Among the oldest and most iconic ski areas in the Western U.S., Donner Ski Ranch is a family-friendly resort in the Lake Tahoe area that features a wide variety of terrain, inviting skiers and riders of all abilities to enjoy the fully-featured mountain oasis.
Donner Ski Ranch isn’t fancy. If you’re looking for glitz and glamour, they’re not for you. So, what do they offer? Fun, value, and an all-around good vibe. Sure, they have awesome terrain, great snow, and short lift lines, but what makes Donner Ski Ranch special is the people. They love skiing and they love this place. The reason people come back time and time again is simple — it feels good here. They revel in teaching people to ski, watching kids grin ear to ear as they make their first turns, fresh powder stashes and face shots, untracked snow, bluebird days, and apre ski at the Summit’s greatest dive bar, right here in their main lodge. They offer more than 500 acres of varied terrain, 6 chairlifts, and 2 moving carpets, so there’s something for everyone at Donner Ski Ranch. And, with daily ticket, season pass, and package pricing up to 75% less than other resorts, and close, free parking, Donner Ski Ranch is the #1 destination for family fun.
- Hours CLOSED MIDWEEK / RE-OPENING APRIL 29th, Saturdays & Sundays until the Snow is Gone!
- Address 19320 Donner Pass Road, Norden, CA 95724
- Phone 530-426-3635
- Website Donner Ski Ranch
- Best Feature Get ready to laugh until it hurts. Their tubing hill is the perfect destination for family members who don't ski or board, or families looking for a day filled with laughs and cheer
Conveniently located just off Interstate 80 on historic Old Highway 40, so you can get here fast.
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