Best of Tahoe Donner | Expanding HorizonsAlder Creek Adventure Center, Alder Creek Cafe, Aquatics, Beach Club Marina, Bikeworks, Day Camps, Equestrian, Golf, Tennis, Trails
By Tiffany Connolly | Photo: Trevor Clark
Ready to branch out and leave your comfort zone? It’s easy to do when you have access to expert guides, instructors and professional coaches. Find your new fun in Tahoe Donner.
SLICE THROUGH GLASS
Skimming over early morning glass on Donner Lake on a stand up paddleboard is the perfect way to start a busy summer day. Rent a SUP at Beach Club Marina—our boards are stable and great for beginners. See what all the hype is about at tahoedonner.com/marina.
SCALE A ROCKFACE
Belay your way up the mountains on Donner Summit and enjoy epic views of Donner Lake. All equipment is provided for climbers looking for a new route or new challenge. Our guides provide climbing tips and instruction and make sure everyone is safe. Join our rock climbing clinics on the mornings of August 3 and August 10. Learn more at tahoedonner.com/rec-hut.
SLALOM THROUGH SINGLETRACK
The network of trails that wind through Tahoe Donner make up some of the best mountain biking the region has to offer. If you’ve been toying with the idea of peddling singletrack but feel more comfortable with a knowledgeable guide, the pro cyclists at Bikeworks love steering mountain bikers in the right direction. Don’t have a bike? Rent one of our full suspension Giant or Liv bikes at the shop. Book a guided ride at tahoedonner.com/bikeworks.
SWING TO THE GREENS
Sometimes it’s just a tiny adjustment that is needed in order to master a full swing, chip or putt. The pros at Tahoe Donner Golf Course have a keen eye, and their clinics will boost your golf game to the next level. From bunker play to full swing, see the list of $25 weekly
clinics at tahoedonner.com/golf.
SMASH AN ACE
There’s nothing quite like a friendly tennis match to get your blood pumping and your body in motion. Step up your game and join a clinic with one of our tennis pros at the Tahoe Donner Tennis Center, the largest in the region. Intimidated by the large court? Try pickleball— the courts are a quarter of the size, making it great for beginners. Learn more at tahoedonner.com/tennis.
SCORE A BULL’S-EYE
Release your inner Robin Hood and hit the mark at Tahoe Donner’s archery center. Rent a bow, sign up for a clinic or secure a private lesson from one of our instructors. The forested archery center is located behind Northwoods Clubhouse and features five targets to hone in on. Learn more at tahoedonner.com/rec-hut.
GET BACK IN THE SADDLE
Ever thought of exploring Tahoe Donner on horseback? Our horses are great for beginners, and trails rides are perfect for those looking for a mellow adventure that brings you closer to nature. Signup for your backyard journey at tahoedonner.com/equestrian.
INSPIRE THE KIDS
From toddlers to teens, there’s something for every interest at Tahoe Donner. From mountain biking camps to sailing lessons to beach days with the little ones, the kids camps at Tahoe Donner educate and inspire children, all while instilling a deep appreciation of the outdoors. Learn more at tahoedonner.com/summercamps.