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Valentines Day at Tahoe Donner

Love is in the air around Tahoe Donner. There are many things you and your sweetheart can do this Valentines Day right here in Tahoe Donner.

Trout Creek Massage

Book a treatment for yourself, your loved one or spend time together in a couples massage. Relax your mind and body, with help from the aromatherapy of blended rose oil. Schedule your appointment today. Call (530) 587-9437.

After the massage, continue the night in the relaxation spa.

Sunset Snowshoe Hike

You and your sweetheart can enjoy the scenery and the sunset on a guided snowshoe hike from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Hot chocolate will be served. The group will meet at Trout Creek Recreation Center.

Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling (530) 587-9437. Cost of the hike is $7.50 with your own equipment, or $15 with snowshoe rental.
Please note: if there is no snow, we will take a full moon hike.

Dinner at The Lodge

Take advantage of our No Corkage Tuesday and impress your sweetheart with a sentimental bottle of wine to pair with our delicious special menu (pdf).

Please call (530) 587- 9455 to make your reservation.

February 6, 2012

Cross Country Ski Center Events

Now that the skiing is out there, we hope you’ll join us at some of our upcoming February events.

Saturday, February 4: Swix Wax Clinic at 2 p.m. Free with trail pass.

Tuesday, February 7: Full Moon Tour, Wine Tasting and Dinner at 7 p.m. Participants are welcome to ski or snowshoe. Public:$20, Season Passholder: $15. Spots are limited. Reservations are required. Please call (530) 587-9484 to reserve your place today!

Wednesday, February 8: 5 Kilometer Freestyle Night Race Registration at 5 p.m. Race at 6 p.m. Adults: $15, Juniors: $8.

2012 Cross Country Event Schedule

January 30, 2012

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January 6, 2012

Wine Tasting

Michael David Winery will be pouring a variety of wines at the Lodge Restaurant & Pub from 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 14. Michael and David Phillips represent fifth generation growers from Lodi, California, with over 650 acres of premium wine grapes. Enjoy a diverse selection of wine samples at this free event! The Lodge will offer several of the Michael David wines at a discounted rate for purchase by the bottle and by the glass that evening – including their popular 7 Deadly Zins. We hope you’ll stop by to sample some great California vino!

January 3, 2012

Tahoe-Truckee Free Ski Shuttle

UPDATE: The free ski shuttle for Presidents Weekend has been cancelled. Organizers are hoping to run the shuttle during the 2012-13 ski season, so stay tuned!

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Those who have experienced peak season traffic jams while trying to navigate certain stretches of Truckee and North Tahoe roadways en route to or from a day on the slopes have a new transportation option to consider.  Regional leaders intent upon improving the local weekend traffic situation are launching a pilot free ski shuttle program, dubbed the Truckee-Tahoe Free Ski Shuttle, which will provide service on Presidents Day weekend, February 18-20.

The Truckee-Tahoe Free Ski Shuttle will take skiers from Truckee to Northstar California Resort or Squaw Valley, and back again at the end of the day. Two park and ride lots will be set up. Shuttles will run from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on those days with pick-ups every 30 minutes.

The free shuttle offers savings on gas and provides an environmentally-friendly mode of travel.  By riding the shuttle, users will be helping to put fewer cars on the road, enabling a faster ride to the mountain for everyone.  Added bonuses of the free shuttle service include: being delivered right at the village eliminating any long walks; letting a professional driver worry about road conditions and traffic so you are free to visit, surf the web or text; meet some new skier and rider friends;  and a “goodie bag” stuffed with savings redeemable at local businesses.

The park and ride lot dedicated to Squaw Valley will be located between the Truckee High School (11725 Donner Pass Road) and the Sierra Mountain Community Education Center, also known as the former Sierra Mountain Middle School.  The entrance to this lot can be accessed via a driveway that runs past the fire house, which sits adjacent to Wild Cherries Coffee House. The other park and ride lot, for skiers headed to Northstar California Resort, is located at the Truckee Town Hall, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, which is just off Route 267 on the way to Northstar.

Happy travels!

For more information and hours of operations, visit

The Truckee Free Ski Shuttle is a collaborative program provided by Tahoe Donner, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Town of Truckee, Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

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December 23, 2011