It's winter and you are relishing a warm cup of coffee, while your cheeks are burned by the warmth of your fireplace. Suddenly, you drop your cup, you stand up and you feel your body moving keenly. You run quickly to the refrigeration and you put your head inside. Relax, it's not a heart attack but your desire for snowboard in an icy landscape, where there will be only you and the snow.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Snowboarding in Donner Ski Ranch, Truckee, California USA
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.