Boreal is a popular area just northwest of Lake Tahoe and right off of I-80. It is only 45 miles from Reno and 80 miles from Sacramento making it a very popular and convenient spot, especially for families with children as well as kids of all ages that are just getting into the sport of skiing or snowboarding. It is also a great place for those looking to fine tune their skills, especially in the terrain park. With over 100 assorted jumps, rails, and other features spread out over pretty much the entire mountain, it's no wonder Boreal calls itself an all mountain freestyle park. Plus, with an annual snowfall of about 400 inches and an extensive snowmaking system which covers about 80% of the mountain, Boreal is an excellent option if you are looking to get on the mountain early in the season as they make it a point to be one of the first areas to open up each and every year.