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The Donner Lake Triathlon is held at West End Beach on Donner Lake in Truckee California.
Truckee is one of those places that if you don’t already you want to live. Noted by the editors of National Geographic Adventure as one of the world’s top ski towns Truckee also offers those who love the mountains and outdoors with endless summer adventure opportunities.
Donner Lake is 2.7 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. The water is clear and clean with a maximum depth of 328 feet. West End Beach operated by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District serves as the main venue. A sandy beach with majestic views of the surrounding Sierra await you.
Truckee is truly a recreational paradise. The many nearby lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams are ideal for boating, windsurfing, water skiing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, fishing, and of course Triathlon. There are endless trails for biking, mountain biking and horseback riding, with easy access to the Pacific Crest Trail. Donner Summit and surrounding areas are a mecca for rock climbers. Truckee has spectacular golf courses with dramatic mountain scenery.
Truckee offers easy access to eight world-class ski resorts with outstanding terrain for skiing and snowboarding. There are three cross-country ski resorts with miles of trail and terrains and huts for backcountry ski treks. Other Truckee winter recreation includes snowmobiling, snow shoeing, sledding, sleigh rides and dog sled tours.
Google map of the venue and course
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There are plenty of options for lodging and accommodations in the Truckee area.