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13 Ski Resorts 3 hours from Stockton, California

Your winter wonderland guide to the best ski resorts within a short drive of Stockton!

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When the temperatures drop and the snowflakes fall, excitement rises as skiers and snowboarders feel the inexorable pull to the mountains. If you hear the siren song of the slopes, here are 13 ski resorts just 3 hours or less from Stockton. Be sure to check if your choice is open as conditions can vary from spot to spot.

1. Diamond Peak

Located at Diamond Peak Resort in Incline Village, NV, and just about a 3-hour drive from Stockton, Diamond Peak is projected to open December 10, 2020.

2. Sierra at Tahoe

Only 2.5 hours away from Stockton, Sierra at Tahoe Resort offers you more than just skiing and snowboarding. The resort offers snowshoeing, tubing and other winter activities to keep you busy. Now Open!

3. Bear Valley

Open for the 2020/2021 season this favorite is located up Highway 4 past Big Trees, just about a two-hour drive from Stockton! Open!

4. Boreal Mountain Resort

They want you to come and start skiing NOW! Boreal is open and ready for you to take on the Mountain anytime from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. You can get there in just 2 hours and 15 minutes and start your weekend off with fresh powder.


5. Dodge Ridge

Just under 100 miles away, you’ll find yourself at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort by Pinecrest, CA. Dodge Ridge is prepping for a strong winter ahead and isn’t open just yet but you can still get a deal by purchasing a season pass in the month of November! Open!

6. Donner Ski Ranch

Family owned and operated Donner Ski Ranch sits in the famous Donner pass right outside of Truckee. They’ve got a tubing hill for the little ones while the big kids take on the slopes! Open!

7. Heavenly Lake Tahoe

Maybe one of the more well known ski resorts in the area, Heavenly offers an abundant list of activities during the winter season. Situated in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, you can take the breath-taking gondola ride up to the top of the mountain for an amazing view of Lake Tahoe. Open!

8. Homewood Mountain Resort

Named as one of Tahoe’s most beautiful resorts, you will find Homewood opening their lifts in December. Homewood is located on West Lake Tahoe.

9. Kirkwood

Settled still in California but very close to Nevada, Kirkwood Resort spans across 2,300 acres of beautiful mountains and snow. Open!

10. NorthStar California

Open! Plan a last minute snow trip this weekend by visiting this awesome resort and village. Take a break from all your activities and grab lunch at one of the many restaurants located in the NorthStar Village!

11. China Peak

Okay, we are stretching the 3 hour mark for this resort. Timing at 3 hours and 15 minutes, China Peak Mountain Resort is located east of Fresno! They are hoping to open near Thanksgiving. Take a break from the other resorts and try something new! Open!

12. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley is open for 2020/2021! Squaw Valley is famously known for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics. Take a tour of their Olympic Museum if skiing isn’t your thing and they still have the Olympic Village there too. If you haven’t have a chance to visit this resort yet this is the time to go!

13. Sugar Bowl Resort

Sugar Bowl has been around since 1939 so they know what they are doing. Located right outside of Truckee, it makes for an easy drive. Make this a weekend getaway and stay at their Lodge and skiing and snowboarding will be right in your backyard! Open!

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