“Yoo, hoo” GoNevadaCounty.com: Boreal Mountain Resort opens today

No word from the county’s “official” tourism website GoNevadaCounty.com or its Facebook page, but Boreal Mountain Resort of Nevada County opens today — carrying on the tradition of being the first skiing and snowboarding resort to open in Northern California.

“We will be open from 12:00pm-9:00pm with park features and there’s no better way to kick off the 16-17′ season than a $15 Friday! Get your season pass today for the best guaranteed price!,” according to Boreal’s website.

Boreal’s surrounding lodging is one of the county’s largest generators of TOT taxes, which go to fund the activities of the County Economic Resource Council, including the GoNevadaCounty.com website. All told, Boreal is a major tax generator in our County.

Boreal in Soda Springs  has nine chair lifts and offers night skiing until 9 pm. It is owned by Powdr Corporation.

Sugar Bowl, Squaw, Northstar, Kirkwood and Heavenly Mountain Resort are expected to open on November 23 (weather permitting).

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

9 thoughts on ““Yoo, hoo” GoNevadaCounty.com: Boreal Mountain Resort opens today”

  1. This is typical of Barry Pruett, who lost every single precinct when he ran for clerk-recorder in Nevada County:
    “Let me guess. Pelline lost the GoNevadaCounty.com contract…
    Shocking. Posted by: Barry Pruett | 18 November 2016 at 08:03 AM”

    No Barry, we did not even re-apply for this contract. We are disappointed in how it currently is being managed, however, and have had ongoing discussions with the ERC and Rood Center about that.

    How has your year gone Barry? Shocking. roflol.

  2. I heard back from the Rood Center and ERC on this one: “We will be sure Boreal’s info is posted. Enhancing the postings is a shared goal. “

  3. When they offered their $59 super senior, over 70 pass back in March, I didn’t hesitate. They are still offering it at that rate. After effectively 5 years of no snow, I look forward to giving it a go. May even wear my Santa suit for fun and photo ops. Looking for ride share situations for one day trips. To be safe, will wear rear facing GoPro, to be sure to record any crazy behavior coming at me from uphill undereducated skiers and riders. Got to be able to pin the right tales on the right donkeys..

  4. The circle of stupid continued!
    Excellent assessment. His wife’s contract to manage the GoNevadaCounty was not renewed. It went to the Union! Oh! the pain!! Posted by: Russ | 18 November 2016 at 10:10 AM”

    No, Russ. The ERC asked us numerous times to extend our contract after it expired last summer. We agreed — until yearend — and then it went to an RFP. We did not apply. We also received a letter of thanks from the Rood Center, signed by each Supervisor. You owe us an apology.

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