Tahoe Donner Hires Ted Tank as Ski Patrol Director  

Ted Tank and patrol dog Tucker.  Photo: Tahoe Donner Association

Ted Tank and patrol dog Tucker. Photo: Tahoe Donner Association

Truckee, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2014) – Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area welcomes Ted Tank as the new ski patrol director. With over 25 winters as a professional ski patroller, including 15 years in ski patrol management at Homewood Mountain Resort, Tank brings immense knowledge and expertise to the Tahoe Donner team.

In addition to gaining an expert patroller, Tahoe Donner also greets their newest patrol dog, Tucker. Tucker is a 10-year-old golden retriever who loves people and snow. He also helps on patrols and assists in educating the public with live safety demonstrations.

Patrol dog Tucker.  Photo: Tahoe Donner Association

Patrol dog Tucker. Photo: Tahoe Donner Association

“Safety should be everyone’s goal at a ski area,” said Tank. “Guests and staff should always ski/ride in control and to their abilities. I look forward to creating the safest skiing and riding environment possible at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area.”

With 15 trails, five lifts and 120 acres of snow to maintain while ensuring guests’ safety, Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area Manager, Robert McClendon, knows Tank will be an asset. “He brings a proactive prospective to mountain safety and guest services,” said McClendon. “We want to teach young and beginner mountain enthusiasts how to ski and ride safely on the mountain, and ski patrol helps us convey this to our guests. We are happy to welcome Ted to our team.”

Tank grew up in Ann Arbor, Mich. and Portland, Ore. before realizing the Tahoe-Truckee area would someday be the place he called home. “I love long, cold, snowy winters,” said Tank, an avid skier since the age of 4. “I came to Tahoe Donner for the chance to run another ski patrol team and look forward to meeting all sorts of new people this season.”

Along with making safety a priority season to season, Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is also known as “the best place to begin.” Skiers as young as age 3 can take lessons with the pros.

About Tahoe Donner

Awarded Large Business of the Year by Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Tahoe Donner is one of America’s largest homeowner’s associations, with nearly 6,500 properties and 25,000 members enjoying over 7,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada. Tahoe Donner is an eclectic community with a passion for outdoor recreation and a celebration of the Tahoe lifestyle.

Located 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California, Tahoe Donner operates a wide variety of recreational facilities – some which are for members only and others which are also open to the general public. These amenities can be explored in detail at Tahoedonner.com.

For more information on Tahoe Donner, as well as its recreational facilities and events, please visit tahoedonner.com or call 530-587-9400. ‘Like’ Tahoe Donner on Facebook at facebook.com/tahoedonner and follow Tahoe Donner on Twitter @tahoedonner and Instagram @TahoeDonnerAssociation.


Ted Tank and patrol dog Tucker.  Photo: Tahoe Donner Association

Ted Tank and patrol dog Tucker. Photo: Tahoe Donner Association