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Donner Ski Ranch

  The 7 good ski lifts here make for a calming ride up the mountain. This is a small ski resort boasting a rather relaxed altitude difference when compared to other west coast ski hills. The 750 foot altitude difference is of course not that much to talk about, but Donner Ski Ranch makes up for it with other things. This ski area has a much lower than average part of hard trails and a much higher than average percentage of blue and green ski runs. On this mountain
    you'll bump into 52 different runs; it's a great assortment. A lot of skiers from Truckee-Grass Valley like to ski here. Having 505 acres of terrain being short of skiable terrain wonít happen. The tremendous 33 feet of seasonal snowfall
is sufficient for truly good depth. Donner Ski Ranch has a great variety of trails; it wonít leave anyone bored. This ski resort has an ok array of ski runs and sufficient different ski lifts to serve them all. Skiing and snowboarding in this part of the country is a lot of fun all snow season long. The annual snowfall is heavier than average at Donner Ski Ranch. The striking beauty of the California mountains and the good sensation of speeding down the runs are  
in themselves cause enough to come here to ski. A pleasant workout and just being on the ski slopes for a while will make you glad you came. The Northern Sierra Nevada in wintertime is a tremendous place for skiing and snowboarding. No need to hunt hard for lodgings, but if you donít have reservations, you may end up snoozing in your automobile. You could be into skiing or snowboarding, or both, doesn't matter, there are loads of pleasant locations for that in close proximity. The mountains of the Northern Sierra Nevada give this ski area an extraordinarily tremendous vista. The mountains of California in the wintertime are a tremendous place for skiing and snowboarding. This is a family friendly ski hill with many green and blue trails for novices.

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Hotels Near Donner Ski Ranch ski area, Northern Sierra Nevada, California

PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, Olympic Valley
9.2 miles away
Resort At Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley
10.4 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Tahoe-Truckee, Truckee
12.3 miles away
14.8 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Tahoe City
15.2 miles away
Pepper Tree Inn, Tahoe City
15.3 miles away
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Truckee
15.5 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.


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 Ski Areas Near Donner Ski Ranch ski area:
Sugar Bowl, California , 1 miles away
   1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
   38% Expert & Adv.
   45% Intermediate
   17% Beginner
Boreal, California , 2 miles away
   500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 41 runs
   15% Expert & Adv.
   55% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Soda Springs, California , 3 miles away
   625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
   20% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Tahoe Donner, California , 5 miles away
   600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
   0% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   60% Beginner
Squaw Valley, California , 9 miles away
   2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
   30% Expert & Adv.
   45% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Alpine Meadows, California , 10 miles away
   1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 14 miles away
   2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
   25% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Granlibakken, California , 15 miles away
   300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
   0% Expert & Adv.
   75% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Homewood, California , 17 miles away
   1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   15% Beginner
Diamond Peak, Nevada , 28 miles away
   1840 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
   36% Expert & Adv.
   46% Intermediate
   18% Beginner
 Whitewater Near Donner Ski Ranch ski area:
Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada / Placer County , 7 miles away, Class IV-V - 5.2 miles long (Kingvale to Cisco Grove)
Fordyce Creek, Nevada County , 12 miles away, Class IV-V - 12 miles long (Fordyce Lake to Lake Spaulding)
Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada / Placer County , 15 miles away, Class IV-V(V+) - 7.5 miles long (Cisco Grove to Spaulding Reservoir)
 Trails Near Donner Ski Ranch ski area:
Warren Lake Trail, Nevada , 4 miles away, 6.6 hiking miles, 2381 feet elevation difference
Painted Rock Trail, Placer , 5 miles away,  7.4 hiking miles, 1553 feet elevation difference
Lola Montez Trail, Nevada , 5 miles away, 1.5 hiking miles, 458 feet elevation difference
 Golf Courses Near Donner Ski Ranch ski area:
Tahoe Donner Golf Course, Truckee , 6 miles away
Coyote Moon Golf Course, Truckee , 8 miles away
Old Greenwood Golf Course, Truckee , 8 miles away

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