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Opening Day at Tahoe Donner (Projected)

12/13/2019 - 8:00am
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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, Truckee

The award-winning Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area completed the installation of its new state of-the-art snowmaking system four years ago, allowing for a potentially earlier and longer winter season. While these systems have been utilized in other countries, Tahoe Donner is the first resort in the U.S. to use the Silent PoleCat snowmaking equipment. This superior technology dampens sound levels and reduces energy consumption.

“Coming off last season’s record-setting winter, we’re ready and excited for another great season,” said Robert McClendon, Downhill Ski Area manager. “Our groomed runs combined
with wide-open bowls and professional learning programs provide an uncrowded ski and ride experience for all ages.”

The downhill area provides two chairlifts and three magic carpets to access 120 acres of skiable terrain including 17 runs and three terrain parks. A 700 square-foot yurt near the base area
offers an indoor/outdoor slopeside area for breaks during lessons. The ski lodge and sundeck are great places to relax and view the action, with fire pits and comfy couches.

Season passes for both the Tahoe Donner Downhill and Cross Country Ski Areas are on sale now for the 2018-2019 winter season.  

Why Tahoe Donner Downhill? 

  • Best Place to Begin, and Continue Learning – Ski and snowboard packages are designed for all ability levels. Children as young as 3 years of age can learn to ski on Tahoe Donner’s slopes. There is easy terrain for beginners to start on and a trail system that helps skiers to progress.
  • Convenient Location – The Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is only 10 minutes from downtown Truckee and 25 minutes from North Lake Tahoe. It is easily accessible off Interstate 80 from Reno or San Francisco.
  • Family-Friendly – The resort offers gentle sloping, open terrain for all ages, plus a variety of family services including a centrally-located ski lodge, retail outlets, terrain parks for three ability levels, and a child-friendly menu in the cafeteria.