Tahoe Donner Downhill

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Tahoe Donner Downhill
United States
Phone: 530 587-9400

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About the Ski Resort

The Tahoe Donner ski area is the perfect setting for families, groups, first-time skiers and older skiers who want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of large crowds or to brush up on their ski skills.

With a quad chair, a double chair and one surface rope tow, the area has a capacity of delivering 2,500 skiers per hour to reach the beautiful open-bowl slopes Tahoe Donner is known for.

The terrain park is perfect for snowboarders or skiers who like to ride more diverse and challenging terrain.

The Snowflake Ski School's instructors teach children and it is one of the only ski schools in the region that provides a comprehensive three-hour lesson for 3-year-olds. Adults, both first-timers and more advanced skiers, also will find competent instructors to work with them. Tahoe Donner is rated by the National Skier Opinion Survey among the best in the Tahoe region for its Learn-to-Ski and Snowflakes programs in "overall experience" and "value for the money."

Cross-country skiers can explore 39 scenic trails covering 100 km of beginning, intermediate and advanced terrain. The one-way trail system is carefully marked, signed and machine groomed with two sets of side-by-side diagonal tracks and a wide skating lane. Warming huts along the way provide skiers with a place to relax, take a break and enjoy the high mountain scenery.

Tahoe Donner Cross-Country is the only area in the state to offer lighted night skiing. Stride or skate along 2.5 km of lighted trails in the Home Range track system.

Tahoe Donner Cross-Country is located five minutes north of historical downtown Truckee, one mile from the downhill area and just three miles off of Interstate 80. Take I-80 to the Donner State Park exit, drive .5 miles east on Donner Pass Road to the bottom of Northwoods Boulevard. Turn left onto Northwoods Boulevard and follow the signs to the Cross-Country Center.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 100 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  40 %

 More Difficult:  60 %

 Most Difficult:  0 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  6,750 ft
Summit elevation:  7,350 ft
Vertical drop:  600 ft
Skiable area:  120 acres
Annual snowfall:  360 in
Snowmaking:  0 %
Number of trails:  14
Number of lifts:  4
Types of lifts:  1 Rope Tow,
 1 Double Chair,
 1 Quad Chair,
 1 Revolving Carpet

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Tahoe Donner Downhill map
Tahoe Donner Downhill map

Ski Resort directions

Tahoe Donner ski area is located a few miles northwest of Truckee, California. Take Interstate 80 to the Donner State Park exit. Travel east one-half mile to stop light. Turn left onto Northwoods Boulevard following signs to ski areas or snowplay area, approximately 5 miles.
Tahoe Donner is 35 miles from Reno (Nevada), 98 miles from Sacramento and 198 miles from San Francisco.