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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161-7094
+1 530-587-9444
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Don't Need to Take Out A Second Mortgage

Okay, it's not as big as many of the surrounding resorts, nor does it have the biggest, baddest... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
esthersfolks
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Walnut Creek, California
Ski lessons was bad

My wife and I had a beginner Ski training session and the experience was bad. The instructor was... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
SpSnv
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Sunnyvale, California
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“ski area” (3 reviews)
“small resort” (2 reviews)
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11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161-7094
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+1 530-587-9444
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Okay, it's not as big as many of the surrounding resorts, nor does it have the biggest, baddest runs in the area. So what? That's the advantage. Smaller crowds, lower price, and still a decent little resort, especially if your a beginner, or not much...More

Thank esthersfolks
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

My wife and I had a beginner Ski training session and the experience was bad. The instructor was not very helpful and we didn't learn much. Not going back there.

Thank SpSnv
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We used to take our daughter here when she was 6 & 7 years old. It was a perfect place for her to practice skiing and be independent without getting lost. We also used to love the ski on Tuesday - free for kids 6...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We went twice and it’s always full due to its slopes ideal for tubing and sledge. Ample parking and food truck. Also have extra space for snow play. Staff also friendly.

Thank navinnew
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

I take my grand children here to teach them how to ski. It setting and services are perfect for kids. They have a nice magic carpet lift for the younger kids to learn on - before they are ready for the chair lift. There is...More

Thank drastler
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Very small but with all the usual services. For beginners or low intermediate. Mostly used by Tahoe Donner residents. Great if you don't want to deal with all the big hassles of the big resorts.

1  Thank 1Truckee
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had a great time at Tahoe Donner. The mountain is isolated from Tahoe's weather, making it a good option when it is snowy/rainy at Homewood/Squaw Valley. It is probably not the place for advanced skiers, but is great for rookies such as myself. Lots...More

Thank Juank D
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

The two kids just learned how to ski. We wanted to go family skiing but didn't want to pay big bucks for ski lift tickets since we only go on the beginner trails anyway. The price for Tahoe Donner was just right - almost half...More

Thank thejoyciecat
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Fun place for beginners. Smooth check in for rentals and lessons. Small resort, but it had a nice long green run to practice on. Skip the play area if your kids are over 6. Tubing and sledding hills are very slow. Big menu in the...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Great for beginners, not crowded, tubbing was fun too. Pizza on the hill was great for vegetarians. Also a great little market called Z's market and deli.

1  Thank Alfonso d
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Affy53
30 December 2016|
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I didn't make the ski resort
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