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Tahoe Donner ski resort opens today (Dec. 14); $5 lift tickets on Sunday

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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area opened today (Dec. 14) for the 2013-14 season.

There will be limited terrain at Tahoe Donner ski resort for skiers and snowboarders on Saturday, but the price is right.

Early-season conditions are always a good time to learn. And Tahoe Donner ski resort has a good learning area for newcomers to skiing and snowboarding. The resort will have lessons available at the Learning Center Conveyor.

Affordable lift tickets
Lift tickets Saturday will be $15 for adults (ages 13-74) and $5 for kids (ages 7-12). Group and private lessons will be available – reservations can be made by calling 530 587-9444 or visiting Tahoe Donner’s online store at ShopTD.

The lift ticket price is even lower one day later. On Sunday, Tahoe Donner ski resort will celebrate Customer Appreciation Day where all guests ski for just $5.

Tahoe Donner terrain
Tahoe Donner ski resort features two chairlifts (one quad and one double chair) that access 14 runs and 120 acres.

It also has three surface lifts, which is a great option for those looking for a more intimate and laid-back experience.
Tahoe Donner ski resort has a reputation for uncrowded, wide-open runs and a commitment to being a good place to begin. The resort caters to beginners and families.

All 14 Tahoe resorts open by this weekend
Soda Springs ski resort, Donner Ski Ranch and Alpine Meadows ski resort all opened on Friday. Tahoe Donner ski resort’s debut today means that all of Lake Tahoe’s 14 ski resorts are open for the 2013-14 ski season.

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center

The cross country center opened Dec. 8 and is currently open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with half-day rates of $22 ($14 for homeowners) for an all-day trail pass.

After 1 p.m., twilight rates of $17 ($12 for homeowners) are offered. Rental equipment is available. Alder Creek Café is open on a limited basis with coffee, tea, soup and muffins. Dog trails are not currently open. Check the website for the conditions report.

Starting this Friday through Friday, Dec. 20, the Cross Country Ski Center will be offering trail passes at just $15 for guests and rentals for $10 as part of their Bring a Friend Passholder Event.
On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Cross Country Center will host its first Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe Tour complete with dinner and a wine tasting from 5-8 p.m. for just $45 for adults and $30 for 12 and under. Available for purchase at ShopTD.

Both Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center and Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area offer great programs – including our newly announced Junior Biathlon program. Sign-ups for season-long programs are still available.
For more information on our season passes as well as other Tahoe Donner recreation facilities and events visit www.tahoedonner.com or call (530) 587-9400.

Lake Tahoe ski resort openings

• Boreal Mountain: Nov. 6
• Heavenly Mountain: Nov. 23
• Northstar California: Nov. 23
• Kirkwood Mountain: Nov. 24
• Mount Rose: Nov. 27
• Squaw Valley: Nov. 27
• Sierra-at-Tahoe: Dec. 6
• Sugar Bowl: Dec. 7
• Homewood Mountain: Dec. 11
• Diamond Peak: Dec. 12
• Alpine Meadows: Dec. 13
• Soda Springs: Dec. 13
• Donner Ski Ranch: Dec. 13
• Tahoe Donner: Dec. 14

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