Related Regions: Sierra Nevada, Northern California, California, North America, United States, Lake Tahoe

Donner Ski Ranch Skiing

Open
Season Start/End: 12/ 3 - 4/17
Elevation
:
7031ft - 8012ft
Trails
:
25%| 50%| 25%| 0%
Lifts
:
8
Lift Tickets
:
from US$20.00 to US$59.00
Complete list of prices

17°F

Weather

Forecast

6"

Snowfall

135"

Snow Depth

Snow Report
Donner Ski Ranch Trail Map
Trail Map
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Donner Ski Ranch was first utilized for skiing in 1937 and is located high atop historic Donner Summit. The area's first rope tow was located at the base of the current lodge. Today, Donner has 400 skiable acres, 5 double and 1 triple chairlifts.

Mountain Sports School, rental/retail shop, cocktail lounge, and cafeteria. Telemark lessons available. Free ski/historic tours.

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Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 5
  • 2
  • 8
    Total

Elevation

  • 8012ft
    Summit
  • 750ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 7031ft
    Base

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    25%

  • Intermediate Runs

    50%

  • Advanced Runs

    25%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    52

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    505 ac

  • Snow Making

    60 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 12/03/2016
  • Days Open Last Year: 183
  • Projected Closing: 04/17/2017
  • Projected Days Open: 200
  • Years Open: 80
  • Average Snowfall: 396"

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Donner Ski Ranch Reviews

  • Daniel


    • 5
    15th February 2017

    Full review

      Go here on pow days. Skip Sugar Bowl. They might struggle to open, but once they do you'll have guaranteed fresh turns...
     
  • Mike Fyfe


    • 4
    21st November 2016

    Full review

      Nice family oriented, low key, good prices..nice view of Donner Lake at the top. Nice lodge on the backside to stop and...
     
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