Donner Ski Ranch

P.O. Box 66
Norden, CA 95724
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Lodging Phone: 530-426-3635
Toll Free Phone: 530-426-3635
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Resort Type
Nordic / Cross Country Alpine / Skiing

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.


Slopeside lodging at the Summit House with ski in and ski out available. Additional lodging facilities nearby and in Truckee, approximately 10 miles away.


Mountain Sports School, rental/retail shop, cocktail lounge, and cafeteria. Telemark lessons available. Free ski/historic tours.

Area Recreation

Cross country skiing, ice skating, additional resturants, movies, and more in nearby Truckee.

Cross Country

Not available.


Snowboarding allowed on all trails. Rentals and lessons available at the lodge.

Runs / Trailmaps

Average Snowfall: Number of Skiable Acres: Number of Runs:
396 435 45
Elevation Base: Elevation Top: Longest Run: Vertical Feet:
7031 7781 0 750
Longitude: Latitude:
-120.38 39.32
Beginner Runs: Intermediate Runs: Advanced Runs: Expert Runs:
25% 50% 25% 0%


Upcoming Events

October 9
Lake Tahoe Marathon & Run Tahoe Events
Run, swim, kayak or paddle on or around beautiful Lake Tahoe during a gorgeous time of year.

October 10
Oktoberfest Harvest Jamboree
Celebrate the harvest season and Germanic cultural heritage with live music, crafts and...

October 10
RedRun 3 - Return of the Living Dead
This run is unlike anything anywhere. It will take place in one of the most haunted locations in...

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Current Conditions

Status: Open
New Snow:
Last 24 Hours 0"
Last 48 Hours 0"
Last 72 Hours 0"
Lower Elevation 0"
Upper Elevation 0"
Terrain Type:
Number of Lifts 6
Ski Lifts Open 0
% of Terrain Open 0%
Cross-Country Kilometers 0
Cross-Country Kilometers Total 0
XC Trails 0
XC Trackset 0
XC Skate Groomed 0

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