You know the place. It’s home to your favorite, best ever top-to-bottom run, ride or paddle glide. Where the stars and the conditions align and you enter, the zone. Where that certain restaurant chainsaws ice blocks, where that artist forges up-cycled iron, that chef creates farm-to-mountain-top dinners, that entrepreneur brainstorms the next killer App on a chairlift. Where that local kid wins international competitions, training in one of the safest cities in California.
Winter driving conditions and tire chains can be some of the trickiest things for California travelers. Here are some safety tips for winter driving in Truckee-Tahoe.
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 the roads are usually cleared soon after a snowfall or the next day.
150 years ago, on May 10, 1869 the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, forever changing the landscape of the Truckee-Donner Summit area. This sesquicentennial of the Transcontinental Railroad marks the spanning of the continent with rails and a revolution to this area and the country. The railroad brought both freight and travelers to Truckee, helped create our local lumber and ice industries, and brought writers and artists to capture the beauty of the area.
Local Artists Sara Smith and Michael Llewellyn will team up at this July 18th Truckee Thursdays street fair in Historic Downtown Truckee to introduce FOREST⇌FIRE, an interpretive exhibition opening at the Truckee Recreation Center in October 2020.
As one of 18 California artists to be featured in the exhibition, Sara will be creating Forest Home,
Meet Big Life Local Rachel Arst McCullough from Massachusetts. Rachel chose Truckee for the mountain lifestyle and its amazing community. Learn more about how she makes Truckee her “Base Camp for a Big Life.”
Why the Truckee Area?
I moved here for the skiing and stayed for the mountain lifestyle and access to the outdoor activities that I love.
- RECRUIT: Discover qualified interns and employees
Students with diverse skills and career goals are enrolled at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee. Strong business, accounting, EMT, Mechatronics, Administration of Justice and early childhood education programs as well as transfer pathways translate to an educated group of local applicants to interview.
Straightforward opportunities exist for employers to connect with students and alumni. For example,
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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Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Why the Truckee Area?
Sunshine! And although Truckee gets a lot of snow, it’s not that cold – if you want to experience “cold”, visit Michigan. I came for the sunshine, and stayed because of the strong sense of community,
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 Sierra 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.
Avalanche 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.