Skiing & Snowboarding

nevada city skiing

Nevada City is usually below the snow line but it’s close enough to be atop a world-class mountain in less than an hour. The closest ski resorts are 45 minutes east on Donner Summit. Here you’ll find Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Soda Springs, Boreal Mountain Resort and Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort.

Another 15 minutes will take you to Northstar, Tahoe-Donner, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Steep Hollow, a nearby cross-country ski trail system marked by the Nordic Skiers of Nevada County, is located on Highway 20 just past the Alpha-Omega rest stop 18 miles east of Nevada City.

Alpine Ski and Snowboard Resorts

Donner Summit Area
Boreal Mountain Resort (530) 426-3666.
Donner Ski Ranch (530) 426-3635.
Soda Springs (530) 426-3901.
Sugar Bowl (530) 426-1111.

Truckee Area
Northstar-at-Tahoe (800) GONORTH.
Tahoe Donner (530) 587-9444.

North Lake Tahoe Area
Alpine Meadows (530) 581-8374.
Granlibakken (530) 583-4242
Homewood (530) 525-2992.
Squaw Valley USA (530) 583-6955.

North Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Diamond Peak (775) 832-1177.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (775) 849-0794.

Cross-Country Ski Information

Donner Summit Area
Clair Tappaan Lodge (530) 426-3632
Royal Gorge (530) 426-3871.
The Auburn Ski Club (530) 426-3313
A non profit organization dedicated to providing quality, affordable, programs to the foothill communities.  They have their own groomed cross country ski trail system and programs and teams for cross country skiing, alpine skiing and snowboarding.

Truckee Area
Northstar Nordic Center (530) 526-2475.
Tahoe Donner (530) 587-9484.

North Lake Tahoe Area
Squaw Creek (530) 583-6300
Tahoe Cross-Country (530) 583-5475.