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Donner Ski Ranch Ski Resort

Donner Ski Ranch Resort Guide

Donner Ski Ranch, United States

Rated: 2/5 (from 3 ratings)

Donner Ski Ranch Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates and Snowboarders.
Highest Lift2,370m7,776ft
Resort Height2,143m7,031ft
 Nearest AirportsReno Tahoe and Sacramento
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Donner Ski Ranch at a glance

One of the first Californian ski areas to open, along with nearby Sugarbowl and Badger Pass in Yosemite, Donner was launched in 1946 by Stan and Madelyn Watson who insatalled a T Bar lift alongside Highway 40. The resort has a lift-link to Boreal Ski Area but it has not been operational in recent seasons due to an uncertain business relationship between them. Even when operational the connect normally opens midweek, check status before visiting.

 When will it snow in Donner Ski Ranch?

The next notable snow forecast for Donner Ski Ranch is 20cm8in, expected on 14 December, with around 37cm15in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Donner Ski Ranch Facts, Stats and Ratings

Donner Ski Ranch Rated

Ratings for Donner Ski Ranch
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners

How High is Donner Ski Ranch?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Donner Ski Ranch
Highest Lift2,370m7,776ft
Resort Altitude (Donner Ski Ranch)2,143m7,031ft
Lowest Piste2,140m7,021ft
Max Vertical230m755ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Donner Ski Ranch Ski Area

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

The American Ski Resort of Donner Ski Ranch has direct access to 50 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,143m7,031ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,370m7,776ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Donner Ski Ranch Overview

One of the first Californian ski areas to open, along with nearby Sugarbowl and Badger Pass in Yosemite, Donner was launched in 1946 by Stan and Madelyn Watson who insatalled a T Bar lift alongside Highway 40. The resort has a lift-link to Boreal Ski Area but it has not been operational in recent seasons due to an uncertain business relationship between them. Even when operational the connect normally opens midweek, check status before visiting.

On the Mountain

Skiing in Donner Ski Ranch

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

Snowboarding in Donner Ski Ranch

Donner Ski Ranch was the first West Coast ski area to allow snowboarding.

When is Donner Ski Ranch open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Donner Ski Ranch.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Donner Ski Ranch.

Ski Lift Capacity

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

Where is Donner Ski Ranch?

Donner Ski Ranch is in Nevada, California, United States.

How can I get to Donner Ski Ranch?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Donner Ski Ranch are Reno Tahoe, Sacramento and Chico Muni, 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.

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