Royal Gorge

9411 Hillside Drive
Soda Springs, CA 95728
Get Directions
Lodging Phone: 800-666-3871
Toll Free Phone: 800-500-3871
Fax: 530-426-9221
Visit Website
Resort Type
Nordic / Cross Country Alpine / Skiing

Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort spreads its extensive trail network over thousands of acres of wilderness in the High Sierra. It brands itself as "North America's largest cross country ski resort" and with 9,000 acres of skiable terrain and 600 inches of average annual snowfall, few people argue the point.


Wilderness Lodge, Rainbow Lodge, Wilderness Lodge Cabins all on-site offering an array of accommodation possibilites and amenities.


Engadine Café and Sierra Cocktail Lounge are housed in the historic Rainbow Lodge, Wilderness Lodge has a trailside cafe, Summit Station has a trailside cafe, 10 warming huts on the trails, access to Sugarbowl ski area and cafe from the Van Norden and Ice Lake track system. Lessons and rentals are available. Lodge packages include hot tub and saunas, buffets for breakfast and lunch, and a candlelit dinner. 15 km of snowmaking.

Area Recreation

Sleigh rides, snowshoeing, and skating. Ski joring now on Saturdays and Sundays in March. Royal Gorge is just west of Lake Tahoe and approximately 45 minutes from Reno, offering additional restaurants, hotels, casinos, and more.

Cross Country

More than 9,000 skiable acres, 330km of groomed tracks, 90 trails total, and terrain for all abilities.

Runs / Trailmaps

Average Snowfall: Number of Skiable Acres: Number of Runs:
600 9172 90
Elevation Base: Elevation Top: Longest Run: Vertical Feet:
5800 7400 14 1600
Longitude: Latitude:
-120.39 39.31
Beginner Runs: Intermediate Runs: Advanced Runs: Expert Runs:
31% 51% 18% 0%

Season Passes


Upcoming Events

October 12
Reno Bites Restaurant Week
Discover the great culinary talent in Reno at the end of your fork! Your stomach will thank you.

October 16
ULTRA4 Nitto National Championship
ULTRA4 Racing returns to Reno/Sparks! Over 100 vehicles, the same ones that compete at King of...

October 16
ICS World's Championship Chili Cookoff
The WCCC is the highlight of the year for hundreds of teams, as well as thousands of "chiliheads"...

View All Events

Find Us

Current Conditions

Status: Closed
New Snow:
Last 24 Hours "
Last 48 Hours "
Last 72 Hours "
Lower Elevation "
Upper Elevation "
Terrain Type:
Number of Lifts
Ski Lifts Open
% of Terrain Open %
Cross-Country Kilometers
Cross-Country Kilometers Total
XC Trails
XC Trackset
XC Skate Groomed

Data provided

Lodging Options

View All Lodging