Looking for some post-holiday fun? Longing for snow? Known as the Best Place to Begin, Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort is open, joining Tahoe Donner’s two additional winter venues Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center and Snowplay.
The winter season kicked off with Snowbird Chair, Eagle Rock Chair and the Caterpillar Conveyor at the Learning Center.
“Thanks to the recent Sierra storms, and early snowmaking efforts, we expect great ski conditions for opening day,” said Robert McClendon, ski resort manger, two days before the grand opening. “With a good snow base and the majority of our terrain open, it will be a fantastic weekend for the whole family to come out and enjoy the first turns of the season.”
The Downhill Ski Resort Base Lodge is also open, providing food and beverage service, a retail shop and rental equipment. The Lodge Deck is the perfect place to relax in the sun for lunch or enjoy après ski by the outdoor firepits. When fully open, Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort offers 17 runs, two terrain parks and 120 acres of groomed turns and wide-open bowls.
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center opened on November 29 with additional groomed XC trails being added daily thanks to the recent snow totals and off-season trail enhancements.
Snowplay opens for the season, weather and conditions permitting.
Season passes are still on sale at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort and Cross Country Ski Center offering some of the most affordable prices in the region with no blackout dates. All season passholders receive bonus ski days, including four days of skiing at Diamond Peak Ski Resort and two days of skiing at Homewood Mountain Resort.
For more information, visit tahoedonner.com or call (530) 587-9400.
Content and photos submitted by Derek Moore, Tahoe Donner Association