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Category Archives: Truckee
Here are some of our most popular posts from our “All Aboard” blog on our website. Many of them have informative and entertaining videos to watch too:
(photos and illustrations: Denise Wey, Smith Vineyards and GoNevadaCounty.com photo archives)
It also has some wonderful events, including the Torchlight Parade on New Year’s Eve.
It is a fun event for intermediate skiers and riders ages 10 or older who can ski or ride unassisted. Come early to secure a spot in the parade.
A DJ and snacks will be provided in the bar area prior to the parade. Sign-ups are from 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. with a chair loading time at 6:15 p.m. This is a free event.
Date: Tuesday, December 31
Time: 4:30-5:45 Sign-up
Here are some restaurants in Truckee, Grass Valley and Nevada City that are serving lunch or dinner on Christmas Day. The menu items at the various restaurants include Prime Rib, lamb, duck, roast turkey, pork tenderloin and vegetarian items:
Bar of America
10040 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96160
Lunch, Dinner, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
124 Bank Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Dinner, 5-9 p.m.
211 Broad St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon
Dinner, 1-8 p.m.
Our guide to restaurants is HERE.
Located just 1/2 mile south of downtown Truckee in the Truckee River Regional Park on Old Brockway Rd., the Truckee Ice Rink features public skating, skate rentals, a snack bar, group and private lessons for all age groups taught by experienced instructors, broomball leagues, and more! The outdoor setting under tall pines, complete with bonfire, overhead lights, and music to skate by, makes for a truly enjoyable outing.
Daily fees range from $4 to $6, and skates can be rented for $2.
SEASON: November 22through March 2
Ice skating and ice dancing lessons also are offered.
For more information, visit here.
A video of the curling court at the nearby Truckee winery is here.
—Tahoe Donner Parks & Recreation
Here’s an example of a film that will be shown at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival:
The holidays are a time for family, friends and a little winter magic. With all activities and facilities open at Boreal, escape to our winter wonderland and make memories that will last throughout the years. Plus, with chairlifts spinning from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., you can maximize the most out of your day. It’s basically magic!
—Boreal Mountain Resort
Boreal Mountain Resort — Frickin’ Fridays
College Students & Active Duty Military Ski or Ride for only $15 on Fridays.
Donner Summit, Truckee
530-426-3666 ; Friday discounts
On Fridays, visit Boreal to take advantage of $15 lift tickets. Ski or Ride from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Boreal offers a wide variety of terrain park features including a superpipe, boardercross course and urban features.
“The setting was set with a sunny and sick Friday the 13th that led to a chilly session of shredding,” Boreal Mountain Resort is reporting this week. “The Redbull was flowing like Truckee river allowing athletes to take tricks to new levels during the two 40-minute jam sessions. Skiers and riders were judged on their overall impression from our guest judges(Boreal Team Riders) while DJ Paul kept things crispy from the Skullcandy tent.”
“First up the snowboarders took to the field with hammers coming right out of the gate. Then the skiers backed up the boarders with heavy tricks and big smiles.
We’re cooking up another fabulous year of treks. Here’s a look at what’s coming up for 2014.
Jan. 18 – Birding at Black Swan with Kristen Hein Strohm
This one-day event will introduce trekkers to bird identification in the wild.
Jan. 21 – New! Treks on Tuesday: Alan Thiesen Trail
Once a month the Land Trust will lead this free trek on a local trail. The one-mile Alan Thiesen Trail is located in Alta Sierra.
Jan. 25 – North Star Mine with Jim Simmons
Jim Simmons, manager for Newmont will lead a tour of the historic North Star Mine property, once California’s second largest producer of gold.
Jan. 30 – Armchair Trek: Sierra Superlatives Slideshow with Joe Medeiros
Joe Medeiros will present an evening program focused on the majesty of the Sierra Nevada for this Armchair Trek.
Feb. 1 – Snowshoeing with Cathy Anderson-Myers
Snowshoe expert Cathy Anderson-Meyers will lead a day in the high Sierra.
Feb. 4,11, 15,18, 25 & Mar. 1 – Birdsong Identification Class (6 sessions) with Kristen Hein Strohm
Kristen Hein Strohm will lead this month-long beginner’s class in the art of birdsong identification.
Feb. 8 – Newts on the Independence Trail with Tom Van Wagner
Amphibian expert Tom Van Wagner will lead a jaunt out to Rush Creek to observe spawning Sierra red newts.
We are eagerly awaiting the debut of the 2014 HGTV Dream Home at Schaffer’s Mill in Truckee in January 2014 — right in our own backyard. Viewers can enter to win the home from Dec. 27, 2013 to Feb. 14, 2014.
Now a sneak peek video of the home is available. We’re glad that the home includes artwork from local artists, including Elizabeth Carmel of Truckee. Others include Danae Anderson, Marcio Decker and Annie Hooker.
“It’s finally here,” HGTV announced last week. “The virtual home tour for HGTV Dream Home (in Truckee-Tahoe) is live. Step inside each beautiful new mountain space with 360-degree tours, video walk throughs and photos of every amazing detail.”
A 90-second walkthrough of the home — with “huge windows and a ton of natural light” and a “floor-to-ceiling stack-stone fireplace” — is HERE.
Others tours of the home, including a peek at each bedroom, is HERE.
(Photo credit: Eric Perry 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC.)
An HGTV video on all attributes of the area, including the Schaffer’s Mill neighborhood of Truckee, is here: