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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 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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April is $10 Pizza Month

Wow! It’s almost too good to be true! Through April 21, you can order any pizza off our menu, any time, for just $10. That’s right, choose from all-time favorites including cheese, pepperoni, or veggie, or branch out and try one of our specialties such as the Thai Chicken, Basil Pesto, or if you dare, the Kitchen Sink pizza! Just $10!


You can also choose to make dinner a hassle-free affair and grab one of our Take-N-Bake pizzas to bake at home. You can order any pizza off our menu or create your own. Come in to order and have a drink while we make it to your specifications. Don’t have time to wait? Call ahead to 530-582-9669. Any other month, you’d take $3 off the regular price – but for the month of April it’s just $10.


Have you tried our new menu items at Pizza on the Hill? We have introduced some delicious new additions, including baked stuffed mushrooms stuffed with Italian-seasoned bread crumbs and topped with melted mozzarella. Speaking of cheese, try our new fried mozzarella, made from hand-cut wedges of mozzarella, breaded in crushed cornflakes, herb bread crumb and fresh seasoning, flash fried and served with house-made marinara and raspberry preserves. We are also offering a new cheesy garlic bread made with French bread, fresh-shaved garlic and smothered in Grana Padono Italian Cheese, served bubbly hot and golden brown with a marinara dipping sauce. Those are just the new appetizers!

On the heartier side, be sure to try our new chicken parmesan, hand-breaded chicken breast dusted in Italian seasonings and bread crumbs, topped with mozzarella and our own marinara sauce and served over a bed of fettucine. Or, order our house-made, hand-rolled cannelloni made from sheets of fresh pasta, cut and hand rolled around creamy ricotta cheese, sautéed spinach and mushroom, topped with marinara and melted Parmesan cheese. It’s so good, you can’t tell where the pasta stops and the ricotta starts — it will literally melt in your mouth. Yum!


Please note, Pizza on the Hill will be closed from April 21-May 21, for kitchen renovations, including the installation of an additional pizza oven to enhance customer service levels during busy periods.

For questions, please call 530-582-9669 or visit us at Be sure to fill out a comment card to let us know how we’re doing!

January 20, 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

January 8, 2014

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