Donner Ski Ranch

Donner Ski Ranch Trail Map

Donner Ski Ranch Trail Map, Click to Enlarge

We (My daughter Jenee and I) visited Donner Ski Ranch the afternoon of March 24, 2013.

Donner Ski Ranch Factoids;

Vertical 750 ft (230 m)
Top elevation 7,781 ft (2,372 m)
Base elevation 7,031 ft (2,143 m)
Skiable area 435 acres (176 ha)
Runs 62 total
: 25% beginner
: 50% intermediate
: 25% advanced
Lift System 8 Lifts, 6 Chair (no high speed), 2 carpets
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Jenee and I at Donner Ski Ranch

The weather was warming when we (My Daughter Jenee and I) arrived around noon.

The runs are short, but fun. Their advanced runs are more intermediate IMHO.  It’s a family-friendly ski area.

The area first opened in 1937 when a rope tow was installed.   The lodge was built in 1947 and has that classic old ski area look (with exposed pipes).

The road up from Donner Lake is a must drive.  Be sure to take advantage of the scenic overlooks.

Donner Ski Ranch

Picture of me on a warm day

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Me riding up chair #3

Jenee and I enjoying the view of Donner Lake.

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