10 Tips for Planning Your Safe 2021 Winter Visit to Truckee-Tahoe

Enjoy Truckee-Tahoe safely this winter.

Make your winter visit to Truckee-Tahoe a safe one by following these 10 easy tips. Whether you’re on the slopes skiing and riding or enjoying Historic Downtown Truckee lit up as a winter wonderland, we can all do our part to keep our beloved visitors and community safe throughout the winter season.

#1 Know Before You Go – Check daily travel updates on our Know Before You Go guide.

#2 Avoid Social Gatherings Book lodging with members of your household bubble only. Instead of sharing accommodations with family or friends, book separate mountain homes or hotel rooms and social distance on the slopes.

#3 Stay Up to Date – Get the latest Truckee weather, view live webcams, and see local road conditions.

#4 Dine Outdoors – Explore Truckee’s numerous outdoor dining options or order takeout with curbside delivery with your household bubble only. Dining at home? Check out this Truckee grocery shopping and delivery roundup for your household.   

#5 Avoid CrowdsBook your trip midweek to avoid crowds, traffic, and have Truckee-Tahoe to yourself.

#6 Plan Ahead & Book EarlyTruckee-Tahoe Ski Resorts require reservations for daily tickets, rentals, and lessons.

#7 Recreate Responsibly – Learn how to recreate responsibly in the outdoors this winter.

#8 Dispose of Trash Properly – Keep our wildlife safe and leave no trace! Use the proper receptacles for trash and recycling at your lodging and when spending time outdoors.

#9 Wear a Face Covering – They’re required. Mask up whenever you are around others and cannot maintain 6 feet of distance. Don’t forget a two layer buff when you head to the slopes. For more information on mask usage, view these Face Covering FAQs.

#10 Park in legal parking spots only – Do not park in bike paths or over the white line as it poses a dangerous safety risk to drivers, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles. Follow winter parking regulations and don’t block road plows.

*Photo credit Northstar California Resort

Siobhan Kenney

About Siobhan Kenney

Siobhan traveled the American West as a National Park Ranger before setting down roots in Truckee. Outdoor adventure is her bread and butter and most days you can find her skiing, trail running, or backpacking.  Follow along with her adventures on Instagram @siokenney.