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


Northstar California Resort

Northstar California Resort
5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010

Of course Northstar at Tahoe Resort has skiing, but its range of offerings make the longtime Truckee fixture a four-seasons must visit. With upgrades, remodeling and the addition of a mid-mountain Ritz Carlton hotel, Northstar has upped its game in recent years. Considered to be the resort for families looking to ski on the North Shore, there is now more challenging terrain to be had... read more

Tahoe Donner

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