DONNER SKI RANCH




Wind Advisory currently in effect for Donner Ski Ranch. * WHAT...Areas of north/northeast winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Gusts in northeast/southwest-oriented canyons/gaps up to 60 mph. * WHERE...Northeast Foothills, Western Plumas County and West Slopes Sierra Nevada. * WHEN...From 2 AM to 11 AM PDT Friday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Gusty winds could impact high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...See detailed hazards grid for a more detailed area of concern at wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=sto.
  • Snowpack
  • 24.0"
  • Snowpack levels are currently 119% below the seasonal average of 21". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 11 years was in 2010, when snowpack depth was recorded at 116.0".
  • New Snowfall
  • Past 24 hours
  • 0"
  • Snowpack levels remain unchanged since yesterday, with the mountain sitting at a 24.0" snowpack and a 10.3" snow water equivalent. Perched in california, Donner Ski Ranch air temperatures were recorded at 38.0° at last check.

  • Air Temp
  • 64°
  • It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 51° - 67° over the next 5 days.

Seasonal Comparison

Compare snowpack levels this season from past seasons
Current Average Max Min
24.0" (-119%) 21" 116.0" (2010) -4.0" (2020)

Snow Forecast

Snow and weather outlook for the ski area.
  • Today, Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 11 to 16 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Tomorrow, Sunny, with a high near 51. East northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Nearby Ski Areas

Upcoming snow forecasts for ski areas in the region

Outdoor Recreation

Popular outdoor recreation hotspots
Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
AHART 12 5,341 ft
INDEPENDENCE LAKE 20 6,957 ft
FRENCH MEADOWS 75 5,330 ft
UPPER LITTLE TRUCKEE 26 6,187 ft
SILVER CREEK-TRUCKEE 27 6,041 ft
LEWIS 40 5,280 ft
COLD CREEK 11 5,702 ft
GOOSE MEADOW 24 5,970 ft
HELL HOLE 10 5,167 ft
LOWER LITTLE TRUCKEE 15 6,141 ft
DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK 54 5,951 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
SIERRA AT TAHOE 30" 61° 0"
GRANLIBAKKEN SKI RESORT 27" 61° 0"
BOREAL MOUNTAIN RESORT 24" 64° 0"
SQUAW VALLEY 33" 61° 0"
ALPINE MEADOWS SKI AREA 27" 61° 0"
SODA SPRINGS 24" 64° 0"
SUGAR BOWL RESORT 4" 70° 0"
NORTHSTAR 4" 70° 0"
DONNER SKI RANCH 24" 64° 0"
HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT 27" 61° 0"
TAHOE DONNER 24" 64° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
ROYAL GORGE (SODA SPRINGS TO TADPOLE CREEK) 817.0cfs 25.0 Mi V to V+
GENERATION AND GIANT GAPS (TADPOLE TO COLFAX-IOWA HILL ROAD) 1390.0cfs 26.8 Mi IV to IV+
TAHOE CITY TO RIVER RANCH 323.0cfs None Mi I

Area Hydrology

Compare snow and flow conditions for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
STEAMBOAT CK AT SHORT LN AT RENO
USGS 10349849
41 cfs 0.8 ft
TRUCKEE RIVER NR MOGUL
USGS 10347460
973 cfs 6.8 ft
TRUCKEE R NR SPARKS
USGS 10348200
797 cfs 6.3 ft
N YUBA R BL GOODYEARS BAR CA
USGS 11413000
1,470 cfs 5.5 ft
WARD C AT HWY 89 NR TAHOE PINES CA
USGS 10336676
98 cfs 6.3 ft
DONNER C AT HWY 89 NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10338700
288 cfs 4.4 ft
E F CARSON R BL MARKLEEVILLE C NR MARKLEEVILLECA
USGS 10308200
1,010 cfs 4.5 ft
TRUCKEE R A TAHOE CITY CA
USGS 10337500
234 cfs 3.5 ft
SAGEHEN C NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10343500
20 cfs 2.2 ft
KINGS CANYON CREEK NEAR CARSON CITY
USGS 10311100
0 cfs 3.5 ft
LITTLE TRUCKEE R BL BOCA DAM NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10344500
6 cfs 0.6 ft
GLENBROOK CK AT GLENBROOK
USGS 10336730
2 cfs 1.8 ft
LITTLE TRUCKEE R BL DIV DAM NR SIERRAVILLE CA
USGS 10341950
3 cfs 1.0 ft
THIRD CK NR CRYSTAL BAY
USGS 10336698
17 cfs 2.4 ft
TRUCKEE R A BOCA BRIDGE NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10344505
1,040 cfs 7.3 ft
ASH CANYON CK NR CARSON CITY
USGS 10311200
3 cfs 4.0 ft
PILOT C AB STUMPY MEADOWS RES CA
USGS 11431800
3 cfs 4.1 ft
PILOT C BL MUTTON CANYON NR GEORGETOWN CA
USGS 11433040
2 cfs 3.0 ft
LOGAN HOUSE CK NR GLENBROOK
USGS 10336740
0 cfs 4.1 ft
WEST FORK CARSON RIVER AT WOODFORDS
USGS 10310000
228 cfs 11.4 ft
TRUCKEE R A FARAD CA
USGS 10346000
1,230 cfs 5.1 ft
STEAMBOAT C AT CLEANWATER WAY NR RENO
USGS 10349980
51 cfs 4.8 ft
PROSSER C BL PROSSER C DAM NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10340500
91 cfs 1.9 ft
CLEAR CREEK NEAR CARSON CITY
USGS 10310500
3 cfs 1.2 ft
GALENA C AT GALENA C STATE PARK
USGS 10348850
17 cfs 11.2 ft
EAGLE ROCK CK NR STATELINE
USGS 103367592
1 cfs 5.3 ft
INCLINE CK NR CRYSTAL BAY
USGS 10336700
9 cfs 1.8 ft
EAGLE VALLEY CREEK AT CARSON CITY
USGS 10311300
2 cfs 4.5 ft
SPANISH C AB BLACKHAWK C AT KEDDIE CA
USGS 11402000
124 cfs 2.2 ft
CARSON RIVER AT DEER RUN ROAD NEAR CARSON CITY
USGS 10311400
626 cfs 6.0 ft
N TRUCKEE DRAIN AT SPANISH SPRINGS RD NR SPARKS NV
USGS 10348245
2 cfs 1.8 ft
INDEPENDENCE C NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10343000
5 cfs 2.4 ft
DONNER C A DONNER LK NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10338500
99 cfs 3.7 ft
HUNTER C NR RENO
USGS 10347600
14 cfs 7.4 ft
TRUCKEE R BL MARTIS C NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10339410
921 cfs 5.1 ft
LITTLE TRUCKEE R AB BOCA RES NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10344400
204 cfs 1.3 ft
FRANKTOWN C NR CARSON CITY
USGS 10348460
4 cfs 4.1 ft
UP TRUCKEE R A SOUTH LAKE TAHOE CA
USGS 10336610
292 cfs 6.2 ft
TRUCKEE R AT RENO
USGS 10348000
882 cfs 5.5 ft
INCLINE CK ABV TYROL VILLAGE NR INCLINE VILLAGE NV
USGS 103366993
7 cfs 3.1 ft
CARSON RIVER NEAR CARSON CITY
USGS 10311000
601 cfs 3.3 ft
UPPER TRUCKEE R AT HWY 50 ABOVE MEYERS CA
USGS 103366092
271 cfs 6.4 ft
TRUCKEE R AT VISTA
USGS 10350000
855 cfs 5.2 ft
GENERAL C NR MEEKS BAY CA
USGS 10336645
81 cfs 2.0 ft
TROUT C NR TAHOE VALLEY CA
USGS 10336780
47 cfs 5.9 ft
UPPER TRUCKEE R AT S UPPER TRUCKEE RD NR MEYERS CA
USGS 10336580
4 cfs 5.1 ft
TRUCKEE R NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10338000
574 cfs 2.8 ft
STEAMBOAT C AT STEAMBOAT
USGS 10349300
13 cfs 1.0 ft
N TRUCKEE DRAIN AT KLEPPE LN NR SPARKS
USGS 10348300
108 cfs 4.5 ft
DOG CREEK AT VERDI
USGS 10347310
2 cfs 2.5 ft
BLACKWOOD C NR TAHOE CITY CA
USGS 10336660
162 cfs 9.7 ft
EAST FORK CARSON RIVER NEAR GARDNERVILLE
USGS 10309000
1,040 cfs 10.9 ft
SPANISH C A QUINCY CA
USGS 11401920
97 cfs 5.3 ft
DAGGETT CREEK NEAR GENOA
USGS 10310400
2 cfs 0.8 ft
EDGEWOOD CK AT STATELINE
USGS 10336760
2 cfs 3.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
BLOODS CREEK
SNOTEL BLCC1
0.32" -0.13"
BLACK SPRINGS
SNOTEL BLSC1
0.65" 0.11"

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