CROSS COUNTRY SKI CENTER

VOTED #6 CROSS COUNTRY SKI CENTER
IN NORTH AMERICA BY USA TODAY

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Cross Country Ski Center

TAHOE DONNER CROSS COUNTRY SKI CENTER IS OPEN 8:30AM-5PM DAILY (CONDITIONS PERMITTING). CHECK OUR DAILY GROOMING REPORT  PRIOR TO COMING OUT. 


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  • Please review our COVID-19 safety information.
  • Trail hours are 8:30AM-5PM daily (conditions permitting). Check our daily grooming report to see what trails are open prior to coming out.
  • Access is not permitted outside of our operating hours of 8:30AM-5PM. Check back for the most updated hours.
  • Season passes can be activated and validated with this year’s sticker at the ticket window at Alder Creek Adventure Center.
  • All season passholders are welcome, and no reservations for passholders are currently required.
  • Lessons are available to book online
  • Check the grooming report for the latest conditions.
  • Please leave your dogs at home unless you purchased a dog season pass before we sold out.
  • No hiking or biking on the trails. All access on the trails requires a trail pass, and you must recreate on skis or snowshoes. 
  • Fat biking is not permitted on Tahoe Donner trails. 
  • Alder Creek Cafe is open 9AM-4PM daily for grab-and-go options.
  • Expect access to outdoor restrooms, as indoor access will be limited.
  • Masks covering your nose and mouth are required at all times indoors, in the parking lot, around trailheads and anywhere social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Learn more about our COVID-19 safety operations.

HOURS
Daily | 8:30AM-5PM, conditions permitting*
*Check our daily grooming report to see what trails are open prior to coming out.

CONTACT US
15275 Alder Creek Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-9484


Best Of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee 2020 BadgeVoted the Best Cross Country Center in North Lake Tahoe & Truckee by the Sierra Sun for 5 years running and 6th Best Cross Country Ski Resort in North America by USA Today, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center (TDXC) spans more than 2,800 acres in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. Over 100 kilometers of cross country ski and snowshoe trails meander through tranquil meadows and forests, follow babbling creeks and climb to stunning views of the Sierra Crest. A fleet of state-of-the-art grooming machines prepare the trails daily for the best conditions possible for classic and skate skiing and snowshoeing. The system includes 7 kilometers of designated dog-friendly trails for skiing with your favorite canine buddy. Always check the grooming report for updates and restrictions.

For the high-quality cross country ski and snowshoe gear you need to hit the trail, visit our friendly and knowledgeable staff at the rental shop, voted 2nd Best Rental Shop in North Lake Tahoe & Truckee in 2020. 


Please note: Beginning immediately, the trails around Alder Creek Adventure Center down to the Euer Valley and up to Drifter/Hawk’s Peak areas are closed to hiking and mountain biking. Free access to cross country trails are no longer available. This area is maintained for cross country skiing and snowshoeing when conditions allow. Use of this area in the winter season requires a fee.


 

 
 
 

 


 

Learning to glide...Snow fun!  Next up Skating lessons. Beyond grateful for days like this!

Learning to glide...Snow fun! Next up Skating lessons. Beyond grateful for days like this! ...

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Have you ever explored Euer Valley in the winter? It’s rather magical. Pic @pixiebaber 

#tdxc #mashmellows #tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonner

Have you ever explored Euer Valley in the winter? It’s rather magical. Pic @pixiebaber

#tdxc #mashmellows #tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonner
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We love how this project in Tahoe Donner turned out: a renovation + addition to reflect a more updated contemporary look, while still keeping the rustic charm and memories alive in this family cabin. #timberlineconstruction
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Photo: erskinephotography

We love how this project in Tahoe Donner turned out: a renovation + addition to reflect a more updated contemporary look, while still keeping the rustic charm and memories alive in this family cabin. #timberlineconstruction

Photo: erskinephotography
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First skate ski of the season... ❄️🌧⠀
last one for a while with the bro. ⠀
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#crosscountryskiing #nordic #skateskiing #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #truckee  #snow #mountains #brother #holidays #goodbyefornow #winter #bonvoyage

First skate ski of the season... ❄️🌧⠀
last one for a while with the bro. ⠀







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#crosscountryskiing #nordic #skateskiing #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #truckee #snow #mountains #brother #holidays #goodbyefornow #winter #bonvoyage
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A little mental reset on my bike is all I need sometimes.  Christy Deysher  Corcoran Global Living
Lake Tahoe and Truckee Real Estate
530.413.0530  www.MakeTahoeHome.com
Christy.Deysher@CorcoranGL.com

A little mental reset on my bike is all I need sometimes. Christy Deysher Corcoran Global Living
Lake Tahoe and Truckee Real Estate
530.413.0530 www.MakeTahoeHome.com
Christy.Deysher@CorcoranGL.com
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Yahoo!  More ski days! #skateskiing #tahoedonnerxc #imready #getoutside #snow

Yahoo! More ski days! #skateskiing #tahoedonnerxc #imready #getoutside #snow ...

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Made it to the peak. #tahoedonnerxc

Made it to the peak. #tahoedonnerxc ...

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Pippa says:  Life is good!  A perfect Friday morning run!  #pippathedog #highmountainliving #livehereandexplore  #nordicskiing #runwithmydog #tahoedonnerxc #truckee #tahoe

Pippa says: Life is good! A perfect Friday morning run! #pippathedog #highmountainliving #livehereandexplore #nordicskiing #runwithmydog #tahoedonnerxc #truckee #tahoe ...

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Dreamland. Taking a break from work to cross country ski in Tahoe's fresh snow.
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For information about cross-country skiing at Lake Tahoe, visit my website TahoeTrailGuide.com.
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#tahoe #tahoelife #laketahoe #tahoenorth #tahome #truckee #truckeelove #mountainliving #nordicskiing #crosscountryskiing #xcskiing #xcski #nordicskier #dailyadventure #adventurelifestyle #adventurelife #livelifeoutside #mountainculture #mountainlifestyle #outdoorlife #discovertahoe #exploretahoe #lovewhereyoulive #optoutside #wildernessculture #tahoesnaps #outdooradventure #tahoedonnerxc #tdxc #exploretahoedonner

Dreamland. Taking a break from work to cross country ski in Tahoe's fresh snow.
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#tahoe #tahoelife #laketahoe #tahoenorth #tahome #truckee #truckeelove #mountainliving #nordicskiing #crosscountryskiing #xcskiing #xcski #nordicskier #dailyadventure #adventurelifestyle #adventurelife #livelifeoutside #mountainculture #mountainlifestyle #outdoorlife #discovertahoe #exploretahoe #lovewhereyoulive #optoutside #wildernessculture #tahoesnaps #outdooradventure #tahoedonnerxc #tdxc #exploretahoedonner
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Is this how you shoulder szn?

This time of year, even more gear starts going into the pack, whether it's needed or not. Especially as long as I still try to find mountaintops on foot.

Is this how you shoulder szn?

This time of year, even more gear starts going into the pack, whether it's needed or not. Especially as long as I still try to find mountaintops on foot.
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Hawks peak morning...#tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonner

Hawks peak morning...#tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonner ...

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Morning scramble with the 🐕 🐕 out to drifter hit... peek-a-boo Donner lake! #tahoedonnerxc

Morning scramble with the 🐕 🐕 out to drifter hit... peek-a-boo Donner lake! #tahoedonnerxc ...

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Beautiful day for a ride! #truckeelife #tahoedonnerxc #girlsthatmtbike

Beautiful day for a ride! #truckeelife #tahoedonnerxc #girlsthatmtbike ...

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I don’t know them but I love them. Merry Christmas everyone! #christmaselves #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #merrychristmas #crosscountryskiing #mld_skishots

I don’t know them but I love them. Merry Christmas everyone! #christmaselves #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #merrychristmas #crosscountryskiing #mld_skishots ...

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View from Firewalker #tdxc #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #strideski #xcski

View from Firewalker #tdxc #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #strideski #xcski ...

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Drifters Hut #worththeclimb #tahoedonnerxc  #itsalldownhillfromhere #nordicskitour

Drifters Hut #worththeclimb #tahoedonnerxc #itsalldownhillfromhere #nordicskitour ...

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December XC skiing has been amazing!!!! Feels great to get out every weekend day! #tdxc #tahoedonnerxc #truckee #strideski #snow

December XC skiing has been amazing!!!! Feels great to get out every weekend day! #tdxc #tahoedonnerxc #truckee #strideski #snow ...

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Normally look up at this sign #snow #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #strideski

Normally look up at this sign #snow #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #strideski ...

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#trailclosed due to massive amounts of #snow at #tahoedonnerxc !!!!!! #strideski #xcskiing #getoutside

#trailclosed due to massive amounts of #snow at #tahoedonnerxc !!!!!! #strideski #xcskiing #getoutside ...

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It’s snowing today, so here’s a cross country ski picture from a couple winters ago tahoedonnerassociation. So sad I only got to go once this year. Here’s to better fortunes and timing next season. #TahoeDonner #TahoeDonnerXC #crosscountry #crosscountryski #crosscountryskiing #xc #xcski #xcskiing #ski #skiing #snow #Tahoe #nature #Sierras #SierraNevada #TahoeLife #skidefond  #California #GetOutside #PhotoOfTheDay #OutsideIsFree #Outdoors #nordic #nordicskiing #nordicbeard #nordicskiingadventure #winterwonderland

It’s snowing today, so here’s a cross country ski picture from a couple winters ago tahoedonnerassociation. So sad I only got to go once this year. Here’s to better fortunes and timing next season. #TahoeDonner #TahoeDonnerXC #crosscountry #crosscountryski #crosscountryskiing #xc #xcski #xcskiing #ski #skiing #snow #Tahoe #nature #Sierras #SierraNevada #TahoeLife #skidefond #California #GetOutside #PhotoOfTheDay #OutsideIsFree #Outdoors #nordic #nordicskiing #nordicbeard #nordicskiingadventure #winterwonderland ...

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Peak bagging #tahoedonnerxc

Peak bagging #tahoedonnerxc ...

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A break in the latest Tahoe storm pattern. A couple feet of powder last night and more to come this week, beginning Tuesday afternoon. Make the most of all this snow by getting outside and playing in it!
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A break in the latest Tahoe storm pattern. A couple feet of powder last night and more to come this week, beginning Tuesday afternoon. Make the most of all this snow by getting outside and playing in it!
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#tahoe #tahoelife #laketahoe #southlaketahoe #tahome #tahoesouth #tahoesnaps #dailyadventure #discovertahoe #exploretahoe #mountainliving #tahoefund #landscapephotography #xcskiing #truckee #truckeelove #tahoenorth #livelifeoutside #lovewhereyoulive #adventurelife #outdoorculture #outdooradventure #mountainculture #wildernessculture #adventurelifestyle #crosscountryskiing #nordicskiing #optoutside #tdxc #tahoedonnerxc
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While everyone else is welcoming the sun, I want more of these days!  #tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonnerassociation #crosscountryskiing #mld_skishots

While everyone else is welcoming the sun, I want more of these days! #tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonnerassociation #crosscountryskiing #mld_skishots ...

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