Boreal Mountain ski resort open with two feet of snow |

Boreal Mountain ski resort open with two feet of snow

DONNER SUMMIT — It’s official. Boreal Mountain Resort will open for skiing and snowboarding Friday after receiving more than 2 feet of fresh snow this week.

The Donner Summit resort will provide one lift from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The early opening will mark the fourth year in a row that Boreal has provided skiing and riding in October.

Boreal will operate the Castle Peak Quad chairlift offering access to one run featuring multiple terrain park features. The resort plans to operate through the weekend and will assess conditions on Sunday to determine a midweek operating schedule.

Skiers and riders can also make their first Tahoe turns Thursday at Squaw Valley for a special one-day “Welcome Winter Fundraiser” in celebration of the significant pre-season snowfall, officials announced.

With snow still expected to fall through Wednesday, the first snow storm of the 2012-13 winter season has already delivered 28 inches to Squaw Valley and 36 inches to Alpine Meadows, and another 6-9 inches are expected by Thursday, officials said in a press release.

Visit for information on Boreal and for more information on Squaw Valley.

— The UNion news service

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User