Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is one of the most extensive and scenic Nordic ski centers in the West. It includes Alder Creek Adventure Center and a cafe/bar, a ski rental center and fat-tire bike rentals. From lung-busting climbs to flat meadows, Tahoe Donner has more than 100 kilometers of trails groomed for skate skiing and traditional cross-country striding as well as snowshoeing. Depending on snowfall and which trails are open, Tahoe Donner XC has dog-friendly trails as well as ones for people who want to ride fat-tire bikes. Within the adventure center, there is the Alder Creek Café, a bar open Thursday through Sunday and an expanded rental shop. Clinics and classes are offered for beginner and advanced skiers. Passes are required to access the trail system and are available for full or half days. In the summer the trails open up to great mountain biking.
15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA