Tahoe Donner Cross Country to Host Inaugural Winter Festival
Truckee, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2015) –Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area will host its first ever Winter Festival on Jan. 24, 2016. All are invited as the Tahoe Donner team introduces participants to the world of Nordic sports and snowshoeing, complete with demonstrations, free equipment demos, discount skiing and live entertainment.
“Many folks have never tried cross country skiing and snowshoeing, and we want to change that,” said Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area Manager Sally Jones. “Our Winter Festival is a chance for people to give snowsports a try at discounted rates while receiving helpful tips and free lessons to ensure a good, positive introduction to the sport.”
All festival-goers will be treated to:
- Discounted trail passes to explore up to 100 kilometers of terrain for just $10—regularly $30
- Discounted ski or snowshoe rental equipment at $15—regularly $25
- Free lessons and tours
- Free demo day – the latest and greatest in cross country ski, snowshoe and fat bike equipment will be available to try, free of charge
- Live music
“It’s our goal to host Winter Festival every year as we continue to reach out to new and returning skiers,” said Jones. “Winter Festival is more than just a day to learn to ski—it’s the complete festival experience with vendors, hearty food and live music, and we hope everyone comes out to enjoy it with us.”
Winter Festival takes place on Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area, located at the new Alder Creek Adventure Center at 15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA. To accommodate parking needs, in addition to offering free parking on site, complimentary shuttle service will be provided from The Lodge Restaurant & Pub and to the Alder Creek Adventure Center between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well. For more information on Winter Festival and Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area, including additional events on the way, visit http://www.tahoedonner.com/cross-country/.
About Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area
The world-class Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area encompasses the beauty of the Euer Valley and surrounding area and is recognized for its meticulously groomed trail system and talented team of instructors who help beginners and advanced athletes alike. This year, a brand new state-of-the-art facility (Alder Creek Adventure Center) with expanded services opened at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area, offering streamlined rental services, expanded seating, a new Nordic store and more. Within the building is a new restaurant, known as the Alder Creek Café. Items from the restaurant include fresh grab and go meals, house-made soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods with beer and wine selections available as well, not to mention après tasting plates and happy hour. When fully open, the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area offers over 100 kilometers of trails groomed daily for diagonal striding, skating, snowshoeing and fat biking. With scenic trails, challenging peaks and gentle rolling hills, there is plenty of terrain to explore.
Come see what’s new at Tahoe Donner this winter! Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is now open for the winter season with a brand new snowmaking system! Stop by Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area and check out the spectacular Alder Creek Adventure Center while enjoying our vast trail system. After a day of sledding at Snowplay, try hot grilled items from the new Snowplay Café, guaranteed to warm you up! Golf enthusists will also enjoy the new Winter Golf Academy, offering an indoor, high-tech virtual golf experience so you can work on your golf game all winter long.
11509 Northwoods Blvd.
Truckee, CA 96161