Cross Country

The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center will open for the 2014-15 season as soon as the snowpack allows.

With the exciting construction of the new Cross Country Center, we may be starting the season operating our ticket sales, rentals, lessons, programs and limited food service from temporary structures. As soon as the snowpack allows we will be grooming our beautiful trail system for your skiing enjoyment.

Season Passes

Prices are on sale now! See all pass prices here, or go directly to ShopTD to purchase nowFor the best prices – buy your passes before Dec 1.

A season pass is the best value and gives the flexibility to ski on your own schedule.  Season pass holders access the trails with a quick scan of their pass; have access to our season pass locker room and can take advantage of “early bird skiing” from 7 a.m. on non-storm days.

If you like to downhill ski or snowboard too, check out our Combo Season Pass with our Downhill Area. For a few extra dollars, you can ski or board all season on the lifts too.

Contact Membership services for more information (530) 587 9400 ext. 0.


Under normal operations, trails for striding, ski skating and snowshoeing are open from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. See the conditions report here.

View our online interactive trail map and print your own copy of the Cross Country Ski Center Trail Map (pdf).

New Real Time Grooming Report at Tahoe Donner Cross Country

Tahoe Donner is installing a new high-tech grooming reporting system this year at the Cross Country Ski Center that uses GPS technology to give real-time grooming reports.

The software automatically analyzes data from the GPS devices installed on the machines and will be updating a map on our website of what is being/has been groomed in real time.

See the conditions page and watch as our trails open for the season.

Upcoming Events and Programs

New Junior Biathlon Program

We are very excited to announce a new cross country program in this Olympic year. The Junior Biathlon Program will be an introduction to the Winter Olympic sport of biathlon – the combination of skiing and rifle marksmanship – for children.

Children will be coached to improve their skiing skills and will also learn marksmanship and gun safety, using specially designed laser biathlon rifles. Biathlon was first appointed as an Olympic sport at the Squaw Valley Olympics in 1960.

Former U.S. biathlon team member and Tahoe Donner member, Tom McElroy, will be leading eight after school sessions on Tuesdays from Jan. 14 – March 11, 2014, 3:45 to 5 p.m. for 2nd – 8th graders. Participants must have basic ski handling skills.

Cost: $120
Purchase online at ShopTD.

Includes: 8 skiing and biathlon sessions including the use of laser biathlon rifles and skating or striding gear depending on conditions of the day.

Stay tuned to our clinics page for more opportunities for children and adults to try biathlon at Tahoe Donner.

New Cross Country Ski Center Building Plans Developing!

The board of directors recently gave the green light to begin detailed planning to build a new Cross Country Ski Center as outlined in the 2030 General Plan. Project information, including renderings, floor plans and elevations have been posted for membership review at our Cross Country Ski Center Capital Projects page.

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