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Clair Tappaan Lodge An Invitation
Located Near Donner Pass Alt. 7,000 Located Near Donner Pass Alt. 7,000 Located Near Donner Pass Alt. 7,000 Located Near Donner Pass Alt. 7,000
The Main Lodge A hostel-type lodge Open year-round Max. capacity = 140 Located in a beautiful alpine setting… the lodge provides loads of fun and great people!
CTL Dining Room (Also Serves as a Classroom)
CTL Living Room
Hutchinson Lodge & Backcountry Huts (Managed by CTL Staff)
Hutchinson Lodge 100 yards west of CTL Not staffed Max. capacity = 20 Groups take care of all chores, including bringing and preparing their food
Backcountry Huts Are… Peter Grubb Benson Bradley Ludlow Reservations are required Each hut is located in the solitude and quiet of the remote backcountry and is heated by a wood stove
Peter Grubb Hut (Max cap = 15) 3 miles north of Boreal Ridge Ski Resort
Benson Hut (Max cap = 12) 6 miles south of old Hwy 40 at Donner Ski Ranch
(Max cap = 15) 5 miles west of Hwy 89 at Squaw Valley
Ludlow Hut (Max cap = 15) 6 miles west of Hwy 89 at Tahoma
What Are Your Opportunities ?
Become a fun part of our long history Take advantage of compensations and use the lodge as a great base to… BRING A GANG TO THE LODGE OR LEAD A FUN ACTIVITY FOR THE LODGE
What Type of Fun ? Your choice…
Hike Bike Photography Snowshoe Cross-Country Ski Snowboarding Canoe Kayak Outdoor Fun… Rock Climb Downhill Ski Wildflower Bird watching Geology High Altitude Training Fishing Rafting
Indoor…Indoor… Concert Meeting Training Exercise Retreat Class Lecture Dance Social Banquet Environmental studies
Any other kind of activity you might think of ?
Why Were Asking
Board of Directors Mandates 1.Raise enough money to meet deficit (we raised $126,000) and 2.Increase lodge occupancy to break even or 3.Sell the lodge and facilities SELL ???
Sell Our Heritage ?
What We Have to Offer
Compensations (For Club Members & Non-Members) 1.Bring along 7 or more guests for any activity (with one or more nights stay) – the 8 th stays free 2.Lead an activity for the lodge – get at least one free night stay 3.Organize/Participate in a work party – you stay for free, plus youll receive a 20% discount coupon for a winter stay 4.Large-group discounts are negotiable
Sierra Club Members… Please consider joining the fun… 1.Schedule an activity from your area to come to the lodge 2.Lead any activity for the lodge (with or without an overnight stay) and you are provided a free stay (Note: Lodge outing leaders must meet the Sierra Clubs outings leader standards)
If youd like to… Bring a gang Discuss a If youd like to… Bring a gang to the lodge; Lead a fun trip for the lodge; Discuss an idea for an activity or event; Ask questions about the compensations; or, Get more information…
Simply contact… Tony Loftin, CTL Programs, at or or Peter Lehmkuhl, CTL Manager, at (toll free: ) or
Directions to Lodge Situated just west of Donner Summit On Interstate 80 - about 95 miles [1½ hrs] from Sacramento or 11 miles [¼ hr] from Truckee) Exit at Soda Springs (Exit 174) Head east on Donner Pass Rd. (old Hwy 40) about 2½ miles The lodge is on the left side of the road (200 up the hill) You can park at the base of the steps or across the road (Please, dont leave valuables in your automobile)
What You Need to Bring Bedding –Sheets\ –Blankets/ Toiletries Padlock to secure valuables (lockers are provided) For outdoor activities –Appropriate layers of clothing –Appropriate footwear –Sun protection (hat, long sleeves/pants, & sunblock) Bathing suit for hot tub Needed medications > Or a Sleeping Bag
What You Might Want to Bring Winter –Snowshoes –Cross-country skis –Snowboard –Downhill skis –Sleds Summer –Hiking boots –Running shoes –Mountain bike –Road bike –Canoe/Kayak –Fishing gear Year-Round –Camera –Games –Reading material –Binoculars –Spotting scope –Star charts –Nature guides –Hand lens –Painting/Drawing supplies