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Donner Ski Ranch

Donner Ski Ranch Ski Resort Guide

Donner Ski Ranch, United States

Rated: 2/5 (from 3 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Highest Lift2,370m
Resort Height2,143m
 Nearest AirportsReno Tahoe and Sacramento
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Donner Ski Ranch

The American ski resort of Donner Ski Ranch is at an altitude of 2,143m.

Summary

Donner Ski Ranch is part of the Lake Tahoe ski area with access to 259km of downhill skiing, with 84 marked pistes, served by a total of 29 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Donner Ski Ranch itself (50 pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Lake Tahoe ski resorts of Boreal, Diamond Peak, Heavenly, Homewood, Kirkwood, Mount Rose Ski Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl.

The ski resort itself is at 2,143m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,370m, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

Donner Ski Ranch offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

Donner Ski Ranch offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Donner Ski Ranch.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Donner Ski Ranch?

The next notable snow forecast is 25cm, expected on 9 December, with around 27cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Donner Ski Ranch Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
12
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
21
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
12
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
6

Lake Tahoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Pistes
Number of runs
84
Downhill
Total Length
259km
Cross Country
Total Length
100km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
29

Altitudes

Donner Ski Ranch Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,370m
Resort Altitude (Donner Ski Ranch)2,143m
Lowest Piste2,140m
Max Vertical230m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Donner Ski Ranch
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners

Location and Map

Where is Donner Ski Ranch?

This ski resort is in Nevada, California, United States.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Donner Ski Ranch is Reno Tahoe, 57 minutes drive away.

Sacramento and Chico Muni airports are all within three hours drive.

Reno Tahoe is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 7,800 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Donner Ski Ranch open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Donner Ski Ranch, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Donner Ski Ranch Tourist Office for the latest.

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