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Tahoe Donner Ski Area

Skiing and Boarding


Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is located within the Tahoe Donner development, north of Donner Lake and Truckee. The family-oriented ski resort is open to the public. The base elevation is 6,700 feet and the summit of Eagle Rock is 7,350 feet.
Map of Tahoe Donner Amenities

Tahoe Donner has one quad chair, a double chair, and 3 conveyor lifts serving 120 acres of skiable terrain. Forty percent of their terrain is rated for novices and sixty percent for intermediates. They have 3 terrain parks with ramps, jibs, rails, boxes, jumps and more.
Tahoe Donner Trail Map

Tahoe Donner also has a nearby snowplay area and a cross country ski area.

Lift Operation Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tickets and Reservation Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rental Shop Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area


Tahoe Donner Lift Tickets - 2017-2018 Season


General Public Tickets Adult Ages 18-59 Junior Ages 13-17 Child 7-12
& Senior 60-69
Children 6 and under and seniors 70 and older ski free.
1Parent Interchangeable tickets are for parents with non-skiing children 6 or under.
All Day $64 $49 $29
Half Day (12:15 PM) $54 $44 $24
Two Consecutive Days $124 $94 $54
Three of Four Consecutive Days $186 $141 $81
Parent Interchangeable1 $64 NA NA

Tahoe Donner Association Members Adult Ages 18-59 Junior Ages 13-17 Child 7-12
& Senior 60-69
Children 6 and under and seniors 70 and older ski free.
1Parent Interchangeable tickets are for parents with non-skiing children 6 or under.
2 with a Guest Card
All Day $29 $24 $16
Half Day (12:15 PM) $23 $18 $14
Two Consecutive Days $54 $44 $28
Three of Four Consecutive Days $81 $66 $42
Parent Interchangeable1 $29 NA NA
Guest Rate2 $54 NA NA

Season Passes for 2017 - 2018


Season Pass General Public Price General Public Price Combo1 Member Price2 Member Price Combo 1, 2
1Combo season passes are good for both Tahoe Donner's downhill skiing and cross country skiing.
2Member of the Tahoe Donner Association.
Children 6 and under and seniors 70 and older downhill ski free.
Adult 18-59 $314 $429 $194 $339
Junior 13-17 $209 $319 $169 $244
Child 7-12 $164 $214 $134 $179
Senior 60-69 $169 $319 $139 $244
Super Senior 70+ Free $84 Free Free

Tahoe Donner Ski and Snowboard Rentals
2017-18 Season


Rental Package Adult 13-59 Child 12 and Under
& Senior 60 and over
*$5 - $6 discount on any additional days if you keep your same equipment, except no discounts for demo skis or helmet rental.
Ski Package* $51 $37
Snowboard Package* $51 $37
Telemark Package* $51 $51
Demo Skis $61 $61
Helmet $11 $11

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Tahoe Donner Ski and Snowboard Lessons
2017-18 Season


Children's Lessons

Morning Sessions: 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Full Day: 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM (includes lunch)

ASTM F2040 helmets required for all students under age 13. Helmets included in rental packages or are available to rent at the rental shop.

Snowflake Ski School - Ages 3 - 6

Lessons and instructors specially selected for young children. Age 3 are half day lessons only. Low student-instructor ratio. Separate kids' room. Reservations: (530) 587-9444, then press zero.
Half Day Price: $104
Full Day Price (for ages 4-6 only): $144

Snow Shredders Snowboard School - Ages 5 - 6

Small classes designed for young snowboarders. Instructors experienced working with young children. Reservations: (530) 587-9444, then press zero.
Half Day Price: $104
Full Day Price: $144

Children's Ski and Snowboard Group Lesson Packages,
Ages 7 - 12

Group lessons designed for all levels of skiers and snowboarders ages 7 to 12. Packages include a half day or full day group lesson, rental equipment, and all-day lift ticket.
Half Day Package Price: $104
Full Day Package Price: $144


Adult Ski and Snowboard Group Lesson Packages,
Ages 13 and Older


Group lessons designed for all levels of skiers and snowboarders ages 13 and older Packages include a 1¾-hour group lesson, rental equipment, and all-day lift ticket.
Morning Session: 10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Lesson Prices

Adults 13 snd older Package: $114
Lesson Only: $49

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Tahoe Donner Specials


  • Tuesday Parent's Day - Mom or Dad skis for free with paid ticket for child under 13 years old. Holiday periods excluded.
  • Wacky Wednesday! - Fans of Tahoe Donner Downhill on Facebook or followers on Twitter receive special Wednesday deals.
  • Throwback Thursdays - Discounted tickets during non-holiday periods; adults $27, children $15
  • Military Discount - Full-day lift ticket $27 with valid ID.

2017/18 Holiday Periods:

December 18, 2017 - January 7, 2018
January 13 - 15, 2018
February 17 - 25, 2018
Promotions may not be valid during these periods.

Tahoe Donner Facilities

  • Base Lodge - located at the foot of the lifts. Basket check, lost and found, lockers
  • Ticket Office - located on the lower level of the Base Lodge
  • Rental and Repair Shop - located on the lower level of the Base Lodge (530) 587-9476
  • The Grill - located on the upper level of the Base Lodge. Breakfast 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM, lunch 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sun Deck and Outdoor BBQ Area - at the Base Lodge, BBQ on weekends 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • New for 2016-17 a 700 square-foot yurt with a large deck, providing a slopeside warm area for lessons.
  • Bar - located on the upper level of the Base Lodge, open 11 AM - 5:00 PM. Four flat screen TVs.
  • Courtesy Shuttles - continuously operating between parking areas and Base Lodge
  • Ski Patrol - Office in the Base Lodge

Snow Reports


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