Soda Springs

Project Details
LocationTruckee, California
ClientSoda Springs Mountain Winter Resort
Master Plan Completed2014
Project StatusCompleted
Services Rendered Four Season Recreation Planning
Ski Area Design

The Soda Springs Resort area is located 1 mile off the Interstate 80 on State Highway 40 just west of Truckee, California. Soda Springs is a popular snow play and family adventure destination for guests mainly from the Sacramento basin, San Francisco Bay area and northern California. For many of the guests, this is their first experience skiing and snowboarding, snow tubing or just playing in the snow. The Master Plan included an analysis of the existing ski area, snow tubing and family snow play zone, as well as a detailed Master Plan for the expansion of the ski area, skier service and guest facilities, snow tubing lanes and the creation of a whole new family snow play area called “Planet Kids”.

Ecosign identified a large zone in the meadow that was a perfect location for a children’s learn to ski center, adult relaxing and viewing area, adult and children snow tubing lanes, mini Z snowmobile course and children’s adventure zone which included activities such as bounce castles, igloos and ice village, tubing saucers and carousels, and a themed restaurant for children. At build-out of the resort, the Master Plan included a pulse cabriolet aerial lift connection from the existing skier service lodge and parking with an intermediate stop in a different recreation zone before reaching Planet Kids adventure zone and the expanded ski terrain to the west. Planet Kids has successfully been operating for over 5 years now.