April XC skiing: Royal Gorge, Tahoe Donner open

Update: Tahoe Donner XC is now closed for the season, Royal Gorge is open only for passholders from Sugar Bowl’s Mt. Juday parking lot.

Both Royal Gorge and Tahoe Donner have reopened after the latest series of storms.

Tahoe Donner has several snowmobile-groomed loops in the “Home Range” at the base elevation, and fully snow-cat groomed trails out to the views of Donner Ridge/Drifter Hut/The Far Side for decent day’s worth of skiing.

Royal Gorge has the main loops around Van Norden open, as well as trails to Lola’s Lookout atop Roynton Peak and connecting to Sugar Bowl.