Cross Country

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area


Voted as one of the top three cross country ski areas in North America by USA Today, Tahoe Donner Cross Country is also a locals’ favorite providing easy access from Truckee, friendly service, up to 100km of immaculately groomed trails and some of the best food in town.

For Jan. 14-16: Note, since our ski area is located adjacent to wetlands, we cannot remove all the snow present, which has significantly reduced available parking. As a result, please consider taking advantage of our free shuttle service with offsite parking available at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub. This parking area is especially helpful during our peak operation times of 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. (shuttle runs until 5:15 p.m.)

Starting at Tahoe Donner’s large and comfortable new Alder Creek Adventure Center, cross country skiers enjoy a modern fleet of rental equipment, a large selection of cross country apparel, fresh, organic food from the Alder Creek Café; and an après ski menu at the Trailside bar. Our friendly, helpful staff include experienced ski technicians, talented ski instructors and a professional as well as national/volunteer ski patrol.

Our trail system meanders through beautiful meadows and forests; follows bubbling creeks; and climbs for some stunning views of the Sierra Crest. We also offer trails for fat biking and 7km of dog-friendly trails. See the grooming report, to check on status of access for bikes and dogs.

We are open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., conditions permitting. For trail reports and the latest updates, watch our grooming report, or give us a call at 530-587-9484.

IMPORTANT DRONE NOTICE: Unmanned aerial drone use by guests or the media on Tahoe Donner property is prohibited without prior written approval of Tahoe Donner Association. See more details.

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