Why Truckee is the Best Winter Destination

 

The Obvious: Exceptional Skiing and Snowboarding

World renown ski resorts surround Truckee and Lake Tahoe. There are twelve downhill and eight nordic ski resorts within 10 miles of Truckee. SnowPak named Northstar, Sugar Bowl, and Squaw/Alpine as the best resorts in Tahoe, Powderhounds named Northstar as "Best Lift Infrastructure" and Squaw as "Best Overall Terrain" as well as "Best Apres", and both Northstar and Squaw Valley won multiple awards for On The Snow's "Most Popular West Coast Ski Resorts". 

 Photo: Vincent Zacha Herthel via Sugar Bowl

Photo: Vincent Zacha Herthel via Sugar Bowl

 

There Are Always Activities for The Night Owls

Is jumping out of bed at first light not your thing? No worries! There are still plenty of ways to explore and many vibrant night activities in and around Truckee during winter. Stay out on the slopes until 9 PM at Boreal Mountain Resort. Another adventurous night activity you can do around Truckee: Sunset Snowshoeing and Snowshoe Star Tours. You can find tours with Tahoe Adventure Company, Northstar California, and Squaw Valley

 Photo: Truckee Tavern

Photo: Truckee Tavern

 

Great Comfort Food and Warm Bars

If nighttime adventures don't sound like your thing, Downtown Truckee offers a plethora of great food and drink options for a fun night out on the town. Pick up some craft cocktails and lounge next to great views of the lit up downtown at Truckee Tavern. Craft beer and live music more your speed? Head to Alibi Public Truckee House for a beer flights and music show. Spend the day supporting local businesses and escaping the cold by ducking into many of the clothing, toy, home goods, craft, and art stores that line the snow-cleared sidewalks of Downtown. 

 Photo: Truckee Tavern

Photo: Truckee Tavern

 

Get Into the Backcountry

The expansive outdoors is generally accessible during the winter as well. Take a snowmobile out or strap on a pair of snowshoes to access some of your favorite summer trails. If you think that Truckee trails are gorgeous during the summer, you haven't seen nothing yet. The blissful snow-covered terrain can be accessed with help from Lake Tahoe Snowmobiles. Rental shops in Truckee that can hook you up with snowshoes, a Nordic ski set, and trail maps are Tahoe Daves, Tahoe Sports Hub, Tahoe Mountain Sports, and Mountain Hardware and Sports

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Amazing BLUEBIRD Days

Many ski towns can offer you all the above, but can they also guarantee 300 days of sunshine? Mild weather and bluebird days are what set Truckee apart from other ski destinations. Imagine waking up to brilliant Californian sunshine after a snowy night - what better winter vacation could you imagine?!  

 Photo: Squaw Alpine

Photo: Squaw Alpine