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Dog-friendly, Winter Trails to Walk in Truckee

Dog-friendly, Winter Trails to Walk in Truckee

The Truckee area has a variety of dog-friendly, town-maintained trails for winter recreation opportunities like hiking, running, and biking.

Plowed trails in Truckee include the Truckee River Legacy Trail (5 miles one-way), the Trout Creek Trail (1.5 miles one-way), the Brockway Road Trail (1 mile one-way), and Martis Dam Road (1.5 miles one-way). In nearby Squaw Valley, the Squaw Valley Public Services District provides snow removal on 2.3 miles of paved trails. 

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Big Winter Truckee Bucket List!

Big Winter Truckee Bucket List!

backcountry skiing, truckee California photographer Andy Giordano

There are many enjoyable experiences to be had when visiting Truckee.  From a night out at an award-winning restaurant, shopping at one of the many boutique art galleries, home decor, or clothing stores, to exploring the historic Donner Party tragic expedition site at the Donner Memorial State Park museum.  But, for those who want to play in the great outdoors, who opt to be outside,

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Mountain Driving Guide: Tire Chains & Road Conditions

Putting on tire chains on the way to Truckee Putting on tire chains on the way to Truckee

Mountain Driving Guide: Tire Chains & Road Conditions

Putting on tire chains on the way to Truckee

Winter driving conditions and tire chains can be some of the trickiest things for California travelers. Here are some safety tips for making it up to your Truckee vacation rental.

Always check with your host to make sure you get special tips for their neighborhood, like where to park, when their driveway plow service comes by and if their roads are usually cleared soon after a snowfall or the next day.

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Backcountry Skiing for Beginners

Backcountry Skiing for Beginners

Backcountry skiing and snowboarding is an amazing way to experience the out of doors in a totally new winter environment. Travelling on busy summer trails now quiet and covered with a blanket of fresh backcountry2-telepowSierra snow can transform a mundane path into a winter wonderland of tall drifts and smooth angles. Having a good time in the mountainous winter backcountry inevitably includes having the knowledge to keep you and your group safe.

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5 Reasons to Take an Avalanche Class

5 Reasons to Take an Avalanche Class

 

avy6-tahoebackcountry-croppedAvalanche danger is the biggest threat to safety when entering the backcountry, but thankfully taking an avalanche class is the easiest way to learn about mitigating risk to pursue your backcountry missions. There are truly dozens of reasons why you should take an avy class, but we’ll boil it down to five important ones!

1. Know Before You Go
Knowledge is key in the world of backcountry skiing.

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How To Enjoy The Snow If You’re Not A Ski Bunny

How To Enjoy The Snow If You’re Not A Ski Bunny

We get it—skiing should be fun. According to the National Ski Areas Association, 83 percent of people who try skiing for the first time are unlikely to do it again. If that sounds like you, but you want to enjoy the snow, there are still plenty of winter activities in Truckee that will have everyone jealous of your wintry escape.

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Vacation Renting? Five Ways To Be A Good “Local” Neighbor

Vacation Renting? Five Ways To Be A Good “Local” Neighbor

Vacation Renting? Five Ways To Be A Good “Local” Neighbor

Ski season is in full swing, and big storms can attract a ton of excited visitors to Truckee and Lake Tahoe. Whether you’re a savvy vacation home renter, have never rented a private home before, or have dabbled in renting (with some success, some not) there are FIVE THINGS to know about staying in a private residence versus a hotel,

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