Truckee Ski Resorts

The Truckee area has the mother lode of ski resorts, clocking in at eight (counting Mt. Rose, which is about a 25-minute drive away but totally worth the trip)! With so many, how do you choose the Truckee ski resort that's right for you? Well, the first thing to consider is where you want your Truckee resort located. If you stay at Tahoe Donner or Northstar California, your vacation rental house, hotel or lodge is surrounded by ski trails as well as shops, restaurants and other activities, making it easy to get onto the slopes as well as enjoy your leisure time when you're ready to take a break from zooming down the mountains. You can count on extras at these complete Truckee ski resorts too, like snowboarding terrain parks and pipes, ice rinks, cross-country centers and kids play areas – they literally bring the fun to you. The slopes vary widely in difficulty, and both of these resorts offer a cadre of lessons. And there doesn’t need to be snow on the ground in order to enjoy Truckee resorts. In the summer, these Truckee ski resorts transform into havens for hiking, golf, biking, with resorts featuring a lift-assisted mountain bike park.

Athletes Love Truckee Ski Resorts

The other Truckee ski resorts are recreation areas that attract families and athletes for varying reasons. From resorts with 30 rideable features, pipe and jump bag to ones that offer cross-country skiing havens, there’s a little something for every winter sports enthusiast. Family friendly resorts attract visitors of all ages since it's geared to kids and anyone trying to get the hang of this sliding on snow thing. No black diamonds, no intimidating fast-paced lifts, just snow carousals, snow volcanos and even a snow mobile track (picture go-carts on the white stuff). A couple privately owned resorts offer a non-corporate atmosphere that feels a little more laid back, but there are still plenty of verticals, snowboarding terrain and tubing play areas to keep anyone going strong all day.

Truckee Ski Resorts by Amenities & Activities

 

Sugar Bowl Resort

Truckee Resort
629 Sugar Bowl Road, Norden, CA
(530) 426-9000

Privately owned and operated by the homeowners in the Village at Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl Resort has attracted skiers and snowboarders to the top of Donner Summit for nearly 75 years. As a Tahoe-area resort that consistently collects great stashes of snow, Sugar Bowl boasts four distinct peaks and an open-boundary policy for back-country access. Other unique features include a scenic gondola ride into the car-free... read more

Privately owned and operated by the homeowners in the Village at Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl Resort... read more

Tahoe Donner

Truckee Resort
11509 Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9400

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to lots of people. For some it is their home neighborhood; for others it’s where they rent a house for a few days in winter or summer. Locals and visitors all take advantage of the Tahoe Donner Association’s 7,000 acres and equally vast amenities available to homeowners as well as to... read more

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to... read more

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

Tahoe Donner
Truckee Resort
11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9444

One of the many hidden gems of Truckee is Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area. Compared to the many large, corporate ski resorts in the Truckee-North Tahoe area, Tahoe Donner Ski Area is small. But then again, that’s like comparing apples to oranges. Ask locals where their kids learned to ski and there’s a very good chance it was on the slopes at Tahoe Donner. The... read more

One of the many hidden gems of Truckee is Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area. Compared... read more