Create a Big Life

Big Life Connections

Home Is Where You Belong

Home is not where you live, it’s where you belong. When you have an opportunity to meet people, develop relationships and acquaintances, your sense of belonging increases. These acquaintances can provide connections to other people, things to do, places to explore, ways to get involved.

BIG LIFE Connections is a program developed by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Truckee designed to:

  • Connect the community
  • Develop relationships
  • Encourage engagement, highlight volunteering opportunities
  • Connect with businesses and the people behind the business
  • Share Truckee’s character, culture, values — what it means to be a Truckee Local

Top Ten Truckee Fall Activities

Truckee is your base camp for fall adventures to explore with recreation right out your back door. Hike or bike on world-class trails, paddleboard Donner Lake, camp under the stars, rock climb the towering granite slabs on Donner Summit, play a round of golf with beautiful vistas in the horizon, or lounge on the beach. When the colors start to change, there’s peaceful awesome autumn adventures to be had.


November BIG LIFE Connections Event: Downtown Truckee Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting

Start off the holiday season with a beloved Truckee tradition – the Bud Fish Tree Lighting Ceremony – and enjoy some holiday cheer beforehand in the Truckee Train Depot.

Get downtown early and enjoy shopping and festive holiday cheer as the town is lit up and decorated for the season. Bar of America is hosting a cookie decorating party, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there for pictures, and the tree lighting ceremony begins at 5:15. Hot cocoa is provided by Truckee Rotary and there’s often caroling after.

October BIG LIFE Connections Event: So Much Fun at the Truckee Historical Haunted Tour!

Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun! To view and download more photos from the event, courtesy of Susan Zweigle and Trails and Vistas, visit the Historical Haunted Tour website: Use code 4230 to access the images.

So much fun! June’s BIG LIFE Connections Event: Bluesdays Kick Off at Palisades Tahoe

We had a great time at our June BIG LIFE Connections event, a kick off to Bluesdays at Palisades at Tahoe with The Blues Monsters! Thanks a lot to the Village at Palisades Tahoe for their great hospitality and to all who came to dance and have fun meeting new people.

How Can I Join In?

1. Sign up!

Connecting with the program is free and you will then receive our newsletter with information about upcoming BIG LIFE Connections events that are held throughout the year. Additionally, you’ll learn about community events, volunteer opportunities, ways to engage, be heard and make a difference in your community.  We won’t bombard your inbox, we promise! SIGN UP BELOW.

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2. Attend Our BIG LIFE Connections Events!

Explore all that Truckee has to offer by attending our BIG LIFE Connections events held throughout the year. Build your personal and/or professional network by connecting with like-minded people who share your interest in learning more about your community.

Some of our events have included:

  • Snow tubing with appetizers and drinks at Sugar Rush/Sugar Bowl
  • A meet up at Donner Lake
  • A tour of museums of Truckee
  • An exclusive snowshoe tour of Truckee Springs led by Truckee Donner Land Trust
  • An evening with local photographer Scott Thompson
  • Wine Tasting and Tour at Truckee River Winery
  • A Private Group for Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour
  • Ice skating at Truckee’s Ice Rink in Truckee Regional Park

3. Utilize Our Resources To Learn More and Stay Up-to-date!

Besides the BIG LIFE Connections events, explore the many sections of this website full of information about our community, businesses, and events.

  • Take a little time and explore this website for news and information to help you make Truckee Your Base Camp for a Big Life. Looking for more events near you? Visit the Calendar of Events, Truckee’s most comprehensive listing of events and activities.
  • Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to see timely information about what’s happening, local businesses, and community members.
  • Check out our quarterly magazine An Insider’s Guide for fun insider information about your community.
  • Sign up to receive Big Life Weekly e-newsletter – our weekly email sharing community, business, chamber news and happenings around Truckee – sent every Tuesday.

4. Be part of the BIG LIFE Connections Committee!

This group of people is interested in meeting other residents and learning more about Truckee. They are an energetic group, enthusiastic about living here, and are full of ideas for our next BIG LIFE Connections event. Get to know some people while planning our roster of upcoming events. Email to learn more or join the Committee!