Cross Country

Cross Country To Open This Weekend!

Join us this Saturday, Dec. 20 for opening day! We’ll be skiing on approximately 20 kilometers of terrain to start the season, and over the next few days we will be grooming and getting final details in place for our temporary operations.

The following trails will be open Saturday, Dec. 20: Night Hawk, Rough Rider, North Fork, Pony Express, Lions leap, Sundance, Firewalker, Hastings, Crazy Horse, and the road into and along the south side of the valley (out and back).

While our new building is under construction, we are pleased to offer temporary trailers for all facets of our operation, including ticket sales, ski school, a rental shop, warming huts, and ski patrol. Please note that we will not be able to offer our usual delicious breakfasts and lunches until we open our new kitchen, but limited food service (snacks and beverages) will be available and we expect to expand in the coming weeks.

Stay up to date on our grooming, conditions report and hours or call us at 530-587-9484 before heading out. You may also subscribe to our cross country email list to be one of the first to know about operations updates and grooming!

With a full retail and rental shop and temporary restrooms, we are ready to start the season. Come out out to join us!

Did you know? Our new retail shop has the largest of Nordic clothing and accessories in the area. Stop by our ticket office/retail store to buy your Christmas presents and/or to set yourself up with a new ski outfit! Even with our temporarily “village,” you can still shop, shop, shop!

New Cross Country Building Grand Opening in 2015

We are very excited about our new Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area facility, pictured above and scheduled to open in 2015. It will house improved food and beverage service, an enhanced rental operation, an upgraded locker room, a larger wax room, and a new multi-purpose room, as well as a grand deck with fire pits and an expanded parking lot. Check back for more information on the grand opening celebration.

Season Passes

Passes are on sale now! See all pass prices here, or go directly to ShopTD to purchase now.  

A season pass is the best value and gives the flexibility to ski on your own schedule.  Season pass holders access the trails with a quick scan of their pass; have access to our season pass locker room and can take advantage of “early bird skiing” from 7 a.m. on non-storm days. We even have new passholder perks and benefits this year, including discounts on F&B and retail, plus free admission to our Snowplay park.

If you like to downhill ski or snowboard too, check out our Combo Season Pass with our Downhill Area. For a few extra dollars, you can ski or board all season on the lifts too.

Contact Membership services for more information (530) 587 9400 ext. 0.


Under normal operations, trails for striding, ski skating and snowshoeing are open from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. See the conditions report here.

View our online interactive trail map and print your own copy of the Cross Country Ski Area Trail Map (pdf).

New Real Time Grooming Report at Tahoe Donner Cross Country

Tahoe Donner has installed GPS technology in its snow cats to give real-time grooming reports

The software automatically analyzes data from the GPS devices installed on the machines and will be updating a map on our website of what is being/has been groomed in real time.

See the conditions page and watch as our trails open for the season.

Season Passes on Sale

Season passes offer the ultimate in flexibility.

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Passholder Perks This Season

Get discounts and perks all season long!

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Tahoe Donner Cross Country Will Open This Saturday, Dec. 20

Join us for opening day as we kick off the ski season!!

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Join a Winter Ski or Snowboard Program

Have a youngster? Enroll him or her in a fun ski or snowboard program all season long!

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