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Snowplay's Full Moon Snowshoe Tour FAQs



Full Moon Snowshoe Tour FAQs

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Cost is $7.50 per person with your own snowshoes, or $15 with snowshoe rental.

Q: How do I register for a tour?

A: Guests may register by calling the Trout Creek Recreation Center at 530-587-9437 or online at shoptd.tahoedonner.com. A 48-hour advance registration is required.

Q: What is the tour?

A: Guests will experience a fun, scenic and educational snowshoe tour under the glow of the full moon and stars.

Q: When are the tours?

A: Tours are offered on selected Saturday nights throughout the winter, coinciding with the full moon calendar. A special sunset tour is offered on Valentine’s Day.

Q: Where and when do we meet?

A: Meet at the Trout Creek Recreation Center on Northwoods Blvd.  Arrive at least a half hour before the scheduled time to sign waivers and be fitted for snowshoes if renting. Guests will caravan to the trailhead on Glacier Way.

Q: Where do the tours take place?

A: Tours are conducted on Tahoe Donner property adjacent to Sunrise Bowl. The tour traverses across open meadows to the Glacier Point overlook above Donner Lake. Guests will enjoy a panoramic view with Mt. Rose to the east and Castle Peak to the west.

Q: How long is the tour?

A: Tours last two hours (depending on pace of group and snow conditions) and cover approximately three miles with about 500 feet of elevation change.

Q: How many people will be on the tour?

A: Group sizes vary, with a maximum of 30 people. We maintain a maximum guest-to-guide ratio of 10-1.

Q: Is the tour suitable for children?

A: Yes, children must be at least 12 years old and in good physical condition.

Q: What should I bring and wear?

A: Dressing in warm waterproof layers is suggested, including hat, gloves and sturdy snow boots. Participants should also bring water, a snack and a headlamp or flashlight.

Q: Do the tours ever get cancelled?

A: Yes. We require a minimum of five guests to be signed up. Tours may be cancelled due to insufficient registration and/or adverse weather or snow conditions. We attempt to provide notice of cancellation within 24 hours of departure time.

January 23, 2014

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Mountain Bounty Organic Produce Program

Would you like to receive a weekly delivery of fresh, seasonal produce, locally grown and straight from the farm?

The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program is steadily picking up momentum with more participants joining the program each week! The CSA winter program currently runs until May 23 and the summer program starts May 29. The early bird pricing expires on March 31; after that it will be available at a higher rate until sold out. Shares are delivered to the Trout Creek Recreation Center and will be available for pickup anytime between 2-10 p.m. on Thursdays.

By participating in a CSA Program you have a direct relationship with the local Mountain Bounty Farm which delivers fresh produce on a weekly basis straight from the farm. See Mountain Bounty Farm for more details.

Interested? It’s not too late to join. Contact Dana with Member Services at 530-582-9656 or via email at dherlihy@tahoedonner.com.

January 8, 2014

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