Tahoe Donner Ski Resort Profile

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Resort Overview
This fantastic hill for learning to ski and snowboard (especially for children) is located just a few miles away from Truckee. The terrain is a relatively open and gradual shaped bowl that has little for novices to trip up on. In addition, there are much fewer crowds to get in the way. A few runs here are labeled as black diamond, however most intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders should probably look elsewhere to be challenged. Tahoe Donner specializes in the beginner experience, and they deliver very nicely.

Trail Details
Beginner Runs: 40%
Intermediate Runs: 60%
Advanced Runs: 0%
Expert Runs: 0%
Longest Run: 1.0 miles

Terrain Details
Highest Point: 7350 ft
Vertical Drop: 600 ft
Lowest Point: 6750 ft
Skiable Terrain: 120 acres
Backcountry/Off-Piste: Not Available
Tree Runs: Some

Lift Info
Total Number of Lifts: 4
Gondolas & Trams: 0
High Speed Sixes: 0
High Speed Quads: 0
Quad Chairs: 1
Triple Chairs: 0
Double Chairs: 1
Surface Lifts: 2

Lift Hours of Operation
Daily 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Night Skiing: Not Available

Lift Tickets
Adult Single Day: $39+
Child Single Day: $19+

Average Annual Snowfall: 400 inches
Snow Making Capability: Not Available

Terrain Park
Halfpipe: Not Available
Terrain Park: 1

Ski/Snowboard School
Teaching is the bread and butter experience here at Tahoe Donner, and programs are available for all ages. There is also a snow play are for those not yet ready for lessons. Most of the terrain here is suited perfectly for progressive learning, with smooth and gradual hills and a lack of dangerous features.

Important Dates
Ski Season Dates: Typically December through April

On and Off-Mountain Services
The main lodge at the base provides retail, restaurant, food and beverage, rentals and demo services. Nearby recreations services include pool, spa and a fitness center. Other services such as more restaurants, hospital services and retail shopping can be found in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.

Lodging Info
There aren’t any lodging options available on the mountain. However, motels and other lodging can be found close by in the city of Truckee as well as North Lake Tahoe cities a bit farther away.

Transportation Info
Driving Directions:
From San Francisco take I-80 East to exit 184 and continue 1/2 mile to a stoplight. Turn right at the stoplight onto Northwoods Blvd. Then follow the signs to the Ski Area, which will take you 8 miles down the road until you take a right onto Slalom Way.
From Reno take I-80 West to exit 184. Then follow the directions above.
The nearest large airport is Reno, and the nearest small airport is Truckee.
Bus service runs from San Francisco to Truckee (5 hours) and from Reno to Truckee (1 hour).

Other Activities
Heliskiing: Not Available
Snowmobiles: Not Available
Tubing: Yes

Snowboarding Access
Snowboarding is allowed.

Summer Activities
The Tahoe Donner area provides golf course and driving ranges, equestrian activities, pool, tennis and other summer focused events.

Contact Info
Tahoe Donner
11509 Northwoods Blvd.
Truckee, CA 96161
Phone: (530) 587-9444

Other Information
Misspellings: Tahoe-Donner, Taho-Donner, Tahoedonner, Tahodonner
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