Donner Summit is an area that attracts many people to it’s rugged high country beauty. The area overlooks the Truckee, Donner Lake basin area that adds to it’s breathtaking beauty. Just like Lake Tahoe, Donner Summit and Serene Lakes has so much great outdoor adventure year-round.
Winter in the Donner Summit and Serene Lakes area can bring a lot of snow. On average over 408 inches each winter and that means a lot of great winter activities to choose from. To start, some of the closest ski and snowboard resorts are Boreal, Sugar Bowl, and Soda Springs which offer great downhill skiing and snowboarding. If cross county skiing is more your style there is the Royal Gorge, North America’s largest cross country ski resort. With a pair of snow shoes you can go just about anywhere and if you prefer more high energy excitement then the snowmobiling will not disappoint.
Donner Summit and Serene Lakes area is host to just as many great summer outdoor activities as well. There are many alpine lakes to hike to, swim and fish in. Mountain biking trails in the area impress even the most avid of riders and for many road bikers they enjoy the thrill of going down old Hwy. 40. Many of the high rocky areas attract rock climbers who like a challenge and the beauty that surround them.
Serene Lakes and Donner Summit real estate ranges from popular ski resort condos and townhouses to A-frames, charming cabins and newer construction. There are some beautiful homes in the Serene Lakes area where people love the advantages of living near the water. Prices start in the low $200,000 and can go over a million. Many of these homes are second vacation homes, but everyone is there to enjoy the beauty and outdoor adventure only found there.