Tahoe Donner Cross Country, Downhill and Snowplay Open for the Season


With recent snowfall, we are pleased to announce we have opened Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area as of Dec. 20! We have a solid base of snow with 3-5 feet at the top of the mountain, and have spent much time grooming and getting final details in place for our temporary operations. While our new building is under construction, we are pleased to offer temporary trailers for all facets of our operation, including ticket sales, ski school, a rental shop, warming huts, and ski patrol. Our Nordic retail and accessories shop has one of the largest selections in the area, and passholders can get 10% off all season long. We will open with limited food service (snacks and beverages), and expect to expand our offerings in the coming weeks.

We have approximately 30 kilometers of terrain open. Stay up to date on our grooming, conditions report and hours or call us at 530-587-9484 before heading out. Please remember, early season conditions exist. We hope to see you soon! See upcoming events.


Opening day at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is finally here! We opened for the season on Dec. 20 with Eagle Rock chairlift and Mile Run. The Magic Carpet is open for lessons only and learning center terrain for lessons and the public will also be available, in addition to ski school for all levels and ages for skiing and snowboarding. We encourage you to make reservations for lessons. Save time and book online at ShopTD or by calling ahead. As conditions permit, additional terrain will be opened to the public.

Please remember you may encounter unmarked obstacles. Remain cautious as you ride down the hill.

Stay up to date on our conditions, weather and hours online this season or call us at 530-587-9444 before heading out. We hope to see you for opening day! See upcoming events.


Snowplay opened for the season last week for sledding and we are pleased to inform you Snowplay will remain open every day for the holidays through Jan. 4 as conditions permit. Come out for sledding and stay hi to Parker the Penguin! See upcoming events.

December 19, 2014

Tahoe Donner Recognizes Outstanding Employees

Tahoe Donner has a wonderful team and has awarded the following outstanding team members for 2014:

Brian Yohn: Reserves Project Manager – Most Valuable Player (MVP)brian-(3)

Sheryl Walker: Architectural Standards Office Manager – Manager of the YearSheryl3

Jeff Jack: Banquet/Event Manager, The Lodge Restaurant & Pub – Best Customer Service

Matt Belote: Senior Support Analyst, Information Technology Dept. – Team Member of the Year

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December 17, 2014

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Shop Local Contest

Shop locally and win big!

To support our local economy, stores have teamed up to give you even more reasons to shop this holiday season in Truckee and Tahoe. By shopping at participating stores, you could win big! One lucky person will win an 8-day, 7-night vacation to Greece, Costa Rica, Cancun or Sedona. The choice is yours!

How it Works

1. Ask for a Shop Local card at participating stores.
2. Receive one stamp for every $25 purchase made through Dec. 24.
3. After four stamps are collected, enter the drawing at a participating business to win up to $300 in cash or collect eight stamps and enter for the chance to win two sets of lift tickets to 10 local ski resorts, including right here at Tahoe Donner, Squaw Valley/Alpine, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Royal Gorge, Boreal, Mt. Rose, Homewood, Soda Springs and even Woodward. If you can save up to 12 stamps, you’ll be eligible to enter for the grand vacation!
4. The more you shop, the more you can enter. There is no limit on the number of entries.

Where to Shop


Truckee California Welcome Center
Far West Nordic Ski Education Association
Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards
Tahoe Forest Hospital-The Gift Tree
Nox Jewelry Tahoe
Tahoe Mountain Sports
The Painted Vine
California 89
High Camp Home
Artisan’s Marketplace
Studio Blasquez
Gieolli Specialty Beads
Erskine Creative Photos
Pour House
Cabona’s Outlet
Spirit Gallery
Tahoe Sports Hub
La Fleur Rouge
Lorien Powers Studios
Totally Board
Truckee Tahoe Lumber
Marilyn’s Catwalk
Riverside Studios
Bluestone Jewelry
Joanne’s Stained Glass
Glasforms Glassblowing
Cooking Gallery
Truckee Variety Co.
Tahoe Oil and Spice
The Treehouse
Gratitudes Gifts & Home Decor
La Galleria
Mountain Home Center
Mo, Jo & Zoe
White Buffalo
Sweets Homemade Candies
Truckee Shoe Co.
Carmel Gallery
Truckee Sourdough
Bluestone Jewelry & Wine
Bath by Nature
Bookshelf Stores, Inc.
Mountain Hardware & Sports
Jerky Junction/Candy Caboose
Kalifornia Jean Bar
Sierra Pet Clinic-(Retail Only)
Coffee Bar (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Dark Horse Coffee Roasters (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Morgans Lobster (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
JAX on the Tracks (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Casa Baeza (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Moody’s Bistro Bar and Beats (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Bar of America (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Squeeze In (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Best Pies (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Pianeta Ristorante (Retails Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Marty’s Cafe (Retails Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Margs Taco Bistro (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Burger Me (Retail sales & Gift Cards Only)
Zano’s Family Italian & Pizzeria (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Cafe Spice-(Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Wild Cherries Coffee House-(Retail Sales &Gift Cards Only)
FiftyFifty Brewing Co (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Drunken Monkey (Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Balance Holistic Health Spa-(Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Coupe Sixty-One Hair Studio-(Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)


The Village at Squaw Valley Lodging Check-In
Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards
Resort at Squaw Creek Sports
PlumpJack Sports
Atlas Men’s Clothing
Gallery Keoki
Lather & Fizz Bath Boutique
Everything Hunky Dory
Mind Play
Kalifornia Jean Bar
Parallel Mountain Sports
Squaw Valley Clothing Company
The North Face
The Ledge
Squaw Dogs
Squaw Valley Outfitters
Wanderlust Yoga Studio
Double Diamond Jewelry


True North-The Village at Northstar
True North-The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Northstar Logo Company
North Face
Zephyr Retail
Ice Breaker
Petra- Wine Bar & Shop
Shoe-The Village at Northstar
Ambassador Toys
Bath by Nature
Kalifornia Jean Bar
*Mikuni-(Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)


North Tahoe Business Association
Tahoe Central Market
Reiki Tahoe
Jai Yen
Well Being Massage & Skin Care
Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards
Lake Tahoe Specialty Stove & Fireplace
Brockway Bakery
Sugar Pine Gifts
Lake Tahoe Wellness Center
North Lake Massage & Skin Care
Vista Gallery
Watermans Landing-Carnelian Bay
Hot Diggity Dog & Cat
Adrift Tahoe
Robin’s Nest
*CB’s Pizza-(Gift Cards Only)


North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center
Tahoe City Downtown Association
James-Harold Galleries
Willard’s Sports Shop
Trunk Show
Tahoe Dave’s Ski Shop
Tahoe Dave’s Board Shop
Geared for Games
Bluestone Jewelry
Alpenglow Sports
Hemmings & Jarrett
Scraps Dog Bakery & General Store
Ruffles & Ruffnecks
Lather & Fizz Bath Boutique
The Store
Barifot Photo
Gatekeeper’s Museum-North Lake Tahoe Historical Society
Camila’s at Tahoe
Any Mountain
Cabin Fever
Tahoe Furniture Company
Market 28
North Lake Auto
Sports Tahoe
Steve Schmier’s Jewelry
Swigard’s Hardware
Tahoe City Chocolates
Tahoe Shoe & Clothing Company
Tahoe T-Shirtery-Cobblestone
Tahoe T-Shirtery-Boatworks Mall
Kalifornia Jean Bar
North Tahoe Arts
Tipsy Gypsy Boutique
Moe’s Original BBQ-(Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Wolfdale’s-(Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
Bridgetender Tavern & Grill-(Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)
The Dam Cafe-(Retail Sales & Gift Cards Only)


West Shore Sports
Salvaged Tahoe
Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet

The shopping period ends Dec. 24 and all winners will be announced Jan. 15. To see the complete rules, click here.

December 3, 2014

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Holiday Hours at Tahoe Donner

Holiday Hours:

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area:

On Christmas Day, Dec. 25, Tahoe Donner Downhill will open at 10 a.m. for our special event, Breakfast with Santa, and lifts will open for a half day of skiing and riding at 11:30 a.m. Don’t forget to make reservations for lessons in advance – you can book over the phone or at our online store for Snowflakes, Snow Shredders, packages, and programs!

Regular hours, when open for the season, are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with the rental shop opening at 8 a.m. See more info on Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area.

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area:

Tahoe Donner will be open from 12-5 p.m. on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Half-day rates will be in effect all day.

Regular hours, when open for the season, are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., with a special 7 a.m. opening for season passholders. See more info on Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area.

Tahoe Donner Snowplay:

In addition to our regular days and hours, Tahoe Donner Snowplay will be open from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 22- Jan. 4, with a later opening on both Christmas Day and New Years Day at 12 p.m.

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub:

The Lodge will be closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25. The Lodge is also open on Christmas Eve from 4-8 p.m. for dinner and will also be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration, complete with a midnight champagne toast. Secure your Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve reservations by calling 530-587-9455. Between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3, the Pub will open early at 4 p.m., serving appetizers, soups and salads.

Pizza on the Hill:

Regular hours are Thursday through Monday from 5-8:30 p.m., but Pizza on the Hill has extended hours this season. It will be open on Dec 23 for dinner, but will be closed on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. From Dec. 26 through Jan. 4, Pizza on the Hill will be open for both lunch and dinner, starting at 11:30 a.m. every day!

Trout Creek Recreation Center :

Trout Creek is open every day, but will have reduced hours on the following days:

  • Dec. 24: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: 12-6 p.m.
  • Dec. 31: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Kids Club:

Kids Club at Trout Creek Recreation Center will be closed on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. Kids dropped off during normal operating hours from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. during the holiday period will get to make holiday-inspired crafts. Additionally, kids ages 4 through 9 are invited to Kids Night Out on Dec. 20 for an evening of games, dinner, arts and crafts, and even a bedtime story. Parents can enjoy a night out while our trained staff members look after your little ones. Space is limited. For more information, call 530-582-9604 or 530-587-9437.

Architectural Standards and Covenants Office:

The Architectural Standards Office (ASO) will have normal business hours during the holiday period, but will be closed all day for Christmas, Dec. 25 and New Years, Jan. 1

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email aso@tahoedonner.com.

Member Services:

Christmas Day, Dec. 25: open from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Regular Hours: 8 a.m. -5 p.m., daily

For questions or more information, please call 530-587-9400, ext. 0.

December 2, 2014

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Give Back with the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund

Giving back to the community one day at a time, the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund (TDGF) will officially launch in 2015. This fund is a new non-profit program designed to allow Tahoe Donner members the opportunity to make charitable contributions to benefit the greater Truckee/Tahoe area. Contributing to the TDGF is on a volunteer basis and is a tax deductible contribution. The TDGF is part of the Tahoe Donner Homeowners Association, but no assessment money will go into the fund and the fund will reimburse the Association for services.

The fund is administered by the Tahoe Donner board and assisted by a volunteer committee made up of Tahoe Donner homeowners in good standing who are passionate about giving back to this community. The newly established committee, the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund operations and grant committee, will recommend actions and funding to support the following local areas of interest:

  • Health and human services
  • Environment, conservation and animal welfare
  • Education and youth development
  • Arts and culture

The board appointed the initial committee members to include: Merle Fajans and Dick Gander as co-chairs, Marilyn Disbrow, Jennifer Jordon, Suzanne Sullivan, Joan Woodard, Cam Murphy, Barbara Czerwinski and Janet Zipser Zipkin.

“The board would like to thank the volunteers for the new committee and for their effort over the past few months in creating this important new way for homeowners that live part-time or full-time in Tahoe Donner to support and give back to our local community,” said Jim Stang, Tahoe Donner board president.

The Tahoe Donner Giving Fund volunteer operations and grant committee will create a funding and marketing plan over the next few months for fundraising in 2015. The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) will provide all legal, accounting and investment services for the TDGF. In addition, TTCF will assist with the grant making process to local non-profit organizations.

With over 25,000 Tahoe Donner members, if every member donated just $10 to raise more than $250,000 in local funding, Tahoe Donner Giving Fund has the potential to make a significant difference in our community. Tahoe Donner and the TDGF team look forward to the endless possibilities coming to the community this 2015 year.

December 1, 2014

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