Annually one of the first ski resorts in the country to open, this year Boreal Mountain Resort will also be one of the last to close.
The 2010-11 ski season is longest on record at Boreal. The Lake Tahoe area ski resort will remain open for one final weekend, shutting down its lifts on Sunday, May 15.
This year Boreal was the first California resort to open, starting its lifts on Oct. 29. Two years ago, Boreal opened much earlier, running its lifts for the first time on Oct. 9. Boreal recorded 780 inches of snowfall this season.
Boreal will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week and will operate two lifts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the final weekend of operations. Accelerator Express Quad and Castle Peak Quad will provide access to 28 trails and 3 terrain parks for skiing and snowboarding. Boreal’s Superpipe and the BagJump will also be available.
Lift tickets on Friday will be $15, while Saturday and Sunday lift tickets are discounted to $39 for adults. Playland Tubing is also available at Boreal for families – open Friday through Sunday.
Boreal’s extended season added 21 extra days, many of which were sunny with temperatures in the mid-50s.
“We are very thankful to all our guests who helped make this season a success,” said Jon Slaughter, Boreal Marketing Director.
Academy Snowboard Co. is hosting the second snowboard progression camp of the season on May 14-15 at Boreal. The two-day camp will be coached by Academy Pro riders and friends of Academy Snowboards. All ages and skill levels are welcome as campers will be split into beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes so each shredder gets his proper schooling. More information can be found at RideBoreal.com.
This June, Boreal will be hosting a five-day, on-snow, ski and snowboard camp. Skiers and riders looking to extend their winter can take advantage of a lift-accessed terrain park, June 20-24. Summer campers can expect Boreal’s industry recognized terrain parks plus knowledgeable coaching and progression training. More information can be found at RideBoreal.com/JuneCamp.
Boreal will also host Summer Shred in July for the second season in a row, allowing skiers and riders to make some turns under the summer sun. Tickets will be available for purchase and 2011/2012 season passholders are welcome to participate for free.
Boreal is located directly off Interstate 80, only 90 minutes from Sacramento and 45 minutes from Reno.
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