Snowboarding in Donner Ski Ranch, Truckee, California USA

Vertical Drop:
750 feet/228.6 meters
Top elevation:
7781 feet/2371 meters
Base elevation:
7031 feet/2143 meters
Skiable area:
435 acres/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. The resort is popular to snowboarders. 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 7031 ft/2143 m.

Skiable area covers 435 ac/1.76 km² with 52 runs totally. Runs are 25% for beginners, 50% for intermediate and 25% for advanced athletes and specifically from these runs, 16 are for beginners, 20 for intermediate and 16 for advanced snowboarders.

It has a lift system of 8 lifts, 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 snowboard, don’t worry, because the resort offers snowboard lessons.