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Donner Ski Ranch

Skiing and Boarding


Donner Ski Ranch is located along Highway 40, close to the top of Donner Pass. Take the Soda Springs exit off Interstate 80 and follow the road 3.5 miles to Donner Ski Ranch.

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Donner Ski Ranch operates 6 chairlifts and 2 moving carpets to carry skiers up to more than 500 acres of mountain terrain. The resort offers slopes of varying difficulty, suitable for all ability levels.

Donner Ski Ranch has 52 runs with the longest stretching 1½ miles. The base elevation is 7,031 feet while the summit stands at 7,781 feet. Lifts and runs cover both the front and back side of the mountain.

Lift Operation Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Donner Ski Ranch


Donner Ski Ranch Lift Tickets - 2016-17 Season


Age Full Day Half Day1
Adult 18-69 $69 $54
Youth 13-17 $59 $45
Child 7-12 $29 $24
Child 6 & Under $15 $12
Moving Carpet Only, all ages $10 $10
Senior 70 and older $59 $45
1Half Day is 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

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Donner Ski Ranch
Ski and Snowboard Rentals
2016-17 Season


Age Skis or Snowboard Packages Additional Days1
1Additional days purchased at time of rental.
Credit card deposit required, plus state ID. Must be 18.
Adult 18 and older $40 $30
Youth 13-17 $40 $30
Child 7-12 $25 $20
Child 6 and under $15 $10
Helmet $8 $6
Snowboard Only $25 $20
Snowboard Boots Only $15 $10


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Donner Ski Ranch Ski and Snowboard Lessons - 2016-17 Prices

Lessons meet at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM. 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

Lesson Age Price Price Includes
*Beginner lift ticket allows access to chairs 4, 6, and the moving carpet.
Beginner Packages
Skiers or Boarders,
Levels A or B
Adult 18+ $99 1½ hour group lesson,
beginner lift ticket*,
rental equipment
Young Adult 13-17 $99
Child 7-12 $79
Group Lesson Only Ages 7 and older $35 1½ hour group lesson
Private Lesson $95 for 1st hour private 1 hour instruction

Donner Ski Ranch Facilities

  • Lodge with cafeteria, ski rentals
  • 92 room hotel/condo
  • Sierra Club's old Signal Hill warming hut, base of chair #3

Donner Ski Ranch Tubing Hill

Donner Ski Ranch's Tubing Hill has a moving carpet to carry sliders to the top of the hill. Tubes are provided.
Hours: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM,
2-hour session price: $25

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