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Tahoe Donner Ski Area


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[Lift Tickets, Equipment Rentals, Ski/Snowboard Lessons, Children's Ski School]
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Tahoe Donner.... "The best place to begin"

Eagle Rock Lift at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area - Click to ZoomLift doesn't have to be spent standing in lines, paying high prices, skiing on crowded slopes or "getting lost in the crowd." Experience instead the intimate, friendly, family atmosphere that only Tahoe Donner has to offer. You will enjoy your day to the fullest, and so will your kids, because Tahoe Donner is the best place to begin.

DOWNHILL.... Tahoe Donner's main focus has always been to provide memorable downhill and snowboarding experiences for first-time and beginner skiers and snowboarders in a fun, friendly environment. We are a family oriented ski area offering events and races for all ages and abilities. We remain committed to being "The best place for family fun and learning". Wide-open bowls, uncrowded slopes, great beginner terrain, excellent grooming and a friendly, courteous staff await you.

  • 14 Runs, 120 Skiable Acres
  • 4 Lifts - 1 Quad chair, 1 Double chair, 1 Surface tow, Carpet
  • 7,350 feet summit elevation at Eagle Rock, 6,750 feet at the Downhill Ski Lodge
  • 600 foot vertical drop
  • 40% beginner, 60% intermediate
  • Lifts operate 9:00am - 4:00pm, Ticket Windows 8:00am - 3:00pm, Rental Shop 8:00am - 4:30pm

Tahoe Donner specializes in teaching first-timers and novices. We know getting your ticket and rental equipment can be confusing. Here are some tips to make your experience more enjoyable.

  • Purchase a ski or snowboard package (includes lift ticket, lesson and rental equipment) at the ticket window.
  • Allow at least one hour before your lesson to be fitted with your rental equipment and be ready to go by lesson time.
  • Arrive 10 minutes before your lesson at the Ski School Meeting Area to check in.
  • Ask questions! Our staff is here to help and will do everything possible to make your first day on the slopes a memorable one.

2006/2007 Lift Tickets

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  • All-Day 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Adult (13-59) $34.00
    • Child/Senior (7-12, 60-69) $13.00
  • Half-Day* 12:15 - 4:00pm
    • Adult (13-59) $21.00
    • Child/Senior (7-12, 60-69) $8.00
  • 2-Day Consecutive
    • Adult (13-59) $64.00
  • 3 of 4 Day Consecutive
    • Adult (13-59) $96.00
  • Parent Interchangeable
    • available to parents of non-skiing children ages 6 and under $34.00

Children 6 years & under and Seniors 70+ years always ski FREE!

Group Rates

Friendly Folks on Chair Lift at Tahoe Donner Ski Area - Click to Zoom

Tahoe Donner Ski Area is committed to being, "The best place to begin". Wide-open bowls, uncrowded slopes, great 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

  • Group Rates
    • Discounted rates are available for groups of 20 or more.
      • Group reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
      • For further details Call: (530) 587-9444 or E-mail

Mid-Week Discounts

  • Kids Learn Free
    • Every Tuesday during Non-holiday periods only, children ages 7-12 receive a free 90 minute group lesson with the purchase of an all day lift ticket.
      • Don't miss this chance to learn to ski or improve your skills for free
  • Website Wednesday!
    • Check our website for great deals to happen every Wednesday during non-holiday periods.
      • Print the coupon and bring it to the ticket office for redemption.
  • Parent's Day - Every Thursday
    • Moms and Dads, bring your under 13 year old skier to Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area for a day of great skiing and receive a complimentary all day lift ticket for your self.
      • That's right, get a great deal for your child and you ski for free.
      • If your child is 6 or younger, then it is a free day (lift tickets) for you and your child.
      • Offer valid during non-holiday periods only.  One adult per child ticket.

Equipment Rentals

  • All-Day, 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Adult Ski package (13-59) $24.00
    • Child/Senior Ski package(12 and under/60+) $15.00
    • Adult Snowboard package (13-59) $33.00
    • Child/Senior Snowboard package $25.00
    • Telemark package $25.00
    • Demo Skis $35.00
  • Additional Day
    • Adult (age 13 to 59) $15.00
    • Child/Senior $12.00
    • Snowboard (age 13 to 59) $25.00
    • Child/Senior Snowboard $20.00
    • Telemark $20.00
    • Demo Skis $35.00

For more information Call: (530) 587-9476

Lessons & Packages

Private Lessons

First-timers through advanced skiers and snowboarders, reservations suggested

  • 1-hour Lesson
    • $70.00, Each additional person (6 maximum), $20.00

Reservations for private lessons will be taken for any day of operation starting opening day. For reservations please call (530) 587-9444, ext. 0. Have your American Express, Mastercard or Visa ready to guarantee your spot. Cancellations will be accepted until 4pm the day before. "No-shows" will be charged the full lesson fee.

Group Lessons

90 minutes for those ages 7 and up. First-timers through advanced skiers and snowboarders. Lift ticket must be purchased separately. Lessons offered at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm

  • Single Lesson
    • $30.00
  • Additional Lesson
    • $20.00 each

"First-Time Ever" Ski Package

This Class is designed for the first time skier. Package includes a restricted lift ticket (Snowbird Chair), a 90 minute group lesson and all day ski equipment rental. Packages are for anyone ages 7 and above.

  • Adult (13-59)
    • $58.00
  • Child/Senior (7-12/60-69)
    • $45.00

"First-Time Ever" Snowboard Package

Includes restricted lift ticket (Snowbird Chair), a 90 minute group lesson and all day snowboard equipment rental. Packages are for anyone ages 7 and above.

  • Adult
    • $68.00
  • Child
    • $55.00
Other packages (lift ticket, group lesson and equipment rental) are available for ages 7 and above for all abilities. Prices vary.

Snowflakes Children's Ski School (Ages 3-6)*

This 2 hour program is designed especially for children ages 3-6. The Snowflakes Ski School has special teachers, its own kid's room, and five levels of instruction to meet your child's needs. Each session includes ski equipment for the duration of the lesson, specialized instruction, a low student to instructor ratio, and an all day lift ticket. Children must be at least 3 years of age, potty trained, and willing to ski.
  • 2 Hour Lesson
    • $45.00
  • Each Additional Session
    • $35.00
Snowflakes Children's Ski School at Tahoe Donner Ski Area - Click to Zoom

*Children enrolled in Snowflakes must have an adult on site/on call at all times. Children attending more than one session per day must be picked up between sessions.

Kid Sized Terrain Park Features at Tahoe Donner - Click to Zoom

Snowflakes Schedule


Weekend & Holidays

Session 1 9:00am-11:00am 9:00am-11:00am
Session 2 1:00pm-3:00pm 10:00am-12:00pm
Session 3 N/A 12:30 pm-2:30pm
Session 4 N/A 1:30pm-3:30pm
Photos and information courtesy Tahoe Donner

11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, California 96161
Information (530) 587-9444, Snow Phone (530) 587-9444, Snowplay (530) 587-9437, Fax (530) 587-0685
E-mail: Tahoe Donner Ski Area

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