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 - overview of our year-long types of activities
- Oct 17 (Mon & Wed) - Ski Conditioning Classes
- Oct 27 (Thurs) - Spook-tacular Halloween Potluck Party
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Spook-tacular Halloween Potluck Party (RSVP)
Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:30-9:30 PM at TD Downhill Ski Lodge
Hey all you Ghouls and Goblins! It's that time of year again. Search your closets and thrift stores for the perfect costume. Be creative! Be crazy! Prizes will be given for the following categories - Most Original Best Costume, Best Couple and Scariest.
If bringing Appetizers, please arrive at 5:25pm. Potluck dinner will be served at 7:00pm followed by costume prizes and dancing. No Host Bar.
Potluck Food Theme: Fall Comfort Food - Please indicate what you can bring to share: Appetizers/Salads/Vegetables/Entrees/Desserts. Please bring serving utensils as well (we cannot borrow from the Lodge).
Transportation: A bus will be provided from the parking lot 5 (arrivals 5:15pm-6:00pm and departures after the music ends and everyone is ready to go home). There is no self-parking at the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Lodge.
Many Hands Make Light Work - If you would like to volunteer for the Social.
To cancel after 5pm, Oct 24, or if you have any questions, contact Joyce Scardina Becker.
Ski Conditioning Classes
Oct 17 - Dec 7 (Mon & Wed)
11:30-12:30 at Trout Creek
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. The instructor is Karen Brunings, CFT Instructor.
This class is open to all TD members.
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.
- Fees - access
- Free: Member with paid Recreation Fee
- $6: Member without paid Rec fee
- $8: Guest [at this class]
- Fees - class
- $10: Member
- $12: Gueest
- $90: Member 10-pack
- $126: Guest 10-pack
- $399: Member unlimited pass
- $30: One-month introductory fee fitness class