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2016/17 Events

January is National Learn to Ski Month

To celebrate “National Learn to Ski Month,” Tahoe Donner Cross Country will be offering discounted private lessons and private lesson packages any midweek, non-holiday day from January 9 – 31.

Two for One private lessons and private lesson packages are available any midweek, non-holiday day from Jan. 9–31.  For just $59, you and a friend can get an hour of private instruction with one of our top instructors. ($89 includes a lesson, day ticket and equipment for two people).

Seniors – Learn to Cross Country Ski Fridays The first of our four-week learn to ski series for the over age 60. Join fellow seniors to learn how to cross country ski in a fun, supportive environment and at an unbeatable price! Designed for beginners new to skiing, or downhill skiers/snowboarders wanting to try their hand at cross country.

Session dates:  Fridays, Jan. 6–27: 10–11:30 a.m. (Additional series are offered in February and March).
Cost: $89 ($69 for Tahoe Donner members) and includes four weeks of instruction, rentals and trail passes. Sign up ahead to reserve your spot.
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Wax Clinic, 4:30 – 6 p.m. – Jan. 15, 2017

Looking for maximum efficiency and performance for skiing? Join Tahoe Donner Cross Country and Far West Nordic wax gurus and other Nordic enthusiasts to wax and structure your skis. Bring your own wax, or buy from us to get your skis in the best shape for skiing. Free clinic.

Skogsloppet, 10 a.m. – Jan. 16, 2017 –  Postponed

Due to weather, this event scheduled for Jan. 16 has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

Know Before You Go, 5:30 p.m. – Jan. 27

You’ve heard, “Get the Gear, Get the Training, Get the forecast.” But what does this really mean? Sierra Avalanche Center will be presenting the Know Before You Go avalanche awareness program and digging into an introduction to backcountry knowledge and avalanche education. Whether this is your first time or you want to brush up on your knowledge, come on out and enjoy an evening of educational information with Sierra Avalanche Center.

Full Moon Snowshoe Tour, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Feb. 11, 2017

Enjoy the beauty of the full moon on this guided snowshoe hike above Donner Lake. Meet at Alder Creek Adventure Center at 6:15 p.m. to caravan up to the trailhead (5:45 p.m. if you need to borrow equipment). Dress in warm layers, including hats and gloves, and bring water and a headlamp.

Cost: $25 for adults; $15 for kids under 18 (must be accompanied by an adult). Includes guide and snowshoe rental if needed.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot(s) at least 24 hours in advance at tahoedonner.com/shop.

TD Challenge Tour/Race, 10 a.m. – Feb. 12, 2017

A new twist on the traditional racing scene. This was so popular last season, we brought it back this year. The Tahoe Donner Challenge is a race or tour and you choose your own route on the trails of the cross country center. A fun format that makes for some great strategizing and comparing routes post event. Checkpoints at Drifter Hut, Hawks Peak and in the Euer Valley. You decide the fastest route.

Valentine’s Day Sunset Snowshoe Tour, 4:30 – 6 p.m. – Feb. 14, 2017

Bundle up with a companion for a special Valentine’s Day evening to watch the sunset above Donner Lake. Meet at Alder Creek Adventure Center at 4:15 p.m. to caravan up to the trailhead (4 p.m. if you need to borrow equipment). Dress in warm layers, including hats and gloves, and bring water and a headlamp.

Cost: $25 Includes guide and snowshoe rental if needed.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot(s) at least 24 hours in advance at tahoedonner.com/shop.

Full Moon Snowshoe Tour, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Mar. 11, 2017

Enjoy the beauty of the full moon on this guided snowshoe hike above Donner Lake. Meet at Alder Creek Adventure Center at 6:15 p.m. to caravan up to the trailhead (5:45 p.m. if you need to borrow equipment). Dress in warm layers, including hats and gloves, and bring water and a headlamp.

Cost: $25 for adults; $15 for kids under 18 (must be accompanied by an adult). Includes guide and snowshoe rental if needed.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot(s) at least 24 hours in advance at tahoedonner.com/shop.

Tour D’Euer, 10 a.m. – March 26, 2017

Celebrate spring with this 25-plus-year tradition of touring the Euer Valley. The more trails you ski, the more raffle tickets you can collect to enter to win some great prizes. After the event, join us on the Alder Creek Adventure Center patio overlooking the meadow for a classic spring BBQ and music. Trail pass or season pass required.

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Winter Programs 2016-2017

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Visit the New Alder Creek Cafe

Alder Creek Cafe Open daily!

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