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

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.

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Elevation

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

Lifts

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

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    25%

  • Intermediate Runs

    50%

  • Advanced Runs

    25%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    52

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    1.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    505 ac

  • Snow Making

    60 ac

More Info

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

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/27/201805/26/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    183
  • Projected Days Open
    200
  • Years Open
    81
  • Average Snowfall
    396"

Best Donner Ski Ranch Hotels

The view from our room!
629 Sugar Bowl Rd. Norden, 95724
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Donner Ski Ranch Reviews

Mike Rupert
22nd April 20181
Right when our kids were really starting to have fun their first day skiing a ski instructor at Donner Ski Ranch yelled...Full review
Steve Austin
27th April 20171
My wife and two young children bought four tickets for the magic carpet, it was the kids first time on ski's. After...Full review
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