Returning this year to Tahoe Donner is Winter Trails Day, a national event co-hosted by Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area and REI.
Occurring annually now for twenty years, Winter Trails Day is a chance for those new to snowsports to try cross country skiing and snowshoeing for free on Jan. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area. In order to participate in the event, advance registration is required through REI Sacramento at: http://www.rei.com/sacramento. Space is limited to 350 people; Tahoe Donner staff expects the event to sell out quickly.
“We recognize that many folks have never tried cross country skiing and snowshoeing,” said Tahoe Donner Cross Country Manager Sally Jones. “Winter Trails Day is a chance for people to give it a try and receive helpful tips while having fun and enjoying some outdoor exercise.”
Winter Trials Day helps newcomers and seasoned winter sports enthusiasts discover the great fitness benefits of cross country skiing and snowshoeing; the event includes equipment demonstrations, mini snowshoe and cross country ski lessons, live music and food. While the event is free to those who register, a $5 donation is encouraged as part of a fundraiser to benefit the Truckee High School Nordic Ski Team. In 2013, Winter Trails Day raised $2,000 for the team.
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is located at 15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA. For more information on Winter Trails Day and Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area, visit http://www.tahoedonner.com/cross-country/.
About Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area
The world-class Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area encompasses the beauty of the Euer Valley and surrounding area and is recognized for its meticulously groomed trail system and talented team of instructors who help beginners and advanced athletes alike. The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area offers over 100 kilometers of trails groomed daily for diagonal striding, skating and snowshoeing. With scenic trails, challenging peaks and gentle rolling hills, there is plenty of terrain to explore.
A new Cross Country Ski Area facility is currently under construction with expanded and improved services and will debut in 2015. The multi-purpose building will accommodate an equestrian center, Bikeworks and Day Camps activities in the summer.