Ski or Skate Into a Week of Fun!

Ski or Skate Into a Week of Fun!

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Winter has finally arrived, just in time for a week filled with exciting and family-friendly activities at all Tahoe Donner amenities! From great conditions for skiing, snowboarding and exploring the stunning trails on Nordic skis or snowshoes, to delicious dining options, live music, a fun game night for adults, and even a glowstick parade and carnival for kids, discover all that Tahoe Donner has to offer at the height of winter during Ski Skate Week, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024. Learn more below:

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort offers wide, friendly ski runs and affordable family fun! Pre-purchase lift tickets, lessons, and rentals to ensure a slopetastic winter day. 

Hours:
Tickets: 8AM-4PM
Lifts: 9AM-4PM
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CHILDREN’S GLOWSTICK PARADE + CARNIVAL
Get excited for carnival games for kids of all ages and a glowstick parade! Pre-regsiter or plan to come early to secure a spot in. Music and snacks will be provided prior to the parade.
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Ages: All ages may participate in Carnival games. Children ages 10 and under can participate in the parade but must be able to ski down Snowbird unassisted and in the dark.
When: Saturday, Feb. 24 | 4:30-6:30PM
Where: Downhill Ski Resort
Cost: Free | Register Here

DOWNHILL SKI BAR + GRILL
After a great day on the mountain, be sure to stop in for some delicious food and refuel. Also serving breakfast to kick-start the day. Enjoy aprèsski on the beautiful sun deck while enjoying a warm soft pretzel, full-service bar and cozy fire pits.
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Hours:
Breakfast | 8-10:30AM
Lunch  | 11AM-3PM
Grab + Go | 8AM-4:30PM
Bar | 11AM-4:30PM | Happy Hour 3-4:30PM Daily


Voted the Best Cross Country Ski Area in Truckee/North Tahoe year after year by Sierra Sun readers, explore a variety of ski/snowshoe trails and snow-kissed alpine views at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center (TDXC).

Hours:
Trails: | 8:30AM-5PM Daily
Rentals + Repairs | 8:30AM-4:30PM Daily
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ADULT BIATHLON CLINIC WITH GYONGYVER RIDENOUR
Don’t miss your chance to experience the thrilling sport of biathlon – skiing and shooting a laser rifle at a target – in a clinic led by professional athlete Gyongyver Ridenour, Jr. National Biathlon and Cross Country Ski Champion of Romania.

Intermediate or advanced classic or skate skiers only (able to ski blue trails). Clinic is limited to eight participants; call (530) 587-9484 to register.
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Ages: 13+
When: Sunday, Feb. 18 | 1-3PM
Where: Cross Country Ski Center
Cost: $120 for members, $150 for public (cost does not include trail pass or rentals; please purchase trail passes and rentals online prior to the start of the clinic)
Registration: Call (530) 587-9484

 

***WINTER RETAIL SALES***
Don’t miss great deals on winter apparel and accessories for XC, including:

Feb. 15-29 | Leap Year Retail Sale
In celebration of the leap year, show us your best “leap” and enjoy 29% off select fleece apparel!

Feb. 16-25 | 25% off Pants With Purchase of Jacket or Vest
Receive 25% off any pair of pants, with a purchase of any jacket or vest.

 

PRIVATE LESSON PACKAGES
Offered Feb. 20-23, learn to cross country ski during Ski Skate Week! Private lessons are an ideal way to learn with packages that include an all-day trail pass, rental equipment and a full hour of personalized instruction.

Starting at $139 for members, invite up to 3 other people to join you (trail pass and equipment not included). Learn more.


Join us for a tubular time at Snowplay! Reserve a timeslot and race down a sledding hill, bank turns in a tubing lane or romp around the snow at this winter playground. Reservations are strongly recommended; timeslots will likely sell out.

Extended Ski Skate Week Hours:
Feb. 19-22, Feb. 17-25 | 9AM-4:30PM
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TD EATS AT SNOWPLAY
After playing out on the snow, come grab delicious fresh donuts, fresh coffee, hot chocolate and other goodies made right at TD Eats!

Special Holiday Hours:
Feb. 17-25 | 10AM-4PM

FITNESS CLASSES AT TROUT CREEK REC CENTER 
The Trout Creek Rec Center is a state-of-the-art fitness facility offering equipment, instruction and encouragement necessary to make any exercise routine a success.

Hours:
Daily | 6AM-9PM
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THE LODGE RESTAURANT & PUB
Experience classic bistro-style cuisine featuring French and Pacific Rim influences made with only the finest ingredients available.

Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday | 5-8:30PM
Bar service available in The Pub beginning at 4:30PM
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PIZZA ON THE HILL
With dinner options for the whole family, enjoy fresh pizza, homemade pasta, appetizers, salads and more.

Hours:
Open Friday-Tuesday 4-8PM
To-Go Orders Sunday-Tuesday 4-8PM
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Winter Music Series at Pizza on the Hill
Elevate your après-ski experience at Tahoe Donner’s 2024 Winter Music Series – a harmonious blend of live tunes, happy hour delights, and a warm, family-friendly atmosphere.

When: Saturday, Feb. 24 | 5:30-7:30PM
Where: Pizza on the Hill
Cost: Free

ALDER CREEK CAFE
Stop by the Alder Creek Cafe after an invigorating day on the trails and enjoy healthy and delicious lunch options.

Hours:
Daily | 8:30AM-5:30PM
Edi-Bōl: Thursday | 5-8PM
Trivia: Sunday | 5-7PM
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Edi-Bōl
Edi-Bōl, a unique dinner series! This week cap off your day with a bright and fresh Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl. ⁠
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When: Thursday, Feb. 22 | 5-8PM
Where: Alder Creek Cafe
Cost: $22

Trivia
Brain-teasing questions, fun prizes, a special buffet and more during this lively game night for adults. Plus, enjoy a unique selection of $5 beer and wine from the trailside bar!
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When: Sunday, Feb. 18+25 | 5-8PM
Where: Alder Creek Cafe
Cost: Free; food and drinks available for purchase