Sierra Bluffs’ premiere location makes it fast and convenient for any family to head out to their favorite mountain for a day of skiing. These are just a few of the local ski resorts that fall within a 25 minute drive of Sierra Bluffs:
Northstar-at-Tahoe™ – A world class ski resort conveniently located just 15 miles from Sierra Bluffs, Northstar-at-Tahoe™ is a four-season, family-friendly resort destination. In addition to offering 2,400 acres of skiable terrain, the resort offers several terrain parks, two half pipes, ice-skating, tubing, cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, and dog sledding tours. Off the slopes, the beautifully developed Village at Northstar and new Ritz-Carlton feature an array of lodging choices, restaurants, bars, shops, and services.
Squaw Valley USA – Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and just 20 miles from Sierra Bluffs, Squaw Valley USA is perhaps the most well known of Tahoe’s ski resorts and is the largest in the North Lake Tahoe area. The resort features 4,000 acres of skiing, 30 lifts, and 450 annual inches of snow. With a summit of 9050 feet and a vertical drop of 2850 feet, the mountain offers 25% beginner, 45% intermediate and 30% advanced terrain. Also available is Children’s World for ages 2 – 12, which offers several programs tailored to the age and ability of each child, supervised ski lessons, snow play, and all-around fun. The newly redesigned Village at Squaw is world class too, with many great shops, restaurants, bars, and services.
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort – Located on the western slope of Donner Summit, and 25 minutes from Sierra Bluffs off of Interstate 80, the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort offers world-class skiing for the whole family. Skiers can appreciate the 1,500 acres of ski terrain and snowboarders can tackle the half pipe, measuring 450 ft (122 m) long by 20 ft (6 m) high. Amenities at the resort include restaurants, bars, lodging options, rental shops, retail stores, and a learning center.
Boreal Mountain Resort – Boreal Mountain Resort is conveniently located right off of Interstate 80, just eight miles west of Truckee and 80 miles east of Sacramento, making it one of the closest Tahoe ski areas to the Bay area and Reno. With night-skiing and friendly staff, this mountain is a great place to learn to ski or ride and its terrain parks and half-pipe make the mountain popular with trick riders. Parent interchangeable tickets, sledding and mini-snowmobiles are available for families with young children.
Donner Ski Ranch – A local favorite, Donner Ski Ranch provides ski terrains for all levels of skiers. Donner Ski Ranch features a base elevation of 7031 feet, vertical rise of 750 feet, and an annual snowfall of about 33 feet. There is one triple chairlift and five double chairlifts. The Ski Lodge includes a cafeteria, cocktail lounge, ski shop, rental shop, retail shop, and personal lockers. Guided tours of the hill are available, and of course, the fun always comes free.