Donner Ski Ranch Ski Resort

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Overview

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.

Inside Scoop

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

Plan Your Trip

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

36"
22"
15"
7"
0"
0.4"
Nov
26"
Dec
24"
Jan
30"
Feb
30"
Mar
0.5"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

31%
Beginners Runs
38%
Intermediate Runs
21%
Advanced Runs
10%
Expert Runs
52
Runs in Total
1.5 mi
Longest Run
505 ac
Skiable Terrain
60 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 8

1
Triple Chairs
5
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

8012'
Summit
750'
Vertical Drop
7031'
Base

Important Dates

December 23, 20232023/12/23
Projected Opening
May 12, 20242024/05/12
Projected Closing
170
Projected Days Open
163
Days Open Last Year
87
Years Open
400"
Average Snowfall
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