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There are a ton of large Bay Area ski resorts near San Francisco, San Jose, Sacremento - from SF, just a few hours driving distance away in the Sierra Mountains. All of these big mountains for Bay Area skiing and Bay Area snowboarding are also close to Reno, Nevada.

The following list is a ranking of ski resorts near the Bay Area - San Francisco, San Jose, Sacremento, and Reno - by mountain size. Compare the best ski areas in Northern California & Nevada - how big is Heavenly, how big is Squaw Valley, what is the size of Northstar, etc.

Mammoth Ski Resort, California

Mammoth size based on overall vertical drop is 2929 ft

2885 ft

3000-3500 acres

Heavenly Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

Heavenly size based on overall vertical drop is 3427 ft

2735 ft

3000-3500 acres

June Mountain Winter Resort, California

June Mountain size based on overall vertical drop is 2560 ft

2420 ft

500-750 acres

Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

Squaw Valley size based on overall vertical drop is 2802 ft

2389 ft

3500-4000 acres

Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Resort, California

Northstar size based on overall vertical drop is 2276 ft

2276 ft

2000-2500 acres

Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Diamond Peak size based on overall vertical drop is 1810 ft

1741 ft

500-750 acres

Bear Valley Ski & Snowboard Resort, California

Bear Valley size based on overall vertical drop is 1740 ft

1740 ft

1000-1500 acres

Mt. Rose Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Mt. Rose size based on overall vertical drop is 1759 ft

1635 ft

1000-1500 acres

Homewood Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

Homewood size based on overall vertical drop is 1625 ft

1625 ft

750-1000 acres

Kirkwood Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

Kirkwood size based on overall vertical drop is 2008 ft

1622 ft

2000-2500 acres

Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort, California

Sierra-at-Tahoe size based on overall vertical drop is 2250 ft

1590 ft

1500-2000 acres

Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, California

Dodge Ridge size based on overall vertical drop is 1572 ft

1572 ft

750-1000 acres

China Peak Ski Resort, California

China Peak size based on overall vertical drop is 1641 ft

1570 ft

250-500 acres

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

Alpine Meadows size based on overall vertical drop is 1770 ft

1555 ft

2000-2500 acres

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Bowl size based on overall vertical drop is 1447 ft

1447 ft

1000-1500 acres

Mount Shasta Ski Park, California

Mount Shasta size based on overall vertical drop is 1399 ft

1399 ft

250-500 acres

Mt. Ashland Ski Area, Oregon

Mt. Ashland size based on overall vertical drop is 1165 ft

1165 ft

100-250 acres

Donner Ski Ranch , Lake Tahoe, California

Donner Ski Ranch size based on overall vertical drop is 705 ft

705 ft

500-750 acres

Sky Tavern Ski Area, Nevada

Sky Tavern size based on overall vertical drop is 659 ft

659 ft

100-250 acres

Badger Pass Ski Area, California

Badger Pass size based on overall vertical drop is 555 ft

555 ft

less than 100 acres

Soda Springs Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

Soda Springs size based on overall vertical drop is 535 ft

535 ft

100-250 acres

Boreal Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

Boreal size based on overall vertical drop is 530 ft

530 ft

100-250 acres

Tahoe Donner Ski Area, California

Tahoe Donner size based on overall vertical drop is 514 ft

514 ft

100-250 acres

Granlibakken Lodge, Lake Tahoe, California

Granlibakken size based on overall vertical drop is 164 ft

164 ft

less than 100 acres

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Spotlights: Bay Area Skiing

There is a wealth of large ski resorts from the Bay Area, San Francisco, and all of Northern California for skiing and snowboarding. Here are some great snow photos submitted by some resorts.
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Spotlight Photos:
Sierra-at-Tahoe in California

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Spotlight Photos:
Donner Ski Ranch at Lake Tahoe

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Boreal at Lake Tahoe

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