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Address: Interstate 80 at Castle Peak Exit, Truckee, CA 96160
Phone Number: 530-426-3666
Activities: Snowboarding, Skiing
Description: Snowboarding ski resort, offering snow play activities for everyone...
Snowboarding ski resort, offering snow play activities for everyone, including special programs for toddlers.
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Our favorite Tahoe resort

Boreal is my family's favorite place to ski (we have boys 10 and 12). It is not too expensive, great long green runs (once you get off the main central area) and good blues for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
KiF1971
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San Francisco, California, United States
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San Francisco, California, United States
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Boreal is my family's favorite place to ski (we have boys 10 and 12). It is not too expensive, great long green runs (once you get off the main central area) and good blues for us too. It's nice and low key - food pretty good. I wish they would kick out all of the people saving tables though. The... More 

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sanfrancisco,ca
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is only place I go to ski because * It's easy accessible from I-80 which is 2-3 lane freeway and it's about 190 miles from Silicon Valley so it take about 2 1/2 hours to reach there. * It's just a SKI place not resort so it will be easier to find parking and less walking to the ski... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We spent a few nights at The Boreal Inn for the purpose of getting our two young children into a few ski lessons, to attend the Woodward Ski camp and to go tubing. The resort was a little too crowded for me personally but I guess this is to be expected around the new year. The food available was over... More 

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Los Altos, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place offers night skiing for a reasonable price. It is a favorite among beginner snowboarders who like to perform tricks (they have the bars). Not a favorite for more serious skiers who like bigger resorts like northstar or squaw.

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Boreal isn't the largest resort... however, they open season early, offer night riding and do what they can to get you riding as much as possible. The crowds tend to be large here during peak season since it is located ride off highway 80. Worth the stop if you don't want to continue on to Northstar.

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Mission Viejo, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

They have every level of slopes and have a great park with jumps, half pipe..etc. They also play music in the park area.

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sacramento
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Never fails....whenever you go here most of the lifts are closed , the runs arer not groomed and the Bireal Inn is so bad it should be torn down and rebuilt from scratch. Whoever is managing this outfit should be fired!!!

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Chico, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I only have a few days of skiing under my belt, so my husband and I figured we would give Boreal a try for me to gain some hours of practice for a good price. The ticket/rental combos were very reasonable, and we were excited about the 9am-9pm hours. Unfortunately, the staff was less than helpful to us both. During... More 

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Cupertino, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The kids in our group loved this place a lot. Most of them were intermediate level skiing kids and they got to warm up in a couple of courses, then tried it out in another couple of courses which had turns, jumps (that the kids could avoid if/as needed) - great runs for kids. My son wants to go here... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

These lessons were exceptional and were altered to fit every kid's needs. The WoodWard part was a great safe indoor training with trampolines, foam pits and even a skate park. In the skate park, there were roller-skies and roller-snowboards. (Skies and snowboards with wheels) On these you can to jumps and use ramps and land in cushy foam pits. All... More 

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