Industry News 1/27/2016

B$Z: Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area Nominated for Best Cross Country Resort by USA Today

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is in the running for best cross country ski resort in North America. Nominated by USA Today, who solicited feedback from United States Nordic Olympians who are all current or former members of the United States Nordic Ski Team, Tahoe Donner is proud to be among 20 resorts under consideration for this prestigious title. Vote for Tahoe Donner at

“We are honored to be recognized by USA Today and Olympians for our resort,” said Sally Jones, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area manager. “Over the last few years we have made it our mission to enhance our visitors’ experiences and being named among the best is confirmation we have succeeded.”

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area offers over 100 kilometers of terrain, specially prepared for the best experience for traditional cross country striding, skate skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking. New this year is a state-of-the-art facility, known as the Alder Creek Adventure Center, offering streamlined rental services, larger wax rooms and locker rooms, expanded indoor and outdoor seating, a large Nordic retail store, a pub with televisions and a fireplace. Additional improvements include new rental equipment, including a new fleet of Fischer SCS skate skis, classic skis and Salomon pilot combo boots; and new grooming equipment that includes a Ginsu grooming implement, allowing for higher quality, low snow grooming. Within the building is a new restaurant, known as the Alder Creek Café. Items from the restaurant include fresh grab and go meals, house-made soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods with beer and wine selections available as well, not to mention après tasting plates and a happy hour.

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is open daily to the public and offers private and group lessons, rentals and signature events throughout the season. Even dog companions are allowed on select trails. To help Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area win this award, please vote at

“We hope folks love our new facility as much as we do and appreciate our vast trail system that is meticulously groomed daily, and that we can count on lots of local votes,” added Jones.

Competing against Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont, American Birkebeiner Trail in Wisconsin, SilverStar Mountain Resort in British Columbia and more, every vote counts in this competitive contest. Voting is open until Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at 11:59 a.m. EST and votes may be cast every 12 hours.