Royal Gorge

9411 Hillside Drive
Soda Springs, CA 95728
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Lodging Phone: 800-666-3871
Toll Free Phone: 800-500-3871
Fax: 530-426-9221
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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%

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August 30
Burning Man
An annual gathering of 65,000 "Burners" who meet in the Black Rock Desert of Northern Nevada to...

September 2
Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off
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September 4
Reno Street Food - Party in the Park
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