Here is our list of some of the top snow ski resorts in Northern California:
- Palisades Tahoe (formally Squaw Valley) Alpine Meadows: This resort is located near Lake Tahoe and is known for its challenging terrain and Olympic history. It offers over 6,000 skiable acres and has 42 lifts.
- Northstar California Resort: This resort is also located near Lake Tahoe and is known for its family-friendly atmosphere. It has over 3,000 skiable acres and offers a variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
- Heavenly Mountain Resort: This resort is located on the south shore of Lake Tahoe and offers stunning views of the lake. It has over 4,800 skiable acres and offers a variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders.
- Kirkwood Mountain Resort: This resort is located south of Lake Tahoe and is known for its challenging terrain and backcountry skiing. It has over 2,300 skiable acres and is a great destination for advanced skiers and snowboarders.
- Mt. Shasta Ski Park: This resort is located in Northern California near the town of Mt. Shasta and offers a more affordable and laid-back skiing experience. It has over 400 skiable acres and is a great option for families and beginner to intermediate skiers.
- Sugar Bowl Resort: This resort is located near Donner Summit and is known for its challenging terrain and historic charm. It has over 1,500 skiable acres and is a great option for advanced skiers and snowboarders.
Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Incline Village, NV (North Lake Tahoe) – Diamond Peak Ski Resort at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe offers great ski package deals, affordable lift ticket prices, uncrowded skiing and beautiful view of Lake Tahoe! More >>
Heavenly Ski Resort – South Lake Tahoe, CA –
Lake Tahoe’s premier mountain resort. It is located on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, with inspiring scenic beauty and exhilarating experience ski runs.
Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort
Kirkwood, CA (South of South Lake Tahoe) – In 2005, Ski Magazine ranked Kirkwood in the top 20 for snow, terrain variety and challenge.
Mount Rose Ski Resort
Reno, NV – With spectacular Lake Tahoe to the west, the entire state of Nevada to the east, Mount Rose ski resort has nearly 1800 vertical feet across 1,200 acres of some of the Sierra’s best powder to ski.
Mammoth Lakes, CA – Vacation at Mammoth Mountain in California’s premier winter resort. Mammoth Mountain offers skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ski school, kids programs, day care, rentals, demos and much more. Book your lodging, lift tickets and passes. Check the latest weather, conditions, packages and deals. Come explore the magic and beauty of the Eastern Sierras. Mammoth Mountain offers fun and adventures for the whole family.