Skiing in Donner Ski Ranch, Nevada County, California USA

Vertical Drop:
750 ft/228.6 m
Top elevation:
7781 feet/2371 m
Base elevation:
7031 feet/2143 m
Skiable area:
435 ac/1.76 km²
Donner Ski Ranch is a resort located on Donner Summit, in the Tahoe National Forest, Nevada County, California, USA. The area has been used for skiing since 1939.

There are ski lifts on both sides of Donner Summit and it is near Boreal. Inside there is a rustic lodge, which has been renovated by the current owners. Its vertical drop is 750 ft/228.6 m. Top elevation is 7781 ft/2371 m and base elevation is 7031 ft/2143 m. Skiable area covers 435 ac/1.76 km² on which there are 52 runs.

Runs are 25% for beginners, 50% for intermediate and 25% for advanced skiers and specifically from these runs, 16 are for beginners, 20 for intermediate and 16 for advanced skiers. It has a lift system of 8 lifts including, 5 doubles, 1 triple and 2 moving carpets.

Biggest run is 1.5 mi/2.4 km. Average snowfall is 396 in/1006 cm. If you don’t know how to ski, don’t worry, the resort offers ski lessons.