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Downhill Skiing at Tahoe Donner

Located near both magnificent Lake Tahoe and the historic site where the Donner Party lost their way in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the 1800s, Tahoe Donner today is a ski area located in Truckee, California. However, the resort caters equally well to those coming from Nevada, since it is just a short distance away.

Commonly referred to as Tahoe Donner Downhill, the resort provides tourists staying in vacation rentals in Tahoe-Donner with the opportunity to learn to ski or improve their existing skiing skills in a warm, supportive atmosphere that is part and parcel of its small size. At some massive ski resorts, visitors can feel lost almost from the first instant because the lines are long and the slopes are crowded. Tahoe Donner, in contrast, allows visitors to feel that they are getting "back to nature; on a typical day, there are more coniferous pine trees on the slopes than there are skiers.

Both skiing and snowboarding are popular at Tahoe Donner, which features 14 trails served by four ski lifts. Each lift is a little different, a testament to how the ski area has grown over time to meet the needs of new generations of skiers. There is one carpet lift, one surface tow lift, one double-chair lift, and one quad-chair lift. In all, the resort encompasses 120 acres of skiable territory and includes two summits, one at about 7300 feet, and another about 600 feet lower. Slightly more than half the runs are rated for intermediate skiers with the rest appropriate for beginners, making Tahoe Donner a wonderful place to learn.

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