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Check out Our New Look

Thank you for visiting the new It has all the information you have come to expect from Tahoe Donner, and will bring you the most up-to-date information on news and events. We’re certain that the changes we have made will improve the your experience.

Getting around

The new navigation for is greatly simplified. The VISIT area includes a number of pages that are designed to help you plan your trip to Tahoe Donner. PLAY leads to all of Tahoe Donner’s amenities, neatly categorized for members only and the public. DINE leads to The Lodge Restaurant & Pub and Pizza on the Hill. MEMBERS  has a special focus on association business affairs.

Live Chat leads a Tahoe Donner staff person who can answer your questions in real time (during office hours), right on your screen. It’s the quickest way to get your questions answered. ShopTD is our online store.

Need to know how to get to a certain amenity? All addresses on the website link to Google Maps, for easy trip planning.

With the new site you can also easily subscribe to weekly email updates of all the great events at Tahoe Donner and more. You will now be able to easily find the information you are looking for to spend less time searching, and more time playing!

What’s happening?

Events are a huge part of the Tahoe Donner experience – and we have more of them going on than ever before. We’ve put a view of our calendar right on the homepage for you to easily view what’s going on. We’ve also put news and events highlights right off the homepage for quick access.

Check out the calendar and think about your next endeavor.

Interactive trail map

With the new site, we’ve added a great interactive map for our downhill and cross country ski facilities. You can easily break down maps by trail type and difficulty, to give you more information and make planning your lines easy.

So what’s the verdict?

Once you’ve cruised around the web site for a while, let us know what you think. Check out our feedback questionnaire. Your experiences will help us continue crafting a site that meets your needs. Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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December 29, 2011

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Tahoe-Truckee Free Ski Shuttle

UPDATE: The free ski shuttle for Presidents Weekend has been cancelled. Organizers are hoping to run the shuttle during the 2012-13 ski season, so stay tuned!

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Those who have experienced peak season traffic jams while trying to navigate certain stretches of Truckee and North Tahoe roadways en route to or from a day on the slopes have a new transportation option to consider.  Regional leaders intent upon improving the local weekend traffic situation are launching a pilot free ski shuttle program, dubbed the Truckee-Tahoe Free Ski Shuttle, which will provide service on Presidents Day weekend, February 18-20.

The Truckee-Tahoe Free Ski Shuttle will take skiers from Truckee to Northstar California Resort or Squaw Valley, and back again at the end of the day. Two park and ride lots will be set up. Shuttles will run from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on those days with pick-ups every 30 minutes.

The free shuttle offers savings on gas and provides an environmentally-friendly mode of travel.  By riding the shuttle, users will be helping to put fewer cars on the road, enabling a faster ride to the mountain for everyone.  Added bonuses of the free shuttle service include: being delivered right at the village eliminating any long walks; letting a professional driver worry about road conditions and traffic so you are free to visit, surf the web or text; meet some new skier and rider friends;  and a “goodie bag” stuffed with savings redeemable at local businesses.

The park and ride lot dedicated to Squaw Valley will be located between the Truckee High School (11725 Donner Pass Road) and the Sierra Mountain Community Education Center, also known as the former Sierra Mountain Middle School.  The entrance to this lot can be accessed via a driveway that runs past the fire house, which sits adjacent to Wild Cherries Coffee House. The other park and ride lot, for skiers headed to Northstar California Resort, is located at the Truckee Town Hall, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, which is just off Route 267 on the way to Northstar.

Happy travels!

For more information and hours of operations, visit

The Truckee Free Ski Shuttle is a collaborative program provided by Tahoe Donner, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Town of Truckee, Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

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December 23, 2011