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.

infoInformation 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 Dinner

    dinner 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 Skiing

    skiing 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).

  • exercise skiing Clinics


    exercise 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.

    skiing 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.

  • golfing Golf

    golfing 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 Tennis

    tennis 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 Kayaking

    kayaking 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.

  • house tour Tour

    house tour 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.

TYPEPickleBall Clinic and Play (RSVP)
Thursday, September 1, 2016
3:00pm-8:00pm at TD Tennis Center
Separate signup for potluck following PickleBall Play

    Pickleball / Potluck Event: Come out to the Tennis Center to perfect your Pickleball skills!
  • 3-4pm Pickleball Clinic, players will be assigned a clinic (open play for Tennis, if you want that instead)
  • 4-5pm Pickleball Clinic
  • 5-6pm Pickleball Play
  • BBQ/Potluck (5pm Appetizers, 6pm Dinner)
  • We will have a Pickleball instructional clinic given by a pro, followed by play. Tennis courts will also be available if you prefer to play tennis. Pickleball paddles are $1 per person to rent. Wear court shoes.

    EVERYONE must check in at the Tennis Club office when they arrive. Tahoe Donner property owners who have paid their Rec fee are admitted free. Property owners who have not paid their Rec fee will be charged $4. Non-property owners will be charged $6.

    To cancel after 5pm, Aug 29, or if you have any questions, contact Mary Ellen Clifford.

    PotluckPotluck after PickleBall (RSVP)
    Thursday, September 1, 2016
    TD Tennis Center
    5:00pm Appetizers
    6:00pm Dinner Separate signup for PickleBall clinic/play which starts at 4pm

    After an energetic game of pickle ball, refuel with a Potluck! Or, just come for the Potluck, and hear how your fellow members did at the game.

    We fire up the grills and set out hors d'oeuvres at 5:00pm. Dinner begins at 6:00pm. The Ski Club will provide the chicken for the barbeque, paper plates and plastic utensils. Please bring an hors d'oeuvre, green salad, pasta salad, potato salad, fruit salad or dessert to share. Attendees bringing hors d'oeuvres should arrive before 5:00. All other food items should arrive no later than 5:00pm.

    BYOB - the Tennis Club does not serve or sell alcohol. Alcoholic beverages may be brought in at no charge.

    EVERYONE must check in at the Tennis Club office when they arrive. Tahoe Donner property owners who have paid their Rec fee are admitted free. Property owners who have not paid their Rec fee will be charged $4. Non-property owners will be charged $6.

    To cancel after 5pm, Aug 15, or if you have any questions, contact Carin Westblom or Bob Stevens.

    TYPERoad Bike to Tahoe (RSVP)
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    9:45am at Squaw Park, corner of 89 and Squaw Valley Road
    10:00am, ride begins

    Join us whether you are an avid or recreational bicycle rider for the annual ski club bike ride for a leisurely ride along the Truckee River to a beautiful park near Lake Tahoe. Those game for more adventure (and exercise) can extend the ride to Sugar Pine Point and return to the park. All will enjoy lunch (you provide) at the finishing point of Kilner Park, it is located just past Sunnyside on the right side, Junction of Ward Ave and 89. Upon conclusion of lunch, you climb back on to cruise back along the Truckee.

    This ride will be about 16 miles round trip.

    An optional ride for those wanting a longer trip, 35 mile round loop. This ride would bike down to Sugar Pine Point Park then return to the park.

    To cancel after 5pm, Sept 12, or if you have any questions, contact Terry Heyliger.