Tahoe Donner

11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee , CA (Driving Directions to Tahoe Donner)
Last Updated: 2/12/2016 7:43 PM

Tahoe Donner Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

Tahoe Donner, a ski resort located north of Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California, is known as ‘The Best Place to Begin’. It has a total 32 trails and 4 lifts servicing 120 acres. Tahoe Donner is the perfect place for those learning to ski or ride, with gentle slopes and different gradients of beginner terrain. Intermediates will find groomed cruisers ... aplenty. On the left side there is a terrain park to test your skills, plus a “Roller Coaster” which is a gentle wavy area. With on the mountain dining, lodging, ski / board rental, fitness center, and in the summer, golf, tennis, horse riding and camping, Tahoe Donner is a great place for families. Go here for an uncrowded and personal ski experience. Read more

Tahoe Donner 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.

Tahoe Donner Operations

Status

Open

Lifts Open/Total

5 of 5

Weekday Hours

Mon-Fri: 9a-4p

Trails Open/Total

15 of 15

Weekend Hours

Sat/Sun: 9a-4p

Acres Open/Total

120 of 120

Tahoe Donner Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

6,750 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

600 ft

Avg Base Depth

105-140"

Peak Elevation

7,350 ft

Tahoe Donner Ski Pictures and Photos

Tahoe Donner Logo
Tahoe Donner Trail Map

Tahoe Donner Reviews & Tips (5)

Took our beginner kids for their first experience. Staff was not "family friendly", but rather a bunch of clueless young adults from South America who had little to no experience with customer service, or kids. We bought a lift ticket/rental package from Liftopia but then decided to add a lesson once we got there, they had to charge us for their package which included lift and rental so we ended up paying twice as much! The lessons were a joke, taught by total novices who gave no positive feedback but were just took our kids over and over the same bunny slope. The place itself is great for beginners, the magic carpet etc and bunny slopes are great.
Tahoe Donner review written Jan 31 2016 - 11:50 PM
 
Margolo Parson Beginner Skier
Tahoe Donner is a great place to learn how to ski or snowboard. Both my kids took beginner snowboarding lessons there and had a great time. Vry small place though and probably not satisfying for anyone above mid-intermediate.
Tahoe Donner review written Jan 27 2016 - 02:13 PM
 
Deirdre Intermediate Skier
This is the best place for me to learn, practice and get in enough time to benefit me... The lifts aren't always over loaded. The slopes are great and not crowded with a bunch of hot, cracker-jack skiers almost running you over... I will return there from Texas anytime I can... Willie
Tahoe Donner review written Jan 16 2016 - 02:11 PM
 
WillieMakeit Beginner Skier
Tahoe Donner is different than Donner Ski Ranch. Tahoe Donner is a very small mountain but great for beginners. There are only two ski lifts.
Tahoe Donner review written Dec 28 2015 - 07:40 PM
 
Zac Advanced Snowboarder
Beware. This is not Donner Ski Ranch. Google might have sent you here if you were trying to find tickets for DSR, but this is not the place. And Liftopia will not refund your money, period. I spoke with three different customer service people from representative to manager and they would not refund the money for the ticket that I couldn't use. Nice.
Tahoe Donner review written Jan 14 2015 - 09:37 AM
 
Josef Blowkowski Advanced Skier

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