Over the past several years, the Downhill Ski Lodge Replacement Project has worked its way through the Capital Projects process with extensive member input. This includes multiple independent studies to determine the facility needs and optimal functionality of the space. Some key milestones are shown below:


  • March 21 The board approves the ski lodge to move into construction at a Special Board Meeting | Video | Presentation| Resolution
  • April 7 Closing day of the 2024 ski season and final day of the old lodge’s use
  • May 6 Potential start of demolition



  • Project questionnaire sent out to membership via mail; submission deadline January 31
    • 3,053 properties responded out of 6,489 properties with contact information available
  • February 16 special board meeting to review questionnaire results – Meeting Recording | Questionnaire Results Presentation
  • March 16 special board meeting – Meeting Recording
  • April 4 special board meeting to discuss six ski lodge size options; the board narrowed down to three options – Meeting RecordingStaff Presentation
  • April 23 regular board meeting to approve ski lodge size after deep dive into three sizing options – Meeting Recording | Staff PresentationSummary Email
  • June 13 final application submission to Town of Truckee Planning Department | Design Plans
  • Town of Truckee deemed application complete on August 12
  • Staff continue to work with the Town to clarify project aspects after review
  • November – design development phase complete
  • December – review for value engineering potential (looking at ways to reduce costs that don’t impact the member experience or operations)
  • Dec. 16 regular board meeting staff update – Meeting Recording | Staff Presentation



  • DHS Lodge Task Force launch; produced from General Plan Committee Downhill Ski (DH) Subcommittee
  • Spring/summer Ward Young Architects engagement to perform programming analysis
  • Formal adoption of Downhill Ski Lodge Task Force Charter (Task Force) by board
  • September 18 open board workshop with Ward Young to discuss analysis and next steps – Meeting Recording | See Report
  • August 28 regular board meeting for board to direct staff on a lodge sized around 22,000 to 26,000 square feet – Meeting Recording | Staff Presentation
    • The design team, based on crucial member outreach and previous studies, will develop a conceptual plan that meets the needs of our membership; this phase will include the potential cost
  • Hire PROS Consulting to complete a thorough outreach programming, data gathering and consolidation, business plan development and eventual lodge design support
  • Member outreach effort hosted to gather member data and feedback, including focus groups
  • Member survey release based on data gathered from focus groups
  • Send architecture and engineering request for qualifications (RFQ) to potential design teams





You may provide feedback via our online form. Member feedback is an important component in the process of rebuilding the ski lodge, and we hope all interested members participate.


PLEASE NOTE: The Downhill Lodge Replacement project is in development by Tahoe Donner Association. The information provided is preliminary and subject to change. Drawings and renderings herein are for conveying Tahoe Donner Association’s vision of future projects. No warranties, expressed or implied, are made.