Donner Ski Ranch

19320 Donner Pass Road, Norden , CA (Driving Directions to Donner Ski Ranch)
Last Updated: 8/26/2016 8:16 PM

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Donner Ski Ranch Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 15 Beginner
  • 25 Intermediate
  • 5 Advanced
Located in north Tahoe area in California is Donner Ski Ranch, a ski resort with 8 lifts and 53 trails on 505 acres. The slopes are great for intermediates (50%) that love long open trails and beginners (25%). More advanced skiers will find trails branching off of the blue ridge trails. Donner Ski Ranch offers slopeside lodging, lessons, rentals, tubing, ... and simple skiing. A great alternative to some of the more crowded resorts in the area, Donner Ski Ranch was one of California’s first ski resorts and last family owned and operated. Read more

Donner Ski Ranch Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Donner Ski Ranch Operations


Open for Events/Activities

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 8

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 53

Weekend Hours


Donner Ski Ranch Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

6,750 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

750 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

7,751 ft

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Donner Ski Ranch Reviews & Tips (4)

I have grown up skiing at Donner Ski Ranch and i love it. Inexpensive and nearby- an all around great resort!
Donner Ski Ranch review written Feb 18 2011 - 10:37 PM
Gavin Owens Advanced Skier
My four sons learned to ski and then later snowboard through lessons at Donner Ski Ranch and it was very inexpensive and it has a great family atmosphere! It is still a great value for the cost!
Donner Ski Ranch review written Feb 18 2010 - 11:50 PM
Michael Advanced Skier
If you have kids just learning to ski this is the best place to be. I have two boys they both learned to ski at doner ski ranch.
Donner Ski Ranch review written Dec 07 2009 - 09:51 PM
ny Intermediate Skier
i have been to donner several times in the last four years and it is great and is also great for begginers
Donner Ski Ranch review written Dec 25 2008 - 04:19 PM
jeremiah Intermediate Snowboarder

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