With winter just around the corner it is time to start thinking about enrolling in one of our upcoming winter programs. There’s so much to offer at both the Downhill Ski Area and the Cross Country Ski Center for all ages and abilities.
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center
New for 2013/14, try our Skating 101 program! Learn and master the basic and most essential skills of skating. During the eight sessions, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center instructors will teach you how to cruise the flats, climb the hills and control the downhills on skate skis. Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m. from Jan. 6 – Feb. 24.
Our TD Nordic Kids program (formerly known as the “Parks & Rec” program), is a popular after school skiing program for kindergarten through fifth grade. Children can sign up for one or two days a week and sessions take place on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, 3:45 – 5 p.m. from Jan. 8 – March 5.
We are very excited to announce a new cross country program in this Olympic year. The Junior Biathlon Program will be an introduction to the Winter Olympic sport of biathlon – the combination of skiing and rifle marksmanship – for children.
Children will be coached to improve their skiing skills and will also learn marksmanship and gun safety, using specially designed laser biathlon rifles. Former US biathlon team member, and Tahoe Donner member – Tom McElroy will be leading 8 after school sessions on Tuesdays from Jan. 14 – March 11, 2014, 3:45 to 5 p.m. for 2nd – 8th graders. Participants must have basic ski handling skills.
For more information on these and other cross country programs, see links below.
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area
Our popular TD Tykes (Ski or Snowboard) program is back for the winter at the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area. This weekly ski and snowboard program, designed for 3- to 6-year-old skiers and snowboarders, begins in January and continues through the end of March. Participants meet every week for 2.5 hours of on-hill instruction, with breaks in our new slopeside yurt.
Ski and Snowboard Race Teams
For skiers and riders ages 7 to 13 years who want to take their skills to the next level. The teams will participate in the Tahoe League race series beginning in January. Two week-long training camps are also included. Over 30 days of coaching and racing are scheduled for this season, conditions permitting.
Rec Ski and Snowboard Teams
The Rec Teams meet every Sunday from January through March, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This program is designed for 7- to 13-year-old skiers and snowboarders who want to improve their skills in a fun environment while developing new friendships.
These programs and many more are open for enrollment now. Winter program information for both kids and adults is posted online. Follow the links to review details for all cross country and downhill programs and be sure to sign up now!
Reservations for lessons and special programs are highly recommended as spaces are limited. Please book online at tahoedonner.com/shop or call the Downhill Ski Area on 530-587-9444 or the Cross Country Center on 530-587-9484.
See you on the slopes!