Soda Springs Ski Resort

Soda Springs Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of California in USA. The resort is in the town of Soda Springs, CA. We recently ranked all of California's ski resorts, so you can see where Soda Springs stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Soda Springs is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Soda Springs Ski Resort.

Soda Springs Lodging:

Soda Springs Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Soda Springs has a total of 15 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Soda Springs is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 200 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 81 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Soda Springs's slopes see on average 400 inches (157 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 33 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
200(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
400"(157 cm)

Soda Springs Ski Resort Elevation

Soda Springs Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,300 feet, or 2,225 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,700 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 600 feet (183 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Soda Springs's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
7,300'(2,225 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
600'(183 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,700'(2,042 m)

Soda Springs Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
30out of 100
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Soda Springs is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 53% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 600 feet.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Soda Springs has 200 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Soda Springs is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 53% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 16% trails are rated as intermediate.
53%(106 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
16%(32 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
31%(62 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Soda Springs Ski Resort good for beginners?

Soda Springs is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 53% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Soda Springs Ski Resort Location

Soda Springs Ski Resort is located in the state of California, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Soda Springs, CA.

Soda Springs, CA 95728 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
39.32300, -120.38800

Getting to Soda Springs Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Soda Springs Ski Resort), its coordinates of 39.32300, -120.38800 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Soda Springs, CA to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Soda Springs Ski Resort.

Reno–Tahoe International AirportRNOReno, NV35 mi
Sacramento International AirportSMFSacramento, CA78 mi
Oakland International AirportOAKOakland, CA148 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Soda Springs.

Sacramento Mather AirportMHRSacramento, CA72 mi
Redding Municipal AirportRDDRedding, CA130 mi
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County AirportSTSSanta Rosa, CA142 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Soda Springs Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Soda Springs Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
BorealSoda Springs, CA7,700 ft29%2 mi
Donner Ski RanchNorden, CA7,781 ft37%3 mi
Sugar BowlTruckee, CA8,383 ft51%6 mi
Tahoe DonnerTruckee, CA7,350 ft25%7 mi
Palisades TahoeOlympic Valley, CA9,050 ft76%12 mi
Alpine MeadowsOlympic Valley, CA8,673 ft56%14 mi
NorthstarTruckee, CA8,610 ft51%15 mi
Granlibakken TahoeTahoe City, CA6,350 ft14%17 mi
HomewoodHomewood, CA7,800 ft51%20 mi
Mount RoseReno, NV9,700 ft58%25 mi
HeavenlySouth Lake Tahoe, CA10,067 ft71%36 mi
Sierra-at-TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA8,852 ft51%39 mi
KirkwoodKirkwood, CA9,800 ft56%47 mi
Dodge RidgePinecrest, CA8,200 ft52%82 mi

Soda Springs Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation7,300 ft
Base Elevation6,700 ft
Vertical Drop600 ft
(53% Beginner,  16% Intermediate,  31% Expert)
Skiable Acres200
Avg. Annual Snowfall400 inches
Soda Springs Ski Resort Mountain Stats