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

    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.

ski clinicsSki Clinics at Tahoe Donner (RSVP)
Wednesday thru Friday, Jan 4-6, 2017
8:30am at Tahoe Donner Ski Hill

Wednesday Clinic has been cancelled due to weather

Start the ski season right and tune up your skills with three days of clinics. On Friday, we will also hold the Chris Nelson Carving Cup Challenge (separate event; see Club Website) Please help by signing up for clinics early, so we are sure to have the correct number of instructors. RSVP for the day(s) you will ski in a clinic. You do not have to ski all three days nor in the same clinic each day.

Senior lift ticket is $15.00 (70+ ski free) at the ticket counter for members without a season pass and for member's guests skiing in the clinic. Clinic cost is covered by your membership. Guest clinic cost is $25.00 per day, payable to TDSASC.

Clinic options are skills (low or high intermediate, women only intermediate, advanced) or racing.

    Notes:
  • If the club has to cancel a clinic due to weather or snow conditions, you will be notified via phone that day ~6:30 am. Please be sure to provide your correct contact information on the RSVP form.
  • Tipping! If you wish to tip your instructor you can do so directly or we will have a tip jar at the potluck, with tips split among our instructors. Instructors make a minimum wage per hour, so tips are appreciated, but, of course, this is optional.

To cancel after 5pm, Jan 2, or if you have any questions, contact Nan Carnal (ncarnal@SFSU.edu, Cell: 510-520-7338).

Chris Nelson Memorial Carving Cup (RSVP)
Friday, January 6, 2017
9:30am at Tahoe Donner Ski Hill

The Chris Nelson Memorial Carving Cup Challenge is appropriate for all TDSASC skiers. Come and show off your carving expertise and skills gained from the previous days' clinics! Warm up 9:30-10:30, course inspection 10:30-11, Carving Challenge (race) at 11:00 am

What is a Carving Cup Challenge? The course is set with 3 brushes spaced in a horizontal line at each turn site. The skier selects the brush to turn around (near fall line, midway or wide). A skier's carving skill is awarded points for each turn (fewer for near the fall line, most for turning around the widest position); his/her total course skill score is then divided by time on the course for an overall score. Plan your strategy! -- More difficult turns with slower speed can win over a faster skier who races down the turns near the fall line. The course is set for ALL intermediate skiers. It is fun!! Plan to give it a try if you haven't before. The top 3 men and women receive awards, so wax up those skis and plan on having fun. HELMETS REQUIRED.

    Note:
  • Two to three (prefer 3!) on-course volunteers are needed to help tally turn choices by racers on Friday. If you are not planning to race this would be a great way to still be involved. If you are planning to race, we'll figure out a tradeoff method so you can also ski. If you can help, sign up on the RSVP form or contact John McGregor.

Wear your arm band: Senior lift tickets $15.00 (70+ free) at the ticket counter. Clinic and race cost covered by your membership.

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

To cancel after 5pm, Jan 3 or if you have any questions, contact John McGregor.

potluckPotluck Dinner: Winter Solstice Celebration! (RSVP)
Friday, January 6, 2017
6:00pm at Tahoe Donner Ski Hill Lodge

Light up the long nights of the season with a Winter Solstice Potluck! Celebrate the evening with seasonal cuisine such as fondues, roasted meats, vegetables and stews. Suggested attire: Winter White!

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres begin at 6:00pm followed by a hearty winter meal. Think "Winter Solstice" and please bring an hors d'oeuvre, salad, entree, vegetable/side dish or dessert to share. Please specify exactly what you are bringing (i.e. a description of the hors d'oeuvre, salad, entree, vegetable/side dish or dessert) when you RSVP. We need an equal amount of each of these items. Please note that each dish should accommodate 10 - 12 people. Please provide serving utensils with your dish.

Shuttle to depart from Parking Lot # 5 (approximately every 15 minutes, beginning at 5:55pm (to arrive at 6:00pm start time at Ski Hill Lodge). No parking is permitted at The Tahoe Donner Ski Hill Lodge.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages must be purchased at The Tahoe Donner Ski Hill Lodge. The only exception is a $10 corkage for attendees that bring their own bottle of wine (no beer or other alcohol beverages are permitted) - all other alcohol must be purchased from The Tahoe Donner Ski Hill Lodge. Please do not bring wine bottle openers, screw-tops or pre-open bottles with you. We kindly ask that you have the exact change of $10 per bottle.

Many Hands Make Light Work - If you would like to volunteer for the Social Events Committee or just help for this event, please contact Joyce Scardina Becker.

To cancel after 5pm, Jan 2, or if you have any questions, contact Joyce Scardina Becker.

skiingSki day at Sugar Bowl (RSVP)
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

Ticket Prices: $62, $44 (75+)
NO Bus:
8:30am: Meet at Nob Hill Cafe (at Village Lodge)
Lunch at Village Lodge Dining Room ($18 to server)
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Member/Guest Name(s)
Type of Ticket (SR, SS, Pass)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)
How many for lunch
TO CANCEL after Jan 18, 5pm, please call Bill Kreamer (kreamerconsulting@gmail.com, 530-575-7634).

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.

skiingSki day at Northstar (RSVP)
Monday, January 9, 2017

Ticket Prices: $76, $76 (70+)
NO Bus
8:15am: Meet at ticket office at village (tickets)
8:45am: Meet inside mid-mountain lodge (groups)
12:30pm: Lunch at Zephyr Lodge
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Member/Guest Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Jan 8, 5pm, please call Michael Eaton-Lloyd.

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

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.

skiingSki day at Northstar (RSVP)
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Ticket Prices: $76, $76 (70+)
NO Bus
8:15am: Meet at ticket office at village (tickets)
8:45am: Meet inside mid-mountain lodge (groups)
12:30pm: Lunch at Zephyr Lodge
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Member/Guest Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Jan 25, 5pm, please call Michael Eaton-Lloyd.

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

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.

skiingSki day at Squaw Valley (RSVP)
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ticket Prices: $84, $69 (76+)
NO Bus
8:30am: Meet at Dave's Deli
(lower level, opposite KT-22 lift)
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Member/Guest Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Jan 11, 5pm, please call Mary Ellen Clifford.

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

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.

skiingSki day at Alpine Meadows (RSVP)
Monday, January 23, 2017

Ticket Prices: $84, $69 (76+)
NO Bus
8:30am: Meet at Main Lodge, near fireplace
RSVP FORM requests the following:
Member/Guest Name(s)
Type of Ticket (Sr, SS, Pass)
Bus/Carpool (Yes or No)
Contact Phone # (6:30am call to cancel)

TO CANCEL after Jan 22, 5pm, please call Meg McShannic.

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

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.