Donner Ski Ranch

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.

Location

Donner Ski Ranch located on Donner Summit, just off I-80 on historic Highway 40, so it's a short drive from the Bay Area, Sacramento and Reno. Forget the traffic around Lake Tahoe and come to the Summit!

Seasons

  • Winter: December – Mid-April
  • Daily Lift Operations: 9am-4pm, subject to change due to weather and conditions

Elevations

  • Base Elevation: 7,031’
  • Peak Elevation: 8,012’
  • Vertical rise: 750'

Snow

  • Average Annual Snowfall: 396 inches
  • Snowmaking: 60 acres of snow making

Trail Classification (total mountain acreage)

  • 25% Beginner
  • 50% Intermediate
  • 25% Advanced
  • 0% Expert

Skiable Acres: 505 acres

  • Trails: 52
  • Terrain Park: 1

Lift System

  • Total Number of Lifts: 8
  • Triple Chairs: 1
  • Double Chairs: 5
  • Surface Lifts: 2

Climate

Donner Ski Ranch sees more than 300 days of cloudless, sunny skies per year. Average daytime highs and night time lows in Fahrenheit.
  • Nov: 47 high, 24 low
  • Dec: 40 high, 20 low
  • Jan: 36 high, 16 low
  • Feb: 39 high, 18 low
  • Mar: 44 high, 21 low
  • Apr: 50 high, 26 low
  • May: 60 high, 32 low