Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is Now Open

We are excited to announce that Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is now open for the season 2015/2016. 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.

November 25, 2015

Book Your Holiday Party with Us

Explore holiday party options and menus for both The Lodge Restaurant & Pub and Pizza on the Hill.

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub Holiday Parties

Holiday Party = Ski for Free!

Book a party at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub and every guest can ski for free at the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area or Cross Country Ski Area! We offer several options for parties of 20 or more people in a private room or a complete buy out of the Lodge Restaurant & Pub is available for parties of 70 or more. See the menu selections. Plated and customized options are available upon request.

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub has panoramic views of the surrounding Sierra scenery. Book your date for the month of November* and receive 20% off menu price! All room charges and site fees will be waived for parties before December 18, 2015. *Not valid November 26 to 28, 2015.

Pizza on the Hill Holiday Parties

Holiday Party = 50% off Sledding or Skiing!

By booking a party of 20 or more at Pizza on the Hill, your guests will enjoy 50% off sledding at Snowplay or skiing. Choose from pasta, pizza or taco buffets. Details.

Site fees waived for the months of November and December, non-holiday. All prices subject to 20% service charge plus tax.

How do I get started?

For more details, please contact group sales at 530-582-9643 or email groupsales@tahoedonner.com.

September 11, 2015

Sustainability at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is proud to offer guests greener and healthier dining options. When possible, The Lodge uses the finest products available, including organic meats, locally grown produce and no trans fats in preparing your meals. Beyond the plate, The Lodge has an extensive sustainable wine list. Sustainable wines are harvested using renewable resources to protect our soil, air, water and animal life while producing high quality grapes.

“With growing health trends, many people want to know where their food comes from and how it’s prepared, and the same principles apply to wine,” said Christen Holland, Lodge general manager. “Fresh, organic ingredients are a priority to us and our guests, which is why we support wineries that commit to organic and sustainability practices.”

The Lodge is pleased to offer over 30 sustainable varieties to choose from that pair wonderfully with all of our dishes, including summer favorites: pan-roasted chicken in bourbon bbq sauce, braised Angus short ribs with a port wine demi, or even our watermelon and arugula salad topped with lime and balsamic gastric.

Watermelon and Arugula Salad

Watermelon and Arugula Salad

A few sustainable wine selections we encourage you try on your next lunch or dinner visit include Elizabeth Rose Pinot Noir, Praxis Pinot Noir, Keenan White Blend, Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvée and Rex Hill Pinot Noir. When viewing our wine menus at the restaurant or online, sustainable and eco-friendly wines are adorned with a green leaf next to their names for quick and convenient viewing. We hope you enjoy our sustainable wines as much as we do.

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July 30, 2015

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Water Conservation: What is Your Role?

Water Conservation: What is Your Role? – As you are aware California is experiencing a severe drought.  Governor Brown signed into effect emergency drought regulations this spring with subsequent updates and more rigid prescriptive restrictions effective June 1.  Truckee Donner Public Utility District, as Tahoe Donner’s water supplier, has put into effect their water conservation regulations and program.  Their target for water conservation, as set by the state, equates to a total 28% reduction in usage on 2013 water usage.  TDPUD’s regulations and programs apply to private residence and commercial operations such as Tahoe Donner. See Frequently Asked Questions.

Tahoe Donner and its staff, that’s you and your employees, need to take a proactive approach in water conservation efforts to assist in achieving water conservation targets.

For Tahoe Donner to reach a 28% water usage reduction target, operations will need to reduce use by approximately 10 million gallons of water for the year.  To aim for this, the company needs you and your staff to help reduce water waste and usage through a multitude of behavioral changes, as well as capital improvements.

To address for improved reduction in percentage of water use/waste, this is what is planned:

1.    Golf Course –The golf course will be completing capital projects with regards to irrigation heads for greater efficiency and efficacy.  Additional coordination on turf treatment will be applied, e.g. time of watering on Tuesdays and Fridays, etc.

2.    Trout Creek – A capital project will be proposed to replace all shower dials with push button reducing length of showers, removal of outdoor shower, long-term = reduce/remove grass in playground area.

3.    F&B – F&B Management to review kitchen prep practices, reduce running water during prep.  Dishwasher full wash only.  Water is only served when requested (new CA law!)

4.    Marina – A capital project will be proposed to replace all shower dials with push button reducing length of showers, f&b management review of kitchen prep practices, reduce running water during prep.  Dishwasher full wash only. Water is only served when requested (new CA law!)

5.    Campground – A capital project will be proposed to replace all shower dials with push button reducing length of showers. Wash machine; review and possibly replace with high water efficient machine if needed

6.    Association wide- Spicket head replacement in public areas to trigger dial.

7.    Landscape watering association wide on 2xper week watering as was practiced last summer; and replacement of sprinklers in beds to drip system.

8.    Leak detection – audit of all facets, hose bibs, etc. for drip/significant leaks = repair

Water conservation mindfulness is key to savings!

June 15, 2015

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Tahoe Donner Turns Smoke-Free for Fire Safety


Tahoe Donner Association is taking the lead on reducing fire danger this summer and fall through the implementation of a smoking ban on all Tahoe Donner-owned property. Tahoe Donner Association board of directors voted on Saturday, May 30, 2015, to prohibit smoking at all amenities, common areas, and other association-owned properties as a result of extreme fire danger effective June 1 through the end of the year. This ban includes such facilities as the golf course, parking lots, open space and trails.

Pursuant to authorities provided under the Tahoe Donner Association, Covenants Rule, II. General Common Area, Other Association Owned Property and Amenity Rules, “Smoking at outside amenities is limited to those areas where cigarette ash receptacles are provided. During periods of extreme fire danger, as designated by local, state or federal authorities, smoking may be prohibited at all outside amenities, on common areas, and on other association-owned properties.” The board initiated the smoking prohibition.

Fines for violation of the smoking rule start at $50 and may be assessed, per incident, on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis according to the nature and severity of the infraction and at the discretion of the Covenants Committee. Smoke-free does not apply to homeowners’ properties or e-cigarettes.

For those looking to quit smoking, please consider the following free programs:

  • Tahoe Forest Hospital Free Kick Nicotine Program held on Mondays. For more information or to register, contact Kirk Ditterich at 530.582.8207.
  • Tahoe WoRX Occupational Health office also has programs available. Contact them at 530.582.3277 or stop by for the smoking cessation program flyer. The WoRX office is located in the medical center building (10956 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 230), across the street from Tahoe Forest Hospital.
  • Visit smokefree.gov which is sponsored in part by Nevada County Health. This site will provide tools and programs available.

Remember, one less spark is one less wildfire. Thank you for your cooperation and fire prevention support. For questions or more information, please contact Director of Facilities and Risk, Annie Rosenfeld, at 530-582-9630 or by email at arosenfeld@TahoeDonner.com.

June 8, 2015

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