Share your Stories & Win

During the winter of 1964-65, a small ski area named Boreal opened atop of Donner Summit. Almost half a century later, it’s a thriving ski & snowboard resort with a state-of-the-art action sports facility. Next year, Boreal celebrates its 50th birthday and we need your help…

“I learned to ski here in 1982. Now, I’m
teaching my children on the same trails!”

“My first turns on a snowboard were at Boreal.
Who knew snowboarding would become my life
and lead me all over the world.”

We want your stories

Fifty years is a long time and we’re excited to throw a season-long party to commemorate.  We can’t think of a better way to tell the Boreal story than by the people who actually lived it. We’re all ears and can’t wait to hear your Boreal stories, history and experiences.


Best Story: 2014-15 Unlimited Boreal Season Pass
Top Stories:
(2) 2014-15 Boreal Lift Tickets

We’ll be selecting 10-15 top stories to be highlighted throughout our campaign to celebrate Boreal’s 50th year of operation during the 2014-15 season. The best story will be handsomely rewarded with a 2014-15 season pass and featured at Boreal’s official 50th birthday celebration. Stories will be chosen and winners will be contacted by the end of April 2014.

Online submissions

Email your story to with a subject line of “Boreal 50 Years: My Story”. Please include your full name, age and phone number so we can contact you if your story is picked. Deadline to submit is March 31, 2014. Stories will be chosen and winners will be contacted by the end of April 2014.

“My parents used to pile us all into the
old Volkswagen bus each weekend
and away we’d go to Boreal.”

“Boreal has been part of our family
for years. It’s our winter tradition.”