January has been designated ‘Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month.’ Special packages are available for only $39 and sessions have been scheduled January 4-8 and 11-15. Beginners age 7 and up should sign up soon.
In January, the team at Downhill will be cooperating with other ski resorts to break a Guinness group world record to teach the largest ski and snowboard lessons ever. This event is open to 50 skiers and 50 snowboarders- first come, first serve.
January 9 and 23 will have races for the public for anyone who can ski a blue slope. Prizes are awarded to the winners with a minimal cost for each category.
The weekend of January 16-18 is Ski and Snowboarding Safety Weekend. Look for scavenger hunts, a coloring contest, and Snow Science fun.
Each weekend there’s lots of time for Snowplay. Admission includes sledding and tubing, including equipment. On January 8 Snowplay has the bonus of snow tubing under the lights! The next day on the 9th there is a snowball-launching contest at 1:30 pm. Come back a week later on the 16th for the Fastest Tube Event, with heats running every half hour.
January Snowplay fun wraps up on the 23rd with a double-decker event, starting with the all-day event of Winterpalooza, offering races, snowman building, and more. As evening falls, enjoy the Full Moon Showshoe Tour with a scenic hike above Donner Lake.
For cross-country enthusiasts, guru Roger Chaney will have a Demo Day and also have a wax clinic for skiers of all levels January 2.
On the 18th is the Sierra Skogsloppet, a race that includes a lunch and a raffle. Proceeds go to the Truckee schools Nordic ski teams.
The Donner-Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area is hosting their first ever Winter Festival on the 24th with discounted passes and ski rentals, lessons, tours, ski demonstrations, live music and yummy BBQ.
Plan to strap on your skis, snowboard or snowshoes and enjoy the January events!
Schedule at a Glimpse for Snow Fun at Tahoe Donner in January
2 – Demo Day & Wax Clinic
8 – Snow Tube under the Lights
9 – Races
11-15 – Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month
18 – Sierra Skogsloppet
23 – Winterpalooza
23 – Races
23 – Moonlight Snowshoe Tour & Scenic Hike
24 – Winter festival
Every Weekend – Snowplay
This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.