Ski Resort Events

Dec 16

Customer Appreciation Day

Recreation Programs icon  |   11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161  

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort appreciates loyal customers who continue to come year after year, so all day long everyone may ski for just $10. Bring the whole family for a day packed full of fun.

Dec 25

Christmas Day Breakfast with Santa

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161  

Who wouldn’t want to dine with Santa himself? Breakfast starts at 10 a.m. at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort, followed by a half day of skiing and riding with Santa. The ski lifts will open at 11:30 a.m. for this special day.

Dec 31

New Years Eve Light Parade and Fireworks Show

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161   |  6:15 p.m.   

Let's ring in the New Year in mountain fashion. This fun event is for intermediate skiers and riders ages 10 or older who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark on our Race Course run. Come early to secure a spot in the parade. Sign-ups are from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. with a chair loading time at 6:15 p.m. The New Years Fireworks show will follow the light Parade. This is a free event.

Jan 06

Avy Savvy Class

Alder Creek Adventure Center   |  9AM, Half-Day  

An intro/overview to the backcountry. Learn to use avalanche gear, how to select routes and what to do if someone is caught in an avalanche, plus a beginner-level tour. Open to skiers of all levels. Learn more and sign up at skinastc.com.

Jan 07

Intro to Backcountry Class

Alder Creek Adventure Center   |  9AM, Half-Day  

Review use of backcountry gear, practice beacon use and burial, discuss route finding and selection, then enjoy a tour up and great ski down. For skill level intermediate and up. Sign up and learn more at skinastc.com.

Jan 08 - Jan 12

National Learn to Ski or Ride Month

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161  

During January 8-12 and 16-19, the team at Tahoe Donner will offer learn to ski or snowboard packages for just $39 as part of “National Learn to Ski Month.” These packages are only for first timers, which include an all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and a 1.75-hour group lesson for ages 7 and up

Jan 13 - Jan 15

Ski and Snowboarding Safety Weekend

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161  

Children and adults may participate in many different activities around the mountain at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort to increase one’s level of safety. By participating in safety weekend, participants receive 25 percent off Smith helmets and goggles.

Jan 16 - Jan 19

National Learn to Ski or Ride Month

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161  

During January 16-19, the team at Tahoe Donner will offer learn to ski or snowboard packages for just $39 as part of “National Learn to Ski Month.” These packages are only for first timers, which include an all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and a 1.75-hour group lesson for ages 7 and up.

Jan 20

Hawks to Euer Valley*

Alder Creek Adventure Center   |  9AM, Half-Day  

Enjoy a beautiful climb up Hawks Peak, ski the north face down to Euer Valley, and then skin back up. Route subject to conditions. Open to advanced and expert skiers. Sign up and learn more at skinastc.com.

Jan 27

Avy Savvy Class

Alder Creek Adventure Center   |  9AM, Half-Day  

An intro/overview to the backcountry. Learn to use avalanche gear, how to select routes and what to do if someone is caught in an avalanche, plus a beginner-level tour. Open to skiers of all levels. Learn more and sign up at skinastc.com.

Jan 28

Intro to Backcountry Class

Alder Creek Adventure Center   |  9AM, Half-Day  

Review use of backcountry gear, practice beacon use and burial, discuss route finding and selection, then enjoy a tour up and great ski down. For skill level intermediate and up. Sign up and learn more at skinastc.com.

Feb 10

Hawks to Euer Valley*

Alder Creek Adventure Center   |  9AM, Half-Day  

Enjoy a beautiful climb up Hawks Peak, ski the north face down to Euer Valley, and then skin back up. Route subject to conditions. Open to advanced and expert skiers. Sign up and learn more at skinastc.com.

Feb 17 - Feb 24

Winter Superstars Week

Downhill Ski Resort   

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort is looking for superstars, 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. Participates can sign up on the day of the event. The schedule of events will be posted online.

Feb 23

Avy Savvy Class

Alder Creek Adventure Center   |  9AM, Half-Day  

An intro/overview to the backcountry. Learn to use avalanche gear, how to select routes and what to do if someone is caught in an avalanche, plus a beginner-level tour. Open to skiers of all levels. Learn more and sign up at skinastc.com.

Feb 24

Glowstick Parade and Carnival

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161  

This family-friendly event offers an array of multi-colored lights skiing downhill at night. Fun for participants and spectators alike. Participants should plan to come early to secure a spot in the parade, and get glow sticks by playing free carnival games. Music and snacks will be provided in the bar area prior to the parade.

Feb 24

Intro to Backcountry Class

Alder Creek Adventure Center   |  9AM, Half-Day  

Review use of backcountry gear, practice beacon use and burial, discuss route finding and selection, then enjoy a tour up and great ski down. For skill level intermediate and up. Sign up and learn more at skinastc.com.

Mar 03

Avy Savvy Class

Alder Creek Adventure Center   |  9AM, Half-Day  

An intro/overview to the backcountry. Learn to use avalanche gear, how to select routes and what to do if someone is caught in an avalanche, plus a beginner-level tour. Open to skiers of all levels. Learn more and sign up at skinastc.com.

Mar 04

Intro to Backcountry Class

Alder Creek Adventure Center   |  9AM, Half-Day  

Review use of backcountry gear, practice beacon use and burial, discuss route finding and selection, then enjoy a tour up and great ski down. For skill level intermediate and up. Sign up and learn more at skinastc.com.

Mar 10

Winter Beach Party

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161   |  12 p.m.   

Join Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort for some tropical fun, live music, food specials, snow sculpture contest and games. This is great for the whole family and it’s free! This party kicks off at 12 p.m.

Mar 10

Hawks to Euer Valley*

Alder Creek Adventure Center   |  9AM, Half-Day  

Enjoy a beautiful climb up Hawks Peak, ski the north face down to Euer Valley, and then skin back up. Route subject to conditions. Open to advanced and expert skiers. Sign up and learn more at skinastc.com.

Mar 11

I-Did-A-Run Humane Society Benefit Event

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161  

Dogs of all shapes and sizes compete in this entertaining, timed dog pull race which raises money for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Mar 17

200-Foot Banana Split Extravaganza

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161   |  1:30 p.m.   

Help devour an incredible 200-foot banana split at 1:30 p.m. for free! Grab some spoons because this will be one tasty monster at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort.

Mar 25

Tahoe Donner Family Challenge

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161   |  12 p.m.   

The Family Challenge is a matched time competition raced by family teams at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort. It is a Giant Slalom race, but the time that counts is the difference between first and second runs.

Apr 07

Spring Evening Party

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161  

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 in a free drawing to win a 2018-19 season pass.

Apr 15

Closing Day and Downhill Dummy Contest

11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161  

Join Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort for the annual end of season bash! Enjoy food and beverage specials, a bounce house, live music, 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 “Super Heros.”