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)|
: 25% beginner
: 50% intermediate
: 25% advanced
|Lift System||8 Lifts, 6 Chair (no high speed), 2 carpets|
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.