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Representing the people of the historic Donner Summit community for the preservation of the area’s rugged mountain character and natural resources by providing active coordination for community development issues.
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Events related to Donner Summit

Join DSAA’s “Walk & Talk” to help plan the future of Soda Springs

SODA SPRINGS “WALK & TALK” Sponsored by Donner Summit Area Association   When:  Saturday, October 18              10 AM to Noon   Where: Meet at the Summit Restaurant, walk to blinking light and return; more conversation over hot cocoa and cookies.   Why: Focus on Land Use in preparation for the first working meeting of […]

Soda Springs Traffic Control Public Hearing

On Wednesday, August 13th at 1:30 P.M., the Nevada County Zoning Administrator will hold a public hearing on the effectiveness of the Traffic Control Plan that was required of the Soda Springs Ski Resort as a condition of the permit to expand and improve services at the “Planet Kids” area. See details of last year’s […]

2014 Annual Summit Cleanup

Placer Co. public hearing for zoning variance at Sugar Bowl

Placer County Tahoe – Zoning Administrator May 7, 2014 Board Chambers, Squaw Valley Public Service District 305 Squaw Valley Rd.,  Olympic Valley Read the Notice Contact: Melanie Jackson, 530-745-3036 See Also: http://www.laketahoenews.net/2013/03/sugar-bowl-expanding-number-of-homeowners/ The Placer County Zoning Administrator will conduct a public hearing to consider a request on behalf of property owners at the Snow White […]

May 2nd Public Meeting – Soda Springs Area Plan

DSAA Public Meeting Friday April 4th

DSAA April Meeting Friday, April 4th 6:00 P.M. The Summit Restaurant Agenda includes an overview of the upcoming Nevada County work plan for the Soda Springs Rural Center Plan. Please bring your laptop or tablet to give feedback on the DSAA website.

Soda Springs, Higgins, or Penn Valley?

On March 25, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will hear recommendations from the Planning Department on which community the county should designate for its next Area Plan. The Planning staff is recommending that of the three, Soda Springs is the best choice, citing the groundwork laid by DSAA as a benefit to the future […]

Community Meeting – Join us at The Summit Restaurant

DSAA Public Board Meeting Friday, March 7th 5:30 P.M. The Summit Restaurant & Bar Agenda We kicked off the year with a Board Retreat, designed to focus our committees and our budget for 2014.  Following our annual meeting on February 22nd and Saturday’s “A Donner Party,”,  we are ready to move forward with planning for: Annual […]

Celebrate 2014 Winter Games and Donner Summit’s Olympic History

DSAA Annual Meeting and 2013 Annual Report

Saturday, February 22nd 4:30 P.M. Royal Gorge’s Summit Station On Saturday, DSAA held its Annual Meeting & Board Election. We heard about plans for Rainbow Lodge, Ice Lakes Lodge, Tinker’s Station, and more. Denise Hann, Fran Sandwith, John Kirrene, and Ron Kolbe were elected to two-year terms. Our thanks go to Don Malberg and Mark Himelstein […]