Truckee, California is giving visitors yet another appealing reason to visit the popular mountain town during the first half of 2019. In addition to phenomenal skiing and riding conditions thanks to current and recent snowfall, and signature events planned this spring, the first 100 visitors to book a two or more-night stay in Truckee before June 14, 2019 can collect $100 cash when they arrive. Some restrictions apply.

In 2018, Truckee was named one of the “coolest, under-the-radar ski towns in the American West” by The Wall Street Journal, one of the “most romantic small-town honeymoon destinations in the U.S.” by Reader’s Digest, and the “coolest ski town in North America” by Matador Network. Sunset Magazine also named Truckee among the “best places to live.”

Photo submitted by Northstar Resort

“Truckee has long been a popular weekend destination for skiers and riders who want to take advantage of the incredible snow conditions at area resorts, but it’s midweek that is truly the best time to visit,” said Colleen Dalton, brand marketing director for Visit Truckee. “Smaller crowds translate to shorter wait times both on the slopes and at popular restaurants and other local hotspots. We wanted to give those who can get away for a mid-week visit an added incentive, and an opportunity to treat themselves when they’re here with $100 cash in hand.”

Have some family fun in Truckee. Photo submitted by Sugarbowl Resort.

To claim $100 cash, here’s how it works:

  1. Visitors book two or more nights, Sunday through Thursday at any Truckee lodging property or nightly rental for travel dates between January 6, 2019 and June 14, 2019.
  2. Visit Truckee will offer $100 cash to the first 100 qualified bookings who forward their lodging confirmation to Starting April 12, the offer includes Friday and Saturday nights, too.
  3. During their stay, visitors must bring their Visit Truckee $100 Cash Promotion Confirmation Letter, lodging confirmation showing proof of booking and travel dates, and hotel room key and/or other proof of check-in including host’s contact information to the Truckee Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center staff to claim their $100 cash

This spring, Truckee will host the second annual Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival May 31-June 2, a locally curated street festival featuring regional and national musicians, local food and food trucks, craft vendors, kids’ activities and more. For accommodations booked any two nights of May 30, 31, June 1 and 2, a bonus offer will include VIP access and two drink tickets to the Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival. Some restrictions apply.

Photo submitted by Sugar Bowl Resort

Other events scheduled this winter and spring in Truckee and at nearby winter resorts include:

January 2019
26 – Winterpalooza – Tahoe Donner
26-27 – Her Mountain Retreat – Northstar California

February 2019
2 – Mountain Family Dinner – Northstar California
14 – Valentine’s Day Sunset Snowshoe – Tahoe Donner
16-24 – Kid-O-Rama – Squaw Valley
23 – Glowstick Parade and Carnival – Tahoe Donner
23-24 – Her Mountain Retreat – Northstar California

March 2019
3 – Great Ski Race
6 – Wine ‘n Ice Carving – Truckee River Winery
10 – I-Did-A-Run Dog Pull Fundraiser – Tahoe Donner
16 – Mountain Family Dinner – Northstar California
16 – 200-Foot Banana Split – Tahoe Donner
17 – Sierra Skogsloppet XC Race – Tahoe Donner
29-31 – WinterWonderGrass – Squaw Valley

April 2019
3-7 – NASTAR Championships – Squaw Valley
14 – Downhill Dummy Contest – Tahoe Donner
19 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Truckee
20 – Earth Day Festival – Squaw Valley
20-21 – Easter Weekend Activities – All Ski Areas

May 2019
2-4 – Truckee Sagan Fondo Bike Race (Dirt Edition) & Family Festival
24-26 – The Little Big Bike Festival
25-26 – Truckee Home & Building Show
31-June 2 – Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival

“It has never been easier to get to Truckee, including nonstop air service into Reno Tahoe International Airport from 23 destinations, and private aircraft service directly into the Truckee Tahoe Airport from the San Francisco Bay Area,” continued Dalton.

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Content submitted by Jessica VanPernis Weaver