Snowbound: Winter Resort Directory

Winter is here and it is time to hit the slopes

Diamond Peak

Photo courtesy Diamond Peak Ski Resort

With winter in full swing, the stoke is high for some downhill delight. ASJ is here to help you keep track of the best spots in California/Nevada to get your turns in. Enjoy!


BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT Big Bear Lake

Avg Snowfall 100″ Skiable Acres 198

Lifts 12 Trails 28 Terrain Parks 2

Scheduled Opening Day Nov 24

Passes $59 – $99 day

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Los Angeles 100

What’s New? Renovated F&B locations, new in-resort signage

Learn more at bigbearmountainresort.com


BEAR VALLEY SKI RESORT Bear Valley

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Avg Snowfall 224″ Skiable Acres 1680

Lifts 10 Trails 77 Terrain Parks 3

Scheduled Opening Day Nov 26

Passes $33 – $79 day

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Sacramento 123, San Francisco 178, San Jose 176

What’s New? New terrain and guest facilities improvements

Learn more at bearvalley.com


BOREAL MOUNTAIN RESORT Soda Springs

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Avg Snowfall 400″ Skiable Acres 380

Lifts 10 Trails 33 Terrain Parks 7

Scheduled Opening Day Oct 28

Passes $349 – $499 season

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Sacramento 88, San Francisco 175, San Jose 207, Reno 45

What’s New? New grooming machines; unique new features to Neff Land terrain park; LED slope-lighting project; enhanced food & beverage options; re-mixed full day ski and board lessons

Learn more at rideboreal.com


CHINA PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT Lakeshore

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Avg Snowfall 325″ Skiable Acres 1400+

Lifts 9 Trails 55 Terrain Parks 1

Scheduled Opening Day Nov 25

Passes $250 – $450 season

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Fresno/Clovis 60

What’s New? Total overhaul of food & beverage outlets

Learn more at skichinapeak.com


DIAMOND PEAK SKI RESORT Incline Village

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Avg Snowfall 300-350″ Skiable Acres 655

Lifts 7 Trails 31 Terrain Parks 2

Scheduled Opening Day Dec 15

Passes $469 Adult $249 Youth/College season

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
South Lake Tahoe 25, Carson City 25, Reno 27, Sacramento 135, San Francisco 225

What’s New? 50th anniversary, more bonus days, expanded snowmaking system

Learn more at diamondpeak.com


DODGE RIDGE SKI RESORT Pinecrest

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Avg Snowfall 300–500″ Skiable Acres 842

Lifts 12 Trails 67 Terrain Parks 3

Scheduled Opening Day Weather dependent

Passes $48 – $72, under 5 free day

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
San Jose 161, San Francisco 163 and Santa Cruz 187

What’s New? Summer lift access mountain biking to debut as early as September 2018

Learn more at dodgeridge.com


DONNER SKI RANCH Norden

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Avg Snowfall 30″ Skiable Acres 505

Lifts 8 Trails 52 Terrain Parks 1

Scheduled Opening Day Dec 15

Passes See website for options

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Reno 25, Sacramento 90, San Francisco 175

What’s New? New management; new lodge on back side

Learn more at donnerskiranch.com


HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN RESORT South Lake Tahoe / Stateline NV

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Avg Snowfall 360″ Skiable Acres 4800

Lifts 29 Trails 97 Terrain Parks 2

Scheduled Opening Day Nov 18

Passes See website for options

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Reno 60, Sacramento 100, San Francisco 190

What’s New? On-mountain shared workspace for remote professionals; customized private on-demand lessons.

Learn more at skiheavenly.com


HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT Homewood

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Avg Snowfall 450″ Skiable Acres 2010

Lifts 7 Trails 64 Terrain Parks 3

Scheduled Opening Day Dec 9

Passes $589 season

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Sacramento 118, San Francisco 205

Learn more at skihomewood.com


JUNE MOUNTAIN June Lake

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Avg Snowfall 250″ Skiable Acres 1500+

Lifts 7 Trails 35 Terrain Parks 2

Scheduled Opening Day Dec 10

Passes California Pass (Mammoth,June, Bear, Snow Summit Mtns) $849 season

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Los Angeles 310, Reno 170

What’s New? Kids 12 & under ski & ride free

Learn more at junemountain.com


KIRKWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT Kirkwood

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Avg Snowfall 354″ Skiable Acres 2300

Lifts 15 Trails 86 Terrain Parks 1

Scheduled Opening Day Nov 26

Passes See website for options

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Sacramento 98, San Francisco 182

Learn more at kirkwood.com


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN Mammoth Lakes

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Avg Snowfall 400″+ Skiable Acres 3500+

Lifts 28 Trails 150 Terrain Parks 11

Scheduled Opening Day Nov 10

Passes California Pass (Mammoth,June, Bear, Snow Summit Mtns) $849 season

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Los Angeles 310, Reno 170, San Francisco 320

Learn more at mammothmountain.com


MT. ROSE-SKI TAHOE Reno

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Avg Snowfall 350″ Skiable Acres 1200

Lifts 8 Trails 60 Terrain Parks 3

Scheduled Opening Day Nov 18

Passes $279 – $529 season

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Sacramento 128, San Francisco 215, Reno 25

What’s New? Snowmaking upgrades; lift ticket and season specials; signature and special events

Learn more at skirose.com


SUGAR BOWL RESORT Norden

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Avg Snowfall 500″+ Skiable Acres 1650

Lifts 12 Trails 103 Terrain Parks 4

Scheduled Opening Day Nov 25

Passes $63 – $109; 5 & under free day

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Sacramento 90, Bay Area 175, Reno 45

What’s New? Website, kitchen, menu options, rental equipment, snowcats, uniforms, signage and more.

Learn more at sugarbowl.com


NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA RESORT Truckee

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Avg Snowfall 350″ Skiable Acres 3170

Lifts 20 Trails 100 Terrain Parks 7

Scheduled Opening Day Nov 18

Passes Season passes start at $479 adult

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Reno 32, Sacramento 100, San Francico 186

Learn more at northstarcalifornia.com


SIERRA AT TAHOE RESORT Twin Bridges

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Avg Snowfall 420″ Skiable Acres 2000

Lifts 14 Trails 46 Terrain Parks 6

Scheduled Opening Day Weather dependent

Passes $439 season

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Sacramento 83, San Francisco 170

What’s New? Expanded sculpted learning terrain; sustainable, healthy food and beverage offerings; enhanced digital experience

Learn more at sierraattahoe.com


SQUAW VALLEY | ALPINE MEADOWS Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows

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Avg Snowfall 450″ Skiable Acres 6000+

Lifts 9 Trails 270 Terrain Parks 6

Scheduled Opening Day Nov 11–18

Passes Tahoe Super Pass starts at $469

Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles)
Reno 42, Sacramento 96, San Francisco 196

What’s New? LOTS! Investments in snowmaking, grooming and avalanche mitigation technologies; new Tram Ticket Center; cutting edge app; and updated sustainability initiatives.

Learn more at squawalpine.com


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