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Quick Facts
Advanced Terrain: 20%
Average Annual Snowfall: 400 Inches
Base Elevation: 6,700 Feet (2088.5 Meters)
Beginner Terrain: 30%
Summit Elevation: 7,352 Feet (2291.8 Meters)
Skiable Acres: 200 Acres
Number of Lifts: 4 2 for ski/snowboard access; 2 for tubing
Triple Chairs: 1
Double Chairs: 1
Surface Lifts: 2
Snowmaking Acres: 20 Acres
Intermediate Terrain: 50%
Vertical Rise: 652 Feet (203.2 Meters)

General Information

Description - Founded in 1935, Soda attracted early day adventurers outfitted in laced leather boots with wooden skis. Soda Springs was a popular destination accessed primarily by train. Now chairlifts have replaced tows and travel is convenient on multi-lane Interstate 80. Modernization hasn't effected tradition, however. The welcoming small resort spirit and relaxed atmosphere of days past can still be discovered at Soda Springs.

Attractions - Soda Springs covers 200 acres, with a base elevation of 6,700 feet and a summit elevation of 7,352 feet. Soda Springs is California's largest snow tubing resort. Soda has 4 lifts, 2 of which access several tubing flumes. The flumes are designed with banked turns, rollers, and giant dips for optimum fun and adventure. Soda Springs also offers snowshoe rentals and snowshoe trails. Visitors can snowshoe or even ride the chair up, take in the great view, and snowshoe down.

Recreation - At Soda Springs, families can go snow tubing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding and snowshoeing, all on one lift ticket.

Climate - Changeable weather conditions are common in the Lake Tahoe area throughout the year. Winter storms may occur from September through June, with heavy snow accumulations likely. Soda Springs expects an average of around 400 inches of snow annually. Sunny, summer skies may cloud over quickly with thundershowers, catching some people by surprise. Weather may also vary or change rapidly from lake-level to mountain peaks.

Location - Soda Springs is located just one mile off Interstate 80 at Donner Summit. Exit Soda Springs and follow the signs.

Directions from Reno: Follow Interstate 80 west to Donner Summit. Exit Soda Springs and follow the signs. Soda Springs is 48 miles from Reno.

Directions from Sacramento: Follow Interstate 80 east to Donner Summit. Exit Soda Springs and follow the signs. Soda Springs is 80 miles from Sacramento.

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Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Downhill Skiing Soda Springs offers 200 acres of ski and snowboard terrain.
ICON Sledding, Tobogganing, Tubing Soda Springs is California's largest snow tubing resort.
ICON Snowboarding Soda Springs offers 200 acres of ski and snowboard terrain.

More Information

Contact Information:
Soda Springs Winter Resort, P.O. Box 39 , Truckee, CA, 96160, Phone: 530-426-1010

Additional Information:
California Ski Resorts - The State of California is home to spectacular mountains and world famous skiing and snowboarding.
Lake Tahoe Region Ski Resorts - Located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Lake Tahoe's beautiful, sapphire-blue waters straddle the California-Nevada state line. The Lake Tahoe region offers more places to ski and snowboard than any other destination in North America.

Soda Springs - Official Resort Website


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