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Are you the next Tahoe Donner superstar? We are looking, so come out and win some medals! Events are for all ages and include ski and snowboard races, a sled pull and a mini terrain park event. Participants can sign up on the day of the event.

Winter Beach Party – Mar. 7

Nothing beats a beach party in winter, right? Join us for some tropical fun, live music, food and games. This is great for the whole family and it’s free!

Time 12 p.m.


Pull a weighted sled down a snow covered chute against the clock. Four weight divisions include: 0-25, 26-50, 51-75 and 75 and over. Awards will be given to the fastest in each division with a trophy for the overall winner. See details and raffle and prize info.

Time: 12-1 p.m. registration; races start promptly at 1 p.m.

Cost: $20 entry fee that includes a goodie bag.

Tahoe Donner Race  – Mar. 14

The races are formatted so that anyone who can ski or ride down a blue slope can race and have fun. Prizes are awarded at each race…the best part? Whoever has the best three results in the series will have their names posted on the plaque in the ski lodge! The race categories are: male 18 and over, male 17 and under, female 18 and over, and female 17 and under.

Cost: $5 for two race runs, and $1 per additional run.

200-Foot Banana Split  Extravaganza – Mar. 21

Help devour an incredible 200-foot banana split for free! Grab some spoons because this will be one tasty monster.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Tahoe Donner Family Challenge – Mar. 22

The Family Challenge is a matched time competition raced by family teams. It is a Giant Slalom race, but the time that counts is the difference between first and second runs. The team component is a combined best difference from a child in a family with the best difference from an adult in the family. The winning team gets their name engraved on the trophy in the ski lodge! All children who complete their two runs will earn a medal, and there are other prizes as well. Come out out; this event is free!

Spring Evening Ski Party – Apr. 4

The sun is still up, so Eagle Rock chairlift will remain open a little later at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area until 5:45 p.m. Enjoy BBQ, live music and a special outdoor bar. Attendees will also be entered into a free drawing to win a 2015-16 season pass.

Dummy Downhill Contest and Rail Jam – Apr. 12

Join us for our annual end of season bash! Enjoy food and beverage specials, a bounce house, live music, plus the popular Boxing Match Rail Jam and the traditional Downhill Dummy event, in which teams build unique dummies to send sliding down the hill and off a massive jump. This year’s theme is “Places Around the World.” Prizes will be awarded for best design, best air and best crash–yep, you read that right–we want to see your dummy smash into the snow! Full-day lift tickets will be available at half-day rates, too!

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