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Tahoe Donner voted #2 Cross Country Ski Resort in North America

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center offers over 100 kilometers of crisp groomed trails for cross country skiers of all abilities.
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Truckee­ — The results are in for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest and Tahoe Donner was voted number two for Best Cross Country Ski Resort in the U.S. and Canada. Tahoe Donner rose one spot from its ranking in 2016.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick an initial list of 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

“It’s a real honor to be recognized as one of the best cross country ski centers by such prestigious panel of Nordic experts for the second year in a row,” said Sally Jones, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center manager. “We provide a world-class skiing experience for our guests at every level. To have those efforts recognized by voters is truly rewarding.”

Tahoe Donner was also voted Best Nordic/Cross Country Ski Center in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee in 2016 and 2017 by readers of the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza­ — proving it’s a local’s favorite in addition to being an international destination for cross country enthusiasts.

Located 18 miles north of Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center offers over 100 kilometers of skillfully groomed trails prepared for classic cross country striders and skate skiers of all abilities.

The Nordic trail system meanders through tranquil meadows and forests, follows babbling creeks and climbs to stunning views of the Sierra Crest topping out at 7,729 feet in elevation.

Select trails are open to fat biking and snowshoeing, and there are 8 kilometers of dog-friendly trails available.

Beyond the trails, visitors can enjoy the Alder Creek Adventure Center, a state-of-the-art facility offering premier services with an eco-friendly design.

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center offers a modern fleet of rental equipment, a large selection of cross country apparel, fresh, organic and seasonal food from the Alder Creek Café, and an après ski menu at the Trailside Bar where skiers sip warm drinks around outdoor fire pits.

The center’s friendly, helpful staff includes experienced ski technicians, talented ski instructors as well as a professional and national/volunteer ski patrol.

During the winter season, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center is open daily to the public and offers private and group lessons, rentals and signature events throughout the season.

Learn more about Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center at tahoedonner.com/xc.

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