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
- Aug 3 (Mon) - Trail Bike Ride
- Aug 17 (Mon) - Mountain Biking
- Aug 21 (Fri) - Summer Barbecue
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.
Trail Bike Ride (RSVP)
Monday, Aug 3, 2015
9:45am at Squaw Parking Lot (start ride at 10am)
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 River to the parking lot in Squaw.
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.
Bring a lunch, swimsuit, towels etc. these items will be shuttled to the park by car. Beverages will be provided by the club.
To cancel after 5pm, Aug 1 or if you have any questions, contact Anne Mahony.
Mountain Biking (RSVP)
Monday, Aug 17, 2015
8:45am at TD Alder Creek Adventure Center (starts at 9:00am)
The plan is to meet at the Adventure Center, ride into the beautiful Euer Valley, have a snack in the valley, then return to the Adventure Center. The ride will last 1.5 to 2 hours total. A Novice group will ride about 6 miles, on a combination of fire road and single-track trail: no tricky or steep trails. An Intermediate group will follow single-track trails, also about 6 miles. There will be leaders for each group.
Bike rental: The BikeWorks will open at 8am to accommodate those needing rental bikes. Rental cost is $11/hr., $32/half day. You can upgrade to a Giant Trance full-suspension bike for $16/hr., $47/half day. Helmets are included in the bike rentals.
There will be a BBQ after the ride, at the Bikeworks. The Club will provide sausage, buns, chips and drinks. TD discount coupon for the BikeWorks was in last month’s TD newsletter.
To cancel after 5pm, Aug 16 or if you have any questions, contact Bill Kreamer.
Annual Summer BBQ and New Member Welcome (RSVP)
Friday, Aug 21, 2015
4:30PM at Tahoe Donner Marina
Know people interested in joining the ski club? Bring them to the annual BBQ at the Tahoe Donner Marina.
Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club will hold the annual new/renew membership BBQ at the Tahoe Donner Marina. Connect with new or returning members ahead of the ski season while enjoying the great summer weather and a delicious BBQ. Please invite prospective members.
We fire up the grills and set out the appetizers at 4:30. Dinner begins at 5:30.
The Club will provide meat for the barbecue, plates, and utensils. Please bring an appetizer, fruit/green/pasta/potato salad or dessert to share. Please provide your own beverage, i.e., water, soft drinks, beer, wine, etc. Bring a sweater or jacket for cool evening breezes.
If you can help in any way with Set up/Tear down and grilling, please contact Anne Mahony
To cancel after 5pm, Aug 15 or if you have any questions, contact Anne Mahony.