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Apres Happy Hour



Get a taste of the Aprés life with Tahoe Donner, if only for a couple hours. We have drink and food  happy hour specials, every day of the week.

Happy Hour at the Pub
5 – 6:30 p.m., Sunday – Thursday
25 percent off tasty starters, soups and salads along with drink specials.

Enjoy the fire and relaxing atmosphere during the week.

Happy Hour at Pizza on the Hill
5 – 6 p.m. every day.
$3 Coors Light drafts and $4 glasses of house wine.

Miracle March Happy Hour at Cross Country Ski Center
Every Friday  in March from 4 – 6 p.m.
$3 draft beers, plus tasty food including:

  • sweet potato fries
  • nachos
  • sausages on the BBQ.

Showcase your musical talents, or site and enjoy the music of the open mic night. Wrap up your week and toast to a great weekend with us!

February 28, 2012


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


Open Mic Night

Happy hour specials and open mic night continues at the cross country ski center on April 6 and 13. Come out from 4 – 7 p.m. to enjoy:

  • $3 beer specials
  • sweet potato fries
  • nachos
  • chicken wings
  • sausages

Showcase your musical talents at the open mic night. Sign-up when you get there or in advance by calling (530) 587 – 9484.

After an awesome day on the trails, enjoy live music and great food to celebrate Miracle March.

February 16, 2012


Paco's Valentines Day Race



Paco’s Valentines Race was a great success, with awesome weather and 70 enthusiastic racers. The Tahoe Donner Cross Country crew worked very hard on the course, making it fast and completely covered despite the lack of any recent snowfall.

The men’s race began at 10 a.m. The women’s and junior’s races followed in five minute intervals. Winners of each division won prizes, and all were treated to soup and chili to refuel after their impressive efforts. Check out the full Paco’s Valentines Race results.

February 14, 2012


Holiday Week



Various events and specials will be going on all week long for the upcoming holiday, February 18 – 26. Don’t miss out on great food, amazing deals and lots of fun.

Downhill Ski Area

Ski with us all week! Kids aged 4 – 12 are invited to participate in our holiday week ski program from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. February 20 – 24. Students should be able to stop, turn and ride the chairlift. Lunch is included each day of the program. Rentals and lift tickets are not included.

Program cost is $395. This does not include lift tickets or rentals.

Program with tickets/season pass is $495.

Rental information.

To reserve your spot, please call (530) 587-9444 ext. 0.

Snowplay

Slip and slide all week! Snowplay will be open all week from 9:30 – 4:30 p.m. Starting February 18 and running through February 26. Come for tubing, sledding and maybe a visit from Parker the Penguin!

Cross Country

Participate in a classic clinic for intermediate to advanced skiers on Saturday, February 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. with Olympian Glenn Jobe. Cost is $37 per person.

Looking to buy new gear? Check out our Free Demo Day on Sunday, February 26. Equipment from Salomon, Fischer, Rossignol, Atomic and Madshus will be available for you to try. Ticket or season pass required.

Dining

Pizza on the Hill will be open all week long – including February 20 and 21 – for the holiday week. Join us for dinner from 5 – 8:30 p.m.

The Pub and the Lodge will open an hour early, beginning at 4 p.m. That also means an extra hour of Happy Hour, Monday – Thursday! After you are done slipping, sliding, skiing and skating, come enjoy a great meal!

February 13, 2012