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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort

Trail Map Tahoe Donner Downhill

The Ski Resort

Tahoe Donner Downhill is a lovely little ski area and a great place to start skiing and snowboarding. It is widely known as the "best place to begin". The Ski School offers private as well as group lessons at affordable prices. In addition, there are season long programs available. The programs welcome novice skiers and riders for all ages starting with a program for children ages 3 to 6. Experienced staff is dedicated at creating a plesaurable leraning experience for you and your children. Having fun on the slopes will most likely give you a hearty appetite. Take a break and visit the ski lodge where you can get a hot meal in a cozy environment. So go and plan your next trip with your family to this small and friendly resort. You definitely won´t regret your visit here!

Interesting facts

  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 600 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1204 ft. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short. The highest point of the track is 7349 ft above sea level.
  • The day pass at Tahoe Donner Downhill is $90 making it one of the 5 cheapest ski Resorts in California.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 126 " at summit elevation and 110 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 133 " at summit elevation and 111 " at the base.
  • Tahoe Donner Downhill features 52 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 42 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 14 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 15 sunniest in the USA.


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last update on Mar 13, 2023
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Tahoe Donner Downhill
11603 Snowpeak Way
Phone(530) 587-9444


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Mountain Stats

Elevation6749 ft - 7349 ft
Opening DayDec 9, 2022
Closing DayApr 9, 2023
Capacity 3900 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 4

Skiable Terrain

119 acres
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 119 acres
Number of Slopes 17

Weather (7349 ft)


1 day adult $90
1 day youth $75
1 day child $55
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