Ski Nevada County, CA

The winter storms have begun, and all Nevada County ski resorts are open for business!  All resorts have their own Covid-19 safety protocols to ensure that you can have a great time skiing, boarding, and tubing while staying “snowcially distant” (thanks for that one, Boreal!)  Make sure to check the website before you arrive, as some resorts are requiring advance reservations to hit the slopes.

It’s perfect timing to come to Nevada County for a quick (or extended) ski getaway, especially since The Wall Street Journal 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 snowy atmosphere, 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.

If you’re looking for lodging, start here.  No matter what your skill level or snow play interest, Nevada County has just the right place for you!