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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.

Transportation

Slopeside lodging at the Summit House with ski in and ski out available. Additional lodging facilities nearby and in Truckee, approximately 10 miles away.

Inside Scoop

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

Plan Your Trip

Donner Ski Ranch Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

139"
87"
58"
29"
0"
0"
Dec
116"
Jan
39"
Feb
27"
Mar
0"
Apr

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 18, 20212021/12/18
Projected Opening
April 10, 20222022/04/10
Projected Closing
170
Projected Days Open
163
Days Open Last Year
84
Years Open
400"
Average Snowfall
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