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Cross Country Events – Closed Until Further Notice

Please call to confirm operation status before coming out for the following events:

Ski Orienteering – Jan. 31 – CANCELLED

Organized by The Truckee Orienteering Club and is open to the public. First-time orienteers are also encouraged to attend; click here for details.

Full Moon Ski & Snowshoe Tour with Wine Tasting – Jan. 31 – CANCELLED

Feel like a full moon stroll? Join our experienced guides to learn more about snowshoeing and skiing, as well as our local environment and wildlife — under the light of the moon! The evening even includes wine tasting and s’mores.

Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: $30 adults; $15 for children – Buy now on ShopTD

Learn to Ski Program for Seniors – Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25

Cross country skiing is great for all ages, and this is a fun way for seniors to learn. This group is exclusive to those 65 or older. Learn at your own pace with our experienced instructors.

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $81; $61 for members (This price is for all 4 sessions – what a deal!)

Snowshoe Tour –  Feb. 8

Join our experienced snowshoe guides to learn more about snowshoeing, as well as our local environment and wildlife as you explore the trails at Tahoe Donner. Suitable for all levels.

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: $31 or $61 with rental, trail and tour package – Buy now on ShopTD

Valentine’s Special: Sweet XC Ski Deal –  Feb. 9 – 13

We love our customers and to show our passion for cross country skiing during this Valentine holiday, we’re offering a lesson deal plus a sweet treat – free dessert at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub! Bring a friend and we’ll give you two-for-one lessons. The package, which includes trail passes, equipment, and a private lesson, is just $81 for the two of you (just $57 if you have your own pass and equipment). You’ll get a coupon for a free dessert to share at The Lodge Restaurant and Pub! Lessons must be booked in advance. Promotion is valid for lessons from Feb. 9-13; dessert coupon valid through Feb. 21. For more information or to book this fantastic deal, call 530-587-9484.

Waxing for Basic Ski Care Clinic – Feb. 14

Join us for this free clinic and learn the best way to care for your equipment from Toko Wax representative, Roger Chaney.

Time: 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Paco’s “Ski Fondo” Challenge – Feb. 22

“Gran Fondo” is Italian for “great endurance.” Paco’s “Ski Fondo” is a tour or a race – you choose! Long course for the adventurous, and a shorter course for the less energetic.  This is great preparation for those competing in The Great Race. Delicious lunch and raffle prize drawing for participants included in entry. Sponsored by Paco’s Bike & Ski. Everyone is welcome! Participate just to finish, or race the clock or your friends. All participants are entered in the drawing for some great prizes. Register for Paco’s “Ski Fondo” Challenge.

Start time: 10 a.m.
Cost: $30 for adults; $20 for under 18 ($5 more day of race)

Learn about Biathlon Clinics – Feb. 28 and March 15

Biathlon combines skiing and rifle marksmanship. After range instruction and practice with our new laser biathlon rifles, you will ski or snowshoe a short loop and try to hit the targets with an elevated heart rate, just like at the Olympics! Preregistration required to hold your place in the clinic. Visit or call 530-587-9484 to sign up. Trail pass and rental equipment fees to be paid on day of clinic.

Start time: Adults (13 years and older): 10 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.
Children (7-12 year old): 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Cost: $31 (trail pass and ski or snowshoe equipment required to attend the clinic)

Waxing for Performance Clinic – Feb. 28

Join us for this free clinic and learn how maxing and performance go hand in hand from Toko Wax representative, Roger Chaney.

Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Snowshoe Tour –  Mar. 8

Join our experienced snowshoe guides to learn more about snowshoeing, as well as our local environment and wildlife as you explore the trails at Tahoe Donner. Suitable for all levels.

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: $31 or $61 with rental, trail and tour package – Buy now on ShopTD

Free Equipment Check Up – Mar. 12

As part of the Junior Nationals celebration, stop by the Cross Country Ski Area to talk to one of the specialists from Paco’s Bike and Ski to check if your skis boots and poles are the right fit for you. Flex testing of skis & demo equipment available for all levels.

Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free with trail pass

Ski with a Local – Mar. 12

Calling all TDXC locals to come out and help us show Junior National competitor’s parents our favorite trails. Free with a trail pass!

Time: 9 a.m.

Junior Nationals Challenge Race – Mar. 12

Join in the fun while Junior Nationals are in town! Come out to race this fun 1.5km youth and 5km adult race for locals and visiting Junior National families and coaches. Race will be followed by wine tasting & appetizers.

Time: 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10; $5 those 18 years old and younger

Parent Social – Wine Tasting and Appetizers – Mar.12

Sample wines from Truckee River Winery and appetizers from TDXC’s kitchen. FREE for Junior Nationals parents and “fun race” participants to mingle and meet, but donations for Truckee’s school teams will be accepted.

Time: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Taste of Truckee – Mar. 22

On-snow gourmet food tasting event – ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and connoisseurs of good food. Beginners can rent skis or snowshoes at the Cross Country Ski Area and get a few free pointers from our experienced instructors before heading out to eat. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to our local Tahoe Food Hub.

Time: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $35 adults; $20 for ages 13-17; $14 for 12 and younger (price includes a free trail pass and rentals). Buy now on ShopTD.

Tour D’Euer – Mar. 29

Celebrate spring with this 20-plus-year TDXC tradition of touring the Euer Valley and re-fuelling at the Cookhouse. Delicious BBQ and live music will take place at the new cross country facility from 11 a.m. Get ready to party!

Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. for tour; BBQ to follow at 11 a.m. onward
Cost: $25 adults; $20 under 18 ($18/$15 for season passholders) – Buy now on ShopTD

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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