CROSS COUNTRY SKI CENTER

VOTED #6 CROSS COUNTRY SKI CENTER
IN NORTH AMERICA BY USA TODAY

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Cross Country Ski Center

THE SPRING SKI SEASON PASS SALE HAS ENDED. PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN IN THE FALL. 


Trails Notice June 7, 2022 | As part of the XC Snowmaking project this summer, trail construction is currently taking place at Alder Creek Adventure Center. Pony Express, Northfork, Lower Rough Rider and Night Hawk are all closed until the project is completed. Please be mindful of construction zones and keep out. Learn more and see zone map.


Best Of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee 2021 Winner Logo

Voted the Best Cross Country Center in North Lake Tahoe & Truckee by the Sierra Sun for 6 years running and in the top 10 Best Cross Country Ski Resorts in North America by USA Today, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center (TDXC) spans more than 2,800 acres in the beautiful Sierra Nevada. Over 100 km of XC ski and snowshoe trails meander through meadows, over creeks and up to stunning alpine views. State-of-the-art grooming machines prepare the trails daily for classic and skate skiing and snowshoeing, including 7 km of dog-friendly trails (dog season pass required). For ski and snowshoe gear, visit our rental shop, voted 2nd Best Rental Shop in North Lake Tahoe & Truckee in 2020. To contact us, click here.


 
 
 

 


 

Wood shop turned ski shop today. I’ve been using that fire hazard of an iron since I was a kid racing Nordic and waxing skis in a freezing horse stall at Tahoe Donner XC Ski Center. I think my Mom bought it for Paul and I at a thrift store in Tahoe. It’s always done the job just fine. #nordork #tahoedonnercrosscountry #tahoedonnerxc

Wood shop turned ski shop today. I’ve been using that fire hazard of an iron since I was a kid racing Nordic and waxing skis in a freezing horse stall at Tahoe Donner XC Ski Center. I think my Mom bought it for Paul and I at a thrift store in Tahoe. It’s always done the job just fine. #nordork #tahoedonnercrosscountry #tahoedonnerxc ...

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Having grown up in Truckee most expect me to be a ripping alpine skier but I didn’t lock my heals down until I was nearing 40 years old. I grew up a couple miles from an amazing nordic ski area though! Our parents worked and didn’t have the time or money to get us into alpine skiing and we lived quite a way out of town which meant shuttling to resorts was a challenge so this is the kind of skiing my brother and I did. It felt so good to get back out on these skinny sticks today for the first time this season! Thanks to #tahoedonnerxc for teaching me to love being a nordork. fischerski

Having grown up in Truckee most expect me to be a ripping alpine skier but I didn’t lock my heals down until I was nearing 40 years old. I grew up a couple miles from an amazing nordic ski area though! Our parents worked and didn’t have the time or money to get us into alpine skiing and we lived quite a way out of town which meant shuttling to resorts was a challenge so this is the kind of skiing my brother and I did. It felt so good to get back out on these skinny sticks today for the first time this season! Thanks to #tahoedonnerxc for teaching me to love being a nordork. fischerski ...

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Thank you to everyone who came out on opening weekend. That sure was fun! We are blessed to have perfect winter conditions with more snow in the forecast this week. Safe travels and a happy holiday week from all of us Tahoe Donner! ⁠Photo: @pixiebaber 
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Thank you to everyone who came out on opening weekend. That sure was fun! We are blessed to have perfect winter conditions with more snow in the forecast this week. Safe travels and a happy holiday week from all of us Tahoe Donner! ⁠Photo: @pixiebaber

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Happy Monday! Beautiful bluebird days are in the forecast all week. Come out and enjoy perfect winter conditions for all skier types and no crowds midweek at the Downhill Ski Resort and Cross Country Ski Center. Lessons for all levels are being offered with physical distancing and safety protocols in place. Photo: Allan Crawford. ⁠
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#tahoedonnercrosscountry ⁠
#tahoedonner ⁠
#tahoedonnerdownhill⁠
#nordicskiing ⁠
#skilaketahoe⁠
#truckee ⁠
#skicalifornia

Happy Monday! Beautiful bluebird days are in the forecast all week. Come out and enjoy perfect winter conditions for all skier types and no crowds midweek at the Downhill Ski Resort and Cross Country Ski Center. Lessons for all levels are being offered with physical distancing and safety protocols in place. Photo: Allan Crawford. ⁠

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Benny’s reaction when I said quit drinking so much and that it was time to ride.  Temps were a bit warm this morning. #rescuedogsofinstagram #mtbdog #truckeelove #tahoedonnerxc

Benny’s reaction when I said quit drinking so much and that it was time to ride. Temps were a bit warm this morning. #rescuedogsofinstagram #mtbdog #truckeelove #tahoedonnerxc ...

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Coyote, the hut
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Spring, the season

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Tan-lines-and-sunscreen-on-the-shoulder season

4th Spring, or whatever we're at now, is the time of sunshine and finding the ever changing line between dirt & snow. It takes a lot of sunscreen, a side of research & word of mouth, a little trial & error, and a few more miles than you probably planned. And it comes with these little slivers of sunburn in places you forgot existed & are now exposed for all their winter white.

Tan-lines-and-sunscreen-on-the-shoulder season

4th Spring, or whatever we're at now, is the time of sunshine and finding the ever changing line between dirt & snow. It takes a lot of sunscreen, a side of research & word of mouth, a little trial & error, and a few more miles than you probably planned. And it comes with these little slivers of sunburn in places you forgot existed & are now exposed for all their winter white.
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We are so excited to be able to make snow this winter at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center. In the meantime, please be aware that work is being done in the Alder Creek Adventure Center parking lot and on select base-area trails. Please stay clear of active constructive areas. Thanks!⁠
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We are so excited to be able to make snow this winter at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center. In the meantime, please be aware that work is being done in the Alder Creek Adventure Center parking lot and on select base-area trails. Please stay clear of active constructive areas. Thanks!⁠


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In 1985, the Cross Country Ski Area expanded to its current location on Alder Creek Road. It originally operated out of the Tennis Center. Today, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center is known as a world-class Nordic ski center with more than 100-km of diverse, skiable terrain. Happy 50th birthday, Tahoe Donner! Learn more at tahoedoner.com/50years. ⁠
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#celebrating50years⁠
#exploretahoedonner⁠
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#tahoedonnerhistory ⁠
#tahoedonnerdownhill ⁠

In 1985, the Cross Country Ski Area expanded to its current location on Alder Creek Road. It originally operated out of the Tennis Center. Today, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center is known as a world-class Nordic ski center with more than 100-km of diverse, skiable terrain. Happy 50th birthday, Tahoe Donner! Learn more at tahoedoner.com/50years. ⁠

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#celebrating50years⁠
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Have you ever explored Euer Valley in the winter? It’s rather magical. Pic @pixiebaber 

#tdxc #mashmellows #tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonner

Have you ever explored Euer Valley in the winter? It’s rather magical. Pic @pixiebaber

#tdxc #mashmellows #tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonner
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I know a lot of people haven’t been asking about my skincare routine, but I’m going to share it anyways...
Wear sunscreen 🤣
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staylocal.tahoe tahoedonnerassociation ortovox rei thisadventurelife renotahoe tahoenorth #tahoe #xcskiing #xcski #staylocaltahoe #laketahoe #tahoedonner #tahoenorth #northlaketahoe #donner #xcskiinglife #springskiing coola #wearsunscreen #socialdistancing #mtnchicks #mountainstories #optoutside #livefearlessly #selfiesunday #crosscountryskiing #outdoorfitness #outdooradventures #outdoorfitnessmovement #freshairandfreedom #mountaintherapy #tahoelife #tahoedonnercrosscountry #tahoedonnerxc #exploretahoedonner #truckee #californiagirl

I know a lot of people haven’t been asking about my skincare routine, but I’m going to share it anyways...
Wear sunscreen 🤣
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staylocal.tahoe tahoedonnerassociation ortovox rei thisadventurelife renotahoe tahoenorth #tahoe #xcskiing #xcski #staylocaltahoe #laketahoe #tahoedonner #tahoenorth #northlaketahoe #donner #xcskiinglife #springskiing coola #wearsunscreen #socialdistancing #mtnchicks #mountainstories #optoutside #livefearlessly #selfiesunday #crosscountryskiing #outdoorfitness #outdooradventures #outdoorfitnessmovement #freshairandfreedom #mountaintherapy #tahoelife #tahoedonnercrosscountry #tahoedonnerxc #exploretahoedonner #truckee #californiagirl
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Crushing the gym workout 🏋️‍♀️. 
#tahoedonnerxc

Crushing the gym workout 🏋️‍♀️.
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Looking for Nordic gear? Tahoe Donner XC is hosting a used cross country ski sale tomorrow, Saturday, November 27 at Alder Creek Adventure Center from 10AM-2PM. Take advantage of great deals on Fischer and Orbiter skis, Salomon Pro Combi boots and more!⁠
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#tahoedonnerXC⁠
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Looking for Nordic gear? Tahoe Donner XC is hosting a used cross country ski sale tomorrow, Saturday, November 27 at Alder Creek Adventure Center from 10AM-2PM. Take advantage of great deals on Fischer and Orbiter skis, Salomon Pro Combi boots and more!⁠


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The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center often sells out on busy weekends and holidays. Consider riding the free door-to-door shuttle from The Lodge Restaurant & Pub. If tickets are  sold out online, you can ride the free shuttle bus and receive a token to purchase tickets and rentals on arrival without online reservations. ⁠
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The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center often sells out on busy weekends and holidays. Consider riding the free door-to-door shuttle from The Lodge Restaurant & Pub. If tickets are sold out online, you can ride the free shuttle bus and receive a token to purchase tickets and rentals on arrival without online reservations. ⁠


#tdxc⁠
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T-shirt weather and cross country skiing... What can be better? Glide into spring ski adventures this week with trails for every skill level! Plus, take advantage of the All Out April Retail Sale at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center. Save up to 50% on apparel, accessories and hard goods. Get outside and enjoy the mountain!⁠
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#tahoedonnerxc⁠
#tdxc⁠
#tahoedonner'⁠
#exploretahoedonner ⁠
#skicalifornia ⁠
#springskiing ⁠
#nordicskiing

T-shirt weather and cross country skiing... What can be better? Glide into spring ski adventures this week with trails for every skill level! Plus, take advantage of the All Out April Retail Sale at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center. Save up to 50% on apparel, accessories and hard goods. Get outside and enjoy the mountain!⁠



#tahoedonnerxc⁠
#tdxc⁠
#tahoedonner'⁠
#exploretahoedonner ⁠
#skicalifornia ⁠
#springskiing ⁠
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#latergram!

A favorite shot from a recent family ski!

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#familyski #skiingisfun #skiing #skitrip #familyfirst #familytime #laketahoe #laketahoeofficial #laketahoelife #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #tahoeskitrips #laketahoeskiing #skilife #skiingday #momof3 #socialmamahub

#latergram!

A favorite shot from a recent family ski!

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#familyski #skiingisfun #skiing #skitrip #familyfirst #familytime #laketahoe #laketahoeofficial #laketahoelife #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #tahoeskitrips #laketahoeskiing #skilife #skiingday #momof3 #socialmamahub
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Improve your balance, technique and fitness to start the ski season in style when the snow flies – all while meeting new friends who love to ski! This 6-session series runs Oct. 16-Nov. 20. Spaces are limited! Send an email to xc@tahoedonner.com to sign up or learn more.⁠
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#tahoedonnercrosscountry ⁠
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Improve your balance, technique and fitness to start the ski season in style when the snow flies – all while meeting new friends who love to ski! This 6-session series runs Oct. 16-Nov. 20. Spaces are limited! Send an email to xc@tahoedonner.com to sign up or learn more.⁠



#tdxc⁠
#tahoedonnerxc⁠
#tahoedonnercrosscountry ⁠
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It’s the end of the cross country ski season and I can’t even tell you how much joy I have gotten from committing to this activity.⁣
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It’s the end of the cross country ski season and I can’t even tell you how much joy I have gotten from committing to this activity.⁣

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#skiseason #xcskiing #tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerskiresort #laketahoe #laketahoeskiing #crosscountryskiing #crosscountry #goalsetting #myworkoutchallenge #metime #laketahoelife
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Looking to up your Nordic ski experience? Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center is hosting its four-week Learn to Skate program starting March 7. You will learn the fundamentals of correct body positioning and timing of movements to make skating efficient and fun! Learn more at tahoedonner.com/xc. ⁠
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Looking to up your Nordic ski experience? Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center is hosting its four-week Learn to Skate program starting March 7. You will learn the fundamentals of correct body positioning and timing of movements to make skating efficient and fun! Learn more at tahoedonner.com/xc. ⁠


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#tahoedonnerxc⁠
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Experience Alder Creek Cafe's Taco Tuesdays deal and take a bite out of two Beer-Battered Cod Fish Tacos with Housemade Tortilla Chips for just $10 each Tuesday in March.⁠
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Next Tuesday, find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with a special St. Patrick's Day Reuben. ⁠
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#aldercreekcafe ⁠
#tahoedonner ⁠
#tdeats ⁠
#bajafishtacos⁠
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#tahoedonnerxc⁠
#exploretahoedonner ⁠

Experience Alder Creek Cafe's Taco Tuesdays deal and take a bite out of two Beer-Battered Cod Fish Tacos with Housemade Tortilla Chips for just $10 each Tuesday in March.⁠

Next Tuesday, find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with a special St. Patrick's Day Reuben. ⁠

#aldercreekcafe ⁠
#tahoedonner ⁠
#tdeats ⁠
#bajafishtacos⁠
#tdxc⁠
#tahoedonnerxc⁠
#exploretahoedonner ⁠
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Tried these today; first time #xcskiing! #nordicskiing #ski #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #winter #california

Tried these today; first time #xcskiing! #nordicskiing #ski #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #winter #california ...

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Drifters Hut #worththeclimb #tahoedonnerxc  #itsalldownhillfromhere #nordicskitour

Drifters Hut #worththeclimb #tahoedonnerxc #itsalldownhillfromhere #nordicskitour ...

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Yes! Mountain biking is awesome right now. #tahoedonner #exploretahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc  #visittruckee #mountainbiking #tahoedonnerassociation #laketahoemountainbiking

Yes! Mountain biking is awesome right now. #tahoedonner #exploretahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #visittruckee #mountainbiking #tahoedonnerassociation #laketahoemountainbiking ...

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Skogsloppet
#tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonnerassociation #crosscountryskiing #mld_skishots

Skogsloppet
#tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonnerassociation #crosscountryskiing #mld_skishots
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Peak bagging #tahoedonnerxc

Peak bagging #tahoedonnerxc ...

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Peak bagging with tahoemt.goat  skate til you puke #TahoeDonnerxc challenge Thanks thetahoeweekly for hooking it up!

Peak bagging with tahoemt.goat skate til you puke #TahoeDonnerxc challenge Thanks thetahoeweekly for hooking it up! ...

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On our way to the Adventure Center for Edibol tonight we saw this  #what!! #tahoedonner #visittruckee #visitcalifornia #tahoesnaps #laketahoe #mld_views #tahoedonnerxc  #tahoedonnerassociation #iphone12promax #aldercreekadventurecenter

On our way to the Adventure Center for Edibol tonight we saw this #what!! #tahoedonner #visittruckee #visitcalifornia #tahoesnaps #laketahoe #mld_views #tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonnerassociation #iphone12promax #aldercreekadventurecenter ...

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Tour de Euer today with thetahoeweekly and slednecktahoe #euervalley #huthopping #TahoeDonnerxc

Tour de Euer today with thetahoeweekly and slednecktahoe #euervalley #huthopping #TahoeDonnerxc ...

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Nothing is more empowering than climbing this endless hill on these tiny little sticks #skatetilyoupuke #drifterhut #tahoedonnerxc #humanpowered #awakeaf

Nothing is more empowering than climbing this endless hill on these tiny little sticks #skatetilyoupuke #drifterhut #tahoedonnerxc #humanpowered #awakeaf ...

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Another quick backcountry trip with the family. Sebastian is really taking to the “earn your turns” lifestyle. #backcountrysnowboarding #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #jonessnowboards

Another quick backcountry trip with the family. Sebastian is really taking to the “earn your turns” lifestyle. #backcountrysnowboarding #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #jonessnowboards ...

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