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Free Tahoe Ski Shuttle Program Postponed

Regional leaders are disappointed that the Truckee-Tahoe Free Ski Shuttle has been postponed until next season. The much anticipated ski shuttle was a pilot program slated for this year and coordinated by numerous regional partners including: Northstar California, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Tahoe Donner Association, North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Town of Truckee, Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association, Truckee Tahoe Airport District and The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

The program is expected to launch in winter 2012/2013 in an effort to offer an eco-friendly way for skiers and snowboarders to get to the mountain. For more information visit us on facebook or call (866) 443-2027.

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February 6, 2012


Updated Cross Country Happenings

Tuesday, February 7: Full Moon Tour, Wine Tasting and Dinner at 7 p.m. Participants are welcome to ski or snowshoe. Event starts at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. Wine tasting from the Pour House and live music! Public:$20, Season Passholder: $15. Spots are limited. Reservations are required. Please call (530) 587-9484 to reserve your place today!

CANCELLED Wednesday, February 8: 5 Kilometer Freestyle Night Race Registration at 5 p.m. Race at 6 p.m. Please call (530) 587-9484 to confirm conditions. Event is cancelled due to lack of snow. Adults: $15, Juniors: $8.

Thursday, February 9: Beginning Skate Clinic with JoJo Toeppner. Join in the fun from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Saturday, February 11: Toko Wax Clinic with Roger Chaney. Learn ski waxing techinques for a variety of conditions. Clinic is free with trail pass and will be held in the locker room.

Saturday, February 11: Intermediate to Advanced Skate Clinic with Olympian Katerina Nash. Learn from the best of the best! Improve your skiing technique in this clinic from 9 – 11 a.m. Cost is $37.

Sunday, February 12: Valentine’s Race 15 kilometer freestyle. Event starts at 10 a.m. with men starting first and women following after. Please call (530) 587-9484 to register today! Pre-race registration is $25 for adults and $18 for juniors. Day of registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and is $30 for adults and $23 for juniors.

2012 Cross Country Event Schedule

2012 Cross Country Clinic Schedule

February 6, 2012


Love is in the Air



Valentines Day at Tahoe Donner

Love is in the air around Tahoe Donner. There are many things you and your sweetheart can do this Valentines Day right here in Tahoe Donner.

Trout Creek Massage

Book a treatment for yourself, your loved one or spend time together in a couples massage. Relax your mind and body, with help from the aromatherapy of blended rose oil. Schedule your appointment today. Call (530) 587-9437.

After the massage, continue the night in the relaxation spa.

Sunset Snowshoe Hike

You and your sweetheart can enjoy the scenery and the sunset on a guided snowshoe hike from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Hot chocolate will be served. The group will meet at Trout Creek Recreation Center.

Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling (530) 587-9437. Cost of the hike is $7.50 with your own equipment, or $15 with snowshoe rental.
Please note: if there is no snow, we will take a full moon hike.

Dinner at The Lodge

Take advantage of our No Corkage Tuesday and impress your sweetheart with a sentimental bottle of wine to pair with our delicious special menu (pdf).

Please call (530) 587- 9455 to make your reservation.

February 6, 2012


Discount for Cross Country Skiers



The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center has created a special offer for season pass holders at other area Nordic centers that are either closed or limited in their offerings.

An adult day pass at Tahoe Donner costs $25, but the Good Neighbor Pass Holder Discount has been offered for $17 to season pass holders at:

  • Royal Gorge
  • Tahoe XC
  • the Resort at Squaw Creek
  • Auburn Ski Club
  • Northstar
  • Spooner Lake.

The Good Neighbor deal is valid Monday-Friday for the rest of this season, with the exception of February 20. Present your pass at the ticket desk to receive the discount. For questions call (530) 587-9484 or email our cross country center.

“We were contacted by a few other area cross country centers to see what we could do to accommodate their pass holders, and we decided to offer them a deep discount,” says Kirt Zimmer, director of sales and marketing for Tahoe Donner.

“We’re competitors with these areas, but we also work together to promote the sport. We think it’s in the best interest of all that people get out skiing. The conditions here are actually quite good now. We hosted an international event this week with athletes from 13 countries and received a lot of positive feedback about our ability to pull it off when other regional events have been cancelled.”

February 1, 2012