We are excited to announce that Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is now open for the season 2015/2016 as of Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day. Before or after enjoying your Thanksgiving feast, grab the entire family and head out to the new Alder Creek Adventure Center for skiing and snowshoeing!
Initial operations will include 20 kilometers of terrain with plans to open more terrain as conditions permit. Beginner terrain open includes the Home Range trails: Northfork, Pony Express, Lion’s Leap, Meadow Loop and Night Hawk. Intermediate trails to open include Home Range trails: Sundance, Boothill, Big Dipper and Rough Rider Loop. Euer Valley trails from north to south will also be open, excluding Coyote Hut bridge.
Additionally, new to cross country this year are fat bike rentals. A fat bike is a bicycle with over-sized tires designed for riding on snow and on soft surfaces. Starting Nov. 26, riders may explore 1 kilometer of terrain–we will open more terrain as conditions permit. Riders will need to purchase a trail or season pass and are required to stay on the designated trials to minimize impact on skiers. Fat bike rentals are $16 an hour. Bikes will only be permitted on the trails when conditions allow.
Beyond the trails, be sure to check out our brand new Alder Creek Adventure Center, a state-of-the-art facility offering streamlined services with an eco-friendly design. Ski enthusiasts will be treated to luxury with new rental racking systems, expanded wax rooms, ski tuning services and upgraded locker rooms. Visitors will also enjoy spacious seating, large windows overlooking Hawks Peak, a grand fireplace and the Alder Creek Cafe, complete with a bar and televisions. The new retail shop even has one of the largest selections of Nordic attire and accessories available in the Truckee/Lake Tahoe region.
Don’t forget–while we opened on Nov. 26, the entire community is encouraged to return to the Alder Creek Adventure Center on Nov. 27 to take part in the official grand opening celebration where complimentary food and drinks will be served and family entertainment will be enjoyed by all from 5 – 7 p.m.