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Downhill Skiing and Boarding around Donner Summit


Five Donner Summit Ski Resorts at a Glance


Donner Summit offers more ski resorts clustered together than any other section of the Sierra. Skiers and boarders can choose from among a variety of resorts, prices, and amenities.


  • Location: Soda Springs, 3 miles off Interstate 80
  • Mountain Facts: 6,883 feet - 8,383 feet, 1,500 feet vertical drop, 1,500 acres of terrain, 102 trails.
  • Lifts: 12 lifts: 5 High-speed express quads, 3 Fixed grip quads, 1 Fixed Grip Triple , 1 Gondola, 2 Surface lifts
  • Terrain: 17% beginner, 45% intermediate, 38% advanced
  • Terrain Parks: 3
  • Longest Run: Over 3 miles
  • 2017-18 Standard Ticket Prices: Adults (23-64) $115, Young Adults (13-22) $94, Children (6-12) $67, Seniors (65-74) $94, Super Seniors (75+) $67, Children 5 and under FREE.

Complete coverage: Sugar Bowl



  • Location: Donner Summit, immediately off Interstate 80
  • Mountain Facts: 7,200 feet - 7,677 feet, 500 feet vertical drop, 480 acres of terrain, 41 trails.
  • Lifts: 2 Quads, 3 triples, 1 Double, 1 Moving carpet
  • Terrain: 30% beginner, 55% intermediate, 15% advanced
  • Terrain Parks: 3 + BagJump
  • Longest Run: 1 mile
  • Special Features: Night skiing until 9:00 PM
  • Nov. 2017 online prices: Adults (18-59) $49, Teens (13-17) $39, Children (5-12) $29, Seniors (60-69) $39, Super Seniors (70+) $20, Children 4 and under $5.

Complete coverage: Boreal



  • Location: Soda Springs, 3.5 miles off Interstate 80
  • Mountain Facts: 7,031 feet - 7,781 feet, 750 feet vertical drop, 500 acres of terrain, 52 trails.
  • Lifts: 6 Chairlifts, 2 Moving Carpets
  • Terrain: 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% advanced
  • Terrain Parks: None
  • Longest Run: 1.5 mile
  • 2017-18 Ticket Prices: Adults (18-69) $75, Youth (13-17) $65, Child (7-12) $35, Child (6 & under) $28, senior (70+) $65

Complete coverage: Donner Ski Ranch



  • Location: Soda Springs, 1 mile off Interstate 80
  • Mountain Facts: 6,700 feet - 7,300 feet, 600 feet vertical drop, ? acres of terrain, ? trails.
  • Lifts: 2 Chairlifts, 2 Moving Carpets
  • Terrain: 30% beginner, 50% intermediate, 20% advanced
  • Terrain Parks: Kids X Park (mild bumps and little jumps)
  • Longest Run: about 2/3 mile
  • Note: Hours 10 AM to 4 PM, closed most Tuesdays and Wednesdays, except during holiday periods.
  • 2017-18 Ticket Prices:
    Adult (18 and older) $50, Teens (13-17) $45, Child (5-12) $40,Child (5 and Under) $5

Complete coverage: Soda Springs



  • Location: Tahoe Donner Development, north of Truckee, 5.5 miles off Interstate 80
  • Mountain Facts: 6,700 feet - 7,350 feet, 650 feet vertical drop, 120 acres of terrain, 14 trails.
  • Lifts: 1 Quad, 1 Double Chair, 3 Conveyor lifts
  • Terrain: 40% beginner, 60% intermediate
  • Terrain Parks: 3
  • Longest Run: 1 mile
  • 2017-18 General Public Ticket Prices: Ages 18-59 $64, Ages 13-17 $49, Ages 7-12 and 60-69 $29, Children 6 and under and seniors 70 and older are FREE.

Complete coverage: Tahoe Donner



map of ski resorts on Donner Summit, CA



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