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Truckee Base Camp, Can Wait – Now is not the time to visit Truckee

Truckee Base Camp, Can Wait – Now is not the time to visit Truckee

While the Truckee community is reeling from business impacts due to COVID-19, we extend our deepest thoughts to beloved visitors who have supported our tourism economy. With immense compassion for everyone’s wish to be in the fresh mountain air, now is NOT the time to visit Truckee.

Truckee’s healthcare system is excellent but limited. The consequences of COVID-19 for our small town would be devastating.

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

Two girls sledding in a pink sled Two girls sledding in a pink sled

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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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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Fun Winter Activities in Truckee

Ice Skating Northstar California Resort Truckee, California Ice Skating Northstar California Resort Truckee, California

Fun Winter Activities in Truckee

Ice Skating Northstar California Resort Truckee, California

Photo: Northstar California Resort

Are you a non-alpine skier or rider eager to explore Truckee’s unreal backyard with a fun winter activity? Or, perhaps you’re looking to switch things up after a morning on the slopes. Check out our list of favorites below to create a fun winter experience with your friends and family!

Fat Biking
Fat bikes are an easy and fun way to explore the Truckee area all-year round.

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National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month: Truckee-Tahoe Specials

National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month: Truckee-Tahoe Specials

January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. In the spirit of spreading the love of sliding, upright, on snow to new skiers and boarders, many Lake Tahoe resorts are offering great deals on lessons, ticket, and equipment packages during the month of January.

Boreal Mountain Resort

JANUARY’S $59 FIRST-TIMER PACKAGE 

Slide on two planks or learn to stand sideways on a snowboard. 

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Fall Foliage – Hike or Bike Truckee’s Trails

Fall Foliage – Hike or Bike Truckee’s Trails

Truckee in autumn is a special time of year – with stunning fall foliage,  crisp mountain air and an atmosphere as relaxed as your sweater, it’s a perfect place to unwind. Right now fall colors are at their peak. Golden Aspen and Cottonwood trees are set against dark pines with beautiful low-lying red brush accents. Whether you drive, walk, bike, hike or paddle – you don’t want to miss nature’s show of color in the Sierra.

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Truckee Bike Park – Fun for the Whole Family!

Truckee Bike Park – Fun for the Whole Family!

Do you and the family ride mountain bikes or want to introduce your children to mountain biking? If so, Truckee is one of the best places to learn and ride at the Truckee Bike Park!  Voted one of the best places to ride in California by Best Things CA, the Truckee Bike Park has been giving families, kids, and adults a fun,

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Donner Lake Rim Trail Expanded

Donner Lake Rim Trail Expanded

With the latest four-mile stretch completed this summer, Truckee Donner Land Trust’s work on the Donner Lake Rim Trail now offers runners, hikers, bikers and equestrians 14 miles of trail stretching from Donner Summit down into Truckee. The Donner Lake Rim Trail will be more than 20 miles when complete, circling Donner Lake. Currently the northern stretch, reaching from Castle Valley on Donner Summit to the West all the way to Northwoods Boulevard in the east,

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Rock Climbing in Truckee

Rock Climbing in Truckee

I went climbing with NASTC and this is what happened…

I recently met up with Chris Fellows, the owner of NASTC, for a morning of climbing at Donner Summit to see what it’s like to go out with a professional rock climbing guide. As I drove up the scenic Old Hwy 40, I took in the gorgeous views of Donner Lake and rocky outcrops.

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Ten Outdoor Activities to Check Off the List this Summer

Ten Outdoor Activities to Check Off the List this Summer

For those who want to experience the best of Truckee’s great outdoors, here are ten outdoor activities to check off your list this summer! From mountain biking, off-road guided ATV tours, skydiving, whitewater rafting, to flying fishing and golf! There’s something for everyone in Truckee.

1. Ride Northern California’s Largest Bike Park  – Truckee

 

 

 

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