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

February BIG LIFE Connections Event: Ice Skating at Truckee Ice Rink and Socializing in the Warming Hut

Kick off Truckee’s Ski/Skate week at Truckee Ice Rink on Friday, February 17th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Join us for two hours of ice skating and socializing in a warming hut with snacks and hot cocoa.

Children are welcome. The cost is $10 for all and includes skate rentals.

Bring your families for an evening of fun and networking!

Please RSVP for your entire party.


Big Thanks to Sugar Bowl for January’s Mixer and BIG LIFE Connections at Sugar Rush!

We had the best time at Sugar Bowl’s Sugar Rush Tubing Park for our first Truckee Chamber Mixer and Big Life Connections event of 2023! Sugar Bowl provided delicious appetizers by chef Steve Anderson, fun music by Sean Chango O’Brien, great drinks, and of course – tubing. Overheard: “Who knew tubing was so fun!”


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:

  • 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

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!