Tahoe Thing to Do: Cross-country & Nordic Skiing

While downhill skiing might be the top sport here during the winter months, cross-country skiing sure is up there in the most popular things to do in Tahoe segment. There are literally thousands of acres of skiable terrain, including golf courses that transform into ski parks in the winter. (Note that a lot of summer bike shops become winter sports shops too!) You can expect a lot of breathtaking views! And as an added amenity, many of the trails for cross-country skiing in Lake Tahoe are dog friendly (but protect those paws!). You’ll find trails associated with accommodations, such as Clair Tappaan Lodge, the Tahoe Donner subdivision and Northstar, and others that are part of municipalities such as Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area in Tahoe City or part of parks such as Donner Memorial State Park and Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park. Most of these terrains are also popular for snow shoeing too.  Cross-country skiing in Lake Tahoe is a combination of working your body and calming your mind. Strap on those skies and glide! 

Tahoe Donner Association

Lake Tahoe Cross-country Skiing
11509 Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9400

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to lots of people. For some it is their home neighborhood; for others it’s where they rent a house for a few days in winter or summer. Locals and visitors all take advantage of the Tahoe Donner Association’s 7,000 acres and equally vast amenities available to homeowners as well as to...read more

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to...read more

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area

Tahoe Donner Association
Lake Tahoe Cross-country Skiing
15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9484

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 as well as a ski rental center. 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. Alder Creek...read more

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is one of the most extensive and scenic Nordic...read more

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

Tahoe Donner Association
Lake Tahoe Cross-country Skiing
11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9444

One of the many hidden gems of Truckee is Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort. Compared to the many large, corporate ski resorts in the Truckee-North Tahoe area, Tahoe Donner Downhill is small. But then again, that’s like comparing apples to oranges. Ask locals where their kids learned to ski, and there’s a very good chance it was on the slopes at Tahoe Donner. The ski area prides itself...read more

One of the many hidden gems of Truckee is Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort. Compared to...read more