Map & Directions

>> See the above as an interactive map in Google Maps

  • The house is in the Tahoe Donner neighborhood of Truckee, north of Lake Tahoe.  From Sacramento take I-80 toward Reno, from Reno toward Sacramento. 
  • Take the Donner Pass Road exit (westernmost of the 4 Truckee exits). From eastbound I-80, turn left at the stop sign onto Donner Pass Road and cross over the highway bridge; from westbound, turn right onto Donner Pass Road.
  • Turn left at the first light and take Northwoods Blvd up a steep hill.
  • At the first stop sign, at the intersection of Northwoods and Northwoods, turn left (i.e., take the south side of the Northwoods loop...if you go straight and take the north side of the loop, you’ll see signs for the Lodge and recreation centers; watch for Christie eventually to show up on your right.)
  • In about 2.5 miles, turn left onto Christie, then turn left on Skislope. Ours is the third driveway on the right, #12678. If you come to Copenhagen or Teton Way, you’ve gone too far.

For your GPS: 12678 Skislope Way, Truckee CA 96161 
or, if it doesn’t find that, try “Ski Slope” as two words.

Online Map of Tahoe Donner
TahoeDonnerMap.pdf (also shows TD amenity locations)

Weather and road conditions
NOAA weather for Truckee area

CalTrans highway conditions; or call 1-800-427-ROAD and say or enter highway number. CalTrans District 3 Twitter feed seems to have the most current info.

  • Tire chains are required to be carried by all vehicles from Nov 1 to May 1. If the weather is bad, CalTrans may require chains be installed, but usually only on 2-wheel drive cars. The highways have wide shoulder “chain up areas” for that (and there will be long back-ups approaching them).
  • We have found that if conditions are so bad that chains would be required on 4-wheel drive vehicles, they err on the side of safety and close the highway. Be prepared for long delays and to perhaps be required to turn back and spend the night in Auburn or Sacramento.
  • Have in your vehicle winter clothing, food and water, and fuel up before heading beyond Auburn. Windshield wiper fluid containing antifreeze can be purchased in Auburn (it is illegal to be sold at lower altitudes). Read: CalTrans winter driving tips 

Getting to Truckee from the Reno airport

North Lake Tahoe Express
Truckee-Tahoe transportation: airport shuttle

Transportation in and around Truckee

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