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

Plan a safe Truckee-Tahoe visit

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 for Truckee on our Know Before You Go page.

#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 have more fun outdoors.

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

#4 Dine Outdoors – Cozy outdoor dining spaces and dazzling night lights have transformed Truckee into a magical winter wonderland. Snuggle up next to a warm heater and enjoy al fresco dining under a twinkling starry night. Eating in? Check out this list of Restaurants, Breweries, Takeout, Groceries, and Grab ‘n Go in Truckee.

#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 – Follow these easy winter guidelines to take care of Truckee-Tahoe, Leave No Trace, and Recreate Responsibly.

#8 Dispose of Trash Properly – Keep our wildlife safe – Leave No Trace! Use the proper receptacles for trash and recycling at your lodging and when spending time outdoors. Pack out all broken sleds, garbage, and anything that you bring with you.

#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.