Donner Summit is located west of Truckee and Donner Lake heading up Old Highway 40. This area gets quite a lot of snow in the winter and access can be difficult at times. Royal Gorge, Boreal & Sugar Bowl are some of the nearby ski resorts and some homes and condos have ski-in/ski-out access. The largest community at Donner Summit is Serene Lakes. Other communities include Kingvale, Pla Vada, Rainbow, Norden, Soda Springs & Cisco Grove.