Downhill Ski

Open daily

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is committed to being the best place for family fun and learning in the Tahoe region. We offer a unique family experience and are known for our successful learn to ski program—one of the only in the area that starts teaching kids as young as 3 years old. In addition, our size allows us to deliver that personal touch that larger ski areas can’t always provide.

Check for the latest operations report on our conditions page.

NEW! We have a state-of-the-art snowmaking system!

We are very excited to announce the addition of a snowmaking system at Tahoe Donner Downhill this past season. We are the first resort in the United States to use the superior technology known as silent polecats. Snowmaking has been installed at the Learning Center and Snowbird Chairlift, allowing us to offer a more consistent quality beginner experience.

In addition to snowmaking, recently we installed a new 700 square-foot yurt, which will allow us to provide a slopeside warm area for lessons with a large sundeck. We also recently built a new trail, meandering through the trees, called “Leary’s Laugh,” in honor of a longtime Tahoe Donner employee and friend who passed away recently. See our events schedule for fun races, family events and holiday happenings.  Check out our deals tab or follow us on facebook and twitter.

Regular Hours of Operation:

When open, our hours are as follows:

  • Lift Operating Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tickets and Reservations Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Rental Shop Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Check it out:

Lifts: 1 quad chair, 1 double chair, 3 conveyor lifts
Terrain Rating: 40 percent novice, 60 percent intermediate
Total Runs: 15
Terrain Parks: 3
Skiable Acres: 120

Give us your feedback!

We’d like your input. Please take our short survey and let us know how we’re doing! See survey here.

IMPORTANT DRONE NOTICE: Unmanned aerial drone use by guests or the media on Tahoe Donner property is prohibited without prior written approval of Tahoe Donner Association. See more details.

Winter Programs 2016-2017

Downhill and cross country programs are offered for a variety of ages and abilities.

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Celebrate Learn to Ski Month

Grab a bargain ski deal!

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Video: Where Traditions Begin

Watch and learn about our unique and vibrant community.

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Snowmaking at Tahoe Donner

Snowmaking Research and Feasibility

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