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The Alder Creek Adventure Center will open its doors to the public for the first time Nov. 26 with a Nov. 27 grand opening party. The community is invited to tour the new building during a free event from 5-7 p.m. There will be live music, appetizers, family entertainment and activities, and a no-host bar.

“We are beyond excited to debut the building,” said Sally Jones, Tahoe Donner’s Cross Country Ski Area manager. “So much planning went into this project, and it’s wonderful to see it come to fruition. Skiers will be treated to luxury this winter season with much more space, new rental racking systems, expanded wax rooms and ski tuning services, upgraded locker rooms and more.”

The new retail shop has a large selection of Nordic attire and accessories from brands such as Salomon, Swix, Fischer, Kuhl, Sherpa, Pistil, Wigwam and Smartwool. Tahoe Donner members and season passholders who purchase their passes by Nov. 30 will enjoy 10 percent off merchandise all season long.

Within the Alder Creek Adventure Center, visitors will find seating, large windows overlooking Hawks Peak, a grand fireplace and the Alder Creek Cafe, complete with a bar and televisions.

“Our concept is simple,” said Mike Peters, Tahoe Donner’s food and beverage director. “We want to use only fresh, organic ingredients, resourced locally when possible, to bring healthy, delicious options to the plate.”

Items from the menu include grab-and-go meals, house-made soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods with beer and wine selections.

“Our bar will also be open until 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday for the winter season so you can enjoy a great selection of unique beer and wine choices while nibbling from our après tasting plates” Peters said.

The Alder Creek Adventure Center was designed to accommodate large parties, weddings, corporate meetings and banquets year round. Available are a movie screen projector with 500 watt speakers, extending 200 feet in length with 1080 pixels at 7000 lumens with Blu-ray, PC and Apply TV connectivity.

In the summer, the building will house Tahoe Donner’s Equestrian Center and Bikeworks operations, while allowing access to the extensive trail system of Tahoe Donner and the remote beauty of Euer Valley.

The Alder Creek Adventure Center and Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area are located at 15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, Calif. Details: 530-587-9484 or www.tahoedonner.com/cross-country.

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