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 20 thru Dec 11 (Mon & Wed) - Pre-conditioning Fitness Class
- Dec 4 (Thurs) - Annual Holiday Party
- Dec 15 (Mon) - Ski Day at Northstar with Backyard BBQ
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.
Halloween Potluck Party (RSVP)
Thursday, October 30, 2014
6:00-9:30pm at TD Downhill Ski Lodge
If bringing an appetizer, please arrive on time (6:00pm). Dinner will start at 7:00pm. If you will arrive late, we'd still appreciate delivery of your dish by 6pm (by another member is OK). If you leave early, we'll arrange to return your non-disposable dishes/utensils.
- Social - Appetizers/Entertainment/Photo Booth/Dinner/Costume Winners/Dancing
- No Host Bar
- Potluck Food Theme - Fall Comfort Food - Appetizers/Salad/Dinner/Dessert
Fall Comfort Foods - Any Hearty dish that comforts us with rich flavors and fond memories that we often crave as soon as the first fall chill arrives. Please indicate what you can bring to share: appetizers, salads, main dish or dessert.
- Costume Contest - Great Prizes!
Buses will be provided from the parking lot (arrivals 5:45-6:30pm and departures after the music ends and everyone is ready to go home).
NOTE: Many Hands Make Light Work - If you can help with set up decorating or clean up, please contact Anne Mahony.
To cancel after 5pm, Oct 27, or if you have any questions, contact Ann Mahony.
Wine & Nibbles at Granite Chief (RSVP)
November 11, 2014
6:30pm at Granite Chief, Truckee
Wine and nibbles will be served while Granite Chief staff gives us an equipment demonstration. They will also have the tune up room open for tours. Granite Chief staff will also be there to show you all the exciting new fashions and equipment, which can be purchased before the first ski outing! This is a great opportunity to meet and greet fellow ski club members and also see new Fall arrivals for the ski season.
To cancel after 5pm, November 7, or if you have any questions, contact Marianne Bowers.
Holiday Party (snail mail payment)
Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:00pm at The Lodge
Appetizers and no Host Bar and 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 quickly to ensure you'll be there!
- Cost: $35.00/member; $45.00/guest
- Asian Glazed Natural Salmon
- Roasted Pork Loin with a roasted honey mustard glaze
- Vegetarian Entree (Chef's Choice)
There is a choice of three fabulous entrees:
- Make checks out to TDSASC and mailed to:
P.O. Box 9952
Truckee, Ca. 96162
Your received check is your reservation and your check must be received no later than Wednesday November 26th. PLEASE INDICATE CHOICE OF ENTRY FOR EACH PERSON WHEN YOU SEND IN YOUR CHECK. The choices are Salmon, Pork, or Vegetarian.
To cancel after 5pm, Nov 26, or if you have any questions, contact Donna Landeros.
Ski day at Northstar (RSVP)
Monday, December 15, 2014
Our first ski day (at Northstar, as usual)! Backyard Bar & BBQ lunch is reserving a separate area for us. We helped open this place last year and it's back by popular demand! Social members welcome to the BBQ - drive up to the Ritz or take the Gondola.
Use this RSVP to sign up for the BBQ offering (50% off == locals discount we've arranged), regardless of whether you are skiing that day. Just follow the form for what you want to do - skiing/lunch or lunch only).
Order off their menu and get a 50% discount on whatever you order (Beverages not included). Check out their menu on this LINK.
Ticket Prices: $70 (all seniors)
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:
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)
TO CANCEL after Dec 12, 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.