Donner Summit- Soda Springs, Kingvale, Norden Pla Vada, Serene Lakes

The closest Tahoe location to San Francisco, Donner Summit is home to Sugar Bowl, Royal Gorge and several other small ski areas. The Summit receives more snow and less traffic than other Tahoe locations. Donner Summit is the place for true ski and snowboard enthusiasts!

Entering the quiet communities of Soda Springs, Norden, Kingvale and Serene Lakes is like taking a step back into a slower, more peaceful era.

This area offers small, quaint Old Tahoe style cabins to grand and luxurious mountain homes.  Properties are dotted around the sparkling alpine lakes and rivers, and up and down meandering streets that gently wind through majestic woods. This area evokes childhood memories of family trips to the mountain cabin.

Donner Summit offers an unmatched four-season, high altitude mountain experience.  Plentiful winter snow fulfills the dream of alpine skiers making tracks at Sugar Bowl known for its excellent powder skiing and friendly, comfortable atmosphere.  For the Nordic crowd, fabulous Royal Gorge has acres of terrific cross country terrain and is adjacent to Serene Lakes subdivision.   Boreal Ridge and Donner Ski Ranch, located just a short drive away are well known snowboard resorts.

In milder weather, the Donner Summit area puts on a magnificient display of high Sierra beauty, with blooming wildflowers bloom, miles of hiking and biking trails along backcountry streams and lakes.  Opportunities abound for camping, hiking, backpacking and mountain biking.  Residents love the Donner Summit and Serene Lakes areasreal estate for quick access to fishing, swimming and relaxing with a picnic in the sunshine and winter sports boasting some of the highest snowfall in the Sierra.

Serene Lakes, Soda Springs, Norden, Pla Vada and Kingvale are conveniently located on Donner Summit, with easy access from Interstate 80 with Truckee i just quick drive for additional dining, shopping, and entertainment.