Cross Country

Cross Country Ski Area is Closed for the Season

Season passes will go on sale in the fall. See you next year!

Trails and Conditions

When snow conditions permit, over 100 kilometers of trails for striding, ski skating and snowshoeing are groomed daily and are open from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Season passholders are welcome to ski from 7 a.m. on non-storm days.

View our online interactive trail map. You can print your own copy of the Cross Country Ski Area Trail Map (pdf). Before heading out, check the Grooming and Conditions report.

Email Updates

Subscribe to our cross country email list to be one of the first to know about operations updates and grooming!

Did you know? Our new retail shop has the largest selection of Nordic clothing and accessories in the area. Stop by our ticket office/retail store to buy your Christmas presents and/or to set yourself up with a new ski outfit!

New Cross Country Building Grand Opening in 2015

We are very excited for the 2015-16 season when we will open our new Cross Country Ski Area facility, pictured above. It will offer convenient parking, improved food and beverage service, enhanced rental operations, ski locker rentals, a large public wax room, a multi-purpose room, and a large deck with fire pit. Check back for more information on the grand opening celebration next season.

Consider a Season Pass for Next Year

If you plan to ski 10 or more times next season, you should consider buying a season pass. A season pass is the best value, gives the most convenience and flexibility to ski on your own schedule, and comes with some great additional perks.

Season passholders access the trails with a quick scan of their pass; will have access to our new season pass locker room, and can take advantage of “early bird skiing” from 7 a.m. on non-storm days. For the 2014-2015 season, we have been giving additional passholder perks and benefits, including discounts on food and beverage and retail, plus free admission to our Snowplay park. For a few extra dollars, you can ski or board all season on the lifts at our Downhill Ski area too – ask about our Combo XC / Downhill season pass. Season pass perks for 2015-2016 will be posted in the future, so check back often.

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 Area Trail Map (pdf).

New Real Time Grooming Report at Tahoe Donner Cross Country

Tahoe Donner has installed GPS technology in its snowcats 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.

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Will Open This Saturday, Dec. 20

Join us for opening day as we kick off the ski season!!

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