Your Holiday Fun Guide



We are really excited for the upcoming holiday period. We have snow and all of our winter amenities are open. We have some awesome activities planned for you. Check out our top 10 list of ideas!

1.) Winter Fun at Snowplay
We will be open from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. February 18 – 26. This is a huge deal, considering we are usually only open weekends. Parker the Penguin will be visiting and around for photos, and we have a great new picnic and fire pit area which is family-friendly. On a bright sunny day, Snowplay is a great place to soak up some rays.

2.) BBQ at Cross Country Ski Center
We’re breaking out the sausages and hot dogs this weekend! Come for lunch after your great workout. We’ll be grilling up chicken & apple and turkey New Mexico smoked sausages, served on a French roll with grilled onions, dill relish and sauerkraut for toppings. We’ll have all beef hot dogs for the kids. The BBQ will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

3.) Winter Gear Sale at Downhill Ski Area
Have you been waiting all year to upgrade to a new helmet, flashy jacket or warmer gloves? Now is the time to check out the deals during our 30 percent off sale on all outerwear and accessories.

4.) The Pub Opens Early
From February 18 – 25 the Pub at The Lodge will open at 4 p.m. with food from the small plates menu and a wide variety of beverage options. The Lodge will open at 5 p.m.and guests can order off the full menu at that time. Best thing about this extra hour? Happy Hour is an extra hour Monday – Thursday. Come by for a delicious bowl of soup and hot toddy or nice glass of California wine.

5.) Pizza on the Hill Open All Week
From February 17 – 24, we will be open from 5 – 8:30 p.m. In addition to great pizzas, we also have burritos, tacos and delicious nachos on our menu. Feel like eating at home? Get your order to go – and maybe even snag one of our super deals like 3 for 2 pizzas this month or half price pizza hour on Sunday. Check out our specials!

6.) Build Frosty for Tahoe Donner
We’re getting close to the deadline for snowman contest entries. Get everyone together and build yours this week. Now that there’s snow in Tahoe Donner, we know you can do it, and we know that you are up for the challenge! Email a photo of your creation along with a short story about how you came up with your idea. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 9.

7.) Free Kids Events
Friday Family Movie Night, Wii Night and Trivia night are always popular with the kids. The February 17 movie is The Wizard of Oz and the February 24 movie is Underdog. Show time is 6:30 p.m. at Northwoods Clubhouse. Sunday’s popular Wii Night is from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Both movie night and Wii night are held at Northwoods Clubhouse. Trivia night is Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill.

8.) Kids Carnival and Glow Stick Parade
The downhill ski area is the place to be on Saturday, February 25. A kids version of the Torchlight Parade – we invite all kids 10 and under who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark on the Snowbird run to participate! It’s free. The carnival starts at 4:30 p.m. in the base lodge, and kids will play games and collect glow sticks for the parade. All participants must sign-up in the lodge starting at 4:30 p.m. Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. This is a family favorite you don’t want to miss!

9.) Treat Yourself to a Massage
Work stressing you out? Did you come up to Tahoe Donner to get away for a few days to relax and spend time with the family? Consider adding a massage at Trout Creek Recreation Center to your relaxation plans! Don’t forget your bathing suit for a long soak in the spas, too.

February 16, 2012


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