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Open Mic Night

Happy hour specials and open mic night continues at the cross country ski center on April 6 and 13. Come out from 4 – 7 p.m. to enjoy:

  • $3 beer specials
  • sweet potato fries
  • nachos
  • chicken wings
  • sausages

Showcase your musical talents at the open mic night. Sign-up when you get there or in advance by calling (530) 587 – 9484.

After an awesome day on the trails, enjoy live music and great food to celebrate Miracle March.

February 16, 2012


Paco's Valentines Day Race



Paco’s Valentines Race was a great success, with awesome weather and 70 enthusiastic racers. The Tahoe Donner Cross Country crew worked very hard on the course, making it fast and completely covered despite the lack of any recent snowfall.

The men’s race began at 10 a.m. The women’s and junior’s races followed in five minute intervals. Winners of each division won prizes, and all were treated to soup and chili to refuel after their impressive efforts. Check out the full Paco’s Valentines Race results.

February 14, 2012


Holiday Week



Various events and specials will be going on all week long for the upcoming holiday, February 18 – 26. Don’t miss out on great food, amazing deals and lots of fun.

Downhill Ski Area

Ski with us all week! Kids aged 4 – 12 are invited to participate in our holiday week ski program from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. February 20 – 24. Students should be able to stop, turn and ride the chairlift. Lunch is included each day of the program. Rentals and lift tickets are not included.

Program cost is $395. This does not include lift tickets or rentals.

Program with tickets/season pass is $495.

Rental information.

To reserve your spot, please call (530) 587-9444 ext. 0.

Snowplay

Slip and slide all week! Snowplay will be open all week from 9:30 – 4:30 p.m. Starting February 18 and running through February 26. Come for tubing, sledding and maybe a visit from Parker the Penguin!

Cross Country

Participate in a classic clinic for intermediate to advanced skiers on Saturday, February 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. with Olympian Glenn Jobe. Cost is $37 per person.

Looking to buy new gear? Check out our Free Demo Day on Sunday, February 26. Equipment from Salomon, Fischer, Rossignol, Atomic and Madshus will be available for you to try. Ticket or season pass required.

Dining

Pizza on the Hill will be open all week long – including February 20 and 21 – for the holiday week. Join us for dinner from 5 – 8:30 p.m.

The Pub and the Lodge will open an hour early, beginning at 4 p.m. That also means an extra hour of Happy Hour, Monday – Thursday! After you are done slipping, sliding, skiing and skating, come enjoy a great meal!

February 13, 2012


Updated Cross Country Happenings

Tuesday, February 7: Full Moon Tour, Wine Tasting and Dinner at 7 p.m. Participants are welcome to ski or snowshoe. Event starts at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. Wine tasting from the Pour House and live music! Public:$20, Season Passholder: $15. Spots are limited. Reservations are required. Please call (530) 587-9484 to reserve your place today!

CANCELLED Wednesday, February 8: 5 Kilometer Freestyle Night Race Registration at 5 p.m. Race at 6 p.m. Please call (530) 587-9484 to confirm conditions. Event is cancelled due to lack of snow. Adults: $15, Juniors: $8.

Thursday, February 9: Beginning Skate Clinic with JoJo Toeppner. Join in the fun from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Saturday, February 11: Toko Wax Clinic with Roger Chaney. Learn ski waxing techinques for a variety of conditions. Clinic is free with trail pass and will be held in the locker room.

Saturday, February 11: Intermediate to Advanced Skate Clinic with Olympian Katerina Nash. Learn from the best of the best! Improve your skiing technique in this clinic from 9 – 11 a.m. Cost is $37.

Sunday, February 12: Valentine’s Race 15 kilometer freestyle. Event starts at 10 a.m. with men starting first and women following after. Please call (530) 587-9484 to register today! Pre-race registration is $25 for adults and $18 for juniors. Day of registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and is $30 for adults and $23 for juniors.

2012 Cross Country Event Schedule

2012 Cross Country Clinic Schedule

February 6, 2012


Discount for Cross Country Skiers



The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center has created a special offer for season pass holders at other area Nordic centers that are either closed or limited in their offerings.

An adult day pass at Tahoe Donner costs $25, but the Good Neighbor Pass Holder Discount has been offered for $17 to season pass holders at:

  • Royal Gorge
  • Tahoe XC
  • the Resort at Squaw Creek
  • Auburn Ski Club
  • Northstar
  • Spooner Lake.

The Good Neighbor deal is valid Monday-Friday for the rest of this season, with the exception of February 20. Present your pass at the ticket desk to receive the discount. For questions call (530) 587-9484 or email our cross country center.

“We were contacted by a few other area cross country centers to see what we could do to accommodate their pass holders, and we decided to offer them a deep discount,” says Kirt Zimmer, director of sales and marketing for Tahoe Donner.

“We’re competitors with these areas, but we also work together to promote the sport. We think it’s in the best interest of all that people get out skiing. The conditions here are actually quite good now. We hosted an international event this week with athletes from 13 countries and received a lot of positive feedback about our ability to pull it off when other regional events have been cancelled.”

February 1, 2012