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2018 Ski Calendar
Day Ski Event…February 10, 2018
2018 3-Day Ski Event… March 10-12, 2018
Spring Day Skiing Event…March 31, 2018
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It is hard for me to believe we are canceling the 3 day event this year! With the hotel and bus needing to know by this week and low skier enrollment we felt we had no choice. The bus alone is several thousand dollars!
If we get enough snow, we will add a day trip on Saturday March 10th instead of the 3 day event, so stay tuned and do the snow dance!
With great disappointment we are announcing that our February 10th Day Trip and February 11th Guide Training are cancelled!! Well Tahoe Donner is almost closed. Today they are shuttling people out to the end of Alder creek Road so they can walk to the Sundance and Euer Valley trails as Pony Express and Northfork are not skiable! Two days ago they were skiable!! That’s how fast the snow is going. Yesterday afternoon we skied Royal Gorge. While they are in better shape than Tahoe Donner, dirt is beginning to show through in many places, especially near the lodge. We have a week of sunny weather between now and the 10th with night temps not even below freezing, it will probably be in the same shape as Tahoe Donner by next Saturday. Royal Gorge’s webcam this morning is showing many dirt spots. With the warm weather they will grow quickly! We need conditions that are safe for visually impaired skiers! Do your snow dances for more snow by our March 3 Day Event!
It’s Finally Snowing! Get ready for our February 10th Day Trip. What was mud yesterday is snow today on Tahoe Donner XC Webcam.
Click on the links below to read our summer newsletter! It has many stories from our skiers and guides. It is linked in both Word and PDF. It will help get you revved up for our fall hiking trip and for skiing next winter. If you see Betsy Rowell, thank her for the many hours she put into this newsletter.
After many years of drought and marginal snow, this year we were blessed with great snow and great weather for our 25th Anniversary Three Day Event! Everyone had a great time! Check back for more pictures soon!
We trained 4 great new guides! Thanks to all who helped make it happen! Special thanks to Tahoe Donner Cross Country for always making us welcome!
2017 Guide Training
It is with sadness and frustration that we announce that our Ski Day Trip and Ski Guide Training events this weekend are cancelled due to weather. The Truckee/Tahoe area is now under a continuous “Winter Storm Warning” until Monday, January 23rd. Some of our drivers bringing skiers up from the bay area and Sacramento Valley do not have 4 wheel drive and are hesitant to drive others when chain requirements are on. We also have several very young first or second time visually impaired (VIP) skiers signed up. Skiing in a snow storm would not be a good experience for them. On-the-Snow Guide training would be difficult in the cold heavy storm that is now predicted for Sunday. It would be very difficult to teach someone how to guide a skier in tracks when there are no tracks! We have another Saturday Day Trip scheduled for Saturday, February 4th. We will make every attempt to to reschedule our Classroom and On-the-Snow Guide Training on Saturday February 4th and Sunday, February 5th. Stay tuned!
Marilyn returns from a great day on the snow with guides Dave and Kin.
Fourteen VIP Skiers and their guides enjoyed a fabulous day on the snow! Due to lack of snow the past couple of years, this was our first day trip in three years. Seeing the happy faces and hearing the squeals of delight reminded those of us who volunteer for Ski for Light why we do what we do. Joy was freely expressed by Annalisa one of our new skiers, “It was one of the top five experiences I ever had!…. The best and most magical part of my day was when I was able to go down a big hill!…. I was free, free as my sighted friends!” It doesn’t get much better then this!
On Sunday, January 24th we trained a fantastic group of 9 new guides! Due to lack of snow, this was our first guide training in 3 years.