Alder Creek Cafe & Trailside Bar

Dine at the Alder Creek Cafe

We are well-known for our delicious and healthy homemade food and we’ve expanded our cuisine selections at the Alder Creek Cafe, located within the new Alder Creek Adventure Center. We are using fresh organic, locally sourced meats and produce when possible.

Happy Hour:

Enjoy $4 select drafts, $4 house chardonnay or cabernet, valid Sunday-Thursday non-holiday, 3–5 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 4–8 p.m.

Alder Creek Cafe Hours

Alder Creek Cafe: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with grab-n-go items and coffee available from 8:30 a.m.
Trailside bar: open Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (Note, if you’d like a specialty coffee or adult beverage before 10:30 a.m, just ask any of our friendly staff for assistance from 8:30 a.m. onward)
Après menu: Friday and Saturday, 4:30-8 p.m.


Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is set to finish out the season on April 16, conditions permitting. After which, Alder Creek Cafe and Trailside Bar will have the following hours:

Hours: Cafe and bar open 11 a.m.–5 p.m. daily
Happy hour: beer and wine specials from 2–5 p.m. every day.