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 ticket 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 work with Soda Springs Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Soda Springs's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Soda Springs around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Soda Springs Mountain 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, 0.3 square miles, or 0.8 square kilometers.
Soda Springs's slopes see on average 400 inches (10.2 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 33 feet every year!
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.
Soda Springs Ski Resort Difficulty Level
31.2out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
Skiable Terrain 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.Soda Springs is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 53% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 47%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 47% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Soda Springs Ski Resort Location
Soda Springs Ski Resort is located in the state of California, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Soda Springs, CA.
Soda Springs, CA 95728 USA
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Getting to Soda Springs Mountain 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 Airport||RNO||Reno, NV||35 mi|
|Sacramento International Airport||SMF||Sacramento, CA||78 mi|
|Oakland International Airport||OAK||Oakland, CA||148 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 Airport||MHR||Sacramento, CA||72 mi|
|Redding Municipal Airport||RDD||Redding, CA||130 mi|
|Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport||STS||Santa Rosa, CA||142 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.
|Boreal||Soda Springs, CA||7,700 ft||30%||2 mi|
|Donner Ski Ranch||Norden, CA||7,781 ft||38%||3 mi|
|Sugar Bowl||Truckee, CA||8,383 ft||53%||6 mi|
|Tahoe Donner||Truckee, CA||7,350 ft||26%||7 mi|
|Palisades Tahoe - Palisades Mountain||Olympic Valley, CA||9,050 ft||62%||12 mi|
|Palisades Tahoe||Olympic Valley, CA||9,050 ft||63%||12 mi|
|Palisades Tahoe - Alpine Meadows||Alpine Meadows, CA||8,637 ft||53%||13 mi|
|Northstar||Truckee, CA||8,610 ft||58%||15 mi|
|Granlibakken Tahoe||Tahoe City, CA||6,350 ft||15%||17 mi|
|Homewood||Homewood, CA||7,880 ft||58%||20 mi|
|Mount Rose||Reno, NV||9,700 ft||60%||25 mi|
|Heavenly||South Lake Tahoe, CA||10,067 ft||73%||36 mi|
|Sierra-at-Tahoe||South Lake Tahoe, CA||8,852 ft||53%||39 mi|
|Kirkwood||Kirkwood, CA||9,800 ft||68%||47 mi|
|Dodge Ridge||Pinecrest, CA||8,200 ft||54%||82 mi|
Soda Springs Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,300 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,700 ft|
|Vertical Drop||600 ft|
(53% Beginner, 16% Intermediate, 31% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||400 inches|