There are plenty of ski resorts catering to adults, so how does a small-mountain operation established back in the day survive? It caters to kids. Soda Springs Mountain Resort is all about families and snow. You won’t find a single double black diamond run or super pipe here. How about snow-tubing carousels, snow volcanoes and a mini-snowmobile track, you ask? Check, check and check. Soda Springs Resort is all about learning to ski and snowboard with lesson packages for all ages and rates that please parents. To make the learning less painful, Soda Springs features Planet Kids, a snowplay zone for those 8 years of age and younger. That’s where the young ones will find the tubing carousels, snow-tubing lanes, ski- and snowboard-learning areas and snow volcanoes to conquer. There is also Tube Town with 20 runs and a 400-foot carpet lift. Forget go-karts —– did we mention the mini-snowmobile track? Soda Springs Resort offers up one double and one triple lift and two moving carpets to access 15 trails, 30 percent of which are for beginners, 40 percent for intermediate and 30 percent for advanced. If you’re looking for a place to stay nearby, Soda Springs Mountain Resort and Boreal Mountain Resort are under the same management, so there could well be room at the Boreal Inn.
10244 Soda Springs Road, Soda Springs, CA