Conveniently located central to Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Donner Lake, Tahoe Donner Ski Resort area has established itself as one of the greatest places for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders to take a crack at some of the best runs in the area, honing their skills and perfecting their technique. It’s truly a phenomenal place to challenge yourself, with area specialties in downhill, Nordic, and cross-country skiing in particular. In total, the Tahoe Donner Ski Resort covers one hundred and twenty acres, fourteen trails, four lifts, and spectacular summit views at 7,350 feet. Tahoe Donner Ski Resort is also home to a number of competitive races geared toward all ages and skill levels. Those visitors looking to make the absolute most of their fun time in the fresh powder and on the slopes will be able to find the Tahoe Donner Ski Area located at 11603 Snowpeak Way in Truckee.
When you’re not spending your time out on the slopes, you’ll want to unwind and relax in the comfort of the Tahoe Donner Lodge nearby, or take in the sights at one of the local attractions. Read on below to find out more about what’s in-store for you at Tahoe Donner!
What to Do and See when You’re Not on the Slopes
Before you hit the powder, you can find Tahoe Donner ski rental gear from Ski Butlers Ski Rentals or Black Tie Ski Rentals of North Lake Tahoe. After you’ve had enough snowboarding or skiing for the day (or you’ve decided to take a break between sessions out on the snow), you can add a dash of history, education, and nature-watching by visiting the Emigrant Trail Museum in Donner Memorial State Park, the Old Truckee Jail Museum, the Truckee Railroad Museum, or the interactive exhibits your kids are sure to love at KidZone Museum.
Charters and guides like Coldstream Adventures and Le Grand Adventure Tours allow you to spend time on the mountain while doing something a little different, such as riding a snowmobile. If you’re ready to get out of the cold and into a cozy place, you can always cap off your evening with a little bit of nightlife at places like Bar of America or Tourist Club Bar, or pamper yourself with a spa session at Balance Holistic Health Spa.
Flavorful Stops to Gear Up for Fun in Tahoe
Whether you’re hitting the slopes in style, tackling the trails one snowy route at a time or headed over to area museums that are sure to inspire, time enjoyed in this area comes with the likelihood that at some point, cravings will come calling. From fueling up for a day of fun ahead or winding down with just the right meal to put a perfect cap on a day of excitement, there are plenty of options to be enjoyed in Truckee. When you’re ready to expand on the palate-pleasing portion of your itinerary and can’t wait to give your taste buds a treat, the following stops are worth adding to the must-try list while you’re in town.
When you’re the type of traveler that finds their ski adventures are best paired with a flavorful, fine dining experience, Trokay is the place to start! This upscale eatery is located at 10046 Donner Pass Road and is known for its stylish setting as well as the seasonal menu that caters to New American Fare. The ambiance is elegant at Trokay while still remaining welcoming and the menu is versatile and focused on innovative flavor pairings and presentation. The restaurant offers fixed price menu options that includes starters like a winter vegetable mix and cauliflower bisque paired with entrees ranging from roasted elk loin to Parisian gnocchi. No matter what you select off the menu, you’ll want to be sure to add in your favorite white, red, or sparkling beverage selection as Trokay features a fantastic and extensive wine list.
Old Town Tap
Looking to keep your meal a bit more casual? Truckee offers up options for that too! Try Old Town Tap when you’re in the mood for savory Italian fare served up in rustic settings complete with a wide variety of craft brews to pair with your plate. Old Town Tap is located at 10164 Donner Pass Road #1 and is open from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm most days of the week with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 9:00 pm. Serving up fire-roasted pizzas and savory salads alike, it’s just as easy to share a plate of fried cheese curds at Old Town Tap as it is to spend time enjoying hummus and flat bread.
Adventure Awaits You in Lake Tahoe with Tahoe Signature Properties
Contact our reservations team to learn more information about Tahoe Donner Ski Resort Area and other fantastic attractions and activities that you can partake in during your time in Lake Tahoe when you reserve your stay in one of the elite vacation rental properties that Tahoe Signature Properties has to offer today!