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Get some tips on how to make your first time at Boreal an awesome experience.

This guide provides comprehensive instructions describing how to make your first time at Boreal Mountain Resort a pleasant experience. Learn how to plan, execute and enjoy your first day on the mountain.  We have divided it into four main parts: preparation, arrival, boot & helmet fitting and safety. 

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New for 2013-14, we are expanding our successful 1-2-3 Ride Free program to the entire Snowsports School!
The program is simple: come back to our Snowsports School 3 times in one season and we'll give you a FREE 2013-14 SEASON PASS! Plus, for your second and third lesson, discounted packages are available starting at only $35. From first timers to advanced, all skill levels can participate in skiing and snowboarding. Ages 4 and up!


A trip to the mountains involves some planning.  The preparation section will answer many questions you may have from "What do I wear" to "Do I need snow chains?


Once you arrive, where do you go?  How do you buy tickets and lessons?  The arrival section will answer these questions plus many more that you may have about your first experience skiing or snowboarding.

Boot & Helmet Fitting

If you have never worn ski/snowboard boots or a helmet, Boreal has provided guidelines for you to review.

Skiing & Snowboarding Safety

It is recommended that you educate yourself on the Skiers and Riders Responsibility Code.

First Time?

Resort Tips

Get some tips on how to make your first time at Boreal a pleasant experience.

Start w/ Woodward

Start your progression inside the Woodward Tahoe Bunker before taking it on-snow at Boreal Mountain. Max 6 per coach!

Take 3, Ride Free

NEW! Take any 3 Snowsports School lessons and earn a free 2013-14 season pass!


Opening Day

Come kick-off the 2014-15 winter season on October 32 (aka TBD)!

Movie Premiere

Come check out the CAPiTA Team movie at Woodward Tahoe for free!

Pass Sale End

Last day to score a Unlimited Season Pass for only $279!
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