Truckee Cross Country Skiing.  Photo by Andy Giordano

Enter to Win the Winter Dream Vacation of a Lifetime in Truckee

Downtown Truckee is the place to be this winter. Photo by Scott Thompson

Voted top-four Best Adventure Town by Sunset Magazine, Truckee, California is the ultimate winter vacation destination featuring several ski resorts within minutes from town and nearby Lake Tahoe. The holiday season is upon us. If you find yourself longing for a Christmas card experience, or some great snow sports, take a day trip, or a weekend excursion, up to Truckee. Just a short drive away on the well-maintained and plowed I-80, you can experience the snow-covered small town atmosphere where, although it looks like a town frozen in time, there are so many modern amenities, chic boutiques, and wonderful restaurants to explore.

Get outside and play in the snow. Photo by Doug Jones

If you enjoy winter sports, Truckee is a great place to visit! With Boreal, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, and Northstar California are now all open, and the slopes are awaiting you. Whether you prefer the bunny slope or double black diamond, skis or snowboard, Truckee has great runs for you. If cross country skiing is your thing or if you just want to take the kids tubing or sledding, Truckee has it all. With the short drive time, you could go from your living room sofa to sailing down the slopes in less than two hours!

If you would prefer to just enjoy the wonderful winter atmosphere and take in some holiday shopping, consider attending one of downtown Truckee’s Festive Fridays, taking place from 4-8 p.m. the first three Fridays in December. Parking for this event is free while the Downtown shops stay open later so that visitors can stroll around beautifully lit downtown, take advantage of special promotions and stay for dinner!

Enjoy beautiful lodging in Truckee.  Photo by Tahoe Getaways

Enjoy beautiful lodging in Truckee. Photo by Tahoe Getaways

If Christmas festivals are what you’re looking for, on December 8, Northstar California sill host Noel Nights from 5-8 p.m. The Village transforms into a winter wonderland featuring horse-drawn sleigh rides, outdoor ice skating, pictures with Santa and s’mores and hot cocoa by the fire pits. It’s the perfect opportunity for the last minute holiday card picture and to create new holiday traditions. Stroll throughout the Village while the hum of holiday music plays and the smell of fresh baked s’mores fills the air. This event is free for the whole family.

So what are you waiting for? Spend a day, a night, a week in your winter wonderland right in your backyard and start making memories that will last a lifetime.

To learn more about Truckee, or to find accommodations, click HERE.


you and one lucky friend could win an opportunity to stay in a beautiful Truckee hotel, enjoy skiing or riding at world-class resorts, tour the Sierra backcountry with a discounted private guiding adventure, Nordic ski through beautiful alpine valleys, plus get outfitted with rental gear!

Prize Includes:


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  • Choose from one of the beautiful hotels for a standard deluxe room, accommodating two people.


  • Northstar California Lift Tickets -For two people: two-day ski lift tickets (non-holiday)
  • Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows Lift Tickets – For two people: two-day ski lift tickets (non-holiday)
  • Tahoe Donner Nordic Center – For two people: one-day trail passes + equipment rentals (non-holiday)


  • Alpine skis or snowboard for four days from Tahoe Sports Hub.
  • Backcountry ski setup for one day and discount on private guiding services from Tahoe Mountain Sports.
  • Nordic ski setup for one day.
  • Be a local with your choice of two BigTruck hats!

Restrictions apply. Enter now for a chance to win!