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Donner Summit

Whether you are here for the day, the week, or reside here full time, Donner Summit has something for everyone. During the Winter there are 4 different Ski Resorts for Downhill Skiing or Snowboarding, and Royal Gorge and Auburn Ski Club for Cross Country Recreation.

Royal Gorge is North America’s largest Cross Country Resort, offering miles and miles of groomed trails with scenic views everywhere. Whether you are looking to get a great cardio workout or just want to take it easy and enjoy a beautiful day with a picnic, you can rent your cross country gear right at the Royal Gorge resort, or at Donner Ski Shop.

Boreal has a great terrain park and Soda Springs resort is great for families with kids, Donner Ski Ranch is a great resort for all ages with weekday lift ticket deals, and Sugar Bowl is the biggest resort in the Soda Springs Donner Summit area with Lodging on site.

During the Summer months Donner Summit has even more Recreation with Geocaching, Biking, Hiking, Camping, Paddle boarding, Boating, Picnicking and much more! There are hundreds of Hikes to take with breathtaking long range Views of the Beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, with many Pristine Lakes and Meadows, along with hundreds of varieties of Wildflowers, Plants, Trees, Birds and Wildlife. There are local Lodges and Vacation Rentals available in the area to stay, see Places to Stay below.  Click on Explore Donner Summit to access maps, hiking trails and bike routes and much more.

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Places to stay:

Castle Peak Vacation Rentals
Donner Summit Rentals
Sugar Bowl Resort

Things to Do:

Explore Donner Summit
Auburn Ski Club
Boreal Resort
Donner Summit Museum
Summit Restaurant & Bar
Donner Ski Ranch
Royal Gorge Cross Country
Sierra Nevada Geo Tourism
Soda Springs Resort 
Sugar Bowl Resort

Where to eat on Donner Summit

Soda Springs Deli
The Summit Restaurant
Donner Ski Ranch
Sugar Bowl’s Lake Mary Cabin

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