Truckee

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78 mi 125 km

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49 mi 79 km

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21

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Camping and Lodging

Clair Tappaan Lodge is a historic, rustic mountain lodge nestled in the woods near Lake Tahoe, California. With accommodations for up to 145 guests, our lodge is the perfect home base for year-round recreation and relaxation in the Sierra Nevada. The friendly, casual atmosphere, proximity to endless outdoor recreation opportunities and affordable nightly rates make Clair Tappaan the perfect rustic getaway to the Truckee-Tahoe area.

Situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet on historic Donner Summit, the Lodge is a charming spot from which to explore the riches of the Sierra Nevada. The area receives the highest average snowfall of the entire Sierra Nevada range, making the Lodge a favorite amongst cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

A network of nearby trails offers miles of hiking and provides access to fishing streams, remote meadows and peaks, and crystal clear lakes. The well-known Pacific Crest Trail is only a mile away and can be reached right out the back door of the lodge. The Donner Summit area is great for both road and mountain biking and is also widely known as a rock climbers’ mecca.

For those who are really adventurous, the Lodge is a great starting point for a multi-day trek to one of the four backcountry warming huts in the region. If you want to explore the mountains in the winter but don’t want to dig a snow cave or carry a tent, our backcountry huts may be perfect for you.

For more information, see the website.

20 Local Events Next Up: Introduction to Snowshoeing Clas... - Dec 10

Introduction to Snowshoeing Class - Level 1
Dec 10 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

Discover the freedom of snowshoeing! On this field outing, you'll learn snowshoeing techniques, proper use of equipment and how to make every trip a success. More Details


Sierra Cross Country Skiing - Level 1: Classic Technique
Dec 10 - Tahoe Donner: Alder Creek Adventure Center

Join the REI Outdoor School on the snow for a Cross Country Classic Skiing lesson, a lifelong sport for fun and fitness! Class begins with a comprehensive skills building session followed by a tour on the snow covered trails. Rental boots, skis, poles, and trail pass are included! More Details


Introduction to Snowshoeing for Seniors - Level 1
Dec 18 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

Discover the freedom of snowshoeing! On this field outing, you'll learn snowshoeing techniques, proper use of equipment and how to make every trip a success. For those 55+. More Details


Family Snowshoeing Class
Dec 31 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

Discover the freedom of snowshoeing! Learn appropriate technique, proper use of equipment and how to make every trip a success and focused on getting out with your kids. More Details


Sierra Snowshoeing - Level 1: Winter Picnic
Dec 31 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

Join us for a wintry snowshoe adventure and picnic in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. Snowshoe to a cozy camp where you will enjoy a delicious meal and enjoy the winter wonderland that is the Sierra! More Details


New Years In The Sierra: Snowshoe Spectacular
Dec 31 - Glacier at Tahoe Donner

Join REI for a unique New Years experience. On this special night hike we will don our headlamps and snowshoes and make our way up to a spectacular vista with views of the Sierra where we will settle in to enjoy a delicious meal and hot beverages before the countdown to the New Year begins. More Details


Avalanche Transceiver Class (Field)
Jan 7 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

The Avalanche Transceiver Class is a hands on course targeted for the winter backcountry traveler. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard, or snowmobile, acknowledgment of avalanche danger, along with proper use of an avalanche transceiver, can be a crucial lifesaving skill. More Details


Sierra Mountaineering - Level 1: Basic Skills & Techniques
Jan 7 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

The first step in your mountaineering adventure, learn skills and techniques for snow travel. Techniques will include crampon use, mountain axe use for self-arrest and self-belay, and snow travel. More Details


Winter Navigation With A GPS
Jan 7 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

Head out into the snow for a day of hands-on navigation training with our REI Outdoor School GPS instructors. You'll practice pinpointing your location while on snowshoes, marking waypoints, plotting courses and creating routes in the outdoors. More Details


Winter Mountain Photography
Jan 7 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

Let our REI Outdoor School Instructors assist you in unlocking that spectacular winter mountain landscape photo! Come learn how to capture the beauty of winter with your lens. This course is designed for customers with a basic understanding of how to use their camera. More Details


Avalanche Transceiver Class (Field)
Jan 7 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

The Avalanche Transceiver Class is a hands on course targeted for the winter backcountry traveler. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard, or snowmobile, acknowledgment of avalanche danger, along with proper use of an avalanche transceiver, can be a crucial lifesaving skill. More Details


Sierra Mountaineering - Level 1: Basic Skills & Techniques
Jan 8 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

The first step in your mountaineering adventure, learn skills and techniques for snow travel. Techniques will include crampon use, mountain axe use for self-arrest and self-belay, and snow travel. More Details


Sierra Mountaineering - Level 2: Rope Team Travel
Jan 14 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

The second step in your mountaineering adventure, learn the skills and techniques for roped team glacier travel. This will include knots, rope management, snow anchors, walking belay and fixed line travel. More Details


Avalanche Transceiver Class (Field)
Jan 15 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

The Avalanche Transceiver Class is a hands on course targeted for the winter backcountry traveler. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard, or snowmobile, acknowledgment of avalanche danger, along with proper use of an avalanche transceiver, can be a crucial lifesaving skill. More Details


Sierra Mountaineering - Level 3: Rescue Skills
Jan 15 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

The third step in your mountaineering adventure, learn essential rescue skills that no mountaineer should be without. Discover self rescue and partner rescue techniques when on rope. Topics include securing a fall, rigging a fixed line for the fallen partner to ascend, and rigging mechanical advantage systems for partner rescue. More Details


Avalanche Transceiver Class (Field)
Jan 15 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

The Avalanche Transceiver Class is a hands on course targeted for the winter backcountry traveler. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard, or snowmobile, acknowledgment of avalanche danger, along with proper use of an avalanche transceiver, can be a crucial lifesaving skill. More Details


Sierra Mountaineering - Level 1: Basic Skills & Techniques
Jan 22 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

The first step in your mountaineering adventure, learn skills and techniques for snow travel. Techniques will include crampon use, mountain axe use for self-arrest and self-belay, and snow travel. More Details


Sierra Mountaineering - Level 2: Rope Team Travel
Jan 28 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

The second step in your mountaineering adventure, learn the skills and techniques for roped team glacier travel. This will include knots, rope management, snow anchors, walking belay and fixed line travel. More Details


Avalanche Transceiver Class (Field)
Feb 4 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

The Avalanche Transceiver Class is a hands on course targeted for the winter backcountry traveler. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard, or snowmobile, acknowledgment of avalanche danger, along with proper use of an avalanche transceiver, can be a crucial lifesaving skill. More Details


Sierra Mountaineering - Level 3: Rescue Skills
Feb 4 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

The third step in your mountaineering adventure, learn essential rescue skills that no mountaineer should be without. Discover self rescue and partner rescue techniques when on rope. Topics include securing a fall, rigging a fixed line for the fallen partner to ascend, and rigging mechanical advantage systems for partner rescue. More Details


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