This mountain-top development, north of Lake Tahoe near Truckee, features both a small downhill resort and large network of cross-country trails. The new Alder Creek Adventure Center is headquarters for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in winter, and mountain biking and hiking in summer.
This state-of-the-art facility includes retail and rental shops, bar, food service and outdoor fire pits. The trail system heads upward toward spectacular views of the Sierra Crest, or downward into pristine Euer Valley. Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort has four lifts and specializes in teaching beginner skiers and snowboarders.