Cross Country

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area Open as of Nov. 26!

Join us this winter to enjoy our World Class trail system, stunning views and our beautiful brand new facility.

Initial operations include 20 kilometers of terrain with plans to open more terrain as conditions permit. Open beginner trails in our Home Range include Northfork, Pony Express, Lion’s Leap, Meadow Loop and Night Hawk. Open intermediate trails in our Home Range include Sundance, Boothill, Big Dipper and Rough Rider Loop. Euer Valley trails from north to south will also be open, excluding Coyote Hut bridge.

At Tahoe Donner cross country we offer over 100 kilometers of trails specially prepared for the best experience for traditional cross country striding, ski skating and snowshoeing. Explore our interactive trail map to learn more about our trails.

Trails and facilities are open from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day during the season (typically mid December – early April).

For updates on trials and conditions, see our grooming report. Subscribe to our cross country email list to be one of the first to know when we open.

New Cross Country Building Grand Opening for 2015-2016

This winter will be extra special for cross country skiers as we debut the brand new Alder Creek Adventure Center on Friday, Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving. Everyone is invited to see the new building and enjoy live music, appetizers, and a no-host bar from 5 – 7 p.m. There will be a raffle for Tahoe Donner prizes, plus fun activities for the entire family. Those interested start shopping and dining at the Alder Creek Adventure Center on Nov. 26.

New! Rent a Fat Bike this Winter starting Nov. 26

A  fat bike is a bicycle with over-sized tires designed for riding on snow and on soft surfaces. Starting Thanksgiving Day, we’ll be renting our fleet of five fat bikes, allowing riders to explore our dog trails (Piece of Cake, Cup of Tea and Dogonit) as well as a  two of our snowshoe trails (Tim’s Trek and Walkabout).  Riders will need to purchase a trail or season pass and are required to stay on the designated trials to minimize impact on our skiers. Fat bikes are $16 an hour as well. Bikes will only be permitted on the trails when conditions allow. Check our daily grooming report for times for fat bike fun.

Consider a Season Pass for This Year

If you plan to ski 10 or more times next season, you should consider buying a season pass. For a few dollars more our Combo pass gives you season long access to our Cross Country and Downhill Ski areas.

A season pass is the best value, and comes with some great perks:

  • Access the trails with a quick scan of your pass;
  • Access our new season pass locker room;
  • “Early bird” access our trails and the new locker and wax rooms from 7 a.m. on non-storm days;
  • 10% discount on retail, food and non alcoholic beverages;
  • Free admission to our Snowplay area.

Buy before December 1 for the best value, and as bonus, you’ll receive discount passes for your friends (click here for full details of benefits).


Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and association property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Tahoe Donner Association prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists – without the prior written authorization from Tahoe Donner Association. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within Tahoe Donner property boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from association property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries. Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, and / or U.S. Forest Service, as well as those policies separately established by Tahoe Donner Association, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability. Any violation of this rule may involve suspension of your recreation and/or member privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any drone equipment, and may subject violators to any damages, including, but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries or property damage, as well as regulatory fines and legal fees.

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