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NOVEMBER 2013


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Opening day is Friday, December 13 conditions permitting.

See you on the slopes!

Image courtesy of KENNY BLUM/TAHOE DONNER

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Statistics Lifts: 1 quad chair, 1 double chair, 3 conveyor lifts Terrain Rating: 40 percent novice, 60 percent intermediate Total Runs: 14 Skiable Acres: 120 Lift Operating Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets and Reservation Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rental Shop Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

winter family FUN Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is the best learn-to-ski area in Tahoe, but also offers so much more. An awesome ski school, a season chock-full of exciting events, amazing views, a cozy ski lodge, and super-fun terrain parks for all ability levels are only part of our allure. The quality of our programs is terrific, instruction is great, and the kids have fun! Check us out this season and see why we truly are a winter family adventure. On the following pages, you’ll find all the information you will need for a season of fun at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area. Prices, programs, and events are all here, so you will want to keep this copy handy all season. We’re ready for a fun winter ahead!

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Lift Tickets & Season Passes Children 6 and under and adults 75 and older always ski free. Member SEASON PASSES

Member Lift Tickets ADULT (18-59)

JUNIOR CHILD/SENIOR (13-17) (7-12/60-74)

All day

$23

$20

$13

Half day (starts at 12:15 p.m.)

$19

$15

$11

2-day Consecutive

$42

$36

$22

3- of 4- day Consecutive

$63

$54

$33

Parent Interchangeable*

$23

N/A

N/A

ADULT (AGES 18-59) Unrestricted Midweek - Non Holiday Combo Pass (DH & XC)

$179 $129 $309

JUNIOR (AGES 13-17) Unrestricted Midweek - Non Holiday Combo Pass (DH & XC)

$159 $109 $229

CHILD/SENIOR (ages 7-12/60-74) Unrestricted Midweek, non-holiday CHILD COMBO (DH & XC)

$129 $99 $169

*Available for parents w/non-skiing children ages 6 and under Senior Combo Pass (DH & XC, ages 60-74)

PUBLIC Lift Tickets ADULT (18-59)

JUNIOR CHILD/SENIOR (13-17) (7-12/60-74)

All day

$45

$40

$21

Half day (starts at 12:15 p.m.)

$39

$34

$16

2-day Consecutive

$86

$76

$38

3- of 4- day Consecutive $129

$114

$57

Parent Interchangeable*

N/A

N/A

$45

*Available for parents w/non-skiing children ages 6 and under

Morning skiers can come to the ticket window by 12:30 p.m. We will clip your current ticket and give you a morning credit good toward your next full-day ticket purchase.

2013-2014 HOLIDAYS Christmas Holiday: December 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014 Martin Luther King Holiday: January 18 – 20, 2014 President’s Holiday: February 15 – 23, 2014 Spring Break: March 22 – April 6, 2014

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$229

Super Senior Pass (ages 75+) CHILD (ages 6 & under)

FREE free

PUBLIC SEASON PASSES ADULT (AGES 18-59) Unrestricted Midweek - Non Holiday Combo Pass (DH & XC)

$299 $239 $389

JUNIOR (AGES 13-17) Unrestricted Midweek - Non Holiday Combo Pass (DH & XC)

$194 $159 $304

CHILD/SENIOR (ages 7-12/60-74) Unrestricted Midweek, non-holiday CHILD COMBO (DH & XC)

$154 $119 $199

Senior Combo Pass (DH & XC, ages 60-74)

$304

Super Senior Pass (ages 75+) Super Senior COMBO Pass (ages 75+) CHILD (ages 6 & under)

FREE $69 free

Buy your season pass by Nov. 30 and save! Pass prices increase on December 1. All rates are subject to change. Please visit tahoedonner.com/downhill-ski for additional pricing.


RENTALS We have the latest rental equipment from Elan, Burton, Scott, Nordica, and Marker, so the last thing you’ll have to worry about is your gear. Our retail areas are stocked with a variety of ski and snowboard goods to meet your needs.

EQUIPMENT RENTALS

ADULT (13-59)

CHILD/SENIOR (12 & under/ 60+)

Ski Equipment

$40

$30

Snowboard Equipment

$40

$30

Telemark

$40

$40

Demo Skis

$49

$49

$8

$8

All day 8 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Helmets

LESSONS & SKI SCHOOL Private Lessons (reservations recommended) These are our most popular and productive lessons. The class will move at your pace or be individually tailored to your group. Half-day private: (3 hours for up to 4 people) $234 Full-day private: (6 hours for up to 4 people) $405 1-hour lesson: $94 per person; $20 each additional person per hour

Adult Ski and Snowboard Group Lesson Packages Includes all day lift ticket, group lesson and equipment rental. HALF DAY: 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. (lessons are 1.75 hours; for all levels) Adult (13 and up): $89; Lesson only: $45

CHILD Ski and Snowboard Group Lesson Packages

ADDITIONAL DAY RENTALS Price for an additional day when you keep your equipment overnight.

ADULT (13-59)

CHILD/SENIOR (12 & under/ 60+)

Ski Equipment

$35

$25

Snowboard Equipment

$35

$25

Telemark

$35

$35

Demo Skis

$49

$49

$8

$8

Helmets

SPECIAL PROGRAMS Ski and Snowboard Race Teams

Designed for all level skiers and snowboarders ages 7 - 12. Included is an all day lift ticket, group lesson and equipment rental. All day: 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., lunch included - $119 Half day: Morning 10 a.m.; afternoon 1:30 p.m. - $79

For skiers and riders who want to take their skills to the next level. The teams will participate in the Tahoe League race series beginning in January. Two week-long training camps are also included. Over 30 days of coaching and racing are scheduled for this season, conditions permitting. A complete schedule will be posted on the website. Fees include a season pass. Price: Members $1,029; Public $1,249

Snowflakes - Ages 3 – 6 (Skiers only)

Rec Ski and Snowboard Teams

Each session includes specialized instruction and a low student-toinstructor ratio, and access to our new on-mountain yurt for breaks. Children must be at least 3 years of age, potty trained and willing to ski. All day: (ages 4 – 6) 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., lunch included - $119 Half day: (ages 3 – 6) Morning 10 a.m.; afternoon 1:30 p.m. - $79

Snow Shredders - Ages 5 – 6 (Snowboarders only) Snow Shredders, designed for the youngest snowboarders, has small class sizes and energetic instructors. It’s a great on-hill experience! All day: 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., lunch included - $119 Half day: Morning 10 a.m.; afternoon 1:30 p.m. - $79 Half day lessons are 1.75 hours long. Children enrolled in Snowflakes or Snow Shredders must have an adult onsite or on-call at all times.

The Rec Teams meet every Sunday from January 5 – March 23, from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This program is designed for 7- to 13-year-old skiers and snowboarders who want to improve their skills in a fun environment while developing new friendships. Fees include a season pass. Price: Members $479; Public $524

TD Tykes (Ski or Snowboard) A weekly ski and snowboard program designed for 3- to 6-yearolds. The program begins the second week of January and continues through the end of March. Participants meet every week for two and a half hours of instruction that takes place on the hill, with breaks in our new yurt. There are four weekly sessions to choose from including Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and afternoons from 12:30 – 3 p.m. (Continued on p. 18) Price: Member $339; Public $394 tahoedonner.com |

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TD Tykes for Kindergarten Kids Designed for 5- to 6-year-olds from the local area who want to improve their skiing skills. The program begins the second week of January and continues through the end of March. Kids enrolled in this program meet on the hill at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays ready to ski for a full twohour session. Price: Members $339; Public $389

Sunday Speedsters (Ski or Snowboard) A weekly program designed for children ages 4 and up who can already ski or ride at a level IV or above. Sessions will run on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. for 11 weeks. This program is geared to help bring your child to the next level in their skiing. Price: Members $479; Public $529

Reservations for lessons and special programs are highly recommended. Please book online at tahoedonner.com/shop or call 530-587-9444.

DOWNHILL EVENTS Mark your calendars! These events are not to be missed. We offer family-friendly events throughout the entire season.

December 13 | Opening Day: Join Tahoe Donner for opening day and celebrate the start to a great ski season. Conditions permitting. 15 | Customer Appreciation Day: Everyone skis for $5! This is a

deal that can’t be beat.

25 | Christmas Day Pancake Breakfast with Santa: Break-

fast starts at 10 a.m., followed by a half day of skiing and riding with Santa. The ski lifts will open at 11:30 a.m. 31 | Torchlight Parade on New Year’s Eve: Fun event for

intermediate skiers and riders ages 10 or older who can ski or ride unassisted. Come early to secure a spot in the parade. A DJ and snacks will be provided in the bar area prior to the parade. Sign-ups are from 4:30 5:45 p.m. with a chair loading time at 6:15 p.m. This is a free event.

Jan uary 6-10 and 13-16 | Learn-to-Ski or Snowboard Month: We’re

celebrating Learn-to-Ski or Snowboard Month Jan. 6 – 10 and Jan. 13-16 with learn-to-ski or -snowboard packages for $39. These packages are only for first timers, which include an all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and a 1.75 hour group lesson for anyone ages 7 and up. 18-20 | Ski and Snowboarding Safety Weekend: Participate

in many different activities around the mountain involving safety education. From exciting scavenger hunts, the national coloring contest, snow science and safety, there will be activities for everyone. For those who participate in the safety weekend events, we are offering 25 percent off on Smith helmets and goggles.

Feb r uary

Holiday Party = Ski for Free! Book a party at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub and every guest can ski for free at the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area or Cross Country Ski Center! We offer several options for parties of 20 or more people in a private room or a complete buy out. Visit tahoedonner.com/event-groups to view our menus including passed appetizers and buffet choices. Plated options are available upon request. The Lodge Restaurant & Pub has panoramic views of the surrounding Sierra scenery and now offers a new enclosed porch!

15-23 | Winter Olympics: It’s an Olympic year and we’re ready to

celebrate with our own version of winter Olympics! Stay tuned for fun Olympic-themed competitions and activities during this much-anticipated global event. 22 | Children’s Glow Stick Parade and Carnival: A kids’

version of the torchlight parade with glow sticks for children ages 10 or younger who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark on our Snowbird run. Come early to secure a spot in the parade and get glow sticks by playing our free carnival games. Music and snacks will be provided in the bar area prior to the parade. Sign-up and carnival start at 4:30 p.m.; parade starts at 6:30 p.m. FREE!

At Santa’s request, all room charges and site fees will be waived for Christmas parties before December 20. For more menu options on our holiday parties, please contact group sales at 530-582-9643 or email groupsales@tahoedonner.com

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M a r ch 1 | Winter Beach Party: Join us for some tropical fun, live music,

food and games. A great time for the whole family. The fun starts at 12 p.m. FREE!


Tahoe Donner Race Series - January 11 and 25, February 8, March 8 and 15 A fun, public race event offered on five Saturdays throughout the season. The race is formatted so that anyone who can ski or ride down a blue slope can race and have fun. Prizes are awarded at each race, and whoever has the best three results in the series will have their names posted on a plaque in the ski lodge. Race categories are: male 18 and over; male 17 and under; female 18 and over; female 17 and under. $5 for two race runs; $1 per additional run. 22 | 200-Foot Banana Split Extravaganza: Help devour our

incredible 200-foot banana split, starting at 1:30 p.m. FREE! 23 | Tahoe Donner Family Challenge: The Family Challenge is a matched time GS race with family teams. The goal is to complete two runs in exactly the same time. The time that counts is the difference between the two runs. The team component is a combined best difference from a child in the family with the best difference from an adult in the family. The winning team gets its name engraved on the trophy in the ski lodge. All children who complete their two runs will earn a medal. Other prizes will be awarded as well. FREE!

A p r il 5 | Spring Evening Ski Party: The sun is still up and we are going

to keep Eagle Rock open a little later. Enjoy a BBQ, live music and a special bar at the top of the Rock. Skiing will be extended until 5:45 p.m. All attendees will be entered into a free drawing to win a 2014-15 season pass. 13 | Downhill Dummy and Rail Jam: Join us for our annual end-of-season bash! Enjoy food and beverage specials, bounce house, live music, plus the popular Boxing Match Rail Jam and traditional Downhill Dummy event where teams build unique dummies to send sliding down the hill off our massive jump. This year’s theme is “Places around the World.” Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: best design, best air and best crash. You can also get full-day lift tickets at the half-day rate.

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TD DEALS & DISCOUNTS Tuesday is Parents DAY:* Moms and

dads, bring your 13-year-old or younger skiers to Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area for a day of skiing and receive a FREE adult all day lift ticket for yourself. A great deal for you and your child.

North Lake Tahoe and Reno are eligible for midweek local discounts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Valid local ID must be shown. Children $13 and Adults $23.

or follow us on Twitter and receive Wacky Wednesday deals. Print the coupon and bring it to the ticket office for redemption.

School Dayz:* Beginning Monday, January 7, 2014, Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area will offer a midweek student discount to all students, Tuesdays through Thursdays, throughout the rest of the 2013/2014 season. Bring your Student ID. Children $13 and Adults $23.

Throwback Thursdays:* Receive an old-

Military Discount: Full-day lift ticket rate

school discount every Thursday during nonholiday periods. Children $13 and Adults $23.

is $40. Valid ID must be presented.

Wacky Wednesday!* Like us on Facebook

Exclusive Deals: Follow us on Twitter and Local Discounts:* Residents of Truckee,

updates and access to special deals and discounts throughout the season. Group Policy: Discounted rates are available for groups of 20 or more that book in advance. Contact us with your details and we will create a package to meet your needs. Call 530-582-9643, or email us at groupsales@ tahoedonner.com.

Holiday Periods: Special offers are not valid with any other discounts, coupons, or during holiday periods: December 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014, January 18 – 20, February 15 – 23, and March 22 – April 6, 2014. *Offers valid during non-holiday periods only.

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STAY SAFE ON THE HILL Are you safe on the slopes? Do you know your responsibility code? “The number one factor to having an enjoyable day on the slopes is staying safe,” says Robert McClendon, downhill ski area manager. Following are some key aspects of the responsibility code: • Always stay in control. • Stop in a safe place for you and others. • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.

• Whenever starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others. • Use devices to prevent runaway equipment. • Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas. • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely. The Responsibility Code is an initiative of the National Ski Areas Association. The downhill ski area staff is always willing to assist with questions or issues of safety, so don’t hesitate to ask! For more information and educational games and activities on ski safety, visit lidsonkids.org.

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Helmet Policy Tahoe Donner requires all students under age 13 to wear an approved ski helmet when taking a lesson. We also recommend helmets for all our patrons. We have helmets available for daily rental as well as for purchase at our retail location.


feature Conditions permitting, Snowplay wil open for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Friday, November 29 - Sunday, December 1. The opening day for the season will be Friday, December 13, conditions permitting.

Admission includes sledding and tubing equipment. Sorry, personal equipment is not allowed at our Snowplay Area.

snowplay EVENTS DECEMBER 27 | Snowball Launching Contest: Try your luck at hitting our

snow targets.

Hours:

Fri., 1:30–4:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Additional Days of Operation: December 23 – January 5: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Christmas Day: 12 – 4:30 p.m. New Year’s Day: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

31 | New Year’s Eve Sunset Snowshoe: Ring in the New Year!

January 20: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

January

March 31 – April 5: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

4 | Fastest Tube RACING Event: Heats run every half hour from

February 17 – 21: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

1 – 2:30 p.m.

Ad m i s s ion F e e s :

18 | Full Moon Snowshoe: A wintery outing under the light of a

Child: ages 4-12; Junior: ages 13-17; Adult: ages 18-59; Senior: ages 60-74; Super Senior: 75+; Toddler: under 3

February

All members (with paid rec fee) Free TAHOE DONNER adult member (no rec fee) $5 TAHOE DONNER junior member (no rec fee) $4 TAHOE DONNER child/senior member (no rec fee) $3 TAHOE DONNER Guest – adult $12 Tahoe Donner Guest – junior $10 Tahoe Donner Guest – child/senior $7

full moon.

2 | Groundhog Day Scavenger Hunt: Search for the groundhog. 14 | Valentine’s Day Snowshoe: A wintery outing with romantic

sunset views.

15 | Full Moon Snowshoe: See description above. 22 | Snowman Building Contest: Create a snow masterpiece

before judging at 2 p.m.

March 15 | Full Moon Snowshoe: A wintery outing under the light of a full moon. Sign up at tahoedonner.com/shop 16 | St. Patrick’s Day Concert: Live DJ starting at 12 p.m., games,

prizes, and tubing from 12 – 3 p.m.

April 5 | Snowball Throwing Contest: Try your luck at hitting our

snow targets.

13 | Last Day to Play BBQ: Join us for a BBQ, music and the last

day of tubing fun.

Public – adult Public – junior Public – child Public – senior Ages 3 and under (adults 75 and older) Spectators may enter for free.

$17 $15 $10 $9 Free

Night Tubing on Fridays Tube under the lights! Snowplay will remain open until 6:30 p.m. for night sledding on the following Friday nights: Dec. 20, 2013; and Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 7, and April 4, 2014.

Snowshoe rentals will be available for kids and adults for use on Snowplay property during operating hours. 530-587-9437 | tahoedonner.com/snowplay | 12750 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161 | Groups, 20 or more: 530-582-9643

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FEATURE

We will open for the 2013-2014 ski season as soon as conditions allow. Check our website or watch your email inbox for updates.

See you on the trails!


Statistics Number of Trails: 52 Kilometers: 100+ Acres of Terrain: 4,800 Trail Rating: 18 beginner, 20 intermediate, 10 advanced, 1 expert, 4 snowshoe only Warming Huts: 5 Track Systems: 3 Daily Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Season Pass Early Ski: 7 a.m., Monday – Friday

Stay Up-To-Date!

Did you know there is a dedicated Tahoe Donner Cross Country e-mail list? We often send out updates on special clinics, events, and other cross country news. Don’t miss a thing! Go to tahoedonner. com and click on “Subscribe” in the upper right corner. Be sure to choose the cross country skiing list.

the local’s favorite Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center is a world-class facility blessed with some of the finest terrain to be found not only in the Truckee Tahoe region but also nationwide. The choice is yours: ski through pines, climb peaks or cruise along gentle rolling hills through aspens or the flats of Euer Valley. Enjoy our five warming huts or join a lesson with our excellent ski school staff. Read on for all the information needed for a winter of fun and fitness at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center. With great value, impressive terrain and home-cooked food, Tahoe Donner has indisputably become the local’s favorite. Come join us this winter!

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TICKETS, PASSES & RENTALS DAY PASSES Kids 6 and under ski for free! A trail pass or season pass is required for everyone using the trail system. Day passes are valid all day, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. CHILD (7-12)

ADULT (18-59)

SENIOR/JUNIOR (60-74/13-17)

SUPER SENIOR (75+)

TD MEMBER

$5

$18

$15

FREE

PUBLIC

$11

$27

$21

$11

season PASSES The best deal of all – a full season of skiing at one of the best cross country ski areas in the country. Visit tahoedonner.com/shop to purchase your season pass. But hurry — prices go up Dec. 1! CHILD (7-12)

ADULT (18-59)

SENIOR/JUNIOR (60-74/13-17)

SUPER SENIOR (75+)

TD MEMBER

$44

$214

$194

FREE

TD Member combo

$169

$309

$229

FREE

PUBLIC

$69

$289

$259

$69

PUBLIC COMBO

$199

$389

$304

$69

Until November 30

rental shop Stride, Skate, Snowshoe All day: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Half day: 1 - 5 p.m.

ADULT (13+)

CHILD (12&UNDER)

$23 $19

$14 $11

$29 $25

n/a n/a

Pulk Sleds For children less than 40 lbs. All day: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Half day: 1 - 5 p.m.

$25 $20

n/a n/a

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Our Professional Ski Instructors of America accredited ski school will show you techniques and give you tips to develop new skills, build confidence and improve your skiing. We offer group, private and children’s lessons. Throughout the season we also offer a variety of specialized clinics. GROUP LEARN TO STRIDE OR SKATE LESSON $30, 60-75 minute group lesson (trail pass not included) STRIDING: Mon. - Fri., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. SKATING: Mon., Tues., and Fri., 12 p.m. Weekends and Holidays: 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. for both striding and skating Private Lesson One person per hour, $55 available daily, additional person $20 each. Reservations recommended. Learn-to-Ski or Skate Package The discounted Learn-to-Ski package is perfect for people new to the sport, but who want to have fun right away. Includes a 60-75 minute group lesson, all-day rental, and trail pass. 10:30 a.m. or 12 p.m. lesson

$59

1:30 p.m. lesson $49

Specials

Demo Equipment All major ski brands; Salomon Lab “Pilot” skating boots All day: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Half day: 1 - 5 p.m.

Bring Fido Along! Last season, we designated a few trails as dog trails during certain hours of operation and we received great feedback! This year, you can bring your four-legged friend on those same trails: Cup of Tea, Piece of Cake, and Dogonit. For more information, including dog season pass forms and additional details on hours, cost, and rules, see tahoedonner. com/cross-country/dog-trails.

TAKE A LESSON

Frequent Flyer Pack A pack of five passes good anytime except holiday periods; the $100 pack saves you $35. see tahoedonner.com/ cross-country for all pricing information.

our signature trail? If you ask us, we’d say it’s the journey in and out of Euer Valley: Last Round up, Cowboy Camp, and Coyote Crossing. Start this eightmile (13-kilometer) loop from the day lodge and start down into the beautiful Euer Valley. The trail passes the Cookhouse (a warming hut midweek and a café on weekends and holidays) and then follows the headwaters

and open meadows of Prosser Creek out to the Coyote warming hut. The loop heads back and gently climbs back up the 200 feet out of the valley and returns to the day lodge. A shorter four-and-a-half mile (7-kilometer) option out to the Cookhouse and back is a great alternative for beginner skiers and snowshoers.


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EVENTS December 12-14 | Cross Country Ski Festival: The Professional Ski Instruc-

tors of America and The Far West Nordic Ski Education Association are joining forces to bring the region’s best cross country ski clinicians and coaches to Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center. 13-20 | Passholder “Bring a Friend” Days: We will be offering a great deal for guests of season passholders—unlimited guests allowed! Passholder must be present; conditions permitting. See website for details. 14 | Full Moon Ski and Snowshoe Tour and Dinner: Moonlight ski and snowshoe tour, dinner and wine tasting from 5-8 p.m. 22 & 29 | Snowshoe Tour: Join Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski

Center’s experienced snowshoe guides to learn more about snowshoeing, explore the trails at Tahoe Donner and learn about local fauna and flora. From 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., $30 for tour only or $59 for rental with trail and tour package. 27 | Equipment Demo Day: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reps will have their lat-

est and greatest equipment to demo including equipment by Fischer, Swix, Salomon, Madshus, Rossignol and others. Free with trail pass.

Jan uary 6-10 | National Learn to Ski Week: Discounted Learn to Ski

Packages will be offered in celebration of National Learn to Ski & Board

month to encourage new people to try out the wonderful sport of cross country skiing. 11 | Winter Trails Day: From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. there will be a national celebration of winter fun hosted by Tahoe Donner and REI . Winter Trails Day offers those new to snowsports the chance to try cross country skiing and snowshoeing for free with registration through REI (rei.com/sacramento). Donations accepted to help support the local cross country school ski teams. 13-16 | National Learn-to-Ski Week: Discounted Learn-to-Ski Packages will be offered in celebration of National Learn-to-Ski & Board month to encourage new people to try out the wonderful sport of cross country skiing. 14-16 | Euer Valley Moonlight Skiing: During this week, a specific night with the best conditions will be selected for an adventure encouraging folks to ski to the Euer Valley by moonlight. Enjoy soup and salad after as well as drink specials. Check website for details.

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| Tahoe Donner News | November 2013


20 | Skoogsloppet Race: Organized by our local school cross

23 | TAHOE DONNER CHALLENGE: A tour or a race – you choose

country ski teams as a fundraiser and starting at 10 a.m., choose a 15- or 7.5-kilometer course. A 2-kilometer course option for 12-year-olds and under will be available. Everyone is welcome and all participants enter the drawing for some great prizes donated by friends of the school teams.

between a 40km or shorter course. This is great preparation for The Great Ski Race. Delicious lunch for participants included in your entry. Check the website for details. Sponsored by Paco’s Bike and Ski.

Feb r uary

M a r ch 9 | Fun Run on Skis: Racing starts at 10 a.m. Ideal for the recreational

See BAOC.org for details.

skier/snowshoer to try their hand at a fun race on a non-technical course. 2-, 5- or 10-kilometer ski or snowshoe options and a BBQ to follow.

8-22 | Winter Olympics: It’s an Olympic year and we’re ready to

16 | Family Fun Day: From 10 a.m. – noon, this is a fun family ski day

3 | Ski Orienteering: Organized by The Bay Area Orienteering Club.

celebrate with our own version of winter Olympics! Stay tuned for fun Olympic-themed competitions and activities during this much-anticipated global event. 11-13 | Euer Valley Moonlight Skiing: During this week, a specific night with the best conditions will be selected for an adventure encouraging folks to ski The Euer Valley by moonlight.Enjoy soup and salad after as well as drink specials. Check the website for details. 14 | Full Moon Ski & Snowshoe Tour & Dinner: From 5-8 p.m.,

watch the moon rise from the trails. Moonlight ski and snowshoe tour, dinner and wine tasting. 15 | FUN OLYMPIC NIGHT RELAY: A short and fun relay course suitable for all ages and levels – make a team of three and join in the fun. Dinner and drink specials for racers.

including three-legged races, obstacle course, sprints, relays and more. 22 | Tour D’Euer: Event start times are between 8 a.m.-10 a.m. With a new twist to this favorite end-of-season tradition, this year participants can join the challenge to win a season pass for next year, dinner at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub more. Join the BBQ after the race and soak up the sun! 23 | Taste of Truckee at Tahoe Donner: Our on-snow gourmet

food tasting event from 12:30-2:30 p.m. is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and connoisseurs of good food, featuring local restaurants. Beginners can rent skis or snowshoes at the Cross Country Ski Center and get a few free pointers from our experienced instructors before heading out to eat. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to local non-profits. Check the website for details.

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