Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center has been voted the Best Cross Country Center in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee for five years running and 2nd Best Ski Run (I’m OK, Euer OK) and 2nd Best Rental Shop by the Sierra Sun.

Season Pass Validation

HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR PASS/VALIDATION STICKER:  Bring your previous year’s season pass or Tahoe Donner membership card to the ski area when it is open to obtain your 2022/23 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 and or land within the ski area boundary after 5PM or prior to 8:30AM (7AM when “early bird” skiing is permitted) 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.

FAT BIKES: Fat biking is no longer offered on Tahoe Donner trails during the ski season.

Season Passes are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another person. They are not activated until you get your current year sticker from the ski area ticket office. Your season pass must be carried with you and scanned at the trailhead area every time you access the trails/lifts/ski hill and must be visible to ticket checkers. Access within the ski area boundaries outside of operational hours, and travel into areas marked ‘closed’ are not permitted for your safety and the safety of others. By violating ski area rules, your season pass may be revoked.

Super Senior Midweek Pass is not valid on Saturdays and Sundays and on holiday peak period dates.

Dog passes: Check to be sure your dog qualifies before purchasing a dog season pass.

2022/23 Holiday peak period dates:

  • Dec. 24, 2022 – Jan. 7, 2023
  • Jan. 14-16, 2023
  • Feb. 18-25, 2023