Events and Activities

To participate in any event: RSVP using the online form for THAT event. A signup list will appear with the event as your confirmation (there may be a delay before the update is seen on the website). Your LAST form submitted will VOID any previous form submissions (it becomes your only/final RSVP).

Click on the event in list below to see its details, which includes its RSVP link and sign-up list.

Information about our types of activities

Below are general descriptions of our various events held throughout the year - as you mouse over the title, the description will appear. EACH event has its own sign-up sheet; we make no assumptions that you will attend multiple/related events on a given day if you ONLY RSVP for one event.

  • Dinner


    We offer potlucks and catered dinners throughout the year. The venue may limit attendance, so the club may close sign ups before the cut-off date.

    We plan 2 dinners per year: one is our Holiday Party (Dec) and the other is our Awards Dinner (Mar). Dinners are catered events at "The Lodge". You pre-pay for your dinner selection via snail mail and there will be a list of attendees on-line. However, any changes to your RSVP must be made over the phone (contact name will be given).

    A potluck is where the club requests attendees to bring a dish to share. For a potluck, we provide an RSVP form and the sign-up list. You may modify/cancel your RSVP by resubmitting a revised form - this new submission will replace any prior ones!

  • Skiing


    Throughout the ski season we host ski days at nearby ski areas midweek. We negotiate lift ticket prices for the club on those days and possibly a bus (between Northwoods parking lot and the ski area). Payment for lift tickets are due that morning, either at the bus or meeting place of the ski area. We rely upon the signup sheets to determine the number of tickets, bus capacity, and overall number of skiers. We also need phone information as a means to contact the skier in case of any changes (cancelled bus and/or ski day).

  • Clinics


    We arrange for pre-season conditioning exercise classes at Trout Creek for our members. There is a fee for attendance if you do not have a Trout Creek fitness pass.

    We provide several ski clinics each at Tahoe Donner Ski Hill. In January we hold a three-day clinic in the morning at various skill levels. In February and March we offer a clinic or race choice for the morning. Such clinics are provided free to club members (there is a fee for guests), apart from the lift ticket. In combination with the Ski Hill we may offer a race clinic, for a fee, the day before the race.

  • Golf


    Each year we offer a golf tournament and the club provides an appetizer event afterwards for all members in the Grotto. You separately sign up for the tournament and appetizer (you can attend either or both). The club provides the appetizers and beverages may be purchased at the bar.

  • Tennis


    Each year we hold a tennis round-robin with a potluck dinner to follow at the TD Tennis Center. You separately sign up for the tennis and potluck (you can attend either or both, but different volunteers check for numbers from the specific list they oversee).

  • Kayaking


    We typically arrange for 3 kayak trips in the summer at Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe. Our shortest trip is on Donner Lake and we socialize after with a Breakfast burrito. The sign-up sheets specify rental vs own kayaks and, based on that information, we work with a nearby vendor to set aside kayaks for our needs. The Lake Tahoe outings are generally longer where you'll want to bring plenty of water and food since we may not end until noon.

  • Tour


    In the fall we may offer a tour of Thunderbird Lodge. Payment will be made at the venue and we recommend carpooling from Northwoods since parking is at a premium. Signing up via the online form is a must since the number of attendees is limited.

Ski Conditioning Classes
Oct 19 thru Dec 9, 2015
Mondays & Wednesdays
11:30am at Trout Creek Rec Center
Instructor: Karen Brunings

Set to music, this class combines exercises needed to strengthen the core (trunk) and large leg muscles (quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus muscles and hip flexors) used in skiing.  Exercises will use a combination of steps, dumbbells, balls, balance cushions, bands and body weight.  Some exercises will be dynamic since skiing is dynamic (in other words, your heart will work out too!).  Upper body pushing and pulling exercises will also be included for a total body workout.  Class includes a 10-15 minute dynamic warm-up, including a full-body stretch, and a soothing cool-down stretch to lengthen muscles and help minimize muscle soreness.

This class is open to all TD members.

    Cost per class
  • TD owners: $10, $90 (10-pack), $399 (1 year unlimited)
  • Guests: $14, $126 (10-pack)

The class fee does not change for members whether or not they pay their rec fee.
Just show up at Trout Creek, sign in and pay at the front desk. Classes are limited to 25 people, so arrive early to have a space in class! You can use a Trout Creek fitness pass too.

Wine & Cheese Party (RSVP)
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
5:30pm at Donner Memorial State Park: The new Emigrant Trail Museum

The new Museum is a perfect place for our kick off the new ski season. Wine and appetizers will be served. We are going to the New Emigrant Trail Museum, located at Donner Memorial State Park. The new visitor's center and museum contains exhibits about the Donner Party's plight, regional Native Americans, and railroad and transportation development through Donner Pass and the Sierra. The museum depicts the history of the area and the people who came into this part of the Sierra. Good Wine, Good Food, Good Fellowship

To cancel after 5pm, Nov 13 or if you have any questions, contact Anne Mahony.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
6pm at Alder Creek Adventure Center
$5.00 at the door -- MUST be registered!
TDSASC presents Warren Miller’s "Chasing Shadows"

Get psyched for the ski season!> Since 1949, winter has started with Warren Miller. Please join us for a private screening of the 66th annual Warren Miller movie, "Chasing Shadows”. Come along as we follow top names like Steven Nyman, Caroline Gleich, JT Holmes (local!) and more all-star athletes as they chase their dreams across the globe and cast shadows on some of the world’s highest peaks.

Watch the Trailer: CHASING SHADOWS

Wine and beer will be available for purchase. There will be a $10 corkage fee if you bring your own wine. Reminder: State Liquor regulations do not allow any other alcoholic beverages to be brought onto the premises.

Popcorn, cookies and coffee will be provided by the Club.

Chasing Shadows

To cancel after 5pm, Dec 7, or if you have any questions, contact Anne Mahony.

Holiday Dinner (RSVP)
Thursday, December 3, 2015
6:00pm at The Lodge and Pub Restaurant
No Host Bar

The Lodge will be closed to the public that evening.

Chef Orlady has a wonderful meal planned for the club and come meet some of our new members! This is almost always a sellout, limited to 80, so get your check in ASAP.

We have a short turn around so act quickly!!!

    There is a choice of three fabulous entrees ($35.00/member OR $45.00/guest):
  • Grilled Salmon with Asian glaze
  • Tequila Lime Marinated Tri Tip
  • Vegetarian Entree (Chef's Choice)
    Make checks out to TDSASC and mail to (we MUST receive it by Mon, Nov 30):
  • P.O. Box 9952
  • Truckee, Ca. 96162

Make your dinner selection(s) via the RSVP form. You MUST send in your check by Mon, Nov 30, to be assured that you are on the final list of attendees!

To cancel after 5pm, Nov 30 or if you have any questions, contact Ann Mahony.

Ski Day at Northstar (RSVP)
Monday, December 14, 2015
9:00am at Arrow Lift to form ski groups
12:30pm at The Ritz-Carlton Manzanita Restaurant

Discounted Lift Ticket Cost: $50 (for skiers without a season pass). Lift tickets will be available for pick up after 2 pm Sunday, Dec. 13. Ticket purchasers will be notified by email of the details.

The Ritz-Carlton is - once again - offering a special TDSASC lunch, which will be held in a reserved area on the Manzanita Restaurant Terrace (weather permitting) or inside the Manzanita Restaurant. It is not necessary to ski to sign up for the lunch; for instance, a social member spouse of a skier is welcome to sign up only for the lunch. Lunch attendees will be able to order off the Manzanita Restaurant menu, and will receive the Tahoe Resident 50% discount.

To cancel after 5pm, Dec 11 or if you have any questions, contact Dave Klabunde.

If the club has to cancel due to weather or snow conditions, you will be notified via phone that day at 6:30 am. Please be sure to provide your correct contact information on the RSVP form.