Après the TD Way

Après the TD Way

Alder Creek Adventure Center, Alder Creek Cafe, Cross Country Ski Area, Downhill Ski Area, Pizza on the Hill, The Lodge Restaurant & Pub, Trout Creek Recreation Center

“Après-ski” or “après,” for short, is a term and custom originating from France as early as the 1950s, with the emergence of commercial ski resorts. Literally translated as “after skiing,” après encompasses any or all of the celebratory social, dining or personal activities one might enjoy after a thrilling day of skiing. Now a universally beloved tradition throughout ski resorts across the globe, Tahoe Donner offers many options for après to immerse yourself in, from afternoon ski area fun and fireside coziness to evening dining and even a relaxing spa experience. Read on to learn more.

Straight From the Chair or the Trail

For a little instant gratification following a successful day of adventure, find tasty treats, refreshing drinks and more at both Tahoe Donner ski areas.  

Downhill Ski Bar + Grill
Grill: Daily | 8-10:30AM + 11AM-3PM
Bar: 11AM-4:30PM; happy hour from 3-4:30PM 

After a day of conquering the mountain, celebrate your victories at the Downhill Ski Grill and Bar with a special après menu featuring shareable bites for the whole crew by Chef Anton, plus $7 beer, wine and cocktails during happy hour. Mozy over to the sun deck to admire your conquest as you bask in the warmth of a blue-bird sky and toast to your hero run! Look for live music and other fun and family-friendly events throughout the season at the Downhill Ski Lodge. See menu and hours here.  

Alder Creek Cafe + Trailside Bar
Cafe: Daily | 8:30AM-5:00PM
Bar: Daily | 11AM-5:00PM; happy hour from 3-5PM 

For healthier options following your jaunt at TDXC, head to the Alder Creek Cafe and Trailside Bar for fresh, made-to-order lunch options like the superfood salad or the grilled veggie burger and $7 beer and wine during happy hour. For après with a view, cozy up to the firepits on the patio to enjoy the sunset and surrounding meadow. Learn more here.

Sliding Into Happy Hour + Dinner

After an afternoon warm up, keep the festivities going with full-service dining options, including family-friendly pizza, pub and bistro-style ambiance or for something a little different, indulge in piping hot bowl of your favorite comfort food, a light-hearted game night or a high-mountain spa experience. 

Pizza on the Hill
Friday-Tuesday | 4-8PM 

Bring the whole family for fun and easy dining après at Pizza on the Hill, featuring a casual atmosphere, bar seating and a crowd-pleasing menu of fresh pizza, classic appetizers, drink specials and more.  

DEALS GALORE – On Sunday and Monday nights, football fans can score on great dining deals with 50% off your second pizza, $5 beer and wine and 25% off appetizers all evening long. See complete details about deals, menu itesm and more here. 

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub
Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday | 5-8:30PM

For a little more ambiance and fine dining, head to The Lodge Restaurant & Pub for hand-crafted cocktails, premium wines, local draft beer and a gourmet menu featuring entrées like red wine braised short rib or forest mushroom risotto. On Wednesdays, bring your favorite bottle of wine for a waived cork fee! Learn more here.

Alder Creek Cafe
Edi-Bōl: Thursday | 5-8PM
Triva Night: Sunday | 5-7PM 

For a different kind of dining experience, head to Alder Creek Cafe for weekly special offerings and entertainment. On Thursday evenings, warm up with your favorite comfort food classics reimagined in a bowl of piping hot goodness; beer and wine available from the Trailside Bar.  

On Sunday evenings, find brain-teasing questions, fun prizes, a special buffet and more on this lively game night for adults. $5 beer and wine will be also available from the Trailside Bar. Click here for details.

Trout Creek Rec Center Hot Tub, Sauna and Steam Room
Daily | 6AM-9PM 

For the ultimate high-alpine après, relax and rejuvenate those hard-working muscles with a little heat therapy at the Trout Creek Rec Center. With hot tubs, a sauna and steam room, plus afternoon yoga and pilates, ready yourself for your next adventure with calm mind and body. See fitness schedule, hours and more here.