The new and completely redesigned website offers a rich online experience and invites skiers and riders to buy season passes and lift tickets online

Just before the start of its 80th ski season, Donner Ski Ranch has unveiled an all-new website – – offering an enhanced user experience and serves as the official hub for information on pricing, conditions, events, and more at the iconic resort.

The website features a contemporary look, responsive experience across desktop, tablet and mobile devices, enriched content, and all-new e-commerce functionality, allowing skiers and riders to purchase season passes and tickets online. With robust new content, readers can explore all the offerings at Donner Ski Ranch, check conditions, and get help planning their next ski getaway.

Featured highlights of the new website include:

  • User-friendly navigation for an intuitive browsing experience
  • Ability to buy season passes and lift tickets online through the all-new web store
  • Check weather and mountain conditions
  • Detailed information on lessons and rentals
  • Tips for first-time skiers and riders

Additionally, Donner Ski Ranch released a new brand identity, which has an iconic yet modern look, and will be rolled out this season.

“The revamped website and brand identity are symbols of a new era at Donner Ski Ranch,” said Tessa McHenry, general manager of Donner Ski Ranch. “We have long been known as a value- and family-oriented resort, and now we are expanding our focus by enhancing guest services and becoming a best-in-class service-driven organization. Our new easy-to-use e-commerce enabled website is just the start.”

We're Hiring!

Nov. 4, 2016

Come join a team where you'll feel like family. At Donner Ski Ranch you'll never be a number. We care about our employees and offer competitive pay and benefits, including wages starting at $12/hour, free skiing at some of Tahoe's best resorts, and a fun, positive work environment. 

We are currently looking for fun, positive people to fill the following positions:

  • Cafe Manager
  • Ski Patrol Supervisor
  • Ski Patrol
  • Ski Instructor
  • Snowboard Instructor
  • Lift Op Supervisor
  • Lift Operator
  • Groomer / Snowcat Operator
  • Ticket Sales
  • Snow Removal
  • Parking Attendant
  • Rental Shop Assistant Manager
  • Bartender
  • Line Cook
  • And more

Apply online now!


Nov. 3, 2016

Donner Ski Ranch today announced Tessa McHenry as the new general manager, overseeing all business functions including mountain operations, guest services, marketing, administration, and human resources for the resort’s winter and summer operations.  As part of the current owners’ succession strategy, McHenry will assume full management control in the 2017/2018 season. 

McHenry has held high-level leadership roles for more than a decade, and has a wealth of marketing and operations experience from positions at prominent global manufacturing companies. Most recently McHenry served as Director of Global Marketing for Sound-United, a San Diego-based consumer electronics company, and previously served as Director of Marketing for Zodiac Pool Systems, a leading global manufacturer of pool and spa products.

"Tessa’s exceptional leadership skills and business savvy made her a clear choice for the job," said Marshall Tuttle, owner of Donner Ski Ranch.  "This, along with her familiarity with Donner Ski Ranch’s unique makeup and her obvious commitment to instituting organizational change, made her a standout."

McHenry has a long history at the storied resort. Her father served as the mountain manager for more than 15 years, starting in the 1970s, and later becoming a shareholder. McHenry first learned to ski at Donner Ski Ranch at the age of two, and skied for its first race team.

“Coming back to The Ranch is an incredible honor for me,” McHenry noted. “As a child, I imagined myself running the resort, so when the offer was presented, it was like a dream come true. It’s fitting that I return with the goal of embracing the unique history and culture that runs in my DNA, while working to positively transform Donner Ski Ranch into a best-in-class service-driven organization.”