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7 Winter and Spring Events in Truckee Not to Miss

7 Winter and Spring Events in Truckee Not to Miss

Grab your calendar because you don’t want to miss these fun winter and spring events in Truckee.

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Leap of Love –Squaw Valley

Saturday, February 29, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Squaw Valley High Camp

Take a Leap of Love and get married or renew your vows in one of the most scenic spots in Tahoe,

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Top 5 Places to Go Sledding, Tubing & Build a Snowman in Truckee

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Top 5 Places to Go Sledding, Tubing & Build a Snowman in Truckee

Two girls sledding in a pink sled

Skiing isn’t the only way to have fun in the snow when you visit Truckee. If you’re looking for a different winter activity to do with your family, consider one of the following spots for a day of snow play. There’s something for everyone and every age, from resorts with groomed tubing to primitive sledding hills tucked into the forest. 

Ready to play in the snow?

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5 Fun Winter Reasons to Lodge in a Mountain Home

5 Fun Winter Reasons to Lodge in a Mountain Home

You’re planning a vacation in the mountains but there’s one detail you haven’t quite figured out – should you stay in a mountain home or a hotel? The two offer very different travel experiences. One comes with fresh linens and the convenience of a continental breakfast in the morning. But while fluffy hotel pillows might sound irresistible, we all usually end up craving the comforts of home while on vacation.

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Dog-friendly, Snow-Free Winter Trails to Walk or Run in Truckee

Dog-friendly, Snow-Free Winter Trails to Walk or Run in Truckee

We’re all itching to get outdoors after being cooped up inside on big storm days. Lucky for us, there are several winter trails in Truckee that are plowed and stay clear of snow. Here are three that are perfect for a run on a crisp winter day, a long walk with your furry friend, or enjoying fresh mountain air with the whole family (stroller friendly!) –

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KidZone Museum Inspires Learning Through Creative Play and Discovery

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KidZone Museum Inspires Learning Through Creative Play and Discovery

Truckee KidZone Children's Museum

KidZone Museum inspires learning through creative play and discovery. As a non-profit and Truckee-Tahoe’s only children’s museum, KidZone Museum strives to create a welcoming space where all families can play, discover and connect.

They offer a custom-designed, interactive Exhibit where children can immerse themselves in imaginary play; a jungle-themed science room with hands-on items for learning, seasonal insects and our Wentzscope – a special microscope specifically designed for little ones to use;

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150th Anniversary Events of the Truckee Transcontinental Railroad

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150th Anniversary Events of the Truckee Transcontinental Railroad

150 Year Truckee Donner Railroad Celebration

150 years ago, on May 10, 1869, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, forever changing the landscape of the Truckee-Donner Summit area. This sesquicentennial of the Transcontinental Railroad marks the spanning of the continent with rails and a revolution to this area and the country. The railroad brought both freight and travelers to Truckee, helped create our local lumber and ice industries, and brought writers and artists to capture the beauty of the area.

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Truckee Kids Summer Camps!

Truckee Kids Summer Camps!

Truckee’s alpine beauty, blue skies and shimmering water make it an ideal destination for outdoor adventure, but do you know that Truckee also offers diverse summer camps for kids? From robotics, jazz band, art, and rock climbing to wilderness survival — you and your family can find the perfect camp for summer fun. Don’t miss out! Registration has begun for many of these great programs.

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Top Five Engagement Spots in Truckee

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Top Five Engagement Spots in Truckee

Truckee Top Engagement Spots

Deciding where to pop the question and get engaged is by far one of the most memorable moments in life. Here’s a list of top five engagement spots in Truckee with unreal views that some might argue are just as dreamy as the actual proposal.

1. Donner Summit
Near the top of Old Highway 40 along the Sierra Crest, you’ll be hard pressed not to get caught up in all of the things you can accomplish together and what the future holds as you look out over Donner Lake and all of Truckee.

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Big Life Artist – Arts For The Schools

Big Life Artist – Arts For The Schools

Filling the Gap to Keep the Arts in Schools

Big Life Artist of the Week – Arts For The Schools is a bi-state 501 (c)3 non-profit that fundamentally believes that access and exposure to the arts is essential for all. Arts For The Schools fills the gaps in visual and performing arts education for more than 10,000 children at K-12 schools AND provides access to artistic excellence for the public.

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2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide

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2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide

Truckee Visitors Guide Summer Fall 2018

Explore everything that Truckee has to offer with the 2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide! Learn about Truckee’s annual fun events. See our list of many fun hiking and biking trails. Read our guide to local craft beer plus where to dine! Discover why the stars shine brighter in Truckee. Check out the 20-mile Museum, Donner Memorial Bridge, and richen your historic knowledge along the scenic and breathtaking Old California Highway 40.

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