Waterpalooza, Aug. 9-10


Tahoe Donner’s fourth annual Waterpalooza is a two-day summer celebration of water-themed fun and games, a mega slip-n-slide and more taking place Aug. 9-10 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Driving Range.


Grab all your friends and join us for some summer fun including:

  • Mega slip ‘n slide
  • Water-themed games
  • Aqua Blaster
  • Water war zone
  • Carnival treats
  • BBQ burgers, hot dogs, salads, and sides
  • …and much more!

Don’t forget your swimsuit! Unlimited activity access wristbands are $15 per person, or you can purchase tickets for $1 as you go. Food, games and ride prices vary.  No preregistration required; just come on up!

DATES: Saturday and Sunday, August 9-10

TIME: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tahoe Donner Driving Range, 12790 Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee, Calif. 96161

July 7, 2014

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No Open Fires

Please no open fires as dangerous fire conditions are expected! For more information about fire danger and what is allowed, please visit our covenants page.

Information on Defensible Space:

Unprecedented weather conditions in Truckee and Tahoe this past winter means we are heading into a summer of dangerous fire conditions. Compounding this is a forecast calling for more extreme weather swings with high winds and lower than normal humidity resulting in drier conditions.

Since 2007, Tahoe Donner has actively pursued improved defensible space through the Defensible Space program implemented by the Forestry Department. If you have any concerns or questions about your defensible space, our friendly forestry staff will be glad to assist. It is important to review your defensible space and maintain your property on an annual basis in preparation for a potential wildfire event. The requirements of our defensible space program mimics a low-intensity wildfire, which helps reduce the risk of a wildfire moving from the ground to the tree canopy.

Even tiny fires can quickly spread into a major problem. Extreme caution should be used when using outdoor fire pits and BBQs this summer! When enjoying these outdoor activities, be sure to have rapid response items in place to extinguish embers, including but not limited to: a water source (a bucket of water if not near a hose or spigot), a rake, and a shovel.

Learn how you can prepare your property for defensible space and reduce potential fire hazards this summer by visiting Tahoe Donner’s forestry pages at tahoedonner.com/forestry and CAL Fire’s website ReadyForWildfire.org. Additionally, it is encouraged that each household review their emergency preparedness and evacuation plan in the event of an actual emergency. A hard copy of this plan is available at our Member Services and Architectural Standards offices. Call our professional Forestry Department at 530-587-9432 with further questions.

June 23, 2014

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Coming Up

See below for details on what’s happening or click here to view our Weekly Activity Guide.


Aug. 2: Rock Climbing

Enjoy a challenging and fun morning of rock climbing with North American Ski Training Center (NASTC). All levels welcome. This event will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for $40 per person. Call 530-587-9413 to sign up or for more information.

Aug. 2: Boot, Scoot and Boogie at the Tennis Center

Heehaw! Hold onto your horse, and jump into your jeans, chaps, cowboy boots, bandana and ten-gallon hat! Prepare for a night of line dancing and campfire stories. There will be plenty of beans, ribs and cornbread alongside whatever your potluck dish! Saddle up!
Date: Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
Time: 6 p.m.
Tennis Club Members $10, Non-Members $15, Children 12 and under $5

Aug. 2: Invasive Weed Walk

Join the Friends of Tahoe Donner Trails and the Truckee River Watershed Council’s Weed Warriors for an educational invasive weed walk here in Tahoe Donner. After meeting at the Clubhouse, we’ll visit multiple sites, carpooling from place to place, and walking out short distances to see a variety of infestations. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m. with a lunch provided by the Weed Warriors. For all the details, and to RSVP (required), please visit this link at TDTrails.org.



Music on the Porch Every Wednesday

Enjoy the sounds of summer with Music on the Porch at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub featuring live music by a different artist every Wednesday on The Porch from 6-9 p.m.

Full Lunch Menu at The Lodge

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is open for lunch seven days a week from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. with full summer lunch menu.

Happy Hour at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

Every Sunday-Thursday. Happy Hour discounts in the Pub only from 4 – 6 p.m.

Pizza on The Hill Now Open Seven Days a Week

Pizza on the Hill is now open daily from 5-8:30 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy a summer evening dining out on our outdoor patio. Open Saturdays and Sundays 3-8:30 p.m.

Happy Hour at Pizza on The Hill

A great way to quench your thirst after a day enjoying the outdoors! Get $3 Coors Light drafts, $4 seasonal draft beers, $4 house cabernet or chardonnay by the glass at Happy Hour Monday-Thursday from 5-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 3-5 p.m.

Grill on the Hill Update

Everybody loves pizza – but we were not seeing the interest in our Grill on the Hill, so we discontinued it. Pizza on the Hill is open daily from 5-8:30 p.m.


Monday Bingo

Enjoy Monday night bingo on the lawn each week outside Northwoods Clubhouse from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring a blanket, enjoy a pizza and play for fun prizes.

Movie Nights Friday Nights

Order pizza from Pizza on The Hill and sit back and get cozy with the family while enjoying a movie on our big screen at the Northwoods Clubhouse. Friday Family Movie Night takes place at 6:30 p.m. every Friday at Northwoods Clubhouse. Movies are rated G and PG.


Fridays: Wibit Aqua Challenge
What is a Wibit? It’s an inflatable obstacle course that floats on the surface of the pool. Join the challenge every Friday night at Trout Creek Rec Pool! Free.


Take advantage of our one-hour clinics for $20! Work on a new skill each day. More info here.


Kids Camp

These two-day camps at Bikeworks run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays. They are open to kids ages 10 to 18 who can ride a bike for 1.5 hours at a time. We will focus on providing a fun, safe environment where kids can improve their general mountain biking skills while exploring the trails of Tahoe Donner. Our guides have years of experience teaching kids to become better riders. Cost for the camp is $80 per child. Call 530-582-9694 to sign up or for more information.


Historical Kayak Tours

Explore Donner Lake by kayak! Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 a.m. historical guided kayak tours are offered. Learn information on the history of the Donner Lake and interesting facts about the surrounding area and its inhabitants. After an hour on the water, return to the Beach Club Marina where breakfast will be served on the deck.

Reservations and prepayment required. The cost is $18 for members and $21 for guests.

Water Kids Club

The popular Water Kids Club meets every Thursday and Friday from 4 – 6 p.m. through Aug. 15. This club introduces participants to a variety of water-oriented activities such as swimming challenges, windsurfing, stand up paddling, sailing, kayaking and more. Children ages 6 and older with good swimming skills are welcome to join. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. Access fees apply.

Junior Sailing Program

The Junior Sailing Program is designed for beginner to intermediate sailors, ages 9 – 16. Each three-day session includes three hours of instruction per day with the majority of the time on the water. Classes are limited to eight students to ensure plenty of individual attention, so be sure to make your reservations early. Session times are from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday – Friday. The cost is $125 for members and $150 for guests. Access fees apply.


August 9: Outdoor Movie Night: The Late Show

Come and enjoy a great movie and a beautiful night under the stars. A sweater and/or warm blanket is recommended. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Movies rated PG and PG-13. Subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather. Tahoe Donner’s driving range is located adjacent to Trout Creek Recreation Center at 12790 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. For more information, call 530-587-9437 or see www.tahoedonner.com/rec-programs.

Aug. 9-10: Waterpalooza

Tahoe Donner’s fourth annual Waterpalooza is a two-day summer celebration of water-themed fun and games, a mega slip-n-slide and more. This is your last chance to get in on the Waterpalooza fun this summer! It all happens at Tahoe Donner’s driving range Aug. 9-10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost is $15 for an unlimited wristband or $1 per ticket; food, games and ride ticket prices vary. Tahoe Donner’s driving range is located adjacent to Trout Creek Recreation Center at 12790 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. For more information, call 530-587-9437 or see www.tahoedonner.com/rec-programs.

Aug.16: Cardboard Regatta

FREE! Participate in the annual Cardboard Regatta. Your team will construct a boat out of cardboard and duct tape to race from the boat launch to the buoy and back. This will be followed by several other feats of agility and speed. The awards ceremony on the beach will follow with a BBQ dinner and drinks available for purchase. Build your boat in advance and bring it down to the beach by 2 pm for display. The race starts at 3 pm. For more information on rules, events and cost, please contact the Beach Club Marina at 530-587-9460.

Aug. 17: Scavenger Hunt, 12 p.m.

FREE! Are you a big fan of our treasure hunts? If so, be sure to join us for a fun scavenger hunt. Get your team together of 4 to 5 participants. Remember, one must be over 18 years old. Space is limited so sign up 24 hours in advance by calling the Marina at 530-587-9460.


June 23, 2014

Tahoe Donner Giving Fund Looking for Volunteers

At the May 31 Board of Directors meeting, the board authorized the organizing committee for the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund to continue steps needed to establish this charitable giving opportunity for Tahoe Donner members. The committee is looking for additional volunteers to assist in this effort. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Dick Gander at rwgander@yahoo.com. The TD Giving Fund will be set up under the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation so there are no legal fees or additional costs to the Association. No Association money will be used for this fund – only voluntary tax deductible contributions from members directly to the Fund.

June 13, 2014

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Go for a Spin

Go for a Spin!

Bikeworks is open in a new temporary location* for summer 2014. Head on up to Tahoe Donner Downhill and check out our extensive rental bike fleet, stocked with Giant brand bikes. We sell and replace more than a third of our fleet each season, so whether you are looking for some daytime dawdling or some high energy Alpine descents, Bikeworks has the bike for you.

This season’s new bikes are highlighted by Giant’s brand new Trance X 27.5-inch full suspension mountain bikes and Talon 27.5-inch front suspension mountain bikes. Our experienced bike mechanics are also on hand and willing to help get your own personal bike tuned up and ready for your next ride.

Kids Bike Camps

Following the success of our kids bike camps last summer, new for 2014, this two-day camp will run every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through September 7. Camps are open to kids ages 10 to 18 who can ride a bike for 1.5 hours at a time. Our experienced guides will focus on providing a fun and safe environment where kids can improve their general knowledge of mountain biking. Exploration and adventure are also priorities as kids will get the chance to cover ground and do some sightseeing from the extensive trail system. Our guides have years of experience teaching kids to become better riders, and with our diverse range of trails, everyone will have fun! Cost for the camp is $80 per child. Rentals are available for a separate cost if needed. Contact us for reservations at 530-582-9694 or bikeworks@tahoedonner.com.

Group Rides

Guided rides are available for $10 per person. These rides last between 1.5 and 2 hours, and are available daily at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Route choice is based on the fitness and skill level of the group. Rentals are available for a separate cost if needed. Contact us for reservations or more information.

Strava Competition

For this summer, we have created new Strava segments on trails commonly ridden from TD Bikeworks. Strava is an independent website which allows users to compare their times on certain segments of roads or trails to others who have ridden that particular segment. We will have a season-long competition to see who can ride each segment the fastest. Remember to stay in control, share the trail, and ride responsibly. You can use any iPhone, Android, or Garmin device. Call or stop by for more information.

Cruiser Bikes at Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina

The Beach Club Marina will continue to offer beach cruisers for those looking to ride around Donner Lake.

*Bikeworks will only temporarily be housed at Tahoe Donner Downhill for summer 2014, while the Cross Country Ski Center is under construction.

June 12, 2014

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