Donner


Donner Ski Ranch, located near Truckee Tahoe on Historic U.S. 40, is a ski resort that prides itself on simplicity, good service and that great family atmosphere. For a skiing vacation where skiing, not fashion and hi-tech facilities, is all that matters, Donner Ski Ranch near south Tahoe Lake is ideal. In operation since 1937, Donner Ski Ranch makes everyone feel at home and relaxed.

Offering some 460 acres of skiing for all levels, Donner Ski Ranch is an experience for the whole family. The terrain is divided into the following difficulty levels: 25% beginner, 50% intermediate and 25% advanced. With 52 runs, some of 1.5 miles in length, skiers will be kept very busy. The base elevation at Donner Ski Ranch is 7031 ft whilst the summit elevation is 7781 ft. Six ski lifts, one of which is a 3-seater, carry skiers up to several starting points on the slopes. Stunning views of Donner Lake, the summit and Castle Peak definitely more than make up for the lack of glamorous facilities. Uncrowded slopes also add value to this amazing skiing adventure. Snowboarders also have their fill with a fantastic terrain park as well as a half-pipe.

Aside from skiing, the Ranch provides further recreational activities at the Winter Sports School as well as free guided tours. If you are looking to do some partying, you can make your way to Truckee, just 16 km away, where there are restaurants, clubs, pubs and cinemas. Other facilities at Donner Ski Ranch include a cocktail lounge and cafeteria. For the convenience of visitors Donner runs a great rental/retail shop where qualified technicians and staff can assist skiers with all their equipment needs. One moment you are stepping into the store, the next you are stepping out fully kitted and ready to hit the glistening slopes. Those who want to learn to ski or brush up on their skills will find the Mountain Sports School a real gem. Outstanding instructors use the latest techniques to teach skiers in a comfortable atmosphere. The Summit House provides excellent lodging in Donner Ski Ranch, contributing to this unique skiing experience.

So why not explore the amazing landscape covered in snow at Donner Ski Resort between mid November and mid April. Donner brings you back to basics but offers an unforgettable journey. When the snow begins to melt, the good times continue. Special weekend events are held at Donner, including mountain biking races, motorbiking and rock crawling championships.

Donner Ski Ranch is without a doubt a fantastic skiing vacation destination, providing skiers with an authentic back-to-basics experience.