Surrounded by Ski Resorts
Jan 19, 2016
One of the many perks for those living in the Sacramento area is the convenient proximity to some of the nation’s best ski areas and desirable snow pack. This year is turning out to be a banner year, so whether you ski, ride, sled, or simply just like to make snow angels, there are endless options for winter wonderland escapes.
Big names like Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe, and Northstar and Squaw Valley on the North Shore all beckon travelers with resort villages and world-class accolades. But smaller resorts, like Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Sierra-at-Tahoe, offer the same snow with authentic mountain experiences.
For residents that don’t want to drive far or maybe want to bypass the crowds or some of the frills, there are still plenty of options. Below is a list of the ski areas closest to Sacramento for those in need of quick snow fix (mileage is calculated from the State Capitol).
- Sierra-at-Tahoe, 90 miles
- Soda Springs, 91 miles
- Sugar Bowl, 94 miles
- Boreal, 92 miles
- Heavenly Ski Resort, 104 miles