Truckee Activities in the Winter

Truckee in the colder months is like a little slice of winter wonderland that just captivates you in its spellbinding wilderness and the activities that surround it. If you come to Lake Tahoe for sports, Truckee activities in the winter are just for you. Skiers and snowboarders experience Truckee’s things to do in winter through its many slopes and trails that maneuver them through the woodsy and mountainous setting. Ski trails in Truckee range from private courses to ones open to the public, so you can select which experience works best for you. If you’d prefer exploring less-elevated areas, cross-country skiing and snowshoes let you trek through the snow. Truckee things to do in the winter welcome skiers of all levels whether they’re beginners or pros, and private and group lessons are available for all ages and skill levels. When you’re ready for a fun twist on skiing, try a winter biathlon class that lets you spice up your typical ski style (we’re talking archery combined with skiing). And if you find yourself ready to jump into Truckee winter activities but missing or in need of some gear, fear not! Outfitters and rental companies are ready to equip you with everything needed for any Truckee thing to do you choose this winter.

Truckee Activities in Winter: Beyond the Slopes

Truckee has more to do beyond skiing too. You can visit state parks and museums to learn a bit about the area’s history and environment. Or practice your double-axel at an ice skating rink that also serves as a roller-skating rink during the warmer months. Since Truckee things to do in the winter have you spending so much time outdoors, educate yourself and prepare for anything by taking different classes that train you in avalanche survival courses, wilderness first aid and more so that you’re prepared for anything the elements send your way. Truckee activities in winter are plentiful – check out the listing below to see which ones pique your interest.

Truckee Activities in Winter by Category

Around Tahoe Tours

889 Tahoe Boulevard, Unit C, Incline Village, NV
(775) 345-5966

Around Tahoe Tours is your best bet for getting a true feel and knowledge of the Tahoe area. Created by Chris and Darin Talbot, the tour agency is a culmination of their knowledge that began when they moved to the area in 1977. Private tours and group tours are available, ranging from either one to four people or five to eight people. The tours focus...read more

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Hang Gliding Tahoe

Truckee Winter Activity
2640 E. College Parkway, Carson City, NV
(775) 772-8232

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it has to offer. But as the old saying goes, you ain’t seen nothing yet ... not until you’ve seen it from the air, piloting your own aircraft over the Carson Range and into the Tahoe Basin. With Hang Gliding Tahoe, you fly a powered hang glider (with an FAA-certified instructor...read more

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Tahoe Donner Association

Truckee Winter Activity
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

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Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area

Tahoe Donner Association
Truckee Winter Activity
15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9484

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is one of the most extensive and scenic Nordic ski centers in the West. It includes Alder Creek Adventure Center and a cafe/bar as well as a ski rental center. From lung-busting climbs to flat meadows, Tahoe Donner has more than 100 kilometers of trails groomed for skate skiing and traditional cross-country striding as well as snowshoeing. Alder Creek...read more

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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

Tahoe Donner Association
Truckee Winter Activity
11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9444

One of the many hidden gems of Truckee is Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort. Compared to the many large, corporate ski resorts in the Truckee-North Tahoe area, Tahoe Donner Downhill 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 ski area prides itself...read more

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Tahoe Donner Snowplay

Tahoe Donner Association
Truckee Winter Activity
12790 Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9437

Nothing creates family winter memories like sliding downhill on a sled or tube. It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid or a kid at heart – Tahoe Donner Snowplay offers fun for everyone. For parents who want their kids to experience all that winter has to offer, Snowplay is the perfect place to make snow angels, build snowmen, have snowball fights and much more.

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Trout Creek Outfitters

Truckee Winter Activity
10115 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 563-5119

Trout Creek Outfitters ­– Truckee’s local fly-fishing hub – has everything you need to get outfitted and ready for your time on the water. They have a friendly and helpful staff with decades of experience fishing the streams and lakes in the Tahoe Truckee region. With a thoughtfully chosen selection of fly-fishing gear and supplies, Trout Creek is stocked up for the summer. Whether you’re eager to try fly-fishing for...read more

Trout Creek Outfitters ­– Truckee’s local fly-fishing hub – has everything you need to get outfitted...read more

Truckee Ice Rink

Truckee Winter Activity
10500 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720

One of the treasures of winter is the pleasure of ice skating. In Truckee there is a fabulous family-focused ice rink that comes with the flurries of snowfall at the Truckee River Regional Park. Although not regulation in size, Truckee Ice Rink offers a great array of activities on the ice. From public ice-skating sessions (complete with rentals) to ice-skating lessons for young and old,...read more

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Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

Truckee Winter Activity
10981 Truckee Way, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains, lakes, river and forests. But there are many hidden gems known mostly to locals. Those gems are kept shining by the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District for the enjoyment of locals and visitors. Some of the amenities and facilities managed by the district are accessible for free, others for a fee. The...read more

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains,...read more