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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 day at Sugar Bowl (RSVP)
Monday, March 3, 2014

Ticket Prices: $45, $20 (70+)
Bus: 8:00am: meet at Northwoods (bus leaves by 8:05)
8:30am: Meet at Mount Judah Lodge (by cash registers)
Lunch at Village Lodge Dining Room ($17 to server)
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Your Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Thurs, Feb 27, 5pm, please call Karolyn Gander.

When paying by check, make it out to TDSKI, TDSASC, or Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club (cash is OK too). Payment to be made that morning, either at Northwoods lot (w/bus) or ski area meeting place.

Ski day at Northstar (RSVP)
Monday, March 17, 2014

Ticket Prices: $57, $57 (70+)
NO Bus: 8:00am: meet at Northwoods to carpool
8:30am: Meet at Gondola (ticket distribution)
9:00am: Meet at Arrow Lift (groups)
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Your Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Sun, Mar 16, 5pm, please call Clay Bowers.

When paying by check, make it out to TDSKI, TDSASC, or Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club (cash is OK too). Payment to be made that morning, either at Northwoods lot (w/bus) or ski area meeting place.

Ski day at Homewood (RSVP)
Monday, March 10, 2014

Ticket Prices: $32, $14 (70+)
NO Bus: 8:00am: meet at Northwoods to carpool
8:45am: Meet at North Lodge (upstairs)
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Your Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Sat, Mar 8, 5pm, please call Jim Pyle.

When paying by check, make it out to TDSKI, TDSASC, or Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club (cash is OK too). Payment to be made that morning, either at Northwoods lot (w/bus) or ski area meeting place.

Ski day at Homewood (RSVP)
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ticket Prices: $32, $14 (70+)
NO Bus: 8:00am: meet at Northwoods to carpool
8:45am: Meet at North Lodge (upstairs)
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Your Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Mon, Mar 17, 5pm, please call Jim Pyle.

When paying by check, make it out to TDSKI, TDSASC, or Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club (cash is OK too). Payment to be made that morning, either at Northwoods lot (w/bus) or ski area meeting place.

Ski day at Sugar Bowl (RSVP)
Monday, March 24, 2014

Ticket Prices: $45, $20 (70+)
Bus: 8:00am: meet at Northwoods (bus leaves by 8:05)
8:30am: Meet at Mount Judah Lodge (by cash registers)
Lunch at Village Lodge Dining Room ($17 to server)
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Your Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Thurs, Mar 20, 5pm, please call Karolyn Gander.

When paying by check, make it out to TDSKI, TDSASC, or Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club (cash is OK too). Payment to be made that morning, either at Northwoods lot (w/bus) or ski area meeting place.

Ski day at Alpine Meadows (RSVP)
Monday, March 31, 2014

Ticket Prices: $50, $27 (74+)
NO Bus: 8:00am: meet at Northwoods to carpool
8:45am: Meet at Main Lodge, near fireplace
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Your Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Sun, Mar 30, 5pm, please call Dave Wallace.

When paying by check, make it out to TDSKI, TDSASC, or Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club (cash is OK too). Payment to be made that morning, either at Northwoods lot (w/bus) or ski area meeting place.

Ski day at Squaw Valley (RSVP)
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ticket Prices: $50, $27 (75+)
NO Bus: 8:00am: meet at Northwoods to carpool
8:30am: Meet at Dave's Deli (lower level, opposite KT-22 lift)
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Your Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Tues, Apr 1, 5pm, please call Dave Wallace.

When paying by check, make it out to TDSKI, TDSASC, or Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club (cash is OK too). Payment to be made that morning, either at Northwoods lot (w/bus) or ski area meeting place.

Ski day at Northstar (RSVP)
Monday, April 7, 2014

Ticket Prices: $57 (all)
NO Bus: 8:00am: meet at Northwoods to carpool
8:30am: Meet at Gondola Building (tickets)
9:00am: Meet at Arrow Lift (ski groups)
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Your Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Sun, Apr 6, 5pm, please call Clay Bowers.

When paying by check, make it out to TDSKI, TDSASC, or Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club (cash is OK too). Payment to be made that morning, either at Northwoods lot (w/bus) or ski area meeting place.

Lunch at the Ritz-Carlton, Northstar (RSVP)
Monday, March 17, 2014
12:30pm at The Ritz-Carlton Manzanita Terrace

In conjunction with our Northstar ski day, The Ritz-Carlton is making another special offer to TDSASC for lunch. The Ritz-Carlton is offering the locals discount to all TDSASC members and will allow members to order off the menu. This is a significant discount, as those of you who hold The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe Area Resident cards will know.

The luncheon will start at 12:30 pm on Monday, March 17, in a reserved area on the Manzanita terrace. In the event of inclement weather, the lunch will be moved inside to a reserved area of the Manzanita restaurant. Social members are welcome, and can participate by driving to The Ritz-Carlton and joining the skiers.

You will need to book space at the luncheon by Friday, Mar 14. You will pay your server, not the club this time around. If you have any questions, please contact Clay Bowers.

Racing Clinic at TD (RSVP)
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Sign in 8:30am-9:15 with Clinic from 9:30-noon
$15 FEE and need 5 signed up

This year we are again offering a racing only clinic prior to the East-West Race for a fee of $15 to members. We need at least 5 members signed up. For those hesitant about racing, this clinic will address your questions about 'how' to approach and ski a race course. It will also provide a refresher and practice for all who attend. In addition to our instructors, there will be a number of folks who currently race for TDSASC or other clubs and will be able to lend their expertise as well. Please use the above link to register for this special race clinic.

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

PLEASE CANCEL (online) if your plans change. We need to know because the club pays for the instructors if you fail to attend and we have fewer than 5 participants.

TO CANCEL after Wed, Feb 26, 5pm, please call Nan Carnal.

Skills Clinic and East-West Race (RSVP)
Friday, Mar 7, 2014
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Hill

The event you've been waiting for!! The East vs West Tahoe Donner win tally is 4 for East vs 2 for West; West is sharpening edges and ready for a rematch. Sign up to participate in this fun, friendly rivalry!! For those who don't want to participate in the race, there are ski skills clinics (intermediate or advanced) to work on your ski challenges. Please let us know if you plan to race when you sign up, so we can begin to map where participants live and draw the E/W line with equal numbers of racers for each team. Winners will be announced at the evening's potluck and Sadie Hawkins dance.

Also please indicate if you would be willing to help orchestrate the race as a starter (when you RSVP).

Meeting Times
Check-in: 8:30 to 9:15am
Skills clinics: 9:30 to noon (Thurs)
Race start (Fri): ~10am
helmets required to race
Remember:
Wear your arm band
SR lift ticket $13 (70+ free)
Membership covers clinics & race cost
Guests pay $25 for clinic

TO CANCEL after Wed, Mar 5, 5pm, please call John McGregor.

Potluck Dinner (RSVP)
Friday, March 7, 2014
6:00PM at Tahoe Donner Ski Hill Lodge

The March Potluck includes the very popular Sadie Hawkins Dance. As always we will have a wonderful buffet dinner then break loose with music from the 50's 60's and 70's. Our fabulous D.J. Mike Miller will be playing all the music we love to dance too. Sign up to bring a dish to share, put on your dancing shoes and poodle skirts (optional) and come have a blast.

Please park in the Tahoe Donner Downhill Parking Lot (not at the Downhill Ski Lodge). Buses will be provided from the parking lot, arrivals from 5:45pm to 6:30pm and departures after the music ends and everyone is ready to go home.

To cancel after 5pm, Wed, Mar 5 or if you have any questions, contact Carolyn Bonzon.

Ski day at Squaw Valley (RSVP)
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ticket Prices: $50, $27 (75+)
NO Bus: 8:00am: meet at Northwoods to carpool
8:30am: Meet at Dave's Deli (lower level, opposite KT-22 lift)
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Your Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Tues, Mar 4, 5pm, please call Dave Wallace.

When paying by check, make it out to TDSKI, TDSASC, or Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club (cash is OK too). Payment to be made that morning, either at Northwoods lot (w/bus) or ski area meeting place.

Ski day at Alpine Meadows (RSVP)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ticket Prices: $50, $27 (74+)
NO Bus: 8:00am: meet at Northwoods to carpool
8:30am: Meet at Main Lodge, near fireplace
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Your Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Tues, Mar 11, 5pm, please call Dave Wallace.

When paying by check, make it out to TDSKI, TDSASC, or Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club (cash is OK too). Payment to be made that morning, either at Northwoods lot (w/bus) or ski area meeting place.

Cross Country Ski day at TD (RSVP)
Friday, March 21, 2014
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center

First of all, YOU MUST BRING CASH (exact amount) OR CHECK MADE OUT to Kathy Moore for the correct amount the morning of March 21!!! The Cross Country Center wants ONE GROUP PAYMENT. Bring a lunch or buy one at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center and join the group afterwards for a fun picnic (inside if it is cold).

Ticket/Lesson Options
Senior Skate OR Stride Lesson Pkg ($45 for pass, 90 min lesson, rentals)
Senior Skate OR Stride Lesson only ($20)
Senior Skate OR Stride Rental only ($19)
SR Trail Pass ($15) SS (70+) Trail Pass (free)
Meeting Times
10:00am for rentals
10:30am start time for lessons

The Cross Country Center needs the number of lessons by Monday, March 17. Please let us know if you want an Improver Lesson or a Beginning Lesson Sign up for what suits your needs!

TO CANCEL after Monday, March 17, 5pm, please call Kathy Moore.

Ski days at Heavenly and Kirkwood (RSVP)
Tues-Wed, February 25-26, 2014

TDSASC overnight trip to Heavenly (February 25th) and Kirkwood (February 26th). The Board will decide whether the trip should be postponed or cancelled on February 18 and will communicate immediately to the members.

Please submit your form by 5pm, Friday, February 21, 2013. Click HERE to see the signup list.
To cancel after 5pm, Friday, February 21 or if you have any questions, contact Please contact Meg McShannic.

    Skiing
  • Senior lift tickets are $57 at Heavenly and $46 at Kirkwood (for skiers with a Northstar season pass — it’s FREE!!!). Or, a 2 day interchangeable ticket may be purchased for $114 that is valid at any of Heavenly, Kirkwood or Northstar for 2 consecutive days.
  • Tickets and lunch vouchers will be distributed each morning at a designated meeting spot. Payment is due for both days on February 25th at Heavenly.
  • Group leaders are needed at each resort – please consider volunteering if you are familiar with the terrain.
  • Optional cat skiing is available to advanced and expert skiers at Kirkwood (conditions permitting). We are working on obtaining discounted pricing if there is enough membership interest. Standard pricing is $250 for half day per person – typically four sessions. A lift ticket is not required for cat skiing. The sessions are led by ski patrollers and guides; avalanche beacons, probes and backpacks are provided. Each cat seats 12 skiers. Please indicate your interest on the RSVP form.
    Lodging
  • A block of rooms is reserved at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
  • For skiers staying one night, the discount price is $49+tax+resort fee for a Deluxe room. Parking is free.
  • Skiers staying one night make their own reservations by calling 800-648-3353; mention discount code STAHOED; RESERVATIONS MUST BE BOOKED BY FEBRUARY 10TH to obtain discounted rate. Group rate will be valid if the trip is postponed.
  • For skiers that are staying more than one night, a Winter Escape Package offers the second night free and is available online. Click HERE to access the hotel online reservation form. This offer is only available online and is not extended if the trip is postponed.
  • Cancellation policy is 48 hours for both offers.
    Dining
  • $18 food and beverage vouchers are available for lunches at both Heavenly and Kirkwood (cost $15/day). Please note on the RSVP form if you are interested in lunch vouchers at either resort.
  • Apres ski event on February 25th at Kalani's Restaurant at the base of the Heavenly gondola – club sponsored appetizers and no host bar at Happy Hour prices.
  • Casual group dinner (details to be announced) on February 25th.
    Transportation
  • Casual car pools will be organized. Please indicate your interest on the RSVP form.

Backcountry Tour Ski Day (RSVP)
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Backcountry Skiing will be at Castle Peak
8:00am: Meet at the Northwoods Clubhouse parking lot

Backcountry Skiing is planned at Castle Peak but may change based on snow and avalanche conditions. Ideally we want to head down when the snow is just starting to soften so we may might leave a little earlier or later with 8:00am the default. If there is a change due to weather or snow conditions, you will be notified via phone that day at 6:30am. Please be sure to provide your correct contact information on the RSVP form.

There is a maximum of of 15 participants. Sign up early to be sure to reserve a spot! Also be sure to reserve and pick up your equipment ahead of time (see prerequisites for details). There may be a limited amount of backcountry equipment. Click HERE to see signup list.

At the trail head there will be a briefing about backcountry skiing and safety procedures. After some practice we will head out and travel to the base of our ski destination (probably Castle Peak). We will head uphill using skins (or some may want to snowshoe) to the top of the slope and after catching our breath, taking in the beautiful view and consuming some sustenance we will ski down through pristine, untracked, (hopefully) snow. We can repeat this process (heading up in different directions) until lunch (or we get too tired). After we ski back to the trail head we can head for some refreshments (ice cream?, cupcakes?, beer?, ???).

    Prerequisites:
  • You need to be in good shape
  • You will need to be comfortable skiing off-piste, in variable snow conditions and sometimes in the trees
  • You will need to rent backcountry equipment if you don't already have it. The most likely gear will be randonnée skis and boots along with skins. Snowshoes could be a replacement for randonnée skis/boots/skins but you will have to carry your downhill skis (in a pack or over your shoulder) up the hill.
  • You will need to rent an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
  • All of the above items can be rented at the Backcountry Shop on Donner Pass Road in Truckee (http://www.thebackcountry.net/)
  • Check out the Sierra Avalanche Website (http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/) and read the avalanche reports (especially the day before we ski)
    Logistics:
  • Meet at Northwoods parking lot at 8:00am
  • Car Pool to Trail head (probably Boreal exit but may change based on snow and avalanche conditions)
  • Training and practice with avalanche rescue equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe)
  • Put on your gear and make sure it all works (hopefully you tested this before)
  • Start "skinning" from trail head toward our skiing destination (probably Castle Peak)
  • Take one or more runs and hikes back up
  • Lunch in the mountains (bring your own packed lunch)
  • More skiing if you want
  • Ski back down to the trail head
  • Head out for refreshments
    Background Reading:
  • http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/
  • http://www.avalanche.org/tutorial/tutorial.html
  • http://www.fsavalanche.org/
  • http://unofficialnetworks.com/backcountry-skiing-basics-gear-list-beginner-47624/

TO CANCEL after Mon, Mar 24, 5pm, please call Bob Moore.

Racing Clinic at TD (RSVP)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Sign in 8:30am-9:15 with Clinic from 9:30-noon
$15 FEE and need 5 signed up

Another race preparation clinic, this one the day prior to the Club Championship Race.

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

PLEASE CANCEL (online) if your plans change. We need to know because the club pays for the instructors if you fail to attend and we have fewer than 5 participants.

TO CANCEL after Tues, Mar 25, 5pm, please call Nan Carnal.

Skills Clinic and Club Championship Race (RSVP)
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Hill

Are you ready for some ski racing? Our Club Championship, an individual event, with awards at all ski levels plus fastest man and woman on the hill. Members may either race or participate in a skills clinic. So what are you waiting for ... sharpen those edges and wax those skis—see you on the course.

To CANCEL participation, especially in clinics, use online form (PLEASE tell us if your plans change because the club pays for the instructors if you fail to attend and we have fewer than 5 participants.)

Meeting Times
Check-in: 8:30 to 9:15am
Skills clinics: 9:30 to noon (Thurs)
Race start (Fri): ~10am
helmets required to race
Remember:
Wear your arm band
SR lift ticket $13 (70+ free)
Membership covers clinics & race cost
Guests pay $25 for clinic

TO CANCEL after Tues, Mar 25, 5pm, please call John McGregor.

TDSASC End of Season Banquet (snail mail w/payment)
Thursday, March 27, 2014
6:00pm at "The Lodge"

The end of the ski season is arriving quickly and it's time to mark your calendars for the TDSASC End of Season Banquet. The evening includes election of our new TDSASC Board Members for the 2014-2015 season. The club awards will also be presented at the banquet. The special evening starts at 6:00pm with a no host bar. Enjoy a lovely Lodge Buffet that includes appetizers, salad, rice pilaf, whipped potatoes, roasted vegetable platter, tri-tip carving stations, chicken piccata and dessert.

Your check is your reservation and must be received by Friday March 21. Send your check in early as this is a very popular event! The cost is $30 per TDSASC member. For each guest of a TDSASC member, the cost is $40.

    Mail checks to:
  • TDSASC
  • PO Box 9952
  • Truckee, CA 96162

As payments are processed, we'll update the attendee list which you can see below. Contact Vicky Pyle if you need to cancel after March 21.