Ski Nevada County, CA

The winter storms have begun, and all Nevada County ski resorts are open for business!  It’s perfect timing to come to Nevada County for a quick (or extended) ski getaway, especially since The Wall Street Journal last year named Truckee as one of the four Coolest Under the Radar Ski Towns in the US!

Whether you want to do some double diamonds, cross country ski, snowboard, take the kids tubing, or just enjoy the warmth of the lodge with a mug of hot cocoa, Nevada County, California, is a great option for your winter wonderland getaway.

Bring the kids for a snow filled adventure in Nevada County. Photo by Doug Jones.

For an easygoing, family focused experience, try Donner Ski Ranch on Donner Pass or head to Northstar Ski Resort in Truckee where you will find everything from the gentlest bunny slopes to the most challenging black diamond courses. Experience one of the oldest ski lodges in the country at Soda Springs.   Sledding, tubing, building a snowman…all of these activities build priceless memories for years to come.  Rent a cabin in the snow and spend a weekend walking in a winter wonderland.

Explore miles of well groomed cross country trails. Photo by Andy Giordano

If you like cross country skiing, Nevada County is the place for you!  Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort is the largest cross-country ski area in North America and is known for its sweeping views of the Northern Sierra and eight distinct trail systems. Featuring 92 trails with over 140km of groomed, tracked trails for human-powered outdoor recreation spread across 6,000 acres, guests of all ages and ability levels are invited to try classic cross-country skiing, skate skiing and snowshoeing.  Tahoe Donner Ski Resort also has extensive cross country trails to explore, and great downhill skiing, as well.

Try ice climbing with Alpine Skill International. Not for the faint of heart! Photo courtesy of Sierra Sun.

For something cool and different, Tahoe Star Tours offers Stargazing Snowshoe Tours at Northstar Ski Resort.  Or try snowkiting with Sierra Snowkite Center.  If you want to get really adventurous, Alpine Skill International is a Backcountry Adventure Center which specializes in AIARE Level 1, 2 & 3 Avalanche Courses; Backcountry Skiing, including telemark, randonnée, as well as splitboarding; winter mountaineering in the immediate Truckee/Lake Tahoe area; and ice climbing on Donner Pass as well as the famous Lee Vining Canyon.

No matter what your skill level or snow play interest, Nevada County has just the right place for you!