Spring Weekend Fun

Winter returned to Truckee this week, bringing fresh white snow on Wednesday night and more still expected to fall before the weekend. Weather will clear for the weekend, with plenty of sunshine in the forecast.

Sounds like the perfect ingredients for a fantastic weekend of spring skiing and riding. It’s also the last weekend of operations at the cross country ski center and downhill ski area, so we encourage you to get out there while you can! Friday night is the last Happy Hour and Open Mic night at the cross country ski center. Stop by from 4 – 7 p.m. for $3 beers, live music and appetizer specials.

Sunday is the annual Downhill Dummy and Rail Jam event at the downhill ski area. This year’s theme is movie characters, and there’s still time for you to build your own downhill dummy to enter in the contest. There will be live music, food and drink specials, a bounce house and half price lift tickets on Sunday. Rail Jam starts at 12 p.m. and downhill dummy starts at 4:30 p.m.

We also want to remind you that Snowplay is now closed for the season. Thanks for tubing, sledding and hanging out with Parker the Penguin this year. We hope to see you again next year!

April 12, 2012

Downhill Dummy April 15

We always close out the season with a big bang! Hope you’ll come out for the annual Downhill Dummy and Rail Jam event on Sunday, April 15.

Lift tickets will be discounted at half-day rates for the entire day. In addition to skiing and riding, we will offer snow tubing on this special day, plus a free bounce house.

The rail jam kicks-off at 12 p.m. We’ll have live music from Forget the Roses on the deck all afternoon, plus food and drink specials.

The highlight of the afternoon is the Downhill Dummy. Teams build unique dummies to send down the hill and launch off a jump. This year’s theme is movie characters, and prizes will be awarded for best design, best air and best crash. Watch them fly down the hill starting at 4:30 p.m. You’ll want to get there early to get a good spot to watch!

Downhill Dummy registration form (pdf)

April 9, 2012

Changes at Equestrian Center This Summer

Horsemanship camps and lessons will no longer be offered at Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center. The facility and programs will be going through a restructuring and resizing process so that the amenity can continue to provide core services to our members, but operate at less of a loss. Beginning this summer, the Equestrian Center’s main focus will be boarding, trail and pony rides and BBQ’s.

There are preliminary plans to offer a “trail day camp” on a limited basis. On select dates, we will offer a half-day program for ages 8 and up. Participants will get to groom and saddle/unsaddle their horse and go for a trail ride; upon return, they will get to help feed the lunch to the horses and listen to a short lecture on various horse-related topics. Keep an eye on our website for further details on this program.

For those students who are looking for riding instruction or the week-long camp experience, a nearby alternative is Piping Rock Equestrian Center. Located 5 minutes from downtown Truckee, they offer both lessons and horsemanship camps during the 2012 summer season. For more information, visit their website at  www.pipingrockhorses.com or call (530) 582-6780. Tahoe Donner does not recommend or endorse any other organization offering these services; Piping Horse is simply offered as a nearby option for equestrians to potentially investigate.

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April 9, 2012

Golf Season Passes on Sale

Tahoe Donner Golf Course season passes are on sale now, with pre-season discounts available through April 30. Sure, there’s still snow on the ground, but that will be gone before you know it – and this year looks good for a much earlier start to the golf season than last year.

A variety of packs and passes are on the menu, depending on your budget and how often you like to play. This year, golfers who are not homeowners at Tahoe Donner can purchase an unlimited or five day pass, in addition to the previously available weekday afternoon pass. As always, members may book tee times up to 14 days in advance, while public golfers may book up to 12 days in advance.

Also new this year is a Four Pack which can be used all at once for a foursome, or on four individual rounds on different days. The Four Pack costs just $316 (that’s $79 a round including cart!) and may be used any time before June 29 and after September 3. Would you or a friend like an affordable way to learn the game of golf? Check out “Get Golf Ready,” five group lessons for just $99.

April 30 is the deadline for all these great rates. Buy online now.

Tahoe Donner has special rates for groups of 12 or more, including options for tournaments and banquet dining. See what we can do for your event.

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March 30, 2012

Spring Break

Snowplay will be open all week beginning Monday, April 2, and going through April 8. Snowplay will be operating at its full hours from 9:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m. Come out for sledding and tubing, snowball targets, build a snowman, and roast s’mores.

With all the new snow we’ve received this March, the sledding is better then ever! We have multiple sledding lanes and a fast tubing lane. Snowplay is fun for the whole family and a great idea for anyone’s Spring Break!

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March 29, 2012

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