total (1 Quad, 3 Triple, 4 Surface). Average Snowfall: 450 inches per year. 


Kirkwood, P.O. Box 1, Kirkwood, CA 95646.  On Highway 88 south of Lake Tahoe  Phone: (209) 258-6000. Snowphone: (877) KIRKWOOD (toll free). Website: www.kirkwood.comResort Information: Vertical Drop: 2,000-feet. Skiable Terrain: 2,300 acres. Base Elevation: 7,800-feet. Top Elevation: 9,800-feet. No. of Runs: 65+ (15% Beginner, 50% Intermediate,  20% Advanced, 15% Expert).  Longest Run: 2.5 miles. Lifts: 12 Total (2 Quad, 7 Triple, 1 Double, 2 Surface). Average Snowfall: 500 inches per year. 


Mammoth Mountain: Four miles from Mammoth Lakes. . Phone: (800) 626-6684 (toll free). Website: www.mammothmountain.com  Resort Information: 28 lifts, 3,100-foot vertical, 11,053-foot summit, 3,500 skiable acres, terrain parks and pipes. Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe, 22222 Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, NV 89511. Eleven miles north of Incline Village, northeast Lake Tahoe, Nevada.   Phone: (775) 849-0704 or (800) SKIROSE. Snowphone: (775) 849-0704. Website: www.skirose.com. Resort Information: Vertical Drop: 1800'. Skiable Terrain: 1200 acres. Base Elevation: 7900-feet. Top Elevation: 9,700-feet. No. of Runs: 60 (20% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 40% Advanced, 10% Expert). Lifts: 7 Total (2 Six Passenger, 2 Quad, 2 Triple, 1 Surface). Average Snowfall: 400 incher per year. 


Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park:: East of Mount Shasta on highway 89. Phone: (530) 926-8610. Snowphone: (800) 754-7427 (toll free). Website: www.skipark.com Lift Rates: Ages 13 – 64  All Day $ ?, Junior (8-12) All Day $ ?. Senior (65-up)  All Day $ ?. Children 7 & Under $ ?. All-Day and Night Tickets (9 a.m. – 9 p.m.) Ages 13 – 64  $ ?, Junior (8-12)  $ ?. Senior (65-up)  $ ? Children 7 & Under $ ?  Resort Information: 3 chairs, 1390 foot vertical, 425 skiable acres, terrain parks, half pipe.


Northstar-at-Tahoe, P.O. Box 129, Truckee, CA 96160. Six miles east of Truckee on Highway 267  Phone: (530) 562-1010. Snowphone: (530) 562-1330. Website: www.NorthstarAtTahoe.com. Resort Information: Vertical Drop: 2,280-feet. Skiable Terrain: 2,420 acres. Base Elevation: 6,330-feet. Top Elevation: 8,610-feet. No. of Runs: 70 (25% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 25% Advanced). Longest Run: 2.9 miles. Lifts: 17 Total (1 Gondola, 7 Quad, 1 Triple, 2 Double, 4 Magic Carpet, 2 Surface). Average Snowfall: 350 inches per year.


Sierra-at-Tahoe, 1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Road, Twin Bridges, CA 95735.  Off highway 50 south of Lake Tahoe Phone: (530) 659-7453. Snowphone: (530) 659-7475. Website: www.sierratahoe.com.   Resort Information: Vertical Drop: 2,212-feet. Skiable Terrain: 2,000 acres. Base Elevation: 6,640-feet. Top Elevation: 8,852-feet. No. of Runs: 46 (25% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 25% Advanced. Longest Run: 2.5 miles.  Lifts: 12 Total (3 Quad, 1 Triple, 5 Double, 3 Surface). Average Snowfall: 420 inches per year.


Soda Springs, P.O. Box 39, Truckee, CA 96160. At Soda Springs at I-80 Norden exit.   Phone: (530) 426-3901. Snowphone: (530) 426-3901. Website: www.skisodasprings.comResort Information: Vertical Drop: 652-feet. Skiable Terrain: 200 acres. Base Elevation: 6,700-feet. Top Elevation: 7,325-feet. No. of Runs: 16 (30% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 20% Advanced). Longest Run: 1 Mile. Lifts: 4 Total (1 Triple, 1 Double, 2 Tubing Tows). New Planet Kids (geared for ages 10 and under, new moving carpet & tube carousel $ ?.


Squaw Valley, P.O. Box 2007, Squaw Valley USA, CA 96146.  Five miles north of Lake Tahoe  Phone: (530) 583-6985. Snowphone: (530) 583-6955. Website: www.squaw.comResort Information: Vertical Drop: 2,850-feet. Skiable Terrain: 4,000 acres. Base Elevation: 6,200-feet. Top Elevation: 6 peaks - highest is Granite Chief at 9,050-feet. Terrain: 25% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 30% Advanced/Expert. Longest Run: 3.2 miles. Lifts: 34 Total (1 Funitel, 1 110 passenger Cable Car, 1 Pulse, 3 Six-Passenger, 5 Quad, 8 Triple, 10 Double, 3 Surface, 2 Magic Carpet). Average Snowfall: 450 inches per year. 


Sugar Bowl, P.O. Box 5, Norden, CA 95724.  Three miles from I-80 Norden exit on Donner Summit Phone: (530) 426-9000. Snowphone: (530) 426-1111. Webpage: www.sugarbowl.comResort Information: Vertical Drop: 1,500-feet. Skiable Terrain: 1,500 acres. Base Elevation: 6,883-feet. Top Elevation: 8,383-feet. No. of Runs: 84 (17% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 38% Advanced). Longest Run: 3+ miles. Lifts: 12 Total (7 Quad, 3 Double, 1 Surface, 1 Gondola). Average Snowfall: 500 inches per year.


Tahoe Donner Downhill, 11603 Slalom Way, Truckee, CA 96161.  Just outside Truckee  Phone: (530) 587-9444. Snowphone: (530) 587-9444. Webpage: www.skitahoedonner.com. Resort Information: Vertical Drop: 600-feet. Skiable Terrain: 120 acres. Base Elevation: 6,750-feet. Top Elevation: 7,350-feet. No. of Runs: 14 (60% Intermediate, 40% Novice). Longest Run: 1 mile. Lifts: 3 Total (1 Quad, 1 Double, 1 Surface).


 

 

Nordic Cross-Country Resorts


Badger Pass, 22 miles from Yosemite valley in Yosemite National park. Phone: (209) 372-1000, or (209) 372-8444. Webpage:  www.yosemitepark.com  Trail Rates: Free, however, park entrance fee .  Resort Information:  583 kilometers of skiable roads and trails in the national park, including 54 kilometers of marked trails and 40 kilometers of groomed track and skating lanes. 


Bear Valley, On Highway 4 east of Arnold.  Phone: (209) 753-2834. Webpage: www.bearvalleyxc.com  Trail Rates: All- inclusive lodging packages. $ ? general All Day, $ ? half day,  $ ? All Day  teens (13-17) and ages 60-69,  $ ? half day,  $10All Day kids 9-12, $ ? half day,  free ages 8 and under and ages 70 and up.  Sledding: $ ? per sled..  Resort Information: 35 groomed trails on 70 kilometers of track and skating lanes, three warming huts, café, picnic tables, downhill practice area, snowshoeing, sledding hill for ages 3-12.  Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Camp Richardson Resort, South Lake Tahoe area. .  Phone: (530) 542-6584 or (800) 544-1801. Webpage: www.camprichardson.com  Trail Rates:   Resort Information: 35 kilometers of groomed trails and skating lanes.  Lakefront trails, restaurant, general store, snowshoeing, full-moon tours..  Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays


Clair Tappaan Lodge, Interstate 80 Norden exit. Phone: (530) 426-3632  Webpage: TBD   Resort Information: 12 kilometers of groomed trails, overnight lodging, snowshoeing, kid’s sledding Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays


Dodge Ridge, Highway 108 near Pinecrest.  Phone: (209) 965-3474  Webpage: www.dodgeridge.com  Resort Information: 60 trails, 815 acres, snowshoe center, two cafes, mountain food center. Lodge. Hours: weekdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m


Hope Valley, East of Highway 88-89 junction. Phone: (530) 694-2266 or (800) 423-9949  Webpage: www.hopevalleyoutdoors.com   Resort Information:100 kilometers  of skier-packed trails plus miles of back country skiing.  Kids area, moonlight-wildlife tours, snowshoeing, practice trail, rental shop.


Kirkwood, Highway 88 near Carson Pass. Phone: (209) 258-7248 or (209) 258-6000  Webpage: www.kirkwood.com   Resort Information: 65 kilometers pf groomed track-skating lanes, 18 trails, day and overnight lodge, three warming huts, two trailhead facilities, snowshoe center, kiddie kilometer, sjops, night walking, full-moon ski walk.


Northstar-at-Tahoe, Highway 267 between Truckee and North Tahoe. Phone: (800) 466-6784  Webpage: www.skinorthstar.com  T Resort Information: 65 kilomters groomed track and skating trails, two warming huts, two cafes, practice trail, kids area, snowshoeing.  Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Mammoth Mountain Tamarack Lodge, Four miles from the town of Mammoth Lakes. Phone: (800) 626-6684  Webpage: www.tamaracklodge.com   Resort Information: 45 kilometers of groomed trails, Hours 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Royal Gorge, 9411 Hillside Drive (P.O. Box 1100), Soda Springs, CA 95728. I-80 Soda Springs exit Phone: (800) 666-3871 (No. Calif.), or (800) 500-3871. Webpage: www.royalgorge.com. Resort Information:  264 kilometers of tiller-groomed with double track and skating lanes, No. of Trails: 90. Groomed Tracks: 330km. Skiable Terrain: 9,172 acres. Lowest Elevation: 5,800-feet. Highest Elevation: 7,400-feet. Longest Trail: 22km (Rainbow Interconnect Trail).  Four surface lifts, 10 warming huts, four trailside cafes, two overnight lodges, snowshoeing, family center, kiddie trails, two private isolated cabins


South Lake Tahoe Parks-Recreation: South  Tahoe, off highway 50 at Al Tahoe Boulevard.  Phone: (530) 542-6056  Webpage: TBD    Resort Information:4 kilometers of free, ungroomed trails in Bijou Park to practice striding and skating skills.


Spooner Lake, P.O. Box 981, Carson City, NV 89702 (Located  one-half mile on Highway 28 from Highway 50  on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe)12 miles south of Incline Village near Highway 28 and Highway 50  junction.  Phone: (775) 887-8844 or (888) 858-8844. Reservations (775) 749-5349. Webpage: www.spoonerlake.comResort Information: More than  80 kilometers of groomed tracks, day lodge,warming hut, two overnight cabins, snowshoeing.  Groomed Tracks: 91km. spread over 9,000 acres. Wilderness Cabins available.


Squaw Creek, Sqaw Valley exit on Highway 89.  Phone: (800) 327-3353, (530) 308-0375  Webpage: TBD  Resort Information: 18 kilometers of groomed track and skating lanes, 11 trails, most at novice level, snowshoeing,twilight sleigh rides. Hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Tahoe Cross Country, 925 Country Club Drive, Tahoe City, CA 96145. Phone: (530) 583-5475. Webpage:  ?.  Resort Information: No. of Trails: 16. Groomed Tracks: 65km. Skiable Terrain: 3,000 acres. Lowest Elevation: 6,600-feet. Highest Elevation: 7,200-feet. Dogs welcome on specified trails.


Tahoe Donner Cross Country, 15279 Alder Creek Rd., Truckee, CA 96161.Exit 1-80 at Donner State Park. Phone: (530) 587-9484. Webpage:  ?.     Resort Information:  113 kilometers of groomed track and skating lanes, 48 trails, five warming huts, trail-side restaurant, day lodge.


Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park:: East of Mount Shasta on Highway 89. Phone: (530) 926-8610. Snowphone: (800) 754-7427 (toll free). Website: www.skipark.com   Resort Information: 30 kilometers of groomed trails, 9 kilometers of snowshoe packed trails, where dogs are allowed.



Skiing on Service Roads / Open Areas

Skiing on Forest Service roads or open areas, a Sno-Park permit may be required.  The State Department of Parks-Recreation posts a sign in the parking area.  The permits allow skiers to ski in 19 snow-park locations near Fresno and Lake Tahoe.  A November through May 30 season permits costs $?, one-day pass $?.  Season permits can be bought at sporting goods stores, by members of California California State Automobile Association or by writing California Parks and Recreation, Sno-Park Program, P.O. Box 942896, Sacramento, CA 94296-0001, or call (916) 324-1222.  


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