COVID-19 may have put a hamper on your travel plans but good news, there are still many ways you can experience Truckee online. While we would love to have you visit, postponing your trip to Truckee helps flatten the curve in our isolated town which has limited resources and is especially vulnerable to a widespread outbreak of coronavirus. So in lieu of your mountain getaway, here are some virtual adventures – ways that you can “visit” Truckee and experience the magic of our town from the safety and comfort of yours.
Spend a Day in the Life of a Miniature Truckee
Start Dreaming about Next Winter while Binging these Ski Videos
If you’re bummed that the ski resorts are closed, trust me, we get it. It’s hard to give up something you love but until it’s safe to get back on the corduroy, we’ll be taking a deep dive into our favorite ski movies and videos. Grab some popcorn, gather round the television, and enjoy these awesome free ski videos.
- Fire on the Mountain from Teton Gravity Research
- The Collective from Faction Skis
- This roundup of free ski movies on RedBull TV
- Catch up on what you missed this season in Truckee with Sugar Bowl Resort’s shredisode videos and Squaw Valley Resort’s shred reports.
Explore the Donner Summit Train Tunnels
Dive into Truckee’s History
You might know Truckee for its quaint downtown and endless potential for outdoor adventure but did you know that it also has a rich and varied history? History buffs will love this overview of Truckee’s history along with a downloadable walking tour map to the historic downtown.
Now before you say, “but I can’t do the walking tour from my house,” think again! This video walks you through all the stops on the walking tour, the perfect complement to the info loaded brochure.
Discover How Trains get Through the Snow
Unwind with Nature Sounds
If you can’t be in nature, why not bring it to your own home? Here are two apps that do just that and can be easily incorporated into your self-care routine. They play soothing sounds of nature to help you relax and decompress. Whether you start your day listening to nature sounds or wind down at night with a nature-themed meditation practice, these apps can help you feel connected to the wilderness while benefitting your health and wellness.
Take an Online Yoga/Fitness Class
Get fit for the mountains with these online yoga and fitness classes from local studios:
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Thanks for “virtually visiting!”
We can’t wait until it’s safe for you to visit and don’t worry, the mountains, lakes, and trails will be here when that time comes. Be well and stay safe.
Siobhan traveled the American West as a National Park Ranger before setting down roots in Truckee. Outdoor adventure is her bread and butter and most days you can find her skiing, trail running, or backpacking. Follow along with her adventures on Instagram @siokenney.