- Donner Ski Ranch covers 435 acres of terrain including a terrain park and half-pipe. The ski area rises 750 feet from a base elevation of 7,031 feet. Chairlifts include one triple chair and five double chairs. The base lodge includes a cafeteria, cocktail lounge, ski shop, rental shop, retail shop, and personal lockers. Donner Ski Ranch is normally blessed with an abundance of snow, receiving an average of 33 feet annually.
Donner Ski Ranch offers free guided tours of the mountain. Join an historical tour and learn about the area's history, or join the family tour and learn how you and your family can safely ski the entire mountain, including beginner return runs to the bottom.
Donner Ski Ranch offers 435 acres of terrain for skiing and snowboarding.
Donner Ski Ranch is located northwest of Lake Tahoe on Donner Pass, off Interstate 80, 45 miles west of Reno and 10 miles west of Truckee, California. Only 85 miles east of Sacramento, Donner Ski Ranch is one of the closest ski areas to Sacramento and the Bay Area.