Beach Club Boat Ramp Survey

Should the boat ramp at the Beach Club Marina be permanently closed to vessels? This is a question on which the association is seeking your feedback. Tell us what you think by taking a short survey.

Staff is also hosting a town hall meeting on the subject on February 20 at 5pm at the Lodge Restaurant and Pub at 12850 Northwoods Blvd. The town hall meeting will be downstairs in the Alder Room, where staff will share the impacts to the operation from the 2015 summer season when the ramp was not open to launching as a result of the drought. After the short presentation, we will listen to member input and answer any questions. The meeting will adjourn at 6 pm – we hope to see you there.

February 2, 2016

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45-Day Member Notification: Drone Rules

A new Covenants Drone rule will be considered for action by the board of directors. The board of directors is expected to take action to adopt the amendment, as they are presented here or with some modification, at its March meeting, currently scheduled for Friday, March 18, 2016. The board welcomes any input you may wish to offer regarding this process.

Proposed New Rule

Covenants Rule

The operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, on Tahoe Donner Association common area and other association real property – without the prior written authorization from Tahoe Donner Association – is expressly prohibited. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from association property, as well as drones launched from private property.

Your comments are welcome via email at, or by telephone to 530-582-9630. You may also mail comments via U.S. Mail to Tahoe Donner Association, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA, 96161.

February 2, 2016

Tips to Save More Money at Tahoe Donner

Want to save money on some of your favorite activities and restaurants in Tahoe Donner? Of course you do and at Tahoe Donner, we’ll show you how to get the most bang for your buck.

Take Advantage of Midweek Deals

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area: On every Tuesday – Thursday (non-holiday) you can take advantage of discount pricing on lift tickets and special offers. For instance, did you know if you buy your child a lift ticket on a Tuesday, your adult lift ticket is free? Yep! And on Wednesdays throughout the season, Downhill shares secret Facebook and Twitter discounts, exclusively for followers. And on Thursdays, we like to “throwback” with old school ski pricing! Learn more.

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub: Did you know every Tuesday night you can bring in your bottle of wine to drink without worrying about a corkage fee? On Wednesday nights, we get extra wild too! Everyone can enjoy happy hour in the entire restaurant all night long–that includes both appetizers at 25% off and drink specials. Learn more.

Pizza on the Hill: Every Thursday night, Pizza on the Hill offers free trivia night from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Get ready to test your brain smarts for a chance to win prizes! Event will be cancelled if insufficient participation by 7:15 p.m. Additionally, on Friday nights, step outside the doors of Pizza on the Hill and walk over to the Gathering Room in Northwoods Clubhouse for Friday Family Night Movie–also free! Movie nights begin at 6:30 p.m. and the films are rated G and PG. Please call the Member Services at 530-587-9400 to find out what’s playing. Learn more.

Trout Creek Recreation Center: Exclusively for Tahoe Donner members and their guests, childcare is affordable through our kids club. For as low as $6.45 per hour for one child, we’ll watch your kids! Learn more. Additionally, on the first Friday and third Saturday of every month, we host Kids Night Out–for just $20, your child will be entertained all evening with games and activities, plus dinner. Learn more.

Weekends Deals

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area: No season pass? No problem! You can still save money on your next cross country outing. If you plan to ski at least a few times throughout the season, pick up our Frequent Flyers Pack and ski any day up to five times during non-holiday periods. Five single day tickets costs $150, but with this pack, you’ll only pay $115! Learn more.

Pizza on the Hill: Limited on cash but still want to dine out? Visit Pizza on the Hill on a Sunday night and take advantage of Pizza Sunday every Sunday, non-holiday. Buy up to six cheese or pepperoni pizzas, all for just $10 each! And guess what? Anytime it’s snowing, it’s happy hour too! Enjoy $3 Coors Light drafts, $4 seasonal draft beers, $4 house Cabernet or Chardonnay by the glass. This same deal is offered every Thursday – Monday from 5 – 6 p.m. too. Learn more.

Alder Creek Cafe: Happy hour, anyone? The Alder Creek Cafe, located within the Alder Creek Adventure Center, offers happy hour from 4 – 7 p.m., ever Thursday – Sunday during non-holiday periods. Enjoy $4 draft selections, $4 house Cabernet and Chardonnay, plus a $6 Chef’s choice food special. Learn more.

Participate in Tahoe Donner Events

Many events at Tahoe Donner are free or are significantly discounted with free perks, such as live music and entertainment. Participate in these upcoming events and save, save, save!

Feb. 7 – Big Game Parties: Why pay bar entrance fees to catch the Big Game when you can watch it for free with us? We’re throwing FOUR parties and everyone is invited. Learn more.

Feb. 14, Feb. 20 and March 26 – Full Moon Snowshoe Tour through Tahoe Donner Snowplay: Many snowshoe tours in the Truckee and Tahoe area can get pricey, especially when you throw in rental equipment, but at Tahoe Donner we enjoy offering tours throughout the season that are very affordable. The next scheduled snowshoe tour is on Jan. 23 and it’s only $15, including your rental equipment. Already own equipment? The price is just $7.50! Learn more.

Feb. 20 – Glowstick Parade and Carnival at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area: This free parade is a kids’ version of the Torchlight Parade with glowsticks for children 10 or younger who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark on our Snowbird run. Participants should plan to come early to secure a spot in the parade, and get glowsticks by playing our free carnival games. Music and snacks will be provided in the bar area prior to the parade. Sign-ups and the carnival start at 4:30 p.m. with the parade starting at 6:30 p.m. Free to participate!

Feb. 29 – Leap Day at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area: This year is a leap year! To celebrate Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is offering free lift tickets. You shouldn’t have to work or go to school on an extra day, you should be skiing or riding with us, so it’s FREE, FREE, FREE!

March 12 – Winter Beach Party at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area: Nothing beats a beach party in winter, right? Join Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area for some tropical fun, live music, food and games. This is great for the whole family and it’s free! This party kicks off at 12 p.m.

February 1, 2016

Snowman Building Contest

Snowman Building Contest

Build your snowman and participate in the eighth annual Tahoe Donner Snowman Contest! A family favorite and one of our most popular contests, families and kids definitely don’t want to miss out on this fun contest!


How to Enter

To participate, simply build your own snowman or snow creature, take a photo with you in it and email the photo with a short story about your snow-building adventure, including names of everyone in the picture, to

Please submit only .jpeg files of 300 dpi or higher for printing. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on FRIDAY, APRIL 1. The best creations will win prizes and be featured on Facebook and in the Tahoe Donner News.



February 1, 2016

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