While the centerpiece activity here is cross-country skiing, the state-of-the-art lodge is open throughout every season. As the hub for Nordic skiing, the center offers ski rentals, wax and tuning services and lockers. There is also a shop selling Nordic gear and accessories. Non-skiers can come in and enjoy the Alder Creek Café’s fireplace (see our Restaurants section), bar, TVs and food that ranges from grab-and-go grub to homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. In the winter the bar is open until 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. During summer the center is home to the Tahoe Donner’s Equestrian Center and Bikeworks where mountain bikes can be rented to explore Tahoe Donner’s vast open space. The Alder Creek Adventure Center is also designed to host weddings, corporate functions and banquets.
15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA