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Opening Day at Tahoe Donner Ski Resort

12/09/2022 - 9:00am
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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, Truckee

For nearly 50 years, Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort has provided families a unique and affordable ski experience. We are committed to being “the best place to begin” and offer ski instruction for children as young as 3 years old. Wide-open bowls, uncrowded slopes, gentle beginner terrain, excellent grooming and a friendly, courteous staff await you. Our size allows us to deliver that personal touch that the larger ski areas can’t always provide.

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 

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.