Voted the Best Cross Country Center in North Lake Tahoe & Truckee for 5 years running and 2nd Best Ski Run (I’m OK, Euer OK) and 2nd Best Rental Shop by the Sierra Sun. You missed out on the season pass deal this season, but you can still access our amazing trail system with the purchase of day passes.

During this unique time of COVID-19, we are dedicated to safely providing a 2020/21 ski season this winter. Precautions, regulations and planning have been in the works for several months to prepare a safe winter operation for members, staff and guests. Learn more about our planning for the 2020/21 season.

Season Pass Validation

HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR PASS/VALIDATION STICKER: If you purchased before our season pass sales ended. bring your previous year’s season pass, or Tahoe Donner membership card to the ski area during regular winter hours to obtain your validation sticker.

NEW PASSHOLDERS:  Please upload a headshot/passport-type photo (jpg or JPEG preferred) for each passholder in your group by navigating to your online ShopTD Account page and then clicking on each passholder. Please note that you will only be able to upload a photo one time for each individual on your account.

You can then pick up your pass on your first day of skiing at the Cross Country Ski Area.

Season Pass Rules and Restrictions

PASSES MUST BE VALIDATED: You must have your pass validated with a current season sticker. Trail access is not allowed without the current year’s sticker on your pass.

ALWAYS SCAN YOUR PASS: Trail access is not allowed without scanning prior to skiing.

SKI WITH YOUR PASS VISIBLE: Ski Patrol check passes. Ask us for an armband so you don’t have to stop for a ticket check.

EARLY BIRD ACCESS: Check the grooming report before leaving home to see if 7AM early bird access is permitted. Reports are updated by 6AM each morning. There is usually no early bird access on storm days to allow for efficient snow removal.

NO ACCESS AFTER HOURS: Accessing the trails after 5PM is considered trespassing. Violators are subject to pass revocation and/or fine.

SNOWSHOEING: Access is allowed on all ski and snowshoe trails. Snowshoers are encouraged to travel on the snowshoe routes — especially in soft conditions — to minimize damage to the ski trails. Snowshoers are asked to give right-of-way to skiers and not walk on the classic ski tracks. See our snowshoe page for more information.

DOGS: Dogs must be well-behaved on and off-leash at all times. Valid rabies, parvo and distemper vaccinations and licensure of pet are required. Access is allowed only on specified dog trails. Some restrictions apply on weekends and holidays. See the dog trail page for full details. Please note that dog season passes are required and are only available to season passholders. Dog day passes will not be available for the 2020/21 season.

FAT BIKES: Fat biking is no longer offered on Tahoe Donner trails.

For updates on season pass sales, opening day and events and specials throughout the winter, subscribe to our cross country email list.

PASSHOLDER PERKS: As a passholder at North Lake Tahoe’s best cross country center, you will also enjoy exclusive perks during the ski season such as four free ski days at Diamond Peak, retail discounts and buddy passes valid at either Tahoe Donner ski location. NEW this season, XC and combo passholders will also receive two free ski days at Tahoe Cross Country. More about our perks here.