Truckee Activities in the Winter

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Art Truckee

10072 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 448-3423
Truckee Winter Activity

This gallery and wine bar gathers a wide range of local arts under one roof in the historic Capitol Building, the oldest building in the town of Truckee. Featuring the art of Erskine Photography and Glasforms Glassblowing and relocating the many works of the Arts Obsessions collection, the gallery also has weekly live music and other community-building gatherings on the schedule, taking advantage of the... read more

This gallery and wine bar gathers a wide range of local arts under one roof... read more

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Bluestone Jewelry & Wine

10046 Donner Pass Road #3
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-0429
Truckee Winter Activity

Some things just go perfectly together: wine and roses, wine and cheese, wining and dining. Well, a Truckee business has discovered another ideal pairing — wine and jewelry. It would be easy to pass by Bluestone Jewelry in downtown Truckee if one wasn’t in the market for a ring or bracelet. But don’t let that stop you from popping into the jewelry store for the... read more

Some things just go perfectly together: wine and roses, wine and cheese, wining and dining.... read more

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Clair Tappaan Lodge

19940 Donner Pass Road
Norden, CA
(530) 426-3632
Truckee Winter Activity

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge was constructed in 1934 by Sierra Club volunteers, and, just like Donner Summit itself, the rest is history. The stunningly rustic mountain lodge offers accommodations for up to 145 guests, many of whom are cross-country skiers and snowshoers in winter and hikers, rock climbers and cyclists in summer. The lodge... read more

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge... read more

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Donner Memorial State Park

12593 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7892
Truckee Winter Activity

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner Memorial State Park the perfect place for either a visit or an extended stay. The Donner name may not ring a bell for those who didn’t excel in their Western United States history class, but throw in the word “cannibalism” and the story of the snow-stranded emigrants and their ill-fated... read more

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner... read more

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Hang Gliding Tahoe

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

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 instructor along... read more

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it... read more

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M.E. Entertainment

10072 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 448-3423
Truckee Winter Activity

If you are looking for a way to make your celebration amazing, M.E. Entertainment is a great place to start. With a client list of impressive musicians, stage acts and entertainers, M.E. Entertainment has the potential to take your get-together from fun to fantastic. In addition to private events, M.E Entertainment also brings big names to different establishments around the lake, making the nightlife in... read more

If you are looking for a way to make your celebration amazing, M.E. Entertainment is... read more

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Northstar California Resort

5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Truckee Winter Activity

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty different lifts provide access to some 100 trails on more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The majority of the trails are designed for intermediate level skiers, while about a quarter of them are for advanced skiers and the remainder are just right for beginners. Speaking of beginners, Northstar offers... read more

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty... read more

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Sugar Bowl Resort

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

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 backcountry 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

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Tahoe Donner

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

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

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Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area

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

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, a ski rental center and fat-tire bike rentals. 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. Depending... read more

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is one of the most extensive and scenic Nordic... read more

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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

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

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

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Tahoe Donner Snowplay

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

If a day on the slopes is too much for the younger members of your brood, then Tahoe Donner’s Snowplay area could be your ticket to winter fun. Depending on Mother Nature, the snowplay area is open and groomed and rents sleds and tubes (no private equipment is allowed). The snowplay area is supervised daily during major winter holidays and then on regular winter weekends,... read more

If a day on the slopes is too much for the younger members of your... read more

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The Pour House Wine Shop

10075 Jibboom Street
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-9664
Truckee Winter Activity

Sure, you can buy a bottle of wine from a grocery store chain or at expensive and pretentious wine bars. Better is discovering that little out-of-the-way place with character, selection and owners happy to help wine novices and connoisseurs alike. The Pour House Wine Shop in Truckee is that place. Settled in a funky old clapboard house behind downtown’s Commercial Row, the Pour House curates... read more

Sure, you can buy a bottle of wine from a grocery store chain or at... read more

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Truckee Ice Rink

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

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, from figure... read more

One of the treasures of winter is the pleasure of ice skating. In Truckee there... read more

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Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

8924 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720
Truckee Winter Activity

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. The thing is, 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,... read more

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

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Villager Candle Shop, Pottery & More

7001 Northstar Drive, #7111
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-8884
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Truckee Winter Activity

The Villager Candle Shop is the place to let your creative side run free. This studio offers a place where individuals or groups can make their own candles, paint pottery or create their own mosaics. Bear Village inside the shop allows visitors to build their own stuffed animals. Or, if you prefer to indulge your artistic license in a more private setting, you can purchase... read more

The Villager Candle Shop is the place to let your creative side run free. This... read more