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Ski Areas in California

Information about snowboarding areas and ski areas in California. For information about ski clubs, ski shops, and skiing lessons in California see Skiing in California.

Far Northern California

Mount Shasta Ski Park
Offers alpine skiing, nordic skiing, and snowboarding. Most northerly ski resort in California. Located just off of U.S. Interstate Highway 5.

Northwest of Lake Tahoe

Alpine Meadows Ski Area
2400 acre ski resort area with eleven chairlifts, two surface lifts, a vertical drop of about 1800 feet, and a top elevation of about 8600 feet. Located in the North Lake Tahoe area, near Squaw Valley and Tahoe City, at 2600 Alpine Meadows Road.

Boreal Mountain Resort
380-acre ski and snowboarding resort about 80 miles from Sacramento. Has night lights and a sound system.

Donner Ski Ranch
Ski resort in Norden, on top of Donner Summit, on U.S. Highway 40. Has 460 acres of terrain and six chairlifts. First opened with a rope tow in 1937.

Homewood Mountain Ski Area

Skiing and snowboarding area on the edge of Lake Tahoe.

Northstar at Tahoe Ski Area
2420 acre skiing and snowboarding area with typically about 600 inches of snow a year.

Soda Springs
Skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing prk in the Northern Sierras. Great place for a family outing.

Royal Gorge Cross Country
Huge cross country ski resort with more then 9,000 acres of cross country ski terrain. Located in Soda Springs California.

Squaw Valley Ski Areas
Site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. has more then 4000 acres of ski area spread over six mountain peaks.

Sugar Bowl Ski Area Located in Norden, California

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area
Near Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, California

Near Lake Tahoe in Nevada

Diamond Peak Ski Resort
1210 Ski Way
Incline Village, Nevada

Heavenly Lake Tahoe
Ski Run Blvd
Stateline, Nevada

Mount Rose Ski Tahoe
22222 Mount Rose Highway
Reno, Nevada

Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski8 Area
Hwy 28 near Hwy 50 in Spooner Lake State Park,
Lake Tahoe, Nevada

South of Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Ski Area
Located in both California and Nevada.

Sierra at Tahoe Ski Area
The major ski resort closest to Sacramento and San Francisco. Located west of South lake Tahoe.

Kirkwood Ski Area
Located about 90 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Bear Valley Ski Area
Downhill skiing and cross country ski area located between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. Ski area is about 1280 acres.0

Dodge Ridge Ski Area
Located near Pinecrest, about 30 miles east of Sonora. Has a vertical drop of about 1600 feet.

Yosemite / Inyo / Sierra

Badger Pass Ski Area
Located within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park.

June Mountain Ski Area

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Typical has about 400 inches of snow year. The snow season can sometimes last six months.

Kern County Near Isabella Lake

Alta Siera Ski Area
Ski resort about 50 miles east of Bakersfield, within the boundaries of Sequoia National Forest, in the Greenhorn Mountains. Located in Kern County

Big Bear Lake Area

Bear Mountain
Located in the San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear Lake.

China Peak Mountain Ski Area (formerly Sierra Summit)
When this Central California ski resort first opened in 1959 it was called China Peak. After it was sold in to the Snow Summit Company 1981 is was renamed Sierra Summit, but after being sold again in 2010 it reverted to it's original name, China Peak. China Peak has about 1200 acres of ski terrain that is sometimes covered by snowmaking machines. Located about 65 miles northeast of Fresno.

Lake Arrowhead Area

Snow Valley Ski Area
Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, near Lake Arrowhead and Running Springs.

Rim Nordic Ski Area
Ski area in the San Bernardino Mountains with about 30 miles of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing trails.

Angeles National Forest

Mount Baldy Ski Area
800 acre ski area with 26 runs on three mountains and a 2100 vertical foot drop.

Mountain High Ski Area
Offers skiing night and day. Located near Wrightwood, California.

See also:
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