Your Destination for Epic Snow Adventures
There’s nothing like getting out into the crisp, mountain air on a sunny winter day. Start your day off right with fresh powder, amazing winter views, and tons of fun! Truckee and Donner Summit are the perfect destination for an unforgettable winter vacation. From the winter mecca of Truckee-Tahoe, you can begin your day carving the slopes, cross-country skiing across vast meadows, snowshoeing, or sledding with the whole family! For adventure sports enthusiasts, there are plenty of areas for backcountry skiing and snowboarding, splitboard or telemark skiing. When you’re satisfied with the day, you can head back to the lodge for hot chocolate, firepits and lots of stories to share.
Ski & Ride At World-Class Resorts
Near Truckee, you’ll find several world-class skiing and riding destinations, including Palisades Tahoe, Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Boreal, and Northstar California. Each resort offers opportunities for beginners with ski lessons, rental gear, and easy trails. There are several shops in Truckee to get your equipment tuned or shop for gear.
Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
A new generation of freeskiers and snowboarders is making Donner Pass a notable backcountry destination. With huge annual snowfalls (over 411 inches/year), there are a variety of zones to explore with a guide. Specific skills, knowledge, and gear are required to manage the unique hazards of the backcountry. Go on a guided ski tour with local guides who understand Truckee-Tahoe’s snowpack and terrain, and sign up for an avalanche education course to get the necessary training.
More Winter Sports & Activities
Not a skier? No problem! Check out these family-friendly winter activities in Truckee. There’s plenty of sledding and tubing for the kids, snowmobiling in the Tahoe National Forest , and scenic winter locations for nordic skiing with some of the finest views in the Sierra, including the largest cross country ski area in North America – Royal Gorge Cross-Country Ski Resort!