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1 Clair Tappaan Lodge An Invitation

2 Located Near Donner Pass Alt. 7,000′

3 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!

4 CTL Dining Room (Also Serves as a Classroom)

5 CTL Living Room

6 Hutchinson Lodge & Backcountry Huts (Managed by CTL Staff)


8 Hutchinson Lodge 100 yards west of CTL Not staffed Max. capacity = 20
Groups take care of all chores, including bringing and preparing their food

9 Reservations are required
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

10 3 miles north of Boreal Ridge Ski Resort
Peter Grubb Hut (Max cap = 15) 3 miles north of Boreal Ridge Ski Resort

11 6 miles south of old Hwy 40 at Donner Ski Ranch
Benson Hut (Max cap = 12) 6 miles south of old Hwy 40 at Donner Ski Ranch

12 (Max cap = 15) 5 miles west of Hwy 89 at Squaw Valley
Bradley Hut (Max cap = 15) 5 miles west of Hwy 89 at Squaw Valley

13 6 miles west of Hwy 89 at Tahoma
Ludlow Hut (Max cap = 15) 6 miles west of Hwy 89 at Tahoma

14 What Are Your Opportunities ?

15 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

16 What Type of Fun ? Your choice…

17 High Altitude Training
Outdoor Fun… Hike Bike Photography Snowshoe Cross-Country Ski Snowboarding Canoe Kayak Rock Climb Downhill Ski Wildflower Bird watching Geology High Altitude Training Fishing Rafting

18 Environmental studies
Indoor… Class Lecture Dance Social Banquet Concert Meeting Training Exercise Retreat Environmental studies

19 Any other kind of activity you might think of ?

20 Why We’re Asking

21 Board of Directors’ Mandates
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 ???

22 Sell Our Heritage ? No !!! We MUST increase occupancy !
Our greatest vacancies occur… Winter weekdays and anytime April thru November

23 What We Have to Offer

24 Compensations (For Club Members & Non-Members)
Bring along 7 or more guests for any activity (with one or more nights stay) – the 8th stays free Lead an activity for the lodge – get at least one free night stay Organize/Participate in a work party – you stay for free, plus you’ll receive a 20% discount coupon for a winter stay Large-group discounts are negotiable

25 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 Club’s outings leader standards)

26 If you’d 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…

27 Simply contact… Tony Loftin, CTL Programs, at or or Peter Lehmkuhl, CTL Manager, at (toll free: ) or

28 Specific Logistics

29 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, don’t leave valuables in your automobile)

30 What You Need to Bring Bedding > Or a Sleeping Bag Toiletries
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

31 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

32 Individual Adult Rates
Clair Tappaan Lodge (CTL fee includes dinner, breakfast & sack lunch) Summer Sunday-Thursday = $46 Friday-Saturday = $51 Winter Sunday-Thursday = $50 Friday-Saturday = $55 Members receive a $5 discount off the above Hutchinson Lodge = $19 nightly ($190 minimum) Backcountry Huts = $10 nightly

33 Thank You!

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