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TAHOE DONNER ASSOCIATION
10065 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA 96161 866.443.2027 | 530.587.2757 email@example.com | truckee.com
2012/13 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tonya Beyer, Chair, W & T Graphix Robb Entyre, Chair-Elect, Tahoe Donner Association Jude Koenig, Past-Chair, Law Offices of Jude M. Koenig Jon Borden, Truckee Donner Lodge Christy Curtis, Coldwell Banker Paul Kucharski, Tri Counties Bank Larry Larson, Tahoe Forest Hospital Physical Therapy Kelly Rodriguez, Northstar California Kevin Smith, Truckee Tahoe Airport District Alyssa Thomas, Truckee Downtown Merchants Association chamber staff Lynn Saunders, President/CEO Ruth Geresy, Executive Assistant; Manager, California Welcome Center Linda Pendleton, Membership Manager
n authentic, charming mountain town with a rich history, Truckee is known as a welcoming, family-oriented community that attracts adventurous
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people with a passion for the outdoors and the environment.
Truckee’s quaint downtown is the heart and soul of this community, with unique
restaurants and shops set in authentic historic buildings. Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Truckee proudly retains its historic roots. Whether you are here in pursuit of adventure, to partake in Truckee’s “foodie” scene, enjoy one of the multitude of special events that take place all year, or just relax and enjoy the blue skies and amazing smell of the pine trees, Truckee welcomes you to our town. This guide is just the start to your adventure. Be sure to visit truckee.com for more information, or stop by the California Welcome Center in the center of
The Truckee California Welcome Center (CWC) is conveniently located right off Interstate 80 and open 7 days a week. The CWC is operated by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Truckee, Visit California, and Certified Folder Display Service. The CWC offers valuable information and services for travelers with their visit to Truckee and through all of California.
downtown in the historic train depot where you can pick up maps, brochures, guides and get information on local events and things to do. And to stay connected and share everything you love about Truckee with others, follow us on Facebook at Visit Truckee! Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this directory. The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and Just Imagine Marketing and Design assume no responsibility for misinformation.
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Air Access Reno-Tahoe International Airport Anaheim 2001 East Plumb NV Palm Ln., Reno, 10 Springs Laguna Beach (40 miles from Truckee) (775)328-6400; renoairport.com Santa
Truckee Tahoe Airport 8 10356 Truckee Airport Rd., off Hwy. 267 San Diego No commercial service; general aviation airport (530)587-4119; truckeetahoeairport.com Rail Access Truckee Train Depot 10065 Donner Pass Rd. Amtrak stops in Truckee, once a day eastbound and once a day westbound. There is no Amtrak agent in Truckee. For more information or to purchase tickets: (800)USA-RAIL (872-7245); amtrak.com Bus Access Truckee Train Depot 10065 Donner Pass Rd. Greyhound stops in Truckee four times a day. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Greyhound, or from the bus driver when boarding bus in Truckee. (800)231-2222; greyhound.com
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TART (Tahoe Area Regional Transit) Connects Truckee with north and west shores of Lake Tahoe. (800)736-6365; (530)550-1212; laketahoetransit.com
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Located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Truckee is just 200 miles northeast of San Francisco, 100 miles east of Sacramento, California, 40 miles west of Reno, Nevada and 12 miles north of Lake Tahoe, California.
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Amtrak bus services disembark Eastbound passengers at Truckee and pick up Westbound passengers at Truckee three times a day. (877)974-3322
Airport Shuttle North Lake Tahoe Express travelers can book reservations on a 21-passenger shuttle that runs between the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Truckee-Tahoe. To make reservations: (866)216-5222; northlaketahoeexpress.com Automobile Rental Enterprise Rent-A-Car Hertz Car Rental
Taxis/Limousines/Shuttles Anytime Taxi Bell Limo/Airport Mini Bus
(530)414-4187 (775)786-3700 (800)235-5466 Bluebird Taxi (530)414-1547 High Sierra Taxi (530)412-1927 Independent Cab Co. (530)546-8687 North Lake Tahoe Express (866)216-5222 Reno-Tahoe Limousine & Shuttle Service (800)660-4546 (775)348-0868 Sunset Limousine Services (775)787-7999 (866)455-5515 Truckee Tahoe Transportation (530)582-5828 North Tahoe Checker Cab (866)420-8294 (530)587-0666 Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association (TNT-TMA) (530)546-2912 LakeTahoeTransit.com Dial A Ride Curb-to-curb service in the Truckee area. Reservations advised by 5 pm the day before. One-way for adults $4; children under 12 $1; seniors/disabled $1. (530)587-7451
Bet You Didn’t Know… Truckee has often been recognized as the coldest spot in the nation, but not during the winter ski season as one might expect. These nippy temperatures are noteworthy because they occur from June through early October. While it may be true, it really doesn’t give a true picture of Truckee’s pristine California weather pattern. Official temperatures are taken at the Truckee-Tahoe Airport, located in Martis Valley. On clear nights, cool air from the high mountains sink downslope into the valley, a high-elevation basin. The dense air mass settles into the basin, creating a chilled microclimate contributing to the chilly readings. As the sun begins to rise, so does the temperature, creating enviable summer and fall temperatures.
Truckee Tahoe Airport. Connected.
We’re in the business of connecting. Sometimes it’s through the air, sometimes through our kids-outreach programs and sometimes through a conference or meeting you hold at the airport. It’s just one of the many ways we serve those who live here.
To find out more, log on to www.truckeetahoeairport.com
Shuttles From Reno to North Lake Tahoe and Truckee Airport Service 3:30am – Midnight Reservations: NorthLakeTahoeExpress.com (866)216-5222
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS June
1-2 Reno Tahoe Odyssey
Renotahoeodyssey.com Relay run ideally suited for teams of 12 runners on a 178-mile course from Reno along Truckee River, Sierra Nevada mountains, Lake Tahoe and desert back to Reno.
2 Soroptimist Wine & Restaurant Faire
Coyote Moon Golf Course 530-587-0886 5 to 7:30 pm. Live music, wine and beer tasting, auctions, culinary delights prepared by local restaurants and caterers.
3 America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride
800-648-3322; bikethewest.com Horizon Casino Resort. Boat cruise/35-mile fun ride, 72-mile ride around the Lake, and full 100-mile century are offered.
9 Brew Fest
Truckee River Regional Park 530-582-9062; truckeeoptimist.com 1 to 5 pm. Over 20 breweries, brats, live music, silent auction, and collector tasting glass.
15–24 Adventure Sports Week
530-546-9109 adventuresportsweektahoe.com Various locations in North Lake Tahoe. 10 day event featuring human powered sports, music, film and fun for all. Activities include running, triathlon, mountain biking, clinics and much more.
17 Truckee Father’s Day RibFest & BBQ
Tri Counties Bank Plaza 530-587-8808; truckeeribfest.com 12 to 4 pm. Take dad out for his special day. Enjoy Ribs, Rods and Rock n’ Roll. Beer Garden, live music, face painting, bounce house for kids. Benefit for American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Truckee-Tahoe.
Squaw Valley Fine Arts & Crafts Festival For more events, visit truckee.com. Dates subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm.
22 NORTHSTAR CONCERT SERIES
Northstar California 800-466-6784; northstarcalifornia.com JJ Grey & Mofro – old school rhythm & blues and down-home rock ‘n roll.
23–24 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run
916-387-8796; ws100.com Starts at Squaw Valley—ends in Auburn, a total of 100 miles. One of the oldest ultra trail events in the world and one of the most challenging.
24 Truckee Chili Cookoff
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Northstar California 800-466-6784; northstarcalifornia.com
7 Truckee Tahoe Air Fair & Family Festival
Truckee Tahoe Airport 530-587-4119; truckeetahoeairport.com 7 am to 4 pm. Free admission. Balloon Rally launch at 7 am. Aviation, food, children’s festival and non- profit booths. Fundraiser for area youth and children programs.
7 Soaring Kites & Music Festival
Truckee River Regional Park truckeechilicookoff.org 11 am to 5 pm. Chili tasting, entertainment, beverages and fun.
High Camp, Squaw Valley 530-583-6985; squaw.com Kite flying demonstrations, kids’ kite building seminars, and general kite mania, live music and entertainment.
30–July 1 Squaw Valley Fine Arts
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& Crafts Festival
Village at Squaw Valley pacificfinearts.com 11 am to 5 pm. Incredible paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewelry, and other fine arts.
4 Truckee Firecracker Mile
Donner Pass Road 530-426-3313; truckeefunrun.com Pre-parade one mile gradual fun run for all ages. Begins Tahoe Forest Hospital and ends at Train Depot.
4 Truckee 4th of July Parade
Donner Pass Road, Truckee firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy an old-fashioned hometown parade. 10 am start at Truckee High School winding down Donner Pass Road ending up in historic downtown Truckee.
4 Truckee 4th of July Fireworks
West End Beach, Donner Lake 530-582-7720; tdrpd.com Day-long activities, live music, food, fireworks. Tickets sold in advance to residents only.
bigblueadventure.com 9 am. Riverview Sports Park. 5K or 10K along the Legacy Trail or a 1/2 marathon on trails of Waddle Ranch. Short race/runs for kids.
12–15 ArtTour 2012 Open Studios Various studios in Truckee-Tahoe area 530-581-2787; northtahoearts.com Open studio driving tour of juried artists homes and studios.
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe 800-74-SHOWS laketahoeshakespeare.com
14–15 Relay for Life of Truckee-
Truckee High School, Donner Pass Rd. 530-320-6982; relayforlife.org/truckeeca Saturday 9 am to 9 am Sunday. 24 hour American Cancer Society’s Community Walk and Camp-out to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and Fight Back against cancer! Entertainment, live music, food.
Truckee Championship Pro Rodeo
14 Art, Wine, & Music Festival
Village at Squaw Valley 530-583-6985; squaw.com 11 am to 5 pm (wine tasting from 2 to 5 pm $25). Fine artists, crafts makers, performers and musicians.
14 Bluegrass & Beer Tasting Festival
Northstar California 800-466-6784; northstarcalifornia.com Beer, Bluegrass and fun.
14–15 Truckee Championship Pro Rodeo McIver Arena, Brockway Road 208-735-0462; truckeerodeo.org Saturday 4 pm; Sunday 2 pm.
15 Donner Lake Triathlon
Donner Lake, Donner Summit 530-546-1019; donnerlaketri.com Sprint and International distance course. Swim Donner Lake, bike up historic route Hwy 40, and run around an alpine lake.
20–22 Truckee Antique Show
Truckee High School; tbcashows.info 10 am to 5 pm. American art pottery, sterling silver, estate and costume jewelry, American folk art, paper collectibles.
21 24th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Donner Lake Triathlon
21–22 Wild Wild West Weekend
High Camp Corral, Squaw Valley squaw.com Western-style fun including live music both days by Forget the Roses. Pony rides for children, petting zoo, music are all free with an Aerial Tram ticket.
22 Tahoe Trail 100K Leadville
Northstar California northstarcalifornia.com Earn one of 100 coveted starting positions/ mountain bike race/two 30-mile loops circling Northstar and surrounding areas.
26–29 Wanderlust Festival
Squaw Valley 530-583-6985; wanderlustfestival.com Festival brings together top yoga teachers and performers in hip hop, dance and rock & roll.
28-29 Historic Downtown
Truckee Arts & Crafts Festival
Bridge Street 209-267-4394; pacificfinearts.com 10 am to 5 pm. 60 plus artists and crafters display in downtown Truckee.
Lake Tahoe 36-hour Adventure Race
4 Lake Tahoe 36-Hour Adventure Race Lake Tahoe 530-546-1019; bigblueadventure.com Team kayaking, mountain biking, trekking, trail running and navigation.
4 Donner Lake Open Water Swim
active.com 2.7 mile open water swim. Must show proof of current United States Master Swimming (USMS) membership to participate.
4 Western States Trail Foundation Tevis Cup
Squaw Valley to Auburn 530-823-7901; teviscup.org 100-mile-one-day equestrian endurance event.
4 Squaw Valley Mountain Run
Squaw Valley 530-583-6985; squawmountainrun.com 9 am. 3.6 miles up to High Camp. Festivities at the top.
1–26 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
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Coldstream Pond, Truckee 800-654-5338; 530-448-6620 truckeerotary.org 9 am to 1 pm. Kids under 12. Sign up at Mountain Hardware.
Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe 800-747-4677; laketahoeshakespeare.com
24-hour, 100-mile horse ride from Lake Tahoe
3–5 2012 USA Cycling
Top Ten Endurance Competitions by
21 Tahoe donner summer
Northstar California northstarcalifornia.com The nation’s top gravity racers will be looking to dethrone 2011 champions as the downhill-only series visits five states from April to August.
tahoedonner.com Sam Bush, three-time Grammy Award winner and bluegrass legend. Dead Winter Carpenters opening act.
Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour
to Auburn, California, was named one of the Time Magazine. One of the major difficulties here is not just getting your horse to the finish line, but making sure your horse is still “fit to continue” when it reaches the finish line. If you do so, no matter what place you come in, you get a silver belt buckle. That’s right: 100 miles in 24 hours. For a belt buckle.
Trails and Vistas Interpretive Hike
5 4th Annual Excellence in Education Home Tour
Martis Camp 530-550-7984; exined.org 10 to 4 pm. Tour distinct luxury homes. Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education fundraiser.
10–11 Lake Tahoe Concours
d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show
Sierra Boat Company, Carnelian Bay 530-581-4700; laketahoeconcours.com Antique and classic wooden boats will be shown and judged with a variety of activities.
11–12 Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest
Village at Squaw Valley 800-403-0206; squaw.com 2 to 8 pm. Breweries in the area pour their finest as two stages pump out the blues, jazz, and funk.
11–12 Historic Downtown Truckee Arts & Crafts Festival
Bridge Street, Truckee 209-267-4394; pacificfinearts.com 10 am to 5 pm. 60+ artists and crafters display in downtown Truckee.
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Northstar California 800-466-6784; northstarcalifornia.com
25–26 Peaks & Paws
Village at Squaw Valley squaw.com Live music, vendors, and on-mountain fun for you and your dog.
31–Sept 3 Chalk Tahoe
Donner Party Hike
Dog Day of Summer
Northstar California ttcf.net Chalk artists of every level of experience transform the passage and lanes throughout The Village at Northstar.
1–2 Historic Downtown Truckee Arts & Crafts Festival Bridge Street, Truckee 209-267-4394; pacificfinearts.com 10 am to 5 pm. 60+ artists and crafters display in downtown Truckee.
2 Alpen Wine Festival
Village at Squaw Valley 530-583-6985; squaw.com 2 to 5 pm. Vintages from 40+ Northern California vineyards, souvenir wine glass.
7–9 Lake Tahoe Autumn Food &
Northstar California 800-824-6348; gotahoenorth.com Food, wine and festivals, grape stomp, wine walks, seminars, cooking demonstrations, grand tasting, culinary competitions, mountain chef cook-off and more.
22–23 Tough Mudder
Northstar California 917-338-2135; toughmudder.com Hardcore 10–12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.
Village at Squaw Valley 530-584-6266; thevillageatsquaw.com 2 to 6 pm. Traditional Bavarian music, dancers, Beer Garten, brats, games, entertainment.
8–9 Trails and Vistas
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Donner Ski Ranch trailsandvista.com Interpretive art hike, music, dance and poetry based on “The Dreaming Tree”.
Historic Downtown Truckee 530-587-8808; truckeewinewalk.com 12 to 4 pm. Sip wine, taste scrumptious food samples and enjoy shopping.
9 Dog Day of Summer
7–14 Lake Tahoe Restaurant
West End Beach, Donner Lake tdrpd.com Noon to 3 pm. Fun activities for you and your dog.
9 Tour de Tahoe
800-565-2704; bikethewest.com Start and finish at the Lake Tahoe Horizon Casino Resort. 6:30 am. 72-mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe.
15 Tahoe Big Blue Adventure Races
Northstar California 530-546-1019; bigblueadventure.com 11 am start. Sprint (2 to 4 hour finish) and Classic (6 to 9 hour finish) adventure. Solo competitors and teams participate in kayaking, mountain biking and trail running.
22 Tahoe Sierra Century Ride
Squaw Valley tahoesierracentury.com 7 am. Scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60 and 100 mile routes), full support services, food and music.
tahoerestaurantweek.com 3-course prix-fixe menus that incorporate organic, seasonal and local ingredients—all served up at Lake Tahoe’s charming and historic eateries and bistros.
13–14 Donner Party Hike
Truckee and Donner Summit, Sugar Bowl Resort 530-587-8808; truckee.com Emigrant history and more. Guided, interpretive hikes showcasing the spectacular beauty of Donner Summit and emigrant history, the building of the transcontinental railroad including a walk through snowsheds, and High Sierra lakes. Sunday: guided walking tour focuses on the Donner Party, museum visit.
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Truckee Thursdays– Historic Downtown Truckee
Thursdays, June 14th–August 23rd email@example.com truckeethursdays.com 5 to 9 pm. Street Festival with live entertainment, beer garden, food, local artists, unique gifts and KidZone activities for children.
14 Truckee River Day
530-305-8760; truckeeriverwc.com River, meadow and wetland restoration projects followed by afternoon River Fair. Live music, entertainment, local food, environmental education activities, art projects, Lahontan cutthroat trout release. Benefits wildlife habitat and water quality in the Truckee River.
18–19 Truckee Historical Haunted Walking Tour
truckeehistorytour.com Historic tales of the Wild West with a fun and spooky twist. Entertaining characters share Truckee folklore along the nearly two hour walk. Covering many historic sites, the tour entertains guests with legends and unsolved mysteries.
Historic Downtown Truckee Historictruckee.com Participating shops/restaurants offer food and drink specials, music and festivities.
Music in the Park
Truckee River Regional Park Wednesdays, June 20th to mid-August Salty Gephardt Amphitheatre 530-582-7720; tdrpd.org 6:30 to 8 pm. Free. Various Artists.
Foothills Farmers Market
Truckee River Regional Park Tuesdays, May through September 530-823-6183 foothillsfarmersmarket.com 8 am to 1 pm.
Northstar Summer Concert Series
Fridays & Saturdays, June 16th– September 28th 530-562-1330; northstarcalifornia.com 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Free. Varying artists.
Retro Skate Night-Village at Northstar Tuesdays, July 3rd–August 28th Northstar California 800-GO-NORTH 6 to 9 pm on the Village Rink.
Summer Movie Series
Village at Squaw Valley Thursdays, July 5th–August 30th 530-584-6267; squaw.com Enjoy new releases and family classics in the plaza on the big screen. All movies start at dusk in the Village Events Plaza.
3 Chocolate, Wine & Roses
The Chateau, Incline Village 775-298-0010; tahoesafealliance.com 7 to 10 pm. Chocolate and wine, fantastic silent and live auctions and roses.
Village at Squaw Valley Tuesdays, July 3rd–August 28th 530-584-6267 thevillageatsquaw.com 6 to 8:30 pm. Free. Live Blues music.
March 2013 1–10 SnowFest
Various Venues 530-583-7167; tahoesnowfestival.com Winter Carnival throughout the North Shore of Tahoe and Truckee.
Woodward Tahoe is the newest addition to the internationally acclaimed Camp Woodward training facilities & youth camps, which have provided training grounds and inspiration for generations of action sports and Olympic athletes throughout the U.S. and abroad. Woodward Tahoe will offer skate, BMX, cheer, dryland skiing & snowboarding campers the training in the 33,000 s.f. facility, and ski and snowboard campers to train on real snow. Located on Donner Summit at Boreal Ski Area. firstname.lastname@example.org • 530-426-1114
Check out area ski resorts for their numerous events throughout the winter. Alpine Meadows Boreal Mountain Resort Donner Ski Ranch Homewood Mountain Resort Northstar California Royal Gorge Soda Springs Squaw Valley Sugar Bowl Ski Resort Tahoe Donner Tahoe Donner Cross Country Truckee Donner Chamber truckee.com truckee.com
skialpine.com borealski.com donnerskiranch.com skihomewood.com northstarcalifornia.com royalgorge.com skisodasprings.com squaw.com sugarbowl.com tahoedonner.com tdxc.com truckee.com 11
Donner Lake Inn & B&B 10070 Gregory Pl, Truckee; 530-587-5574; donnerlakeinn.com
Donner Lake Village Resort 15695 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee; 530-587-6081; 866-666-1291; donnerlakevillage.com
Hampton Inn and Suites 11951 State Hwy 267, Truckee; 530-587-1197; 888-587-1197; hamptoninntruckee.com
Inn at Truckee 11506 Deerfield Dr, Truckee; 530-587-8888; 888-773-6888; innattruckee.com
Larkspur Hotel Truckee-Tahoe 11331 Brockway Rd, Truckee; 530-587-4525; 800-824-6385; larkspurhotels.com
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Truckee/Donner Area Cedar House Sport Hotel 10918 Brockway Rd, Truckee; 530-582-5655; cedarhousesporthotel.com
Loch Leven Lodge 13855 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee; 530-587-3773; 877-663-6637; lochlevenlodge.com Lost Trail Lodge 8600 Coldstream Trail, Truckee; 530-320-9268; losttraillodge.com
River Street Inn 10009 East River St, Truckee; 530-550-9290; riverstreetinntruckee.com
Truckee Donner Lodge 10527 Coldstream Rd, Truckee; 530-582-9999; 877-878-2533; truckeedonnerlodge.com
The Truckee Hotel 10007 Bridge St, Truckee; 530-587-4444; 800-659-6921; thetruckeehotel.com
northstar lodge Hyatt Residence Club 970 Northstar Dr, Truckee; 530-562-3900; northstar.hyatt.com
Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee; 530-562-3000; ritzcarlton.com
Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging 4001 Northstar Dr, Truckee; 530-550-3300; 855-816-6764; tahoemountainlodging.com
Olympic Village Inn 1909 Chamonix Pl, Olympic Valley; 530-581-6000; 800-845-5243; olympicvillageinn.com
Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn 1920 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley; 530-583-1576; 800-323-7666; plumpjacksquawvalleyinn.com
Resort at Squaw Creek 400 Squaw Creek Rd, Olympic Valley; 530-583-6300; 800-327-3353; resortatsquawcreek.com
Squaw Valley Lodge 201 Squaw Peak Rd, Olympic Valley; 530-583-5500; 800-549-6742; squawvalleylodge.com
The Village at Squaw Valley 1985 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley; 530-584-1000; 866-818-6963; thevillageatsquaw.com
Northstar Northstar California Resort 100 Northstar Dr, Truckee; 530-562-1010; 800-466-6784; northstarcalifornia.com
OTHER REGIONAL AREAS Boreal INN 19749 Boreal Ridge Rd, Soda Springs; 530-426-1012; 530-426-3666; borealski.com
Cal Neva Resort Spa and Casino 2 Stateline Rd, Crystal Bay, NV; 775-832-4000; calnevaresort.com
Clair Tappaan Lodge 19940 Donner Pass Rd, Norden; 530-426-3632; 800-679-6775; ctl.sierraclub.org
Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd, Quincy; 530-283-0930; 800-587-6820; greenhornranch.com
The Lodge at Sugar Bowl 629 Sugar Bowl Rd, Norden; 530-426-9000; sugarbowl.com
Rainbow Lodge 50080 Hampshire Rocks Rd, Soda Springs; 530-426-3871; 800-666-3871; royalgorge.com
Cal Lodge 19818 Donner Pass Rd, Norden; 530-426-9900; callodge.org
SHINNEYBOO CREEK CABINS 11820 Eagle Lakes Rd, Soda Springs; 530-587-5160; shinneyboocreek.com Sierra Hot Springs 521 Campbell Hot Springs Rd, Sierraville; 530-994-3773; sierrahotsprings.org
VACATION RENTALS There are many vacation rentals available in the Truckee area. Visit truckee.com for full listings. Richardson House E 10154 High St, Truckee; 530-563-6874; therichardsonhouse.com
America’s Best Summer Lake Town Truckee was named by msnbc.com for being one of America’s Best Summer Lake Towns – “picture-perfect locales offer hikes, water sports, small-town atmosphere”. Noted for Donner Lake’s warmer temperatures, for being a great basecamp for exploring outdoor activities such as the growing sport of stand-up paddleboarding, the growing local art scene, great restaurants, and even our own brew pub. 12
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Slow down, breathe, unwind. Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains only minutes from Lake Tahoe.
10527 Coldstream Road | Truckee, CA 96161 | www.truckeedonnerlodge.com truckee.com
o many menus so little time. With sweet and savory being all the rage (can you say salted caramel?) why not jump on the band (or feed) wagon and make a meal of the beautiful appetizer and desserts offered at our Truckee restaurants? Who says you can’t have it all? The best of both worlds…have your cake and eat it, too… the more the merrier. Well, you get the idea. Here’s just a sampling of the fare you can enjoy in Truckee.
cottonwoodrestaurant.com It is their large deck overlooking Truckee town that first draws you in, but the Caesar salad will keep you coming back. Served whole leaf, and for garlic lovers only, it is ample for two people or four if you opt for other appetizers. The grilled Cajun baby back pork ribs with honey chipotle BBQ sauce are a local favorite, but the Brussels sprouts braised in white truffle oil, herbed truffle butter and parmesan will make a believer out of you. Chef David Smith’s starter menu is not expansive, but well appointed. Or perhaps he is encouraging you to save room for his wife’s creations. Resident pastry chef Michele McCarthy Smith’s offerings are the stuff you wished your grandma would make. Seasonal fresh berry crisps, the signature chocolate chip brownie and a variety of bread puddings are served fresh from the oven with Tahoe Creamery ice cream. The gingerbread pudding will make you sit up and say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Don’t miss...
Dorinda’s Chocolate Café – Imagine handmade chocolate covered cherries (their signature product) or award winning sea salt caramels that melt in your mouth. Dorinda’s chocolates are made to give a little indulgence to one’s life. All of their chocolates are made in house by hand. Stop by this delectable little shop on 10009 West River Street (enter from Riverside Street), order online at dorindaschocolates.com, or call 530-582-6715.
drunkenmonkeysushi.com These people do not fool around when it comes to appetizers. Their claim to fame? Asian Tapas. (Translation: Appetizers with an Asian flair.) Other claim to fame? Sam Okamoto, owner and world celebrated chef. The menu, offering a couple dozen small plates to share à duex, can be overwhelming, so be sure to talk to your server and check out the daily specials for recommends. The Curry Mochiko Chicken and flash fried calamari are “must haves” and great paired with an equally sharable Dragon Roll a sushi concoction of shrimp tempura, unagi, mango and avocado. For dessert, the tapioca pudding topped with Goji berries is a nice way to wind down until round two. The staff here won’t be surprised to see you again the next night. With more than 110 sauces to work through, they are used to repeat attempts.
moodysbistro.com When you see headers like “Sharable Snacks” and “Bar Bites” on your menu, you know your progressive dinner is in good hands. How does Duck paté, ahi poke, or spicy octopus crostini grab ya’? And that is, literally, not the half of it. Salads, such as the roasted beets with naval oranges, avocado, frisee, balsamic and parmesan, are also split-able when paired with the appetizer options. The new menu at Moody’s is designed to give patrons a taste of the good life without having to break into the kids’ piggy banks. In fact, bring the little tykes along. Moody’s new state-of-the-art pizza oven makes dinner a do-able family affair. The trick here is to keep your eye on the prize: The King’s Brownie, topped with peanut butter and caramelized bananas.
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You’ll see it in every room and suite. You’ll feel it from every employee. And you’ll taste it every morning. We simply love having you as our guest. And we’re doing everything we can to prove it to you every day.
we LOVE having you here. Complimentary . . . • Wireless, high-speed internet access • On the HouseTM hot breakfast • Business center • Fitness center
You’ll see it in every room and suite. You’ll feel it from every employee. And you’ll taste it every morning. We simply love having you as our guest.
Other reasons to smile. • Comfortable guestrooms and suites • 100% Hampton guarantee • Cloud Nine Beds • Coin-op guest laundry • Year-round hot tub
And we’re doing everything we can to prove it to you every day.
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11951 State Highway 267, Truckee, CA Tel: (530) 587-1197 • Fax: (530) 587-3167 For Reservations Call Toll-Free: (888) 587-1197
food & drink MEAL CODES: B=Breakfast; BL=Breakfast & Lunch; L=Lunch; D=Dinner AVERAGE PRICE: $=Inexpensive (Under $10); $$=Moderate ($10–$20); $$$=Premium (Over $20) served
restaurants Auld Dubliner Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-6041
Baxter’s bistro & lounge Village at Northstar; 530-562-3200
Best Pies Pizzeria & Restaurant 10068 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1111
Bill’s Rotisserie 11355 Deerfield Rd; 530-582-5652
Blue Coyote Bar and Grill 10015 Palisades Dr; 530-587-7777
Burger Me 10418 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-8852
Casa Baeza 10004 Bridge St; 530-587-2161
Coffee And 10106 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3123
Cottonwood Restaurant Brockway Rd; 530-587-5711
Coyote Moon Bar and Grille 10685 Northwoods Blvd; 530-550-2211
Dairy Queen 11355 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7055
Diego’s Beyond Bueno Restaurant 10130 West River St; 530-550-9900
Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar 10118 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-0557
Drunken Monkey 11253 Brockway Rd; 530-582-9755
El sancho taqueria 11357 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4847
El Toro Bravo 10186 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3557
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. 11197 Brockway Rd; 530-587-2337
Fireside Pizza Company 1985 Squaw Valley Rd; 530-584-6150
Java Sushi 11357 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1144
Jax at the Tracks 10144 West River St; 530-550-7450
Jiffy’s Pizza 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5400
Kentucky Fried Chicken 11412 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-4054
La Bamba 11760 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3516
The Lodge 12850 Northwoods Blvd, Tahoe Donner; 530-587-9455 (seasonal–lunch)
The Lodge at Sugar Bowl Dining Room 629 Sugar Bowl Rd; 530-426-9000
Mamasake Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-0110
Manzanita Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe; 530-562-3000
Martis Valley Grille & Bar (the Turn) Northstar Golf Course; 530-562-3460 (seasonal)
McDonald’s 11420 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-3880
Mikuni restaurant & Sushi bar Village at Northstar; 530-562-2188
Montagna Restaurant & Wine Bar Resort at Squaw Creek; 530-583-6300 (seasonal/winter)
Moody’s bar & beats 10007 Bridge St; 530-587-8688
Mountain Burrito Larkspur Hotel Truckee-Tahoe 11331 Brockway Rd; 530-587-4525
Nik-N-Willie’s take-n-bake Pizza 11429 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-0421
North of the Border Village at Northstar; 530-562-1787
Pacific Crest/Bar of America 10042 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-2626
Panda Express 11262 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8881
Pianeta Ristorante 10098 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4694
Pizza on the Hill, Tahoe Donner Clubhouse 11509 Northwoods Blvd; 530-582-9669
PJ’s Bar and Grill at Gray’s crossing 111406 Henness Rd; 530-550-5801
PlumpJack Café 1920 Squaw Valley Rd; 530-583-1576
Rainbow Lodge Hampshire Rocks Rd, Soda Springs; 530-426-3871
Round Table Pizza 10068 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-0577
Rubicon Pizza Company Village at Northstar; 530-562-2199
PETRa’S Village at Northstar; 530-562-0600
Sandy’s Pub Resort at Squaw Creek; 530-583-6300
Six Peaks Grille Resort at Squaw Creek; 530-583-6300
Smokey’s Kitchen 12036 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-4535
Squeeze In 10060 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-9814
Stella, Cedar House Sport Hotel 10918 Brockway Rd; 530-582-5655 (Friday & Saturday only)
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MEAL CODES: B=Breakfast; BL=Breakfast & Lunch; L=Lunch; D=Dinner AVERAGE PRICE: $=Inexpensive (Under $10); $$=Moderate ($10–$20); $$$=Premium (Over $20)
The Summit Restaurant 22002 Donner Pass Rd, Soda Springs; 530-426-3904 Sweet Potatoes Deli Resort at Squaw Creek; 530-583-6300
Taco Bell 12277 Deerfield Dr; 530-550-9330
TACO STATION 11782 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-8226
Tacos Jaliscos 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-1131
Thai Nakorn Cuisine 10770 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-0503
The Chocolate Bar Village at Northstar; 530-562-1800
TC’s Pub Village at Northstar; 530-562-2250
TROKAY CAFE 10115 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1040
Truckee Bagel Company Inc. 11448 Deerfield Dr; 530-582-1852
Truckee Bagel & Juice Bar 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-9991
Twenty-Two Bistro & Bar Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-6170
Village Pizzeria 11329 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-7171
Wagon Train Coffee Shop 10080 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7574
Wong’s Garden 11430 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-1831
Zano’s Family Italian & Pizzeria 11401 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7411
Grapes & Grains:
Truckee’s Wine & Beer Scene The Truckee River Winery. Established in 1989, winemaker Russ Jones sources quality grapes, bringing the fruit to Truckee in order to take advantage of the high elevation and cold temperatures to naturally cool the fermentation and slow down the barrel aging process. Thus, becoming the highest and coldest winery. Their award winning Pinot Noir is the winemaker’s pride and joy. The Pour House. Set in a tiny little building on Jibboom Street that was a brothel in 1907, this quaint wine tasting room offers flights, spontaneous wine-geography lessons (on pull-down maps behind the bar), friendly banter about skiing, cuisine and cycling—and hundreds of affordable, handpicked wines from around the globe. Uncorked Truckee. Enjoy a glass or tasting at the amazing handcrafted bar in Truckee’s newest wine tasting room, located in the heart of historic downtown Truckee. Large selection of limited production wines from around the world. Avec Wine + Food. Located at “The Rock” complex off Brockway Road, this gathering spot with its cozy tables, wine bar and outdoor patio is a perfect fit for warm weather fun. Featuring a retail selection of wines and artisan specialty foods from around the world, Avec is the area’s first wine market café and specialty grocer combo featuring local and international wines and Rustic Cal- Euro artisan fare. FiftyFifty Brewing Company. Also located at “The Rock” complex, Truckee’s award-winning craft brewery is dedicated to making world-class beer. The finest malts, hops, fresh mountain water and yeast all lend their unique character to this beer. In fact, their Donner Party Porter recently took Bronze in the Specialty Beer category at World Beer Cup held in San Diego. Lunch and dinner menu complements their variety of beers brewed on the premise. 18
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Wine Bars Avec Wine + Food 11209 Brockway Rd, Ste 101C; 530-582-1903 Earthly Delights Village at Northstar; 530-587-7793 The Pour House 10075 Jibboom St; 530-550-9664
Full Menu til 10 pm 18 TVs • 12 Beers on Tap Burgers • Pizza • Sports Corner of Palisades Dr. & Brockway Rd. (next to 7-11)
Truckee River Winery 11467 Brockway Rd; 530-587-4626 UNCORKED-Truckee 10118 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-9800 Uncorked at squaw valley Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-6080
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Coffee Houses Coffee Bar 10120 Jibboom St, Ste 101; 530-587-2000 dorinda’s chocolate cafÉ 10009 West River St, Ste B; 530-582-6715 Madeline’s Coffee Stop (Mountain Hardware) 1130 Donner Pass Rd
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Starbucks 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3123 Starbucks 11290 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-7950 Starbucks Village at Northstar; 530-448-1096
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Starbucks Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-1000 TROKAY CAFÉ 10115 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1040 Tuff Beans 10015 Palisades Dr; 530-587-5191 Wild Cherries Coffee House 11429 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-5602
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Markets/Delis Donner Pines Market 13710 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3691
Earthly Delights Village at Northstar; 530-587-7793 Full Belly Deli 10825 Pioneer Trail, Ste 103; 530-550-9516
Glenshire General Store 10095 Dorchester Dr; 530-587-1819
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New Moon Natural Food Store/Juice Bar 11357 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7426 Port of Subs 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-8060 Safeway 11290 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-7950 Save Mart 11399 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-5522 Subway 11420 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-3343 Z MarketPlace 12716 Northwoods Blvd; 530-587-1717
Bars Past Time Club 10096 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-9219 Tourist Club 10010 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7775
Caterers Full Belly Deli & FBD Catering 530-550-9516; 530-550-9125 Hey Chef! 530-582-4882 High Pointe Event Catering 530-414-3357 moody’s catering 530-587-8687 North Tahoe Catering 530-386-1788 Red Truck 530-386-0257 Sacred Artichoke Catering 530-414-3368 When Pigs Fly BBQ 530-994-1098
Sweet Treats Bud’s Ice Cream 10108 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3177
• Situated within minutes of Donner Lake, Lake Tahoe, Downtown Truckee & numerous world class ski resorts • Competitive rates, clean rooms, free continental breakfast • Dining options within walking distance
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Here’s to Your Health It’s hard not to embrace a healthy lifestyle when surrounded by the natural beauty that is Truckee. The clean air, the crisp blue sky, the sparkle of the sunlight on the lakes, the mountains just begging for exploration—this is not the landscape couch potatoing (is that a verb?) is made of. It is no accident, then, our cozy Sierra town has grown to be a mecca for those promoting health and wellness, be it vacation or vocation. Following is a small sampling of local businesses helping us to do the right thing physically, mentally and spiritually.
For Goodness Sake forgoodnesssake.org
You feel your blood pressure dropping just walking in the doors. The soothing colors, the light, the respectful quiet. Just what you would expect from an establishment dedicated to illuminating your spiritual nature. The shelves are lined with books—quite an extensive library—for sale or loan from every wellness guru past or present. The classes here are free to those with need or interest and include mediation, Tai Chi Chih, Chakra balancing, A Course in Miracles and several others, all facilitated by expert teachers in the given fields. Says FGS director Andy Hill, “We are a manifestation of the spiritual hunger that is a part of this vibrant, dynamic community.”
Bodywise Massage 530-412-0774
Long-time resident Polly McGehee Triplat has been a massage therapist for over 19 years. Polly specializes in sports massage, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, neuromuscular therapy, and reflexology. Her passion for movement leads her into the world of dance and she has developed her own style of conscious dance. Her vision is to facilitate consciousness and well-being within individuals, leading to a more conscious community and world.
Truckee Donner Recreation & Parks District Community Recreation Center tdrpd.com
This has got to be the most beautiful gym in California. Situated upstairs in a huge, cavernous room, the indoor track and fitness equipment is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows with a breathtaking view of Mother Nature’s finest. Monthly or daily rates for visitors and locals gives you flexibility to create your personal fitness plan.
Wanderlust July 26–29, 2012 wanderlustfestival.com
This festival held in Squaw Valley brings together the world’s leading yoga teachers, headliner music acts, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers. Imagine a day nourishing your soul, educating your brain, challenging your body and then rewarding every sense imaginable and you have just about described Wanderlust in a nutshell. This will begin as a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will sure to make an annual event.
The Foothills Farmers Market foothillsfarmersmarket.com
Open May through September on Thursdays at the Regional Park on Brockway Rd., 8 am–1 pm, purveyors from neighboring farm communities converge to bring fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, baked goods, fish and more, all displayed in colorful booths a stone’s throw from the Truckee River. The market is also a main attraction at Truckee Thursdays (historictruckee.com) a weekly summer street festival series in historic downtown Truckee held Thursday evenings, June through August. 20
October 13–14, 2012 THE TRUCKEE DONNER AREA IS STEEPED IN HISTORY Exploring this region on interpretive walks and hikes you can almost hear the clip-clop of oxen and the rumble of wagon wheels, as countless emigrants scaled the mighty Sierra Nevada in search of a better life. Put on your hiking shoes, choose a hike and explore Truckee’s history. In the afternoon, enjoy a Chautauqua presentation by David Fenimore as he portrays Capt. John Augustus Sutter who financed the Donner Party relief efforts.
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arkspur Hotel Truckee-Tahoe’s proximity to some of Northern California’s finest ski resorts makes it the perfect winter destination for enthusiasts of all levels and its closeness to Lake Tahoe draws families looking to soak up everything its pristine waters have to offer during the summer months. Travelers who appreciate outdoor activities and warm, authentic lodging will agree: There’s no better place from which to enjoy the vast surroundings and activities that the Sierras have to offer than Larkspur Hotel Truckee-Tahoe.
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The wedding vows performed with majestic Truckee-Tahoe scenery as a backdrop should read: for better or better. Sing it from a mountain top or at the edge of the roaring Truckee River—your life as man and wife will be off to a good start.
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort The historic Village Lodge with its expansive deck and grounds can be all yours for a private, perfect day. Bride and groom are encouraged to bring as much of his and her personality to the wedding as possible. Custom photos projected on the mountain side? No problem. Wine barrel fire pit? They can do it. A chair lift ride? Why not? The event coordinators here will walk you thorough all the decisions joyfully.
Cedar House Sport Hotel and Stella Restaurant cedarhousesporthotel.com
Just when you thought your Truckee experience couldn’t get any more breathtaking, you walk into this stunning mountain retreat. Owners Patty and Jeff Baird will be your hosts during your stay, making sure every day of your wedding celebration—be it one day, a weekend or a full week—at their European inspired boutique property is special. The culinary excellence you’ll enjoy from award-winning Stella restaurant is above and beyond standard wedding fare.
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
email@example.com There are several venues to choose from at this hidden gem located right above the heart of Truckee. The Lodge captures the rustic feel of its Sierra setting and is home to The Pavilion which is surrounded by huge pine trees, wildflowers and green expanses of lawn. It can accommodate up to 200 guests and is perfect for beautiful white tents heralding the big day. The Grotto is ideal for cocktails or seated affairs. It can entertain up to 100 guests comfortably.
The Resort at Squaw Creek
firstname.lastname@example.org This is elegant, award-winning, four diamond resort is the perfect place to celebrate the most important day of your life. Exchange your vows surrounded by California’s magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains and breathtaking views of Squaw Valley. Hold your wedding reception amid towering ponderosa pines. Then dance the night away under the twinkling stars. The Resort at Squaw Creek is the place to make your wedding dreams come true.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
ritzcarlton.com/lake tahoe With eight venues to choose from, you will assuredly be “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” Choose from: Northstar California, slope side location; The Fireside Terrace, stone terrace and 7-ft outdoor fire feature; The Ballroom, floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views; The Woods, set among the pines, is a forest-like setting for the ceremony and for a winter wedding, The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer, for a cozy indoor ceremony. Menus offer haute cuisine for every step of the way. 22
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Graeagle Meadows Golf Course 6984 Hwy 89, Graeagle; 530-836-2323; playgraeagle.com
Gray’s Crossing 11406 Henness Rd, Truckee; 800-217-7554; grayscrossing.com
Coyote Moon 10685 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee; 530-587-0886; coyotemoongolf.com The Dragon at Nakoma Golf Resort 348 Bear Run, Clio; 530-832-5067; nakomagolfresort.com
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Incline Village Championship Course 955 Fairway Blvd, Incline Village, NV; 866-925-4653; golfincline.com
Incline Village Mountain Course 690 Wilson Way, Incline Village, NV; 866-925-4653; golfincline.com
Northstar, CALIFORNIA 168 Basque Dr, Truckee; 530-562-2490; northstarcalifornia.com
Old Brockway Golf Course 7900 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach; 530-546-9909; oldbrockway.com
Old Greenwood Golf Course 12915 Fairway Dr, Truckee; 530-550-7010; oldgreenwood.com
Plumas Pines Golf Resort 402 Poplar Valley Rd, Graeagle; 530-836-1420; plumaspinesgolf.com
Ponderosa Golf Course 10040 Reynold Way, Truckee; 530-587-3501; ponderosagolfcoursetruckee.com
Resort at Squaw Creek 400 Squaw Creek Rd, Olympic Valley; 800-327-3363; squawcreek.com
Schaffer’s Mill 9000 Timilick, Truckee; 877-846-4542; 530-587-9909
Tahoe City Golf Course 251 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City; 530-583-1516; tahoecitygolf.com
Tahoe Donner Golf Course 12850 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee; 530-587-9443; tahoedonner.com
Whitehawk Ranch golf club 768 Whitehawk Dr, Clio; 530-386-0394; golfwhitehawk.com
Truckee Named One of America’s Best Mountain Towns by Men’s Journal Touted as “easy living by the lakes” within 10 miles of 10 lakes. Donner Lake is mentioned for fishing or swimming, and Prosser, “glass-smooth in the morning and motor-free, for standup paddling”. Truckee receives a nod for enjoying fewer crowds than the popular Lake Tahoe just 12 miles away. “When the lifts shut down in America’s mountain towns, out come the flip-flops, microbrews, and inner tubes. For a real recharge this summer, spend some time at our favorite high-altitude hotels, restaurants, and outfitters.”
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Free Things to Do... Hang out on the public piers of Donner Lake. There are 35 public piers available for fishing, boating and sunbathing. Dip into the cool waters of Donner Lake, then hop back onto the pier to soak up the sun while enjoying the jaw-dropping view of Donner Summit.
Have Dog Will Travel – Truckee is a great place for dogtrekking adventures! Here’s just a sampling of some of the dog-friendly events, restaurants, accommodations, and places to roam for you and your furry traveling companion. Yappy Hour at The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe Mid-June thru August, Thursday evenings, 5–7 pm Enjoy live music and two-for-one cocktails on the MountainBlue Terrace together with the company of your favorite four-legged companion. 3rd Annual Peaks & Paws | August 25, 2–8 pm Village at Squaw Valley Live music, vendors, on-mountain fun activities for you and your dog. Pet friendly restaurants with outside patio dining: Wild Cherries • FiftyFifty Brewing Co. • Coffeebar Pet friendly lodging: Cedar House Sport Hotel • Larkspur Hotel Truckee Tahoe • The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
» These movers and shakers know where to go in the winter. Snow is cleared on Martis Creek Dam Road by the Truckee Tahoe Airport District and has excellent sun exposure. It’s the popular place to take the pups to walk on the cleared pavement. (Operated by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.)
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Stroll in the steps of history. Historic downtown Truckee, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a quaint, charming town rich in history. Enjoy an afternoon visiting eclectic shops, galleries, and restaurants all set in authentic historic buildings. Self-guided walking tour map included in this Visitors Guide on page 44 & 45. Music under the stars. Every Wednesday from mid-June to midAugust enjoy free music at the Truckee River Regional Park in the lush, grassy amphitheater. Bring along a picnic dinner and enjoy great music and community spirit. Take a joy ride in a kayak. Independence Lake, one of the finest pristine sub-alpine lakes, supports threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, wildlife viewing and fishing. A fleet of boats and kayaks offered by the Truckee Donner Lake Trust and The Nature conservancy are available for free to visitors. Rub shoulders with locals. Truckee Thursdays has become a signature summer event. Every Thursday from mid-June to midAugust from 5 to 9 pm this street festival brings thousands of people downtown. Hear the train whistle blow. Blasting through the granite mountains of the Sierra was the most difficult part of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Learn more about Truckee’s railroad history at the Truckee Railroad Museum in the Caboose next to the Train Depot downtown. Open on summer weekends. Hide it. Find it. Log it. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. There are several geocaches in the Truckee Donner area just waiting to be found!
Boca Springs Campground 877-444-6777
Boyington Mill Campground 877-444-6777
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Boca Rest Campground 877-444-6777
Boca Campground 877-444-6777
camping boca reservoir
stampede reservoir Logger Campground 877-444-6777 Davies Creek Campground 530-587-3558
Emigrant Group Camp (2) 50-person sites; (2) 25-person sites
Captain Roberts Boat Ramp
hwy 89 north Sagehen Campground
Lakeside Campground 877-444-6777
Prosser Family 877-444-6777
Prosser RANCH Group Site 877-444-6777; (1) 50-person site
Upper Little Truckee Campground 877-444-6777
Lower Little Truckee Campground 877-444-6777
Granite Flat Campground Truckee Ranger District; 530-587-3558; handicap access
Goose Meadows Campground Truckee Ranger District; 530-587-3558
Silver creek Campground Truckee Ranger District; 530-587-3558
hwy 89 south
jackson meadows recreation area Hwy 89 North Sierraville; 530-994-3401; recreation.gov; Various sites available
other local areas Coachland RV Park 10100 Pioneer Trail; 530-587-3071; coachlandrvpark.com
full hook up
Donner Memorial State Park Donner Lake; 530-582-7892; reserveamerica.com
Martis Creek Lake Alpine Meadows Campground Hwy 267 Brockway Summit, 530-587-8113; email@example.com
RV dump facilities
Tahoe Donner-Alder Creek Campground 13813 Alder Creek Rd; 530-587-9462; tahoedonner.com/campground.html
full hook up
United Trails RV Resort 10068 Hirschdale Rd; 530-587-8282; unitedtrails.snappages.com
full hook up
VILLAGE GREEN MOBILE & RV PARK 11070 Brockway Rd; 530-587-3326
full hook up
RV DUMP STATIONS CHEVRON GAS STATION 12353 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-6022
Bet You Didn’t Know... The ice harvesting industry thrived in Truckee in the 1800’s. Ice from the Truckee River and surrounding lakes was cut and harvested, then used to create refrigerated railroad cars carrying California fruits and vegetables across the country. At one time, there were six monstrous icehouses near the Boca Reservoir, each capable of storing thousands of tons of ice. Boca was also home to Boca Brewery which produced 30,000 barrels of beer each year. Boca Beer was sold worldwide and gained fame due to brewing with natural spring water and ice. It became a popular drink at the 1883 World’s Fair in Paris, France.
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The California Fish and Game website lists fishing license sales locations and fishing regulations:
Fishing Licenses CVS/Pharmacy 11411 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-5770 Mountain Hardware and Sports 11320 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4844 Rite Aid Pharmacy 11230 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5296
Fishing Locations Boca Reservoir Hirschdale exit left, east of Truckee on I-80 Access: Paved road Best Catch: Rainbow, Brown Trout, Kokanee Tackle/Bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners, trolling Donner Lake West Truckee Access: Paved road Best Catch: Rainbow, Brown Trout, Mackinaw, Kokanee Tackle/Bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners, flies, trolling: both toplining and deeplining for Mackinaw. Holds some of the largest Lake Trout in the state. Jackson, Independence & Webber Lakes From Hwy 89 north, take Webber, Independence, Jackson turnoff left Access: Limited certain times of year. Slow driving on road to Bowman. Best Catch: Rainbow Tackle/Bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners, flies (Cutthroat Trout shall be immediately released. Special regulations apply.) Martis Creek Reservoir Off Hwy 267, south of Truckee Access: Maintained dirt road Best Catch: Catch-and-release only Rainbow, Brown Trout Tackle/Bait: Artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks Prosser Dam Reservoir Off Hwy 89, north of Truckee Access: Paved road Best Catch: Rainbow, Brown Trout, Small Mouth Bass Tackle/Bait: Lures, flies, bait, worms, eggs, spinners, artificial lures
Stampede Reservoir Continue past Boca Reservoir to Stampede Dam Access: Paved road Best Catch: Rainbow, Brown Trout, Kokanee Tackle/Bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners, trolling Truckee River From Lake Tahoe to Trout Creek, seasonal from last Saturday in April to Nov. 15. From Trout Creek to Stateline open year-round (Zero kill, no bait and barbless hooks.) Access: Short walk from highway, limited parking Best Catch: Rainbow, Brown Trout Tackle/Bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners, flies Lake Tahoe Shore Fishing Dollar Point, Crystal Bay Point, Sand Harbor, Cave Rock, West Shore below Tahoe City Access: Limited parking Lake Tahoe Charter Fishing Numerous charter-fishing operators work out of North Lake Tahoe locations Access: Reservations only for morning and evening trips
Fishing Guide Services/Lessons Divide Sky Fly Fishing Doug Childers; 530-412-2988 Thy Rod & Staff Fly Fishing the Reel School of Fly Fishing Frank Pisciota; 530-587-7333 Four Seasons Fly Fishing flyfishingtruckee-tahoe.com Brian Slusser; 530-386-0525 Sierra Anglers Guide Service sierraanglersfishing.com Keith Kerrigan; 530-414-1374 Stillwater Guide Service out4trout.com Chris Worton; 775-851-1558 Tight Lines Guide Service fishtightlines.com Rick and Tresa Kennedy; 530-263-0990
Spooner Lake Off Hwy 28 near Hwy 50 junction Access: Short walk from parking lot Best Catch: Rainbow, catch-and-release only, Brown, Brook Trout Tackle/Bait: Flies, single-hook lures
FLY FISHING CENTERS Northstar California Sawmill Lake is a secluded 10-acre reservoir stocked with hundreds of bright, fighting rainbow trout, and is reserved for catch-and-release flyfishing only. This is a perfect lake for float tubing or shoreline stalking. Reservations required. There is a guide on-site daily to provide helpful hints. northstarcalifornia.com or 530-582-5393 Resort at Squaw Creek Private, on-property stocked ponds feature expert instruction, lessons and clinics for all abilities, from first-timers to skilled casters. Fly fishing classes and guided fishing trips on the Truckee River and surrounding streams. visitsquawcreek.com or 800-401-9501
Finish off a great ski day by gathering around one of our many fire pits and enjoying some sâ€™mores at the all new Northstar. Then check out the rest of our Village with new stores like Patagonia, The North Face and Burton.
hiking & biking Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) South of I-80 to Mt. Judah Mileage: 6.0 miles one way Difficulty: Difficult Use Level: Heavy Access: See Glacier Meadows Loop Trail. To reduce the hike by 3.5 miles, the PCT can be accessed off Hwy 40 across from Sugar Bowl Academy.
Mt. Judah Loop Mileage: 4.5 miles round trip Difficulty: Moderate Use Level: Heavy Access: Pacific Crest Trail south of old Hwy 40 From Hwy 40, east of Donner Ski Ranch, turn onto the road before Sugar Bowl Academy and begin the hike on the PCT heading south.
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Donner Summit to Squaw Valley Mileage: 15 miles one way Difficulty: Very difficult Use level: Moderate Access: You will need two cars to hike this trail. Leave one at Squaw Valley and drive the other to the Pacific Crest Trail. The trailhead is located off old Hwy 40 near Sugar Bowl Academy.
Insider Tip Truckee Donner Land Trust organizes guided hikes, tours of Land Trust projects, biking, and other outdoor events throughout the spring, summer and fall. http://tdlandtrust.org/ events.
Tahoe Donner Trail System, with more than 35 miles of trails and fire access service roads, covers over 3,000 acres owned and maintained by Tahoe Donner Association. Variety of terrain, from a level meadow trail near Northwoods Clubhouse to scenic vista points of Donner Lake and Euer Valley. For more information go to tahoedonner.com.
Lower Lola Montez Lake Trail
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
Mileage: 3.0 miles round trip Difficulty: Easy Use level: Light Topographic Map: Soda Springs Access: Take the Soda Springs exit off I-80. On the north side of the freeway follow the paved road east past the fire station for 0.3 mile to the parking area.
The long distance hiking trail is 2,650 miles long that runs from Canada to Mexico primarily through protected wilderness. There are several access points in the Truckee area.
Glacier Meadow Loop Trail Mileage: 0.5 mile loop Difficulty: Very easy Use level: Very heavy Access: Unattended parking is not permitted at the I-80 rest areas on Donner Summit. There is a Forest Service trailhead with restrooms and water. Take the Castle Peak/Boreal Ridge Rd. exit. On the south side there is a sign reading: Tahoe National Forest Trailhead, Donner Summit, Pacific Crest Trail. Follow the directions and turn east 0.4 mile to the trailhead. This trailhead provides access to: Pacific Crest Trail, Glacier Meadow Loop, Summit Lake (2.0 miles one way), Warren Lake (7.0 miles one way) and Sand Ridge Lake (6.0 miles one way).
Castle Peak Mileage: 5.3 miles round trip Difficulty: Moderate Use level: Heavy Topographic Map: Norden Access: Take the Boreal/Castle Peak exit of I-80. Park where the road turns to dirt.
Hole in the Ground Mileage: 7.8 miles one way Difficulty: Technical Challenge (for bicycles): Difficult to very difficult. Physical Challenge: Strenuous for bikes, very strenuous for hikers, due to length, altitude and lack of bailout options. Use Level: Moderate Topographic Map: Norden, Independence Lake, Soda Springs Access: Take the Castle Peak exit off I-80. Head north on the Castle Peak road approximately 1.5 miles.
hiking & biking Truckee Area Donner Memorial State Park Lakeshore Interpretive Trail Mileage: 2.5 round trip Difficulty: Easy Use Level: Heavy Access: Donner Memorial State Park Trailside exhibits. The path leads to and along Donner Lake.
Coldstream Canyon Mileage: Varies out and back Difficulty: Very easy Use Level: Heavy Access: From I-80 take the Truckee Donner State Park exit, west of Truckee. Follow the paved road past the Truckee Donner Lodge for about 0.5 mile and park. Start walking on the road.
Sawtooth Trail Mileage: 9 mile loop Difficulty: Moderate Use Level: Heavy Access: From downtown Truckee, head east on Brockway Rd. Turn right on Palisades Dr., go up the hill. Turn right onto Silver Fir, then left onto Thelin. Look for Forest Service Rd. #6 on your right. Start there or drive further up the road and pick another starting point. Fabulous vistas.
Commemorative Emigrant Trail
Mileage: 15 miles one way Difficulty: Moderate Use Level: Moderate Access: Take Hwy 89 North 2.3 miles to Country Rd. 780 (Alder Creek Trail Rd.). Turn left (west) on CR 780 and proceed 3 miles on the road. The trail starts on the south side of road CR 780 across from road CR 780-12. The trail ends at the Stampede Reservoir. To shorten this hike by 3 miles, start at Hwy 89 and the Donner Camp picnic site then head to Stampede.
Donner Lake Rim Trail Mileage: Currently 15 miles are complete, with 9 of them open to bicycle use. Once completed there will be a 23 mile loop. Difficulty: Technical Challenge (for bicycles): Some parts are moderate, others are very difficult. Physical challenge: Strenuous Use Level: Moderate Access: There are currently three trailheads: 1. Tahoe Donner Trailhead parking lot off of Glacier Way. 2. Donner Summit: Hikers and equestrians can use the Pacific Crest Trail, and mountain bikers can access the trail via Castle Valley Rd.
3. Negro Canyon: I-80 at the Donner Lake Interchange. Proceed down the off ramp, and turn north onto a dirt road.
Sagehen Meadows Mileage: 2.5 miles one way Difficulty: Very easy Use Level: Heavy Access: From Truckee, head north 7.2 miles on Hwy 89 N and park on the east side near the Sage Creek Bridge. Follow the trail by the creek to Stampede Reservoir. In the spring the wildflowers are phenomenal and in the fall it is a great place to view the Kokanee salmon spawning.
Truckee River Legacy Trail Mileage: 3.5 miles one way, 1.5 miles paved, 2 miles dirt Difficulty: Easy Use Level: Moderate Access: From Downtown, head east on Brockway Rd. Just past the Palisades Dr. stoplight, turn left into Truckee River Regional Park. The trail begins here. Description: Popular with dog walkers and people out for a stroll. Cyclists: Please keep your speed down. Open to all non-motorized uses.
Tahoe Rim Trail Mileage: 165 miles of single-track, multi-use trail winding around Lake Tahoe. Difficulty: Physical Challenge: Easy to strenuous Use Level: Heavy Access: Two popular trips closest to Truckee are: 1. Ride or hike north on the TRT to the Mt. Rose Wilderness Boundary. Spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, and wildflowers galore. A side trip to the Martis Peak lookout can offer views of Mt. Lassen, which is over 100 miles away. Distance: Out and back 14 miles. 2. Hike or ride south on the TRT to Watson Lake. The trail is rolling here, and travels through a mature forest. Distance: Out and back 16 miles. Tahoe Rim Trail Association tahoerimtrail.org.
Martis Creek Wildlife Area Trail
Mileage: 4 mile loop Difficulty: Easy Use Level: Heavy Access: Starts in Martis Valley on the way to Northstar California. Hike around the meadow, which is on the right side of the highway.
Martis Peak Hike Mileage: 8.0 Difficulty: Moderate Use Level: Heavy Access: Starts just south of Brockway Summit, on Hwy 267. From Truckee, it is on the left side of the highway. Follow the main road, which is marked with orange diamond signs. To the fire look out, it will be an 8 mile hike.
hiking & biking Truckee/Tahoe+ Bike Mecca
Mileage: 3 miles one way Difficulty: Moderate Use Level: Heavy Access: The trailhead is on the right side of Alpine Meadows Rd. close to the ski area. One of the most popular swimming holes in the area. The steep hike up a canyon next to Alpine Meadows Ski Area to a refreshing lake.
Loch Leven Lakes
Mileage: 2 miles one way Difficulty: Moderate Use Level: Moderate Access: Four lakes at the end of this Donner Summit Trail. Mileage to the first lake is two miles and one and a half miles further is High Loch Leven Lake. Plenty of swimming and a great place to picnic.
SUMMIT CANYON Access: Heading towards the West end of Donner Lake, go past South Shore Drive and up Old Hwy 40. Make a left 400 feet past the winter closure gate into the parking area. Recently open for public use, this historic area boasts non-motorized trails that travel to adjacent USFS and State Park lands along old trade routes, through stands of Aspen, and along clear creeks, ponds and beaver habitat. For the summer of 2012, map kiosks and trail markers are planned at the future parking area along the bottom of old 40 Highway. A new parking area will be paved and maintained throughout the year, providing year-round legal parking for winter activities such as xc skiing and snowshoeing.
WADDLE RANCH PRESERVE Access: Take Martis Creek Lake/Waddle Ranch Access turnoff of CA-267 in Martis Valley. Some of the area’s newest trails have been constructed within Waddle Ranch, the nearly 1,500-acre Martis Valley property owned by the Truckee Donner Land Trust. A new loop of single-track overlooking Martis Creek Lake is now complete and can be enjoyed by parking at end of Martis Creek Road and following Matt, Erika and Megan’s Trail, see new kiosk and trail signs for access.
Whether you’re looking for road biking or mountain biking, the Truckee/Tahoe area is a world-renowned biking destination with epic rides.
Road Bike Cardio Challenges
Old Hwy 40: A local’s favorite, head up Old Hwy. 40 from Donner Lake to Donner Summit. Cross over Rainbow Bridge with incredible views of Donner Lake. If you need a break, stop at the rest area with interpretive signage about history of Hwy. 40. Want More? Continue on past Kingvale to Cisco Grove for a 45 mile round trip. The Three Rights: Start at Hwy. 89 from Truckee heading to Tahoe City. Pedal south and turn RIGHT up the hill toward Eastern Regional Landfill, return to Hwy 89. Continue south and turn RIGHT up to Squaw Valley. Back to 89, head south then turn RIGHT up the hill to Alpine Meadows. Return to 89. Want More? Continue on to Tahoe City for a 38 mile round trip.
Mountain Bike Park
Northstar Mountain Bike Park: Largest mountain bike park in northern California with over 100 miles of trails. They also offer scenic lift rides to miles of hiking. northstarcalifornia.com
Mountain Bike Trails
The surrounding Sierra Nevada is a mountain bikers’ paradise with awesome rides with amazing scenery right out your back door. Check out the rides listed in this guide!
Bike RENTALS The BackCountry 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-0909 Cyclepaths 10095 West River St; 530-582-1890 Northstar California 100 Northstar Dr; 530-562-1010 Paco’s Truckee Bike 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5561
watersports Donner Lake is a freshwater lake 2.7 miles long, .6 miles wide; a circumference of 8 miles; with a depth of 328 ft. There are 35 public piers available for fishing, boating and sunbathing.
Truckee River: Enjoy an exciting float or class 2â€“4 rapids.
West End Beach: 10-acre beach facility. Certified lifeguards. Group picnic reservations and Pavilion on the Point are made with the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park.
IRIE Rafting Company Tahoe Adventure Co. Tahoe Whitewater Tributary Whitewater Tours
Shoreline Park: ADA accessible fishing dock, small craft launching, picnicking, restrooms. Located midway on the north shore.
Self Guided Tours
Donner Lake Public Boat Ramp: Northwest corner of lake. Donner Memorial State Park: 530-582-1999
Other Area Lakes & Reservoirs
There are an abundance of mountain lakes in the High Sierra surrounding Truckee. The granddaddy of them all of course is Lake Tahoe. Easily Accessible/camping and boating at all sites: Stampede Reservoir: 14 miles from Truckee Prosser Creek Reservoir: 5 miles from Truckee Boca Reservoir: 7 miles from Truckee Jackson Meadows Reservoir: 31 miles from Truckee
530-582-4900 530-913-9212 530-581-2443 530-346-6812
Truckee River Raft Co. 530-583-0123 Truckee River Rafting with Mountain Air Sports 530-583-7238
Kayak, paddle and power boats, paddleboards rentals Donner Lake Marina (Next to Donner Lake Village Resort) donnerlakemarina.com 530-582-5112 Donner Lake Water Sports (in Donner Memorial State Park) 530-582-1999 Tahoe Adventure Company 10200 Pass Rd tahoeadventurecompany.com 530-582-4510
Exciting Rafting All Summer Long! Trips from 1/2 day to 3+ days on a variety of rivers near Lake Tahoe.
1-800-672-3846 www.whitewatertours.com truckee.com
truckee-donner recreation & park district
For additional information or small group reservations, call the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District at 530-582-7720 or visit tdrpd.com.
Truckee Community Recreation Center Located at 8924 Donner Pass Rd. at the Pioneer Center Roundabout. Youth & adult programs, camps, classes, indoor track, climbing wall and meeting rooms. Truckee River Regional Park Just 1/2 mile south on Brockway Road, this park offers 62-acres of facilities. Most areas may be reserved by application at the Rec & Park office.
Meadow Park Located directly behind the Truckee-Donner Public Utility building at 11750 Donner Pass Rd., the park features ball fields, restrooms, a playground, a picnic area and an open grassy area for play. Bill Rose Park This small neighborhood play area is located in Gateway, behind Tahoe Forest Child Care Center. It features tot lot and playground equipment. Glenshire Park A six-acre park located adjacent to Glenshire Elementary School with open turf for several soccer fields and one youth ball field.
Truckee Skate Park Located at Truckee River Regional Park, the 10,000 square foot concrete facility is equipped with skateboarding elements for all age levels and abilities.
Ponderosa Golf Course 9 hole, par 35 in Truckee. Call 530-587-3501; ponderosagolfcoursetruckee.com
Truckee Disc Golf Course Located the backside of Truckee River Regional Park; the Truckee disc Golf Course has 18 holes. The first hole is just off the main parking lot.
McIver Arena The arena seats up to 4,000 people and may be rented for rodeos, concerts or events.
â€œSaltyâ€? Gebhardt Amphitheater This landscaped bowl in the regional park offers sloped lawn seating for up to 1,600 people. The Amphitheater hosts summer music series and concerts on Wednesday nights beginning in June and may be rented for weddings, concerts and events. Truckee ice skating rink Located in the Truckee River Regional Park, features public skating, and skate rentals, a snack bar, group and private lessons for all age groups taught by experienced instructors, broomball leagues and more. Open: December through Mid-March, Tuesday through Sunday. 530-587-6172
Nature Trails .8 mile nature trail winds through Regional Park, exhibiting 12 different native and naturalized plant communities of the Truckee area, with picnic sites and benches along the way.
Community ART Center The center is located at 10064 Church Street, just a block off Donner Pass Rd., downtown. Theater, stage, meeting rooms, kitchen, and bar available for rent.
Activity Center Multi-use Field Located next to the KidZone between the high school football field and baseball field. Truckee Community Pool The pool at Tahoe-Truckee High School is a six-lane, 25-yard indoor facility. Complete with 1-meter diving board. Call 530-582-7752
recreation & Donner Lake See page 33.
River View Sports Park A 30-acre park on Joerger Drive. Featuring multi-purpose fields for soccer and football, Ultimate Frisbee, softball field, BMX track, playground and covered picnic area.
A MUST SEE...
Lake Tahoe with its extraordinarily blue water is set like a jewel in the mountains and is virtually without peer. • Largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the U.S. with a depth of 1,645 ft • Measures 22 miles long and 12 miles wide • Shoreline circumference is 72 miles • Its clarity has long been a subject of discussion and awe among tourists and scientists alike • 13 miles from Truckee, it is a “must see” for any trip to the area
AMERICA’S MOST SCENIC HIGHWAY–LAKE TAHOE
The 72-mile drive around magnificent Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, is a must -see. With its extraordinarily blue water, it is set like a jewel in the mountains.
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skiing/riding adult tickets 2011/12 rates
Ticket prices are for adult full day. Prices may vary depending on holiday, midweek, and half day rates. Rates listed below are for 2011/12 and are subject to change for 2012/13. Alpine Meadows 800-441-4423; skialpine.com
Boreal 530-426-3666; rideboreal.com
Diamond Peak 775-832-1177; diamondpeak.com
Donner Ski Ranch 530-426-3635; donnerskiranch.com
Heavenly Ski Resort 800-2-HEAVEN; skiheavenly.com
Homewood mountain resort 530-525-2992; skihomewood.com
Kirkwood Ski Resort 209-258-6000; kirkwood.com
MT. Rose-Ski Tahoe 800-SKI-ROSE; mtrose.com
Northstar, california 800-GO-NORTH; northstarcalifornia.com
Sierra-At-Tahoe 888-4MTN-FUN; sierrattahoe.com
Soda springs 530-426-3901; skisodasprings.com
Squaw Valley USA 800-545-4350; squaw.com
Sugar Bowl 530-426-9000; sugarbowl.com
Tahoe Donner 530-587-9444; skitahoedonner.com
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Bet You Didn’t Know... Truckee was named One of the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns by NationalGeographic.com. Recognized as a “mountain community steeped in ski heritage, amenities, and culture.”
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Explore Tahoeâ€™s classic high-alpine resort located atop majestic Donner Summit. For more information, visit sugarbowl.com or call 530-426-9000
winter activities Cross country Skiing–GROOMED TRAILS Clair Tappaan Lodge Norden
Northstar california Nordic, Telemark and Snowshoe Center Truckee
Resort at Squaw Creek Nordic Center Olympic Valley
530-583-6300 ext 6813; squawcreek.com
Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort Soda Springs
800-500-3871; 530-426-3871; royalgorge.com
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Truckee
Cross country Skiing–TRAILHEADS Little Truckee Summit Hwy 89–17 miles north of Truckee
Pole Creek Hwy 89–6 miles south-west side
Wheeler Loop Jackson Meadows
Martis Lookout Trail Hwy 267–.25 miles north of Brockway Summit
Sagehen Summit Hwy 89–9 miles north of Truckee
Castle Peak I-80 Castle Peak exit, south side of freeway
Cabin Creek Trail Hwy 89–3 miles south
Tubing and sledding Boreal Sledding at Mountain Playland I-80 Castle Peak Exit
Northstar california Tubing Hill Hwy 267 at Northstar
Soda Springs Winter Resort Sledding and Tubing I-80 Soda Springs Exit
Squaw Valley Snowtubing at the Papoose Discovery Center
Tahoe Donner at Trout Creek Recreation Center 12790 Northwoods Blvd
snowmobile tours Coldstream Adventures Snowmobile Tours Coldstream Canyon
Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters Hwy 89, Little Truckee Summit
Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours Hwy 267, Brockway Summit
Snowmobile trailheads Cabin Creek Trail Hwy 89–3 miles south onto Cabin Creek Rd Fiberboard Freeway Brockway Summit on Hwy 267
Martis Peak Brockway Summit on Hwy 267
Little Truckee Summit Hwy 89 north–17 miles north of Truckee
Prosser Hills Hwy 89 north–4 miles north of Truckee
snowshoeing Donner Memorial State Park 12593 Donner Pass Rd
Northstar california Hwy 267 at Northstar Dr
Royal Gorge 9411 Hillside Dr, I-80 to Soda Springs exit
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center 15275 Alder Creek Rd
snowshoeing tours tahoe adventure company
sled dog tours Sierra Sled Dog Adventures 530-412-3302 Wilderness Adventures Dog Sled Tours 530-550-8133; tahoedogsledtours.com
ICE skating Northstar california 530-562-3689; northstarcalifornia.com Resort at Squaw CREEK 530-583-6300; squawcreek.com Squaw Valley USA 530-581-7246; squaw.com Truckee RIVER Regional Park Hotline 530-587-6172; 530-582-7720; tdrpd.com
DISABLED SNOW SPORTS Disabled sports usa far west Truckee; 530-581-4161; disabledsports.net
Sno-Parks SITES 916-324-1222; ohv.parks.ca.gov California Sno-Park Program – SNO-PARKS sites provide snow-cleared parking lots with sanitation facilities and access to snow park areas, cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. $5 per day or $25 for season permit. Can be purchased at Truckee Ranger District, Tahoe Dave’s, Mountain Hardware and The Back Country.
backcountry skiing Pacific Crest Heli-Guides PO Box 7402 Tahoe City, CA 96145; 888-792-9222; 530-581-1767; pacificcrestheliguides.com Operated on 100,000 acres of reserved terrain north of Lake Tahoe, on the spine of the Pacific Crest between Donner Summit and the Sierra Buttes.
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shopping ANIMAL CARE
Unique Boutique Viviane’s Vintage and Vogue 10925 West River St; 530-582-8484
Animal Outpatient Care Center of Truckee-Tahoe 10939A Industrial Way, #101; 530-587-5144
Canine Country 10310 Hirshdale Rd; 530-587-7807
Ambiance 10156 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-0400 Cooking Gallery 10084 Donner Pass Rd ;530-587-8303
Critter Care Mobile Veterinary Clinic; 530-550-8660
Cosmos Custom Footwerks 10015 Palisades Dr ;530-587-5424
Dog Gone It! Pet Care; 530-414-5033; doggoneitpets.com Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital & Boarding 9701 Hwy 267; 530-587-4366 Mickey’s School of Grooming 10986 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-1170
Crux Events 10434 River Park Pl, Ste 4; 530-587-8700; cruxevents.com CVS Pharmacy 11411 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-5770 Elizabeth’s Creations tahoeflowers.com; 530-587-6965
Pet Station 11429 Donner Pass Rd # 7; 530-550-7329
EventMasters Party Rentals & Supplies 10800 Pioneer Trail, Ste 5 & 6; 530-587-2844
Savvy Dog 11448 Deerfield Dr; 530-448-9808
Flower Power 11429 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-1801
Scraps Dog Bakery & General Store 10344 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-5044
For Goodness Sake 10157 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8981
Sierra Pet Clinic 10411 River Park Pl.; 530-587-7200
Green Rush 11400 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 47; 530-550-8785
Tahoe Integrative Veterinary Care 12068 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1133
JERKY JUNCTION 11041 Donner Pass Rd; 800-675-5989
Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge 10960 West River St, #106E; 530-582-7268
JL’s Smoke Shop 10800 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 105; 530-587-7833
Kitsch. 10046 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 2; 530-553-4220
Alpine Mounting Systems 10095 West River St; 530-582-4790
Lather and Fizz Bath Boutique Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-6001
Art Obsessions 10052 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-9688
mountain honey Stitchery 12219 Business Park Dr, Ste 12; 530-587-6708
Artisans Market Place 10382 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-2873
The Office Boss 12177 Business Park Dr; 530-587-1620
Backstreet Framers 10099 Jibboom St; 530-587-1409
The Office Boss Truckee Mail center 11260 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 1; 530-587-1620
BeSpoked 10130 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1916
Rite Aid Pharmacy 11230 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5296
Blue Stone 10046 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 3; 530-582-0429; bluestonetahoe.com
Smiley’s Tattoo 10800 Donner Pass Road, Ste 104; 530-587-6453
Bluebird Designs 10059 Palisades Dr, Ste 3; 530-563-8162
T Pots Pottery 11012 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-7822
Bolam Gallery 10396 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-3388
Tahoe Blu 10128 Donner Pass Rd; 530-562-4041
Carmel Gallery 9940 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-0557
Tahoe Candle 10607 West River St, Ste 1E; 530-587-7996
Carole Sesko Contemporary Art 530-412-0639; carolesesko.com
Tahoe Truckee Baby Equipment Rental 866-646-2229; tahoebaby.com
Double Diamond Jewelry Resort at Squaw Creek; 530-581-5321
TRUCKEE GOLD BUYERS 11045 Donner Pass Rd. Ste 1B; 530-550-7829
Gallery Keoki Village at Squaw Valley; 530-583-1404
TRUCKEE TRUNK SHOW 9950 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-7110
Glasforms Glassblowing 10065 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-8460
Truckee Variety Co. 10088 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3117
JoAnne’s Stained Glass and Gallery 10064 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-1280
Truth Tattoo 10099 Jibboom St; 530-582-8788
La Galleria 10112 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5444
Lorien Powers 10382 Donner Pass Rd, Unit 5/10007 Bridge St in Truckee Hotel ; 530-550-9610 North Tahoe Arts 380 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe City; 530-581-2787 Riverside Studios 10060 Donner Pass Rd; 530-320-1799 Tom Beebe Studio 10434 River Park Dr; 530-587-1108 White Buffalo 10116 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4446
Books/Music Between the Notes Music & More 11075 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-9378
The BackCountry 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-0909 Black Tie Ski Rentals Truckee; 530-550-1092 CVS Pharmacy 11411 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-5770 Cyclepaths 10095 West River St; 530-582-1890 Granite Chief 11368 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-2809 Mountain Hardware & Sports 11320 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4844 Paco’s Truckee Bike & Ski 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5561
Bookshelf Stores Inc. 11310 Donner Pass Rd, Ste A; 530-582-0515
Piping Rock Equestrian Center, LLC 12318 Union Mills Rd; 530-582-6780
Porters Sports-Truckee 11391 Deerfield Dr; 530-562-4080
Bass Shoe Factory Outlet 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-9283
sierra nordic cross country ski shop 11004 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-4713
Boneteria Rosita 11400 Donner Pass Rd
Ski Butlers 11253 Brockway Rd, Ste 103; 530-582-8277
Cabona’s 10100 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3161
Smooth Rides Tune and Repair 530-414-3862; smoothridesmobile.com
Closet Cowgirl 11401 Donner Pass Rd, Ste A; 530-582-7424
SnowBomb snowbomb.com; 530-581-0553
Dressed Boutique 10056 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1630
The Sports Exchange 10095 West River St; 530-582-4510
Kalifornia Jean Bar 10092 Donner Pass Rd, #A; 530-550-9933
Start Haus 10990 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-5781
Leggs-Hanes-Bali Outlet Store 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3745
TAHOE ADVENTURE CO. 10200 Donner Pass Rd; 530-913-9212
Marilyn’s Catwalk 10058 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7467
Tahoe Dave’s 10200 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-0900
Mo, Jo and Zoe’s 10076 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3495
Technical Equipment Cleaners 10607 West River St, Ste 1D; 530-582-0564
The Niche 10164 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3100
Totally Board 10060 Bridge St; 530-582-1584
Sports Tahoe 10091 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-7445
Home and Garden
The Treehouse 10104 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4883
Alpine Stove and Chimney 10707 West River St; 530-582-4985
Truckee Shoe Company 10118 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-4074
Aspen Leaf Interior 10075 West River St; (775)287-1168
shopping Catherine Macfee Interior Design 10004 South East River St; 530-584-5000
Tahoe Forest Pharmacy 10956 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 101; 530-587-7607
Consignment Home Furnishings of Truckee 10800 Pioneer Trail, Ste 1; 530-550-9661
Gratitudes Gifts and Home Décor 10112 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6858
Balancing Bodyworks – Pilates 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste 108B; 530-581-5152
High Camp Home 10191 Donner Pass Rd., Ste 1; 530-528-6866
The Bar Effect 11890 Donner Pass Rd; 530-386-3635
Mountain Comfort Furniture 11464 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-5321
Bella Lago Aesthetic 10800 Donner Pass Rd, Ste A-103 530-550-7882
Mountain Hardware & Sports 11320 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4844
Bikram Yoga Sierra 11090 Trails End Rd; 530-582-4111
Mountain Home Center 10115 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6681
INNERRHYTHMS DANCE THEATRE 8924 12047 Donner Pass Rd, Ste B7; 530-550-8464
Mountain Home Center 11403 Brockway Rd; 530-587-6681
namaste holistic healing & yoga 10368 Donner Pass Rd; 530-448-9014
Sears Hometown Stores 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-0110
Performance Training Center by Julia Mancuso 10075 Pioneer Trail, #107; 530-587-9977
Sipes Tahoe Interior Design, Antiques & Furnishings 40153 Truckee Tahoe Airport Rd/ 10116 E St; 530-582-1110 (located in the old Catholic Church); 530-587-3882 Spirit Interior Design and gallery 10009 West River St; 530-587-0948
Rebel Fitness Academy 12277 Soaring Way; 530-550-7777 SIERRA SPORTS & SPINE THERAPY 12257 Business Park Dr; 530-587-9355 Studio Tahoe: Pure Yoga Pure Life 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste 105 B; 530-587-1891
T Pots Pottery 11012 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-7822 The Rock Garden 10642 Pioneer Trail; 530-582-3610
TAHOE CENTER FOR HEALTH AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE 10710 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3769
Trout Creek Landscape & Supply 10739 Glenshire Dr; 530-582-8101
TAHOE YOGA & WELLNESS CENTER 10770 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8333
Villager Nursery Inc. 10678 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-0771
Truckee community recreation center 8924 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-7720
Truckee Jazzercise 8924 Donner Pass Rd; 925-286-5316
Balance Holistic Health Village at Northstar; 530-562-1164
TRUCKEE PHYSICAL THERAPY 11053 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4790
Bella Lago Aesthetic 10800 Donner Pass Rd, Ste A-103; 530-550-7882
Truckee Pilates 530-584-1717; truckeepilates.com
Cal Neva Resort Spa and Casino 2 Stateline Rd, Crystal Bay, NV; 775-832-4000
Glow 10320 Donner Pass Rd, Ste B; 530-587-9985
The village cinemas Village at Northstar; 530-562-8800
Hair For Today 10095 Dorchester Dr; 530-582-9050 Images Salon and Beauty Supply 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-2888 Infinite Nails 10065 Donner Pass Rd; 530-277-2514 Linda’s Nails 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-1629 Loft Barber Shop 10092 Donner Pass Rd • 530-587-1710 Mane Attraction 10466 Donner Pass Rd • 530-587-6263 Ritz-Carlton lake tahoe Spa 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct; 530-582-3000 Sacred STONE center for well-being 10250 Donner Pass Rd; 530-448-3664 Salon Fandango 10098 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1138 Sassy Nails 11429 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-5201 Shag 11401 Donner Pass Rd, Ste A; 530-582-7424 Shampoo Hair and Make-up Salon 10050 South East River St; 530-587-8494 Sierra Cosmetic Laser 10448 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-0198 Spa at Squaw Creek 400 Squaw Creek Rd; 530-581-6624 Trilogy Spa Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-8125 TRUCKEE LOCAL HAIR CUTTING 10059 Palisades Dr., #2; 530-582-4331
We are not just a hardware store. With a complete Sporting Goods and Fishing Department you will find everything from camping gear to water toys, guide books to GPS systems and everything in between, even RV and boating supplies! Come visit us for all your recreational needs.
true salon & Hair studio 10049 Martis Valley Rd; 530-412-0837 Unwind Beauty Salon 12315 Deerfield Dr, Ste 8; 530-582-9344 Urban Angels Salon 10120 Jibboom St, #102; 530-587-9900
Consignment/Thrift Stores Consignment Home Furnishings of Truckee 10800 Pioneer Trail, Ste 1; 530-550-9661 Echo Blue Consignment/mountain kids 11429 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 6; 530-550-5295 Riverstone Luxury Consignment 10250 Donner Pass Rd, Ste B; 530-582-5549 Tahoe Forest Hospice Thrift & Gift 10026 Meadow Way; 530-582-4947 Thrill of the Find 11429 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 3 Unique Boutique/Viviane’s Vintage & Vogue 10925 West River St; 530-582-8484
Medical Services/Pharmacies CVS Pharmacy 11411 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-5770 Gateway Urgent Care 11105 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-2070
11320 Donner Pass Road Truckee, CA 530-587-4844 Open 7 Days a Week!
Rite Aid PharmacY 11230 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7592 Tahoe Forest Hospital 10121 Pine Ave & Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6011
Blasts from the Past Truckee is steeped in colorful history and you’ll find many different ways to discover and explore.
Truckee-Donner Historical Society truckeehistorysociety.org; 530-582-0893
Tour the Old Jail Museum in June, the Historical Haunted Truckee Tour in October or visit the Society Library every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. The library (10115 Donner Trail Road) has prints of historical photographs and books for purchase and a wealth of knowledge on staff. Free treats sweeten the deal.
Historic “Old Hwy. 40” Signs
(see “Historic U.S. Highway 40 California@aaroads.com) Photo op! Have your phone and/or camera ready. Old U.S. 40 follows Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee along the historic route toward the intersection between Donner Pass Road and Bridge Street (Brockway Road, which was formerly part of California 267). While U.S. 40 no longer exists as an official route, sections of the original remain intact and in some cases carry historic U.S. 40 signs.
Emigrant Trail Museum at Donner Memorial State Park parks.ca.gov; 530-582-7892
The hour it takes to tour the museum gives a very good feel of how life in Truckee really got its start. The statue at the entry to the park represents the height of the snow fall during the ill-fated Donner Party winter (1846). There are also tours of the Donner Party’s Murphy family cabin site nearby and a self-guided nature trail in the summer months.
20 Mile Museum Interpretive Signs Donner Summit
Donner Summit is grand and unique. You can stand on the site where Native American crossed for thousands of years and left evidence in the form of petroglyphs, where the first wagon trains crossed, and the route of the first transcontinental railroad and first transcontinental highway (the Lincoln Highway). The 20 mile museum consists of 29 interpretive signs placed along Old Highway 40 from Eagle Lakes exit (#164 off I-80) to over the Summit below Rainbow Bridge. Each sign highlights history, displays historical photographs and quotes, tells a good story, and lists activities for the location.
Bet You Didn’t Know… The name of the town derives from a friendly Paiute Indian guide whom, in 1844, assisted thousands of emigrants migrating west across the Humboldt Sink. The Indian’s name sounded like “Tro-kay” to the white men, who dubbed him “Truckee.” He became a favorite of the white settlers who found him to be honest and helpful. Chief Truckee fought bravely alongside Col. John C. Fremont in the Mexican War and was the father of Chief Winnemucca.
Historical Timeline Truckee holds an enduring history reminding us of a young America stretching its physical boundaries. Some journeyed here with silent note; others, with legendary force. But all who passed this way left a mark, forming a definition of our world.
Stephens-TownsendMurphy Party: first emigrant wagon train that successfully crossed the Sierra.
The Donner Party unable to cross the mountain summit are forced to camp on the east end of Donner Lake.
Thousands of emigrants passed westward through Truckee Basin en route to California.
First lumber mill.
Ice was first harvested in the Truckee Basin at Boca.
Construction of the Dutch Flat & Donner Lake Wagon Road.
1875 The Boca Brewing Company brought more fame to Boca than any other industry.
Hollywood film companies began establishing Truckee as a center for the budding motion picture industry.
It is the traveler who decides what one’s mark should tell to those who follow. Truckee is established as a winter sports destination.
Construction of the Transcontinental Railroad begins.
Gray’s Station Coburn’s Station (later re-named Truckee)
Lincoln Highway, America’s first transcontinental road, is built over Donner Pass.
Major subdivisions developed in and around Truckee, as people sought the lifestyle provided by a small town.
The Town of Truckee incorporates. Downtown Truckee continues to preserve and restore its historic character, and grow in popularity as a resort destination.
The Southern Pacific establishes the excursion train called “The Snowball Special”.
Truckee-Tahoe Airport established.
The Winter Olympics descend on the Truckee area at Squaw Valley establishing the TruckeeTahoe area as a major resort destination for year-round recreation.
museums 20 MILE MUSEUM Markers along old Hwy 40, Eagle Lakes to Donner Lake; donnersummithistoricalsociety.org DONNER SUMMIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 21501 Donner Pass Rd, Soda Springs; 530-426-3376; donnersummithistoricalsociety.org Emigrant Trail Museum 12593 Donner Pass Rd, Donner Memorial State Park, Truckee; 530-582-7892; parks.ca.gov/?page_id=503 KidZone Museum 11711 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee; 530-587-5437; kidzonemuseum.org olympic museum Squaw Valley USA (High Camp) 1960 Squaw Valley Rd; 800-403-0206; squaw.com/olympic-museum-0 Tahoe Maritime Museum 5205 West Lake Blvd, Homewood; 530-525-9253; tahoemaritimemuseum.org Truckee-Donner Historical Society and Old Jail MUSEUM Jibboom and Spring St, Historic Downtown Truckee, Truckee; 530-582-0893; truckeehistory.org Truckee Railroad Museum 10075 Donner Pass Rd, Historic Downtown Truckee, Truckee; truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com Western SkiSport Museum 19865 Boreal Ridge Rd, Boreal Ski Area, Soda Springs; 530-426-3313 ext. 113
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Old Brockway Golf Course
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Old Greenwood Golf Course
Heavenly Ski Resort Kirkwood Ski Resort Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Homewood
Larkspur Hotel Truckee-Tahoe
Truckee Tahoe Airport
Gray’s Crossing Golf Course Ponderosa Golf Course
Schaeffer’s Mill Golf Course Northstar-at-Tahoe Golf Course Cedar House Sport Hotel
Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe
Tahoe City Golf Course
Coyote Moon Golf Course
Inn At Truckee
Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn
USA Resort at Squaw Creek
Squaw Valley Olympic Village Inn
Truckee Donner Lodge
Truckee River Regional Park
Greenhorn Whitehawk Ranch Golf Course Creek Graeagle Meadows Golf Course Guest Ranch Plumas Pines Golf Resort The Dragon at Nakoma Golf Resort
Loch Leven Lodge Donner Lake Village Resort
Donner Lake Inn B&B
Boreal Boreal Inn
Donner Ski Ranch
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Join us at tri counties bank plaza this Father’s Day, June 17th Truckee’s Annual Father’s Day RibFest and BBQ. Great Food, Music and Family Fun for all ages. www.truckeeribfest.com
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Begin your experience in Historic Downtown Truckee Visit the California Welcome Center for trip planning assistance Let the experienced staff at the Truckee California Welcome Center help you with lodging, dining and activity choices. The Truckee California Welcome Center (CWC) is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and conveniently located right off Interstate 80 in the Train Depot in historic downtown Truckee. The CWC is operated by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Truckee, Visit California and Certified Folder Display Service. It is one of 20 CWCs operated throughout California, offering valuable information and services for today’s traveler. The CWCs serve as your personal travel concierge to assist you in all aspects of your Truckee and California trip with plenty of local, regional and statewide information.
Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce 10065 Donner Pass Road
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