Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Donner Ski Ranch

Planning a ski trip to Donner Ski Ranch? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Donner Ski Ranch stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Donner Ski Ranch review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 3.7

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 46.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.0
  • Nightlife
  • 2.1

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 9%
  • Beginner
  • 27%
  • Families
  • 36%
  • Intermediate
  • 27%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 9%
  • Advanced
  • 9%

Helpful Highlights:

Even though not much snow left, was a perfect and affordable place for my 2 girls to learn to ski. You cant beat equipment rental, lift ticket and lesson fo...

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  • 5

    *****

    by Shelley - 14th March 2014

    Pros: affordable and friendly, helpful staff

    Cons: cant think of any

    Even though not much snow left, was a perfect and affordable place for my 2 girls to learn to ski. You cant beat equipment rental, lift ticket and lesson fo... Full review

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  • 1

    I will never go back to Donner again!

    by JL24 - 27th March 2013

    Pros: a little cheaper than others

    Cons: Worst Instructor and staff and snow condition

    I started to learn to ski this season in Dec 2012, had a group lessons at Bear Valley, Heavenly, and Dodge Ridge each before I took a private lesson at Donn... Full review

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  • 4

    Great bang for the buck

    by baddmaddy - 22nd February 2011

    Pros: $25 Lift Tickets Tue - Thur

    Cons: Lifts not opening on time

    Nice little place to get your turns in. Has a old school vibe that I really like. Prices Tuesday to Thursday only $25. Good for day trips, but there just... Full review

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  • 5

    Paradise found

    by smills - 30th December 2009

    Pros: Short lines, friendly staff, family friendly, beautiful drive, CHEAP

    Cons: Small, low tech, lift ticket line purch line gets long

    We went at peak season after Christmas. We went on the first day to Alpine Meadows. Alpine is nice, but the lines to puchase tickets were 40+ minutes long. ... Full review

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  • 4

    Donner Ski Ranch Review

    by skigr8t - 2nd February 2009

    Pros: fantastic

    Cons: Volunteers sometimes are rude, not professionally well trained

    The lift ticket is affordable even for a whole day. Have not experienced a long wait at the lift lines. ... Full review

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  • 5

    Donner Ski Ranch Review

    by anonymous_user - 31st March 2008

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    I just started riding a skibike. I had the best snow conditions and experience riding through the trees on Thu., 2/20, of my entire winter season. Had sno... Full review

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