Southbay Ski Club Facilities
The Southbay Ski Club owns and operates a lodge, located at Soda Springs, CA in the heart of the Lake Tahoe/Sierra Nevada ski area.
The lodge is located 1/2 mile off I-80 on historic Highway 40, a major, plowed road near Donner Summit. You can walk to the Soda Springs Ski Area, and a free shuttle bus serving Donner Ski Ranch, Sugar Bowl, and Truckee stops about just up the road. The other major Tahoe Basin ski areas are about a 30 minute drive away. Restaurants and a general store are nearby.
The lodge is available for use year round. Besides the great alpine and nordic skiing facilities available during the winter, our lodge is a great base for hiking and other outdoor activities during the summer. Members and guests pay a reasonable fee for each night's use. The fees are used to maintain the lodge and pay for regular expenses such as firewood, propane, plowing and insurance. To help keep the fees as low as possible, each member is expected to donate one weekend during the summer towards lodge maintenance.
Facilities include a common room with a huge fireplace and dining area; separate men's and women's bathrooms, each with hot showers; and a large, fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove, microwave, and two refrigerators.
All sleeping quarters are upstairs in three dormitory style rooms. Radios, televisions, pets, and smoking are not allowed. Evenings are usually spent sitting around the fire with a glass of wine, talking about the day's activities or reading a book. Maximum lodge capacity is 19 people but it rarely fills up.