On Fridays, come up to Boreal to take advantage of $15 lift tickets! Ski and ride from 9:00am – 9:00pm, enjoying the area’s closest ski resort. Available for only College students and active duty military.
Plan your Fridays at Boreal where your lift tickets are just $15! Bring a valid college student I.D. and ski/ride for just $15. Holiday restrictions include Nov. 29, 2013; Dec. 27, 2013; Jan. 3, 2014; Feb. 21, 2014.
Check with your Outdoor Recreation Office for discounted lift tickets. We also offer $15 lift tickets on Fridays for all active military with a valid I.D. Holiday restrictions include Nov. 29, 2013; Dec. 27, 2013; Jan. 3, 2014; Feb. 21, 2014.
This weekend’s New York Times has listed Truckee-Tahoe as one of the top 52 places in the world to visit in 2014. It is a reminder of our region’s world-class amenities. An excerpt is here:
A ski area spruces up with new terrain, lodging and an entire base village. For decades Northstar-at-Tahoe, on the north end of Lake Tahoe, was a mostly overlooked ski hill. Since 2004, however, more than $1 billion has poured into the resort.
“Though weather in the region has been fickle so far this season, the improvements are impressive. And they aren’t limited to the base village that has risen at the renamed Northstar, centered around a huge ice rink ringed by couches and fire pits.
“The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe opened a few years ago, and Vail Resorts, since buying the ski resort in late 2010, has built an on-mountain day lodge, added more terrain and installed the new Promised Land Express lift on the resort’s Backside.
“Tahoe is resurgent, as resorts from Squaw Valley to Homewood undertake improvements with an eye toward bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics. In the next few years expect to see everything from the Cal Neva Resort, once owned by Frank Sinatra, open after a big renovation, to a South Lake Tahoe with new waterfront hotels.”
The rest of the article is here.
(Photo: Jonathan Selkowitz and Northstar California)
Schaffer’s Mill in Truckee is proud to be the host community for the incredible HGTV Dream Home 2014. You can tour this amazing 3,200-square foot home beginning Thursday, January 9th and continuing every Thursday-Sunday from 10:00am – 4:00pm through February 14th. Tickets to tour the home are $20 each and available online at www.SchaffersMill.com/hgtvdreamhome/. All proceeds from tour ticket sales will benefit the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation.
The HGTV Dream Home 2014 will be revealed to a national television audience on HGTV during a one-hour January 1st special scheduled for 8:00pm PST. HGTV will be giving the home away to one lucky winner through its HGTV Dream Home 2014 Giveaway. Enter to win the home twice online per day – once on HGTV.com and once on FrontDoor.com. The winner will receive the luxuriously furnished HGTV Dream Home 2014, an all-new 2015 GMC® Yukon Denali and a $250,000 cash prize provided by Quicken Loans. For more information or to enter to win the HGTV Dream Home 2014, visit www.HGTV.com/dream-home.
The HGTV Dream Home 2014 was designed by Truckee-based Ward-Young Architects and was built by Tanamera Builders. Blending traditional and contemporary forms, the home is designed with two wings: a living wing and a bedroom wing with large expanses of glass and sliding door systems to create transparent and direct connection between indoors and outdoors.
Past locations for the HGTV Dream Home include Kiawah Island, South Carolina in 2013, Park City, Utah in 2012, Stowe, Vermont in 2011 and Sandia Park, New Mexico in 2010.
Tahoe Donner is located in Truckee, and Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is committed to being one of the best places for family fun and learning in the Tahoe region.
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.
120 E. Main St.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Lunch, Dinner buffet 12-6 p.m.
124 Bank Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Dinner, 5-9 p.m.
212 W. Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Dinner, 1-6 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.
Back for a 11th great season!
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
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