[This article is sponsored by Tahoe Getaways]
Truckee, CA truly does have it all: World class skiing and riding, quality bars and restaurants, funky western culture, pristine lakes, gorgeous rivers, top ranked mountain biking, impeccable golf courses, water skiing, kayaking, river rafting, an old west town feel, an indoor ski/snowboard/skate/bmx training facility, and easy access to Reno, Sacramento, and San Francisco.
Truckee has perennially been ranked as one of the USA’s best ski towns. This year, National Geographic, Sunset, and Travel and Leisure Magazines all ranked Truckee as one of the “Best Ski Towns in America”.
What separates Truckee from other ski towns is that not only does Truckee have the world class skiing of Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, and Northstar at its fingertips, but it also has culture – a hard to find asset in the mountains.
Truckee has a strong cultural pulse and even a thriving nightlife. Great shops, funky restaurants and bars, quality sports facilities (including Woodward Tahoe’s indoor trampoline/ramp/foam pit training center), plenty of open spaces, and classic hotels fill Truckee to the brim.
Some of Truckee’s newest restaurants are causing a splash. Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market and Marg’s Taco Bistro are two of the new hotspots adding zing into the culinary treats of this old west town.
Here’s what National Geographic had to say about Truckee, CA:
In the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe, between Reno and South Lake Tahoe, the old logging and railway town of Truckee has bloomed into a ski mecca, with no less than eight different ski areas within 15 miles. The first recorded ski lift in the U.S. was a Truckee steam-powered tobaggan lift in 1910, and the burg still maintains much of its Old West character, with wooden walkways in its historic downtown and a still active, clapboard train station (Amtrak service twice daily). Its population of 16,180 is growing fast, but the relaxed town has managed to eschew the glitz of the larger Tahoe resort scene. This is where the locals live.
If you are looking to stay in Truckee this winter, Tahoe Getaways has some solid options. Why cram into a small hotel or condo when you can spread out in style?