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VISITORS GUIDE Truckee Base Camp for a Big Life An Authentic Mountain Town TM

2016–2017 Official Truckee Visitors Guide


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Plan Your Stay

Truckee Big Life Locals 10

drew taylor

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helen pelster

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jeremy jacobson

Play Outdoors

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lindsay romack

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golf

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camp

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troy corliss

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fish

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michelle erskine

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hike + bike

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donner lake

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ski + ride

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winter activities

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lodging

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travel

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Explore Truckee

donner summit

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lake tahoe

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shop

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arts + culture

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history + museums

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welcome.

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elcome to Truckee Your Base Camp for a Big Life. A Big Life means different things to different people, but we are all drawn to it. As you look through this Visitors Guide, be sure to read about some of our Truckee Big Life Locals, what brought them here and what a Truckee Big Life means to them. Truckee is a real town, an authentic town made up of friendly, caring, passionate people who know that a Big Mountain Life tastes sweeter. Most of us live in or visit Truckee to spend time with friends, to share dreams and to create experiences together. Whether it’s challenging yourself to reach new heights in an outdoor sport, creating family memories of a lifetime, starting a business that you’ve always dreamed of in the mountains, or simply spending time chilling at the docks of Donner Lake. Locals and visitors tend to be environmentally conscious because the clean, blue sky and pristine lake waters are just some of the precious jewels that brought them here, and keep them here. It’s got a special vibe that’s hard to explain, but unmistakable once you know it. It’s what draws people here and what keeps bringing them back, and it’s what gets into your spirit. It’s a Truckee thing. If you want to learn more about what makes Truckee Your Base Camp for a Big Life, head to Truckee.com. And to keep Truckee in your spirit after you’ve returned home, become a fan of ours on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, pin with us on Pinterest and follow us on Instagram.

Lynn Saunders PRESIDENT/CEO | TRUCKEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Truckee Chamber of Commerce Lynn Saunders, President/CEO 10065 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA 96161 530-587-8808; info@truckee.com truckee.com; truckeechamber.com FOLLOW US FOR THE LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND TRUCKEE YREKA

Begin Your Experience in Historic Downtown Truckee Visit the California Welcome Center for trip planning assistance

SALINAS

Let the friendly staff at the Truckee California Welcome Center help you with lodging, dining, and activity choices. The Truckee California Welcome Center (CWC) is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and conveniently located right off Interstate 80 in the Train Depot in historic downtown Truckee. BUENA PARK

The CWC is operated by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Truckee, Visit California, and Certified Folder Display Service. It is one of 17 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.

10065 DONNER PASS RD. • 530-587-2757; 866-443-2027 INFO@TRUCKEE.COM • TRUCKEE.COM • VISITCALIFORNIA.COM RUTH GERESY, CALIFORNIA WELCOME CENTER MANAGER 4

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The Official Truckee Visitors Guide is published by Just Imagine Marketing and Design in cooperation with the Truckee Chamber of Commerce. Publisher: Kathy Hess Just Imagine Marketing and Design kathy@justimaginemktg.com; justimaginemktg.com Art Director: Lori Kunder Contributing Photographers: BigBlueAdventure.com, California 89, Dennis Elste, Erskine Photography, Tim Erskine, Jeff Freeman Photography, GoWhitewater.com, Jeremy Jensen, Susan Johnson/Truckee Donner Land Trust, LefrakPhotography.com, Lisa Moss, The Painted Vine, Scott Rokis Photography, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, Tahoe Mountain Club, Truckee Haunted Historic Tour, Vail Resorts

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this visitors guide. The Truckee Chamber of Commerce and Just Imagine Marketing and Design assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Printed in the U.S.A.


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what’s happening. There’s an abundance of events that take place year-round in the Truckee-Tahoe area. Here is just a small sampling!

Head to truckee.com for all the details, new events, and more!

JANUARY

JUNE

Village Nordic Cup • farwestnordic.org

The Little Big • thelittlebigattruckee.com

Sierra Forage Dinner– “A Celebration of Collaboration” mountainareapreservation.org

Reno Tahoe Odyssey • renotahoeodyssey.com

Squaw Mountain Run • squawmountainrun.com

FEBRUARY

Soroptimist Wine Restaurant Faire • sitruckeedonner.org

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival • laketahoeshakespeare.com

Alpenglow Mountain Festival • alpenglowsports.com

Truckee Brew Fest • truckeeoptomist.com/truckeebrewfest

Hot August Nights, Reno • hotaugustnights.net

Black Ties and Tails • hstt.org

Truckee Running Festival • tahoetrailrunning.com

Western States Trail Foundation Tevis Cup •teviscup.org

Squaw Valley Prom • squawalpine.com

Reno Rodeo • renorodeo.com

Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance • laketahoeconcours.com

Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run • wser.org

Donner Lake Open Water Swim • sierranevadamasters.com

MARCH

Adventure Sports Week • adventuresportsweektahoe.com

Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest • squawalpine.com

Snow Fest • tahoesnowfestival.com

Tahoe Summit Classic • tahoelacrosse.com

Lake Tahoe Triathlon • laketahoetri.com

Rahlves Banzai • rahlvesbanzai.com

Tough Mudder • toughmudder.com

Peaks and Paws • squawalpine.com

Rotary Crab and Pasta Feed • truckeerotary.com

King of the Lake • tahoemountainsports.com

Annual Foam Fest • squawalpine.com

The Great Ski Race • thegreatskirace.com

Night at the Museum • sierrastateparks.com

Truckee Pro Rodeo • truckeerodeo.com

Truckee Roundhouse Makers Space • truckeeroundhouse.org

East to West Run the Sierra Crest •auburnskiclub.com

Sierra Seniors Spaghetti Feed and Bingo • sierraseniors.org

Truckee Day • truckeeday.org

AUGUST

Castle Peak 100k • castlepeak100k.com

APRIL

Lake Tahoe Music Festival • tahoemusic.org

Earth Day Celebration • tahoetruckeeearthday.com

Sierra Crest Ultra • tahoemountainsports.com

Winter Wondergrass • wintergrasstahoe.com

MAY

Truckee Home & Building Show • truckeehomeshow.com Best of Tahoe Chefs • bestoftahoechefs.org Donner Lake Paddle Board + SUP Race • Tahoecup.org Made in Tahoe Festival • squawalpine.com “Let’s Bet on Youth” Golf Tournament • letsbetonyouth.com

JULY Firecracker Mile •funrun.com Truckee 4th of July Parade • truckee.com Truckee 4th of July Fireworks • tdrpd.com/events Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival • truckeetahoeairshow.com Beer Fest & Bluegrass Festival • northstarcalifornia.com Truckee Antique Show • truckee.com

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Relay For Life of Truckee Tahoe • relayforlife.org/truckeetahoeca

SEPTEMBER

Copa De las Sierra Soccer Tournament • truckee.com

Wanderlust Festival • wanderlustfestival.com

Nugget Rib Cook-off; Sparks • nuggetribcookoff.com

Tahoe Trail 100 • northstarcalifornia.com

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival • tahoefoodandwine.com

Donner Lake Triathlon • donnerlaketri.com

Historic Downtown Arts & Crafts Festival • pacificfinearts.com

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival • laketahoeshakespeare.com

Reno Balloon Races • renoballoonraces.com

Tahoe Donner Summer Concert • tahoedonner.com

Trails & Vistas • trailsandvistas.com

Truckee Open Arts Studios Tour (TOAST) • creativetruckee.org

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride • tahoesierracentury.com

Guitarfish Festival • jambase.com

National Championship Air Races, Reno-Stead • airrace.org

Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic • Gu63.org

High Fives Foundation Bocce Tournament • highfivesfoundation.org Street Vibrations, Reno • road-shows.com Oktoberfest • squawalpine.com Alpen Wine Fest • squawalpine.com Truckee Marathon • bigblueadventure.com Art and Soul Downtown Truckee Art Walk • historictruckee.com

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ONGOING SUMMER EVENTS

OCTOBER

Sierra Tahoe Pro/AM Finals • tahoemountainsports.com Truckee Downtown Wine Walk & Shop • truckeewinewalk.com Donner Party Hike • donnerpartyhike.com Truckee’s Haunted Historic Tour • truckeehistorytour.org Truckee River Day • truckeeriverwc.org

Tuesday Bluesday • Squaw.com

High Sierra Cruise • highsierracruise.publishpath.com

Wednesday Music in the Park • tdrpd.com/events

Great Trail Race • bigblueadventure.com

Truckee Thursdays — Mid-June to Mid-August truckeethursdays.com Foothills Farmers Market (June through October) Tuesdays in Truckee • foothillfarmersmarket.com Truckee Community Farmers Market — Sundays, Mid-June to Fall • truckeefarmersmarket.org Retro Skate Night – Tuesdays northstarcalifornia.com

NOVEMBER

Truckee Ski Swap • tdrpd.com/events Turkey Trot • auburnskiclub.com Tahoe Chocolate and Wine Festival • tahoechocolatefestival.org

First Fridays – yearlong • bespoketruckee.com • lagalleriatruckee.com • riversideartstudios.com • thebranchtruckee.wordpress.com CA89 Adventure Film Series — Mid–July to Mid–August • california89.com

DECEMBER

Northstar Noel Nights • northstarcalifonia.com Truckee Tree Lighting Ceremony • truckee.com Squaw Valley New Year’s Eve Celebration • squawalpine.com New Year’s Eve Celebration at Northstar California northstarcalifornia.com

New Event! INAUGURAL TRUCKEE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND RELAY Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Truckee Marathon features a stellar course that highlight many iconic locations. The running surface is mixture of pavement and dirt that cover roads and Truckee’s extensive trail system. n Start and finish in Historic Downtown Truckee n Courses showcases the majestic and diverse beauty of Truckee ­—Donner Lake —New Trout Creek Trail from Tahoe Donner to Historic Downtown Truckee — Majestic views of Mt. Rose —Single track near Gray’s Crossing and Old Greenwood —The Legacy Trail along the Truckee River Consistently voted one of America’s “Best Adventure Towns” Truckee California offers access to an amazing array of outdoor activities.

TruckeeMarathon.com

“Space, Science and Beyond”

FREE AIRSHOW & FAMILY FESTIVAL saturday, july 9

9am – 4pm

annual event

STEM Expo VIP Hospitality Tent—prime seating for sale! Free Flights for kids ages 8 – 17 on Sunday, July 10 Food and fun for all! Benefiting Youth Organizations

TruckeeTahoeAirShow.com Truckee Tahoe Airport off Hwy 267

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Y O U R

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PRICE

BREAKFAST

POOL/SPA

PETS

BEST WESTERN PLUS— HOTEL TRUCKEE TAHOE 11331 Brockway Rd, Truckee; 530-587-4525; 888-670-7234; bwtruckeetahoehotel.com

100

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CEDAR HOUSE SPORT HOTEL 10918 Brockway Rd, Truckee; 530-582-5655; cedarhousesporthotel.com

40

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DONNER LAKE INN B&B 10070 Gregory Pl, Truckee; 530-587-5574; donnerlakeinn.com

5

$$$

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DONNER LAKE VILLAGE 15695 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee; 530-587-6081; 866-666-1291; donnerlakevillage.com

66

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HAMPTON INN AND SUITES 11951 State Hwy 267, Truckee; 530-587-1197; 888-587-1197; hamptoninntruckee.com

109

$$$

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INN AT TRUCKEE 11506 Deerfield Dr, Truckee; 530-587-8888; 888-773-6888; innattruckee.com

42

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LOCH LEVEN LODGE 13855 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee; 530-587-3773; 877-663-6637; lochlevenlodge.com

8

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5 cabins

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RIVER STREET INN 10009 East River St, Truckee; 530-550-9290; riverstreetinntruckee.com

11

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x

TRUCKEE DONNER LODGE 10527 Coldstream Rd, Truckee; 530-582-9999; 877-878-2533; truckeedonnerlodge.com

64

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TRUCKEE HOTEL 10007 Bridge St, Truckee; 530-587-4444; 800-659-6921; truckeehotel.com

37

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204

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NORTHSTAR LODGE – WELK RESORTS 970 Northstar Dr, Truckee; 530-562-3900; welkresorts.com

34

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RITZ-CARLTON, LAKE TAHOE 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee; 530-562-3000; ritzcarlton.com

170

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TAHOE MOUNTAIN RESORTS LODGING 4001 Northstar Dr, Truckee; 530-550-3300; 855-816-6764; tahoemountainlodging.com

80

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AVERAGE PRICE: $=Under $70; $$=$70–$120; $$$=$120–$200; $$$$=Over $200

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LOST TRAIL LODGE 8600 Coldstream Trail, Truckee; 530-320-9268; losttraillodge.com

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NORTHSTAR NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA RESORT 100 Northstar Dr, Truckee; 530-562-1010; 800-466-6784; northstarcalifornia.com

x

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OLYMPIC VALLEY OLYMPIC VILLAGE INN 1909 Chamonix Pl, Olympic Valley; 530-581-6000; 800-845-5243; olympicvillageinn.com

90

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PLUMPJACK SQUAW VALLEY INN 1920 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley; 530-583-1576; 800-323-7666; plumpjacksquawvalleyinn.com

61

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403

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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

130

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THE VILLAGE AT SQUAW VALLEY 1985 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley; 530-584-1000; 866-818-6963; thevillageatsquaw.com

200

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OTHER REGIONAL AREAS BOREAL INN 19749 Boreal Ridge Rd, Soda Springs; 530-426-1012; 530-426-3666; borealski.com

32

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CAL LODGE 19818 Donner Pass Rd, Soda Springs; 408-297-5202; callodge.com

sleeps 42

$

CLAIR TAPPAAN LODGE 19940 Donner Pass Rd, Norden; 530-426-3632; 800-679-6775; ctl.sierraclub.org

sleeps 140

$

GREENHORN CREEK GUEST RANCH 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd, Quincy; 530-283-0930; 800-587-6820; greenhornranch.com

26

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THE LODGE AT SUGAR BOWL 629 Sugar Bowl Rd, Norden; 530-426-9000; sugarbowl.com

28

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x

rent house

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VACATION RENTALS CASTLE PEAK VACATION RENTALS 21719 Donner Pass Rd, Soda Springs; 888-253-5551; castlepeak.com DONNER LAKE REALTY, INC. 15963 South Shore Dr, Truckee; 530-587-6055; donnerlakevacations.com MARTIS VALLEY ASSOCIATES 10880 Brockway Rd., Truckee; 530-587-8100; martisvalley.com PULLEN RENTAL GROUP 10270 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee; 530-550-7710; pullenrealtygroup.com THE RICHARDSON HOUSE 10154 High St, Truckee; 530-563-6874; therichardsonhouse.com TAHOE GETAWAYS 10010 Church St, Truckee; 530-583-0220; tahoegetaways.com TAHOE LUXURY PROPERTIES 135 River Rd, Tahoe City; 530-584-3444; tluxp.com TAHOE MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES PO Box 3318, Truckee; 530-587-6077; tahoemtproperties.com TAHOE MOUNTAIN RESORTS LODGING 4001 Northstar Dr, Ste 101, Truckee; 530-550-3300;tahoemountainlodging.com TAHOE TRUCKEE HOMES, INC. 10098 Jibboom St, #104, Truckee; 530-412-3146; tahoetruckeehomes.com TAHOE TRUCKEE VACATION PROPERTIES 10059 Palisades, #1, Truckee; 530-582-6186; ttvh.com TRUCKEE GETAWAY VACATION HOMES Truckee; 530-587-6969; truckeevacations.com TRUCKEE MOUNTAIN VACATION RENTALS 12716 Northwoods Blvd, Ste 6, Truckee; 530-587-5509; TMVR.com TRUCKEE PROPERTIES 12064 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee; 530-587-5990; truckeeproperties.com TRUCKEE RESERVATIONS 17400 Northwoods Blvd, Bldg B, Ste 102, Truckee; 530-582-5367;truckeereservations.com TURNKEY VACATION RENTALS 10050 Bridge St, Ste 4200, Truckee 530-214-5300; turnkeyvr.com VACASA 530-802-2343; vacasa.com/usa/tahoe/truckee

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Blissful R&R ECO-FRIENDLY AND EUROPEAN BEDDING AWARD-WINNING ACCOMMODATIONS WITH EXCEPTIONAL ATTENTION TO COMFORT

Authentic Thrills “CREATE YOUR TAHOE” – PERSONAL ADVENTURE CONCIERGE SERVICE

Private Dining CREATE YOUR EVENING – CUSTOM PRIVATE DINING AND EVENT VENUE HANDS ON COOKING CLASSES INTERACTIVE POP UP DINNERS

Three adventures: One Base Camp

2014 and 2015 Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe

10918 BROCKWAY RD. TRUCKEE CA 866.582.5655 CEDARHOUSESPORTHOTEL.COM

We’ll prove to you with every stay that...we love having you here.

11951 State Highway 267, Truckee, CA Tel: (530) 587-1197 • Fax: (530) 587-3167 For Reservations Call Toll-Free: (888) 587-1197 www.hamptoninntruckee.com

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TRUCKEE BIG LIFE LOCAL

drew taylor

OCCUPATION

Owner, Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

YEARS IN TRUCKEE AREA 2 years

ORIGINALLY FROM Indiana

WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

My wife and I moved to the area to be closer to family. When we came to visit Truckee we loved the vibe and felt at home here.

BIG LIFE? © JEREMY JENSEN

To me a Big Life in Truckee is doing what makes me happy and spending time with my family and friends. Living in the mountains with the lake nearby is always a plus too. There’s a lot of beauty in this town and I’ve been enjoying getting to know the community. The people are really what makes this place special. 10

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Slow down, breathe, unwind. Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains only minutes from Lake Tahoe.

1.877.878.2533

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TRUCKEE BIG LIFE LOCAL

OCCUPATION

Software Engineer

YEARS IN TRUCKEE AREA 16 years

ORIGINALLY FROM Portland, Oregon

WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

As the saying goes, we came for the winter but stayed for the summer! Truckee’s accessibility for travel and electronic communications make it the ideal mountain home.

helen pelster

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BIG LIFE?

Big Life in Truckee means bringing a little vacation to everyday life. In the winter we nordic skate ski, snowshoe run and ski orienteer together as a family. In the summer, we run on world-class mountain trails, jump in Donner Lake, cruise the bike paths, or just soak up the sun and scene at the local coffeehouse patio. In between, we spend big volunteer time supporting Truckee’s vibrant non-profit community by helping the land trust, children’s museum and running club.


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golf. GOLF COURSE

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LESSONS

COYOTE MOON 10685 Northwoods Blvd; 530-587-0886; coyotemoongolf.com

18

72

7177

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GRAEAGLE MEADOWS GOLF COURSE 6934 California 89, Graeagle; 530-836-2323; playgraeagle.com

18

72

6725

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RANGE

x

PRO SHOP

RESTAURANT

x

x

x

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GRAY’S CROSSING 11406 Henness Rd, Truckee; 800-217-7554; golfintahoe.com

18

72

7466

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GRIZZLY RANCH 4375 Grizzly Rd, Portola; 530-832-4200

18

72

7407

x

x

INCLINE VILLAGE CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE 955 Fairway Blvd, Incline Village; 866-925-4653; golfincline.com

18

72

7106

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INCLINE VILLAGE MOUNTAIN COURSE 690 Wilson Way, Incline Village; 866-925-4653; golfincline.com

18

58

3519

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NORTHSTAR, CALIFORNIA 168 Basque Dr, Truckee; 530-562-2490; northstarcalifornia.com

18

72

6781

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OLD BROCKWAY GOLF COURSE 7900 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach; 520-546-9909; oldbrockway.com

9

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3400

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OLD GREENWOOD GOLF COURSE 12915 Fairway Dr, Truckee; 530-550-7010; golfintahoe.com

18

72

6919

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PLUMAS PINES GOLF RESORT 402 Poplar Valley Rd, Graeagle; 520-836-1420; plumaspinesgolf.com

18

72

6504

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PONDEROSA GOLF COURSE 10040 Reynold Way, Truckee; 530-587-3501; ponderosagolfcoursetruckee.com

9

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3018

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RESORT AT SQUAW CREEK 400 Squaw Creek Rd, Olympic Valley; 800-327-3363; squawcreek.com

18

72

2900

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SCHAFFER’S MILL GOLF & LAKE CLUB 9045 Heartwood Dr, Truckee; 530-582-6964; schaffersmill.com

18

72

7000

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TAHOE CITY GOLF COURSE 215 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City; 530-583-1516; tahoecitygolf.com

9

33

2570

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TAHOE DONNER GOLF COURSE 12850 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee; 530-587-9443; tahoedonner.com

18

72

7002

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THE DRAGON AT NAKOMA GOLF RESORT 348 Bear Run, Clio; 530-832-5067; nakomagolfresort.com

18

72

6749

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WHITEHAWK RANCH GOLF CLUB 766 Whitehawk Dr, Clio; 530-836-0394; golfwhitehawk.com

18

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6983

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• 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 11506 Deerfield Drive Truckee, CA

530.587.8888 V 888.773.6888 www.innattruckee.com

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food scene. MEAL CODES: B=Breakfast; BL=Breakfast & Lunch; L=Lunch; D=Dinner AVERAGE PRICE: $=Inexpensive (Under $10); $$=Moderate ($10–$20); $$$=Premium (Over $20)

RESTAURANTS 1882 BAR & GRILL—RIVER STREET INN 10009 East River St; 530-550-9222

SERVED

PRICE

LD

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LD/wkends

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BACKYARD BAR & BBQ Ritz-Carlton; 530-562-3000

D

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BAR OF AMERICA 10042 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-2626

LD

$

BEST PIES PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT 10068 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1111

LD

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BILL’S ROTISSERIE 11355 Deerfield Dr; 530-582-5652

LD

$

BLUE COYOTE BAR AND GRILL 10015 Palisades Dr; 530-587-7777

LD

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BURGER ME! 10418 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-8852

LD

$

CASA BAEZA 10004 Bridge St; 530-587-2161

LD

$

THE CHOCOLATE BAR Village at Northstar; 530-562-1800

LD

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COFFEE AND 10106 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3123

BL

$

COFFEEBAR 10120 Jibboom St, Ste 101; 530-587-2000

BL

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COFFEEBAR BAKERY 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1554

BL

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COTTONWOOD RESTAURANT Brockway Rd; 530-587-5711

D

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COYOTE MOON BAR AND GRILLE 10685 Northwoods Blvd; 530-550-2211

LD

$

DAIRY QUEEN 11355 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7055

LD

$

DIEGO’S BEYOND BUENO RESTAURANT 10130 West River St; 530-550-9900

LD

$

DONNER LAKE KITCHEN 13720 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3555

BL

$-$$

DRUNKEN MONKEY 11253 Brockway Rd; 530-582-9755

LD

$$

EL TORO BRAVO 10186 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3557

LD

$$

FIFTYFIFTY BREWING CO. 11197 Brockway Rd; 530-587-2337

LD

$$

FIRESIDE PIZZA COMPANY 1985 Squaw Valley Rd; 530-584-6150

LD

$$

FRONT STREET STATION PIZZA 11782 Donner Pass Rd; 530-536-5035

LD

$-$$

GLENSHIRE PIZZA COMPANY 10095 Dorchester, Unit E; 530-536-5100

LD

$-$$

AULD DUBLINER Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-6041

GOLDEN ROTISSERIE 11357 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4847

LD

$

BLD

$-$$

LA BAMBA 11760 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3516

D

$-$$

THE LIVING ROOM Ritz-Carlton; 530-562-3000

LD

$$

JAX AT THE TRACKS 10144 West River St; 530-550-7450

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SERVED

PRICE

THE LODGE 12850 Northwoods Blvd, Tahoe Donner; 530-587-9455 (seasonal–lunch)

LD

$$

THE LODGE AT SUGAR BOWL DINING ROOM 629 Sugar Bowl Rd; 530-426-9000

D

$$$

MAKI ALI 11357 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1144

LD

$$

MANZANITA Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe; 530-562-3000

BLD

$$-$$$

MARG’S TACO BISTRO & PHO TOO! 10164 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6274

LD

$-$$

MARTIS VALLEY GRILLE & BAR (The Turn) Northstar Golf Course; 530-562-3460 (seasonal)

LD

$$

MARTY’S CAFE 10115 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8208

BLD

$

LD

$-$$

BLD

$

MELLOW FELLOW 10192 Donner Pass Rd; 530-214-8927

D

$-$$

MIKUNI RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR Village at Northstar; 530-562-2188

LD

$$$

MONTAGNA RESTAURANT & WINE BAR Resort at Squaw Creek; 530-583-6300 (seasonal/winter)

D

$$-$$$

MOODY’S BISTRO, BAR & BEATS 10007 Bridge St; 530-587-8688

LD

$$-$$$

MORGAN’S LOBSTER SHACK & FISH MARKET 10087 West River St; 530-582-5000

LD

$-$$

NORTH OF THE BORDER Village at Northstar; 530-562-1787

BLD

$

OLD TOWN TAP 10164 Donner Pass Rd; 530-563-5233

LD

$-$$

PANDA EXPRESS 11262 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8881

LD

$

L

$$

PIANETA RISTORANTE 10098 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4694

LD

$$

PIZZA ON THE HILL Tahoe Donner Clubhouse 11509 Northwoods Blvd; 530-582-9669

LD

$$

PJ’S BAR AND GRILL AT GRAY’S CROSSING 111406 Henness Rd; 530-550-5801

LD

$$-$$$

MARTY’S PROVISIONS 12030 Donner Pass Rd, #3; 530-414-8214 MCDONALD’S 11420 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-3880

PETRA’S Village at Northstar; 530-562-0600

PLUMPJACK CAFÉ 1920 Squaw Valley Rd; 530-583-1576

BLD

$$$

RED TRUCK 10356 Truckee Airport Rd; 530-587-1394

BL

$-$$

ROCKER@SQUAW Village at Squaw; 530-584-6080

LD

$-$$

ROUND TABLE PIZZA 10068 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-0577

LD

$$

RUBICON PIZZA COMPANY Village at Northstar; 530-562-2199

LD

$$

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SERVED

PRICE

SANDY’S PUB Resort at Squaw Creek; 530-583-6300

LD

$$

SIAM CUISINE RESTAURANT 10770 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-0503

LD

$$

SIX PEAKS GRILLE Resort at Squaw Creek; 530-583-6300

BD

$$-$$$

SLICE PIZZA 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5400

LD

$-$$

SPICE 11421 Deerfield Dr; 530-550-0500

LD

$-$$

SQUEEZE IN 10060 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-9814

BL

$$

SMOKEY’S KITCHEN 12036 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-4535

BLD

$-$$

THE SUMMIT RESTAURANT 22002 Donner Pass Rd, Soda Springs; 530-426-3904

BLD

$

BL

$

TACO BELL 12277 Deerfield Dr; 530-550-9330

BLD

$

TACOS JALISCO Village at Northstar; 530-562-1125

BLD

$

SWEET POTATOES DELI Resort at Squaw Creek; 530-583-6300

TACOS JALISCO 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-1131

LD

$

TAVERN 6,330’ Village at Northstar; 530-562-3200

LD

$$-$$$

THAI DELICACY 11253 Brockway Rd, Ste 101; 530-550-1269

LD

$-$$

TC’S PUB Village at Northstar; 530-562-2250

LD

$$$

TROKAY RESTAURANT 10046 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1040

D

$$$

TRUCKEE BAGEL COMPANY INC. 11448 Deerfield Dr; 530-582-1852

BL

$

TRUCKEE BAGEL & JUICE BAR 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-9991

BL

$

TRUCKEE TAVERN AND GRILL 10118 Donner Pass Rd; 530-386-4911

LD

$$-$$$

TWENTY-TWO BISTRO & BAR Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-6170

LD

$$

VILLAGE PIZZERIA 11329 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-7171

LD

$$

WAGON TRAIN COFFEE SHOP 10080 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7574

BL

$

WILD CHERRIES 11429 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-5602

BL

$-$$

WONG’S GARDEN 11430 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-1831

LD

$$

ZANO’S FAMILY ITALIAN & PIZZERIA 11401 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7411

LD

$-$$

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food scene.

WINE BARS/BREW PUBS/TAVERNS

MORGAN’S LOBSTER SHACK & FISH MARKET 10087 West River St; 530-582-5000

EARTHLY DELIGHTS Village at Northstar; 530-587-7793

MOUNTAIN VALLEY MEATS 11209 Brockway Rd; 530-550-7197

FIFTYFIFTY BREWING CO. 11197 Brockway Rd; 530-587-2337

NEW MOON NATURAL FOOD STORE/JUICE BAR 11357 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7426

MELLOW FELLOW GASTROPUB 10192 Donner Pass Rd; 530-214-8927

PORT OF SUBS 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-563-5230

MOUNTAIN BLUE TERRACE Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe; 530-562-3000

SAFEWAY 11290 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-7950

PAST TIME CLUB 10096 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-9219

SAVE MART 11399 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-5522

PETRA’S Village at Northstar; 530-562-0600

STICKS MARKET 13710 Donner Pass Rd; 530-214-8891

TAHOE MOUNTAIN BREWERY TAPROOM 10990 Industrial Way; 530-587-3409

SUBWAY 11420 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-3343

THE POUR HOUSE 10075 Jibboom St; 530-550-9664

TOGOS 11911 Highway 267; 530-550-7220

TOURIST CLUB 10010 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7775

TRUCKEE BAGEL & JUICE BAR 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-9991

TRUCKEE RIVER WINERY 11467 Brockway Rd; 530-587-4626

Z MARKETPLACE 12716 Northwoods Blvd; 530-587-1717

UNCORKED-TRUCKEE 10118 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-9800

CATERERS

UNCORKED AT SQUAW VALLEY Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-6080

BIG BLUE Q OF TAHOE 530-308-1376

COFFEE HOUSES/TEA HOUSES

CHEF RON ALLEN 530-902-0128

CAFE BLUE Ritz-Carlton; 530-562-3000

FULL BELLY DELI & FBD CATERING 530-550-9516; 530-550-9125

CHA FINE TEAS OF TRUCKEE 12030 Donner Pass Rd; 530-536-5043

HEY CHEF! 530-582-4882

COFFEEBAR 10120 Jibboom St, Ste 101; 530-587-2000

HIGH POINTE EVENT CATERING 530-414-3357

COFFEEBAR BAKERY 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1554

MARTY’S MOBILE BARBECUE 530-414-8214

DARK HORSE COFFEE ROASTERS 10009 West River St, Ste B; 530-550-9239

MARTY’S PROVISIONS 12030 Donner Pass Rd; 530-414-8214

STARBUCKS 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3123

NORTH TAHOE CATERING 530-386-1788

STARBUCKS 11290 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-7950

PICNIC 530-401-6911

STARBUCKS Village at Northstar; 530-448-1096

RED TRUCK 530-386-0257

STARBUCKS Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-1000

SACRED ARTICHOKE CATERING 530-414-3368

STICKS MARKET 13710 Donner Pass Rd; 530-214-8891

WHEN PIGS FLY BBQ 530-994-1098

TUFF BEANS 10015 Palisades Dr; 530-587-5191

SWEET TREATS

WILD CHERRIES COFFEE HOUSE 11429 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-5602

BUD’S ICE CREAM 10108 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3177

MARKETS/DELIS/BUTCHER SHOPS/FISH MARKETS/ JUICE BARS

CAKE TAHOE CUPCAKES & CREAMERY 9932 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-1701

EARTHLY DELIGHTS Village at Northstar; 530-587-7793

EURO SWEETS Village at Northstar & Village at Squaw; 530-581-0600

FULL BELLY DELI 10825 Pioneer Trail, Ste 103; 530-550-9516

JERKY JUNCTION & CANDY CABOOSE 11041 Donner Pass Rd; 530-401-0035

GLENSHIRE GENERAL STORE 10095 Dorchester Dr; 530-587-1819

SWEET’S HANDMADE CANDIES 10118 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6556

MARTY’S PROVISIONS 12030 Donner Pass Rd; 530-414-8214

SUMMIT SWIRL 11325 Deerfield Dr; 530-414-4080

THE MILL JUICE SHOP 10825 Pioneer Trail, Ste 100; 775-745-1807

THE TREAT BOX BAKERY 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6554

COFFEEBAR BAKERY 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1554

MI PUEBLITO MARKET 11430 Deerfield Dr, Ste B4; 530-536-5038

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OCCUPATION

REALTOR with Chase International Real Estate

YEARS IN TRUCKEE AREA

10 years in Truckee, 17 in the greater Truckee/ Tahoe region

ORIGINALLY FROM Los Angeles, California

WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

Truckee offers the most amazing sense of community in the entire Truckee/Tahoe region and is in the heart of the most concentrated region of ski resorts in North America.

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BIG LIFE?

I’ve been drawn to, and captivated by, the mountains since early childhood. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the ability to use my Marketing degree while living the incredible Truckee lifestyle that we all lead up here. In my humble opinion, there really isn’t anything more special in life than to balance a career that I love with my true passions. My top passions in life are big mountain snowboarding and mountain biking. Riding chairlifts and single track trails with clients who become friends, and friends who become clients, is an extremely healthy dose of the Big Life in my eyes.


Converting transactions into relationships. MELISSA LONG

VAL VIDEGAIN

SHANDA KENYON

“The Val Videgain Team are true real estate professionals! Attentive, knowledgeable, and the people to go to if you are looking to buy or sell property in the Truckee Tahoe area.”

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lindsay romack

OCCUPATION

Morning Show DJ/Program Manager at 101.5 FM Truckee Tahoe Radio

YEARS IN TRUCKEE AREA

I’ve been in the Truckee/Tahoe area for 11.5

ORIGINALLY FROM © JEREMY JENSEN

Arlington Heights, Illinois

WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

I followed a friend to Tahoe thinking I would spend a winter here before getting a job and settling into the “real world”. People warned 20

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me if I stayed for the summer, I would never leave. They were right. The Truckee/Tahoe lifestyle is amazing—the outdoor activities, the community camaraderie and the general stoke on life. I soon realized this was the “real world” meant for me.

BIG LIFE?

The motto that I follow to live the Big Life in Truckee is “Work Hard, Play Hard”. There is not a lot of down time for us in the mountains. It’s squeezing in a few snowboarding laps at lunch or heading straight onto the hiking trail after work. It’s catching up with friends at Truckee Thursdays, dancing at Music in the Park, then getting up and putting in another day’s work. I don’t spend much time sitting on the couch because there is way too much fun to be had living the Big Life!


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T R U C K E E

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District For additional information or small group reservations, call the Truckee-Donner Recreation & 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, fitness center, climbing wall, and meeting rooms. TRUCKEE RIVER REGIONAL PARK Just 1/2 mile south of downtown, 10050 Brockway Rd., this park offers 62-acres of facilities including tennis and basketball courts, and children’s play area. Most areas may be reserved by application at the Rec & Park office. 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. SKATE PARK Located at Truckee River Regional Park on the corner of Brockway Rd. and Estates Dr., the 10,000 square foot concrete facility is equipped with skateboarding elements for all age levels and abilities. 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. “SALTY” GEBHARDT AMPHITHEATER This landscaped bowl in the regional park offers sloped lawn seating for up to 1,600 people. The Amphitheater is the site of the Music in the Park concerts on Wednesday nights, beginning in June. Rental available with reservations.

PONDEROSA GOLF COURSE 9 hole, par 35 with driving range at 10040 Reynold Wy. in Truckee. 530-587-3501; ponderosagolfcoursetruckee.com MCIVER ARENA Located at 10899 Brockway Rd. Dirt arena with sloped grass seating and livestock corral. Home to the Truckee Rodeo. COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER The center is located at 10064 Church St., just a block off Donner Pass Rd., downtown. Newly renovated theatre/auditorium, stage, meeting rooms, kitchen available for rent. Grounds include playground. 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, year-round, indoor facility with 1-meter diving board, swim training and water aerobic equipment. Facility closes August 19, 2016. New pool opening September 2016. 530-582-7725 VETERANS HALL Located at 10214 High St., this Truckee landmark features small gym/auditorium with stage, meeting rooms and kitchen/dining area. Available for overnight rentals. TRUCKEE BIKE PARK & PUMP TRACK See page 28. DONNER LAKE See page 30.

TRUCKEE ICE SKATING RINK Located in the Truckee River Regional Park, features public skating, skate rentals, snack bar, group and private lessons for all age groups, broomball leagues, and more. Open: December through mid-March. 530-587-6172 RIVERVIEW SPORTS PARK A 30-acre park, 12200 Joerger Dr. Featuring multi-purpose fields for soccer and football, Ultimate Frisbee, softball field, BMX track, pump track, bocce courts, non-traditional playground, and covered picnic area. Truckee River Legacy Trail access. MEADOW PARK On Donner Trails Rd., located directly behind the Truckee-Donner Public Utility building, the park features ball fields, playground, picnic area, and an open turf for play. BILL ROSE PARK This small neighborhood play area is located in Gateway, at Tahoe Dr. and Spring Lake. It features tot lot and playground equipment. GLENSHIRE FIELD A six-acre park on Dorchester Dr. located adjacent to Glenshire Elementary School with open turf for soccer fields and one youth softball/baseball field. TRUCKEE’S OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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OCCUPATION

10 years

invest in an education and career experience first. I’m glad we did. The right time came in 2006 when U.C. Davis built a new satellite research facility at Tahoe and Anne was able to transfer there full-time. Truckee was a little closer to good rock climbing than other spots around the lake, and we already had a strong group of friends here, so it was a natural community to settle into.

ORIGINALLY FROM

BIG LIFE?

Artist & Co-owner, Gallery 5830’ an artist collective downtown Truckee

YEARS IN TRUCKEE AREA

Los Altos, California © JEREMY JENSEN

WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

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Let’s face it, I’m an artist...I’ll never stop working…even if I could. When I moved here, I felt like it was a dream come true. I recently opened an art gallery in downtown Truckee and have been investing a lot of time and money into the new business. I make less now than I have at any time in the last 20 years. But in spite of that, I can work and do the outdoor activities that I love on a daily basis. I get my retirement on the installment plan. That’s a Big Life to me.


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camp. + rv parks.

BOCA RESERVOIR

# OF SITES

TRAILERS

ELEVATION

TOILETS

NOTES

BOCA CAMPGROUND 877-444-6777

20

limited

5626

vault

BOCA REST CAMPGROUND 877-444-6777

25

yes

5647

vault

BOCA SPRINGS CAMPGROUND 877-444-6777

17

5922

vault

BOYINGTON MILL CAMPGROUND 877-444-6777

12

yes

5645

vault

252

yes

6046

vault/recirc.

RV dump facilities

5976

recirculating

reserve only

6500

vault

STAMPEDE RESERVOIR LOGGER CAMPGROUND 877-444-6777 DAVIES CREEK CAMPGROUND 530-587-3558

7

EMIGRANT GROUP CAMP (2) 50-person sites; (2) 25-person sites

yes trailer/dump

HWY 89 NORTH SAGEHEN CAMPGROUND

10

LAKESIDE CAMPGROUND 877-444-6777

30

PROSSER FAMILY 877-444-6777

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yes

PROSSER RANCH GROUP SITE 877-444-6777; (1) 50-person site

5700

vault

5800

vault

6200

vault

UPPER LITTLE TRUCKEE CAMPGROUND 877-444-6777

26

yes

6100

vault

LOWER LITTLE TRUCKEE CAMPGROUND 877-444-6777

15

yes

6000

vault

GRANITE FLAT CAMPGROUND Truckee Ranger District; 530-587-3558; handicap access

75

yes

5800

vault

GOOSE MEADOWS CAMPGROUND Truckee Ranger District; 530-587-3558

25

yes

5800

vault

SILVER CREEK CAMPGROUND Truckee Ranger District; 530-587-3558

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yes

5800

vault

reserve only

HWY 89 SOUTH

JACKSON MEADOWS RECREATION AREA Hwy 89 North Sierraville; 530-994-3401; recreation.gov; Various sites available

130

6200

OTHER LOCAL AREAS COACHLAND RV PARK 10100 Pioneer Trail; 530-587-3071; coachlandrvpark.com

131

full hook up

5900

restrooms

RV dump facilities

DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK Donner Lake; 530-582-7892; reserveamerica.com

154

yes

6200

restrooms

facilities

MARTIS CREEK LAKE ALPINE MEADOWS CAMPGROUND 11989 Martis Dam Rd; 530-587-8113

25

yes

5800

TAHOE DONNER-ALDER CREEK CAMPGROUND 13813 Alder Creek Rd; 530-587-9462; tahoedonner.com/campground.html

45

full hook up

restrooms

RV dump facilities

TRUCKEE RV PARK 10068 Hirschdale Rd; 530-448-4650

50

full hook up

restrooms

facilities

VILLAGE GREEN MOBILE & RV PARK 11070 Brockway Rd; 530-587-3326

27

full hook up

restrooms

no pets dump facilities

6000

vault

RV DUMP STATIONS CHEVRON GAS STATION 12353 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-6022

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michelle erskine

OCCUPATION

Photographer/Artist

YEARS IN TRUCKEE AREA 13 years

ORIGINALLY FROM © TIM ERSKINE

Hollister, California

WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

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My life really began when I moved to Truckee. I found my confidence and my voice. Living a Big Life means being the best version of myself at all times, always adding value, growing and thinking big. Living in Truckee has been full of victories and failures, but all lessons worthwhile. The best part is sharing my journey with the people I love, most importantly my creative husband, and my two charismatic children. Raising my children in Truckee has provided a balance of being a mother and business owner, incorporating them into so much of what we do. Inspired and motivated, you can usually find me in my “office” at the top of a mountain watching the sunrise with a mocha in hand, my camera and my dog by my side.


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fish. The California Fish and Game website lists fishing licenses sales locations and fishing regulations: dfg.ca.gov/fishing

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

Fly Fishing Centers

NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA Sawmill Lake is a secluded 10-acre stocked reservoir. northstarcalifornia.com; 530-582-5393 RESORT AT SQUAW CREEK Rated one of the top in the nation. Private, on-property stocked ponds. visitsquawcreek.com; 800-401-9501

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

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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 FOUR SEASONS FLY FISHING flyfishingtruckee-tahoe.com Brian Slusser; 530-386-0525 MATT HERON FLY FISHING mattheronflyfishing.com 518-225-6587 STILLWATER GUIDE SERVICE out4trout.com Chris Worton; 775-851-1558 THY ROD & STAFF FLY FISHING THE REEL SCHOOL OF FLY FISHING Frank Pisciota; 530-587-7333 TIGHT LINES GUIDE SERVICE fishtightlines.com Rick and Tresa Kennedy; 530-263-0990

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DONNER SUMMIT PACIFIC CREST TRAIL (PCT)

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 Road 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). PACIFIC CREST TRAIL (PCT)

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Trailhead south of I-80 to Mt. Judah trailhead MILEAGE: 6.0 miles one way DIFFICULTY: Difficult USE LEVEL: Heavy ACCESS: See Glacier Meadows Loop Trail. MT. JUDAH LOOP

MILEAGE: 4.5 miles round trip DIFFICULTY: Moderate USE LEVEL: Heavy ACCESS: Pacific Crest Trail south of 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. LOWER LOLA MONTEZ LAKE TRAIL

MILEAGE: 6.5 miles round trip DIFFICULTY: Moderate 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. 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.

SHARE THE TRAILS The paved trails are multi-use trails to be enjoyed by ALL types of users—bicyclists, dog walkers, skateboarders, joggers, etc. Regardless of age, mode, or even species, everyone is here to enjoy the trail! 3 3 3 3 3 3

Be aware, be courteous, smile! Keep dogs under control; carry a leash to use if needed. Let others know when you are passing. Allow faster trail users to pass. Ride at a safe speed for ALL trail users. Teach children trail etiquette.

CARE FOR OUR TRAILS Trails are a tremendous community asset. Help us maintain them for everyone’s enjoyment and safety.

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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 RESOURCES

USDA-FOREST SERVICE Truckee Ranger District 10811 Stockrest Springs Rd. 530-587-3558 fs.fed.us/r5/tahoe/trails.com; truckeetrails.org


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TRUCKEE RIVER LEGACY TRAIL

MILEAGE: 6.0 miles one way DIFFICULTY: Easy USE LEVEL: Moderate ACCESS: From downtown, head east on Brockway Road. Just past the Palisades Drive stoplight, turn left into Truckee River Regional Park. The trail begins here or from East River Street downtown. Truckee’s signature trail, the Truckee River Legacy Trail follows the river’s south side for 6 miles, crossing Martis Creek via a bridge, and ends with a climb to the Glenshire neighborhood. Providing scenic views and access to Truckee River Regional Park and Riverview Sports Park. Look for interpretive signage along the trail. This paved trail is a great ride for bike riders, dog walkers and people out for a stroll.

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 Road. Turn right on Palisades Drive, go up the hill. Turn right onto Silver Fir, then left onto Thelin. Look for Forest Service Road #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. To shorten this hike by 6 miles begin on Hwy 89 at Prosser Creek bridge. 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 Road. 3. Negro Canyon: I-80 at the Donner Lake Interchange. Proceed down the off ramp, and turn north onto a dirt road.=

TAHOE DONNER TRAILS

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Tahoe Donner Trail System, with more than 50 miles of trails covers over 4,000 acres with scenic vista of Donner Lake and Euer Valley. For more information go to tahoedonner.com.

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. 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. TROUT CREEK TRAIL

MILEAGE: 1.5 (7,900 feet long) DIFFICULTY: Moderate USE LEVEL: Moderate ACCESS: Ride from downtown Bridge Street up a beautiful canyon filled with pine forests and Aspen trees. Listen to Trout Creek babble, birds sing and enjoy this trail’s secluded feel. This paved trail continues up to Tahoe Donner / Northwoods Blvd.

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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. tdlandtrust.org/events.

LAKES JOHNSON CANYON

ACCESS: Take the Donner Lake Exit on I-80. At the bottom of the off ramp, head north (uphill) about 300 yards to the trailhead where there is a large parking area and kiosks with a map of the area and background information. Trails provide access to Summit Lake, Warren Lake and Pacific Crest Trails. 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.

BIKE MECCA

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.

DONNER 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. This historic area boasts nonmotorized 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. Map kiosks and trail markers are at the parking area along the bottom of Old Hwy 40. WADDLE RANCH PRESERVE

ACCESS: Take Martis Creek Lake/Waddle Ranch Access turnoff of CA-267 in Martis Valley. A single-track overlooking Martis Creek Lake can be enjoyed by parking at end of Martis Creek Road and following Matt, Erika and Megan’s Trail, see kiosk and trail signs for access.

TRUCKEE BIKE PARK & PUMP TRACK

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

More Summer Fun! TRUCKEE DONNER LAND TRUST GUIDED HIKES & HIKE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM Truckee Donner Land Trust organizes guided hikes,

tours of Land Trust projects, biking, and other outdoor events throughout the spring, summer and fall. They also offer a Hike Ambassador Program to visitors and the community free of charge. Hike Ambassadors are current or past board members are available to accompany a group of eight or more hikers who would like to better explore properties acquired by the Land Trust. For more info, visit tdlandtrust.org, or call 530-582-4711.

HELICOPTER RIDES Helicopter scenic tours, private charter flights, heli-skiing and flight training. 530-214-0711; helivertex.com

SKYDIVE Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? Experience the thrill and excitement of

skydiving in the capable hands of a highly experienced and qualified instructor right here in Truckee. Skydive Truckee Tahoe offers one of the most beautiful skydives this planet has to offer! Operating near the Truckee Tahoe Airport, visit skydivetruckeetahoe.com for information.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Alpine Meadows Stables | 530-583-3905 open year round | 355 Alpine Meadows Rd Piping Rock Equestrian Center, LLC | 530-582-6780 open year round | 12318 Union Mills Rd Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center | 530-587-9470 seasonal | 15275 Alder Creek Rd 28

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MAKING MAGIC WITH DIRT! The Truckee Bike Park is a cycling destination that includes a pump track, dirt jumps, flow lines, drop zone, and dual-slalom. The park builds bike skills for all abilities of cyclists, and is fun for the entire family. The park is the product of a non-profit, volunteer-supported effort to build a world-class destination for locals and tourists. It’s a healthy, outdoor, and active recreational asset for the Truckee community. 12304 Joerger Drive; truckeebikepark.org

BIKE TOURS LE GRAND ADVENTURE TOURS — 1-844-534-7263 TAHOE ADVENTURE COMPANY — tahoeadventurecompany.com TAHOE MOUNTAIN GUIDES MOUNTAIN BIKING — Tahoemountainguides.com; 530-686-5895

BIKE RENTAL THE BACKCOUNTRY — 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-0909 BIKE TRUCKEE — 10121 Church St; 530-386-5700 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 TAHOE DONNER BIKEWORKS — 15275 Alder Creek Rd; 530-582-9694


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Donner Summit is one of the most significant and historic mountain passes and transportation routes in the U.S.

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Black Wall

Black Wall on Donner Summit is an iconic, world-class climbing area. With approximately 50 climbing routes, it is a prime destination for climbers. Whether you climb, hike or just like to look at nature’s wild beauty, these black granite towers at the west end of Donner Lake are some of the most dramatic terrain in the entire north Tahoe/Truckee region. Recently acquired by the Truckee Donner Land Trust, the craggy 400-foot Black Wall, the largest rock formation at Donner Summit and bracing stands of pine and alder, will now be preserved for climbers and nature lovers.

Royal Gorge

The Truckee Donner Land Trust acquired 3,000 acres on Donner Summit known as Royal Gorge, along with the 351 acres in Johnson Canyon above Donner Lake. This acquisition ensures all of Royal Gorge’s remarkable meadows, peaks, natural resources and the Nordic ski area have been protected forever and are open to the public for world-class recreation. Trails in the area offering variety and spectacular scenery include (for maps & full details, visit tdlandtrust.org/royalgorge)

Its modern history includes being a brief stopover for emigrants who had just successfully scaled Donner Summit. • LYLE’S LOOKOUT – a short 3-mile hike provides spectacular view of the iconic Devil’s Peak. • ROWTON PEAK – a moderately strenuous 4-mile hike leads through several wildflower and bird areas, passes through some impressive volcanic geology, and offers expansion views of the Pacific Crest and the Granite Chief Wilderness. • POINT MARIAH – a moderate 5-mile route with dramatic viewpoint down 4,000 feet into the Royal Gorge of the North Fork of the American River.

Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail (commonly abbreviated as the PCT) is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail. It is a 2,663 mile long trail running from Mexico to Canada along the crest of the mountains in California, Oregon, and Washington. You’ll find yourself on sections of the Pacific Crest Trail on many hikes on Donner Summit. One popular local PCT hike is from Donner Summit to Squaw Valley, 6.0 miles one way. Hikers attempting the PCT in its entirety are commonly seen in July passing through.

• SUMMIT VALLEY HISTORY TRAIL – easy 4-mile loop around Summit Valley with history going back 4,000 years to the Martis Culture of Native Americans.

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water sports. 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.

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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

Rivers Truckee River: Enjoy an exciting float or class 2–4 rapids.

Self Guided Floats Truckee River Raft Co. Truckee River Rafting

530-583-0123 530-583-7238

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Guided Tours IRIE Rafting Company Le Grand Adventure Tours Tahoe Adventure Company Tahoe Whitewater Tours Tributary Whitewater Tours

530-582-4900 1-844-534-7263 530-913-9212 530-587- 5777 530-346-6812

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. WEST END BEACH: 15888 South Shore Dr. 10-acre, day-use beach facility. Certified lifeguards. Picnic play areas. Group picnic reservations and Pavilion on the Point are made with the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District.

Equipment Rentals Kayak, paddle and power boats, paddleboards rentals Donner Lake Marina (Next to Donner Lake Village) donnerlakemarina.com; 530-582-5112 Donner Lake Water Sports 530-582-1999 (in Donner Memorial State Park) Tahoe Sports Hub 10095 West River St 530-582-4510 Tahoe Adventure Company tahoeadventurecompany.com; 530-913-9212 The Back Country 11400 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-0909 Start Haus 10990 Donner Pass Rd 866-582-5781

SHORELINE PARK: ADA accessible fishing dock, small craft hand launching, picnicking, restrooms. Located midway on the north shore – 14551 Donner Pass Rd. DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK & VISITOR CENTER: Located on Donner Lake with campsites, RV access, hiking trails, picnic areas, fishing, beach area, swimming, water sports and boat rentals concessionaire, interpretive exhibits, and Visitor Center. 530-582-7892

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DONNER LAKE PUBLIC BOAT RAMP: 2 lane boat ramp, 15511 Donner Pass Rd., northwest corner of lake. The Town of Truckee will be installing a gate to better prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Mandatory boat inspections required.

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MANDATORY BOAT INSPECTION: Watercraft inspections are mandatory for all motorized and/or trailered watercraft launching on Donner Lake through the Town of Truckee ordinance Title 14. Inspections are to help prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species into Donner Lake. Boaters who certify that their vessel only launches on Donner Lake are eligible for a Donner Only sticker. For more information on watercraft inspections, or inspection requirements for Donner Lake, and surrounding reservoirs, visit tahoeboatinspections.com.


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ight in our backyard only 12 miles away, is a MUST SEE on your visit to Truckee— Lake Tahoe with its extraordinarily blue water is set like a jewel in the mountains and virtually without peer. America’s largest alpine lake is the second deepest lake in the U.S. with a depth of 1,645 feet. Its clarity has long been a subject of discussion and awe among tourists and scientists alike. A dip into this crystal clear lake will invigorate and rejuvenate you. The water temperature is 70+ degrees in the mid-summer and 40 degrees in the winter. The drive around the lake is 72 miles and will take you through many different communities, each with its own distinct personality. Experience a peacefulness as you gaze out over the lake, which is 22 miles long and 13 miles wide. Lake Tahoe has a rich maritime history from steamboats that were used for transportation in the early years, to those amazingly beautiful sleek wooden boats. Check out the Tahoe Maritime Museum at tahoemaritimemuseum.org to learn more.

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ALPINE MEADOWS 800-403-0206; squawalpine.com

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BOREAL 530-426-3666; rideboreal.com

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DIAMOND PEAK 775-832-1177; diamondpeak.com

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DONNER SKI RANCH 530-426-3635; donnerskiranch.com

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GRANLIBAKKEN RESORT 877-552-6301; granlibakken.com HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN RESORT 800-2-HEAVEN; skiheavenly.com

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HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT 530-525-2992; skihomewood.com

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KIRKWOOD SKI RESORT 209-258-6000; kirkwood.com

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MT. ROSE-SKI TAHOE 800-SKI-ROSE; mtrose.com

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NORTHSTAR, CALIFORNIA 800-GO-NORTH; northstarcalifornia.com

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SIERRA-AT-TAHOE 888-4MTN-FUN; sierrattahoe.com

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SODA SPRINGS 530-426-3901; skisodasprings.com

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SQUAW VALLEY 800-403-0206; squawalpine.com

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SUGAR BOWL 530-426-9000; sugarbowl.com

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TAHOE DONNER 530-587-9444; skitahoedonner.com

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winter activities. CROSS COUNTRY SKIING–GROOMED TRAILS AUBURN SKI CLUB TRAINING CENTER CROSS COUNTRY TRAIL SYSTEM Adjacent Boreal/Donner Summit CLAIR TAPPAAN LODGE Norden NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA NORDIC, TELEMARK AND SNOWSHOE CENTER Truckee RESORT AT SQUAW CREEK NORDIC CENTER Olympic Valley ROYAL GORGE CROSS COUNTRY SKI RESORT Soda Springs TAHOE DONNER CROSS COUNTRY Truckee

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING–TRAILHEADS CABIN CREEK TRAIL Hwy 89–3 miles south CASTLE PEAK I-80 Castle Peak exit, south side of freeway LITTLE TRUCKEE SUMMIT Hwy 89–17 miles north of Truckee

POLE CREEK Hwy 89-6 southwest side SAGEHEN SUMMIT Hwy 89–9 miles north of Truckee WHEELER LOOP Jackson Meadows

TUBING AND SLEDDING BOREAL SLEDDING AT MOUNTAIN PLAYLAND I-80 Castle Peak Exit; 530-426-3666; rideboreal.com NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA TUBING HILL Hwy 267 at Northstar; 530-562-1010; northstarcalifornia.com SODA SPRINGS WINTER RESORT SLEDDING AND TUBING I-80 Soda Springs Exit; 530-426-3901; sodasprings.com SQUAW VALLEY SNOWTUBING at the Papoose Discovery Center; 530-583-6985; squaw.com TAHOE DONNER AT TROUT CREEK RECREATION CENTER 12790 Northwoods Blvd; 530-587-9437; tahoedonner.com

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MARTIS LOOKOUT TRAIL Hwy 267 — .25 miles north of Brockway Summit


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 LITTLE TRUCKEE SUMMIT Hwy 89 north–17 miles north of Truckee MARTIS PEAK Brockway Summit on Hwy 267

Perched atop beautiful Donner Summit, Woodward Tahoe is the perfect location for action sport and cheer athletes to train. The location gives ski/snowboard campers the opportunity to train on real snow year-round. The Bunker is located at the base of the mountain providing skate, BMX, cheer and dryland training. Woodward Tahoe is located minutes from Truckee.

19749 Boreal Ridge Rd, Soda Springs | 530-426-1114; woodwardtahoe.com

PROSSER HILLS Hwy 89 north–4 miles north of Truckee

SNOWSHOEING DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK 12593 Donner Pass Rd; 30-582-7892 NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA Hwy 267 at Northstar Dr; 530-562-0110; northstarcalifornia.com ROYAL GORGE 9411 Hillside Dr, I-80 to Soda Springs exit; 530-426-3871; royalgorge.com TAHOE DONNER CROSS COUNTRY CENTER 15275 Alder Creek Rd; 530-587-9484; tdxc.com

SNOWSHOEING TOURS NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA Hwy 267 at Northstar Dr; 530-562-0110; northstarcalifornia.com TAHOE ADVENTURE COMPANY 530-913-9212; tahoeadventurecompany.com

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

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SQUAW VALLEY 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.

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T R U C K E E CARMEL GALLERY 9940 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-0557 CAROLE SESKO CONTEMPORARY ART 530-412-0639; carolesesko.com GALLERY 5830’ 10060 Donner Pass Rd; 530-902-0322 GALLERY KEOKI IMAGES OF TAHOE Village at Squaw Valley; 530-583-1404 GLASFORMS GLASSBLOWING 10072 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-8460 INDIGO 10382 Donner Pass Rd, #5; 530-587-6003 JOANNE’S STAINED GLASS AND GALLERY 10064 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-1280 LA GALLERIA 10112 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5444 LORIEN POWERS 10007 Bridge St in Truckee Hotel; 530-550-9610 NORTH TAHOE ARTS 380 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe City; 530-581-2787 SPECIALTYBEADS.COM SpecialtyBeads.com TOM BEEBE FINE WOODWORKING & CRAFT SCHOOL 10434 River Park Dr; 530-587-1108 WHITE BUFFALO 10116 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4446

BOOKS/MUSIC BOOKSHELF STORES INC. 11429 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 2; 530-582-0515 SPLIT ROCK 10320 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-9378 TAHOE TRUCKEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC 10038 Meadow Way, Ste E; 530-587-3274

FASHION/ACCESSORIES BASS SHOE FACTORY OUTLET 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-9283 CABONA’S 10100 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3161 CABONA’S OUTLET 10016 Jibboom St; 530-587-3161 CALIFORNIA 89 10156 Donner Pass Rd; 530-214-8989 CLOSET COWGIRL 10059 Palisades Dr; 530-582-7424

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DRESSED BOUTIQUE 10056 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1630 ELA CHAPMAN 10046 Donner Pass Rd, #2; 530-563-35121 FRANKIE’S—MOUNTAIN CASUALS 11012 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-9000 KALIFORNIA JEAN BAR 10092 Donner Pass Rd, Ste A; 530-550-9933 KEENA 11260 Donner Pass Rd, #12; 530-581-3512 LEGGS-HANES-BALI OUTLET STORE 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3745 MARILYN’S CATWALK 10058 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7467 MO, JO & ZOE 10122 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3495 THE NICHE 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3100

ANIMAL CARE ANIMAL OUTPATIENT CARE CENTER OF TRUCKEE-TAHOE 10939A Industrial Way, #101; 530-587-5144

NOMAD 10046 Donner Pass Rd; 530-536-5058 NOX FASHION & BEAUTY NATURALLY 10115 Donner Pass Rd; 530-563-8089 TAHOE TIME 415-378-8472; tahoetime.com

CANINE COUNTRY 10310 Hirshdale Rd; 530-587-7807

TAHOE TRUCKEE T-SHIRTERY 10128 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5744

CRITTER CARE MOBILE VETERINARY CLINIC 530-550-8660

TAHOE UNIVERSITY 10015 West River St; 530-386-7868

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THE TREEHOUSE 10104 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4883

DOGSHIRE PET STORE 10095 Dorchester Dr, #B; 530-536-5032

TRUCKEE SHOE COMPANY 10118 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 2; 530-582-4074

DONNER TRUCKEE VETERINARY HOSPITAL & BOARDING 9701 Hwy 267; 530-587-4366

UNDRESSED 10075 West River St; 530-550-8008

FANCY FUR PET SALON 11401 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8477

UNIQUE BOUTIQUE VIVIANE’S VINTAGE AND VOGUE 10925 West River St; 530-5828484

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WAVE WEAR 11429 Donner Pass Rd, #1A; 530-536-5076

SAVVY DOG 10961 Stevens Ln; 530-448-9808 SCRAPS PET STORE & GROOMING 12030 Donner Pass Rd, #1; 530-582-5044 SIERRA PET CLINIC 10411 River Park Pl.; 530-587-7200

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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 PIPING ROCK EQUESTRIAN CENTER, LLC 12318 Union Mills Rd; 530-582-6780 SKI BUTLERS 11253 Brockway Rd, Ste 103; 530-582-8277 SKYDIVE TRUCKEE TAHOE 13184 Sailplane Wy; 530-562-7530 SMOOTH RIDES TUNE AND REPAIR 530-414-3862; smoothridesmobile.com SNOWBOMB snowbomb.com; 530-581-0553 START HAUS 10990 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-5781

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TAHOE ADVENTURE CO. 10200 Donner Pass Rd; 530-913-9212 TAHOE DAVE’S 10200 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-0900 TAHOE DONNER EQUESTRIAN CENTER 15275 Alder Creek Rd; 530-587-9470 TAHOE MOUNTAIN SPORTS 111200 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 5E; 530-536-5200 TAHOE SPORTS HUB 10095 West River St; 530-582-4510 TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT CLEANERS 10607 West River St, Ste 1D; 530-582-0564 TOTALLY BOARD 10060 Bridge St; 530-582-1584

HOME + GARDEN ADOBE.TRUCKEE 10800 Pioneer Trail, Ste 2; 530-550-9661 ALPINE STOVE AND CHIMNEY 10707 West River St; 530-582-4985

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ASPEN LEAF INTERIORS 10075 West River St; 775-287-1168

ATELIER 10128 Donner Pass Rd; 530-386-2700

CATHERINE MACFEE INTERIOR DESIGN 10004 South East River St; 530-584-5000

BAREBONES WORKWEAR 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-9327

GRATITUDES GIFTS AND HOME DÉCOR 10112 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6858

CALIFORNIA 89 10156 Donner Pass Rd; 530-214-8989

HIGH CAMP HOME 10191 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 1; 530-528-6866

JERKY JUNCTION & CANDY CABOOSE 11041 Donner Pass Rd; 530-401-0035

MOUNTAIN COMFORT FURNITURE 11464 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-5321

COOKING GALLERY 10084 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-8303

MOUNTAIN HARDWARE & SPORTS 11320 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4844

COPY CENTER 11400 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 10; 530-582-0884

MOUNTAIN HOME CENTER 10115 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6681 11403 Brockway Rd; 530-587-6681

COSMOS CUSTOM FOOTWERKS 10015 Palisades Dr; 530-587-5424 CRUX EVENTS 25 Old Hwy 40, Verdi; 530-587-8700; cruxevents.com CVS PHARMACY 11411 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-5770 ELIZABETH’S CREATIONS tahoeflowers.com; 530-587-6965 EVENTMASTERS PARTY RENTALS & SUPPLIES 10800 Pioneer Trail, Ste 5 & 6; 530-587-2844 FLOWER POWER 11429 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-1801 FOR GOODNESS SAKE 10157 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8981 GREEN RUSH 11400 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 47; 530-550-8785 JL’S SMOKE SHOP 10800 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 105; 530-587-7833 LATHER AND FIZZ BATH BOUTIQUE Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-6001 THE OFFICE BOSS 12177 Business Park Dr; 530-587-1620 THE OFFICE BOSS TRUCKEE MAIL CENTER 11260 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 1; 530-587-1620 THE PAINTED VINE 10770 Donner Pass Rd, #103; 530-414-8014 RESCUED WINE 10607 West River St, Ste 1E; 530-587-7947 RITE AID PHARMACY 11230 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5296 SMILEY’S TATTOO 10800 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 104; 530-587-6453

SHOWROOM 360 10950 Industrial Wy, #B; 530-386-6406 ROCK & ROSE, INC. 10739 Glenshire Dr; 530-550-7744; rocknrose.com SPIRIT INTERIOR DESIGN AND GALLERY 10009 West River St; 530-587-0948 THE ROCK GARDEN 10642 Pioneer Trail; 530-582-3610 TRUCKEE HOMETOWN SEARS STORE 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-0110 VILLAGER NURSERY INC. 10678 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-0771

BEAUTY/SPAS BALANCE HOLISTIC HEALTH Village at Northstar; 530-562-1164 BELLA LAGO AESTHETIC 10800 Donner Pass Rd, Ste A-103; 530-550-7882 COUPE SIXTY-ONE 11209 Brockway Rd; 530-550-1161 GLOW 10320 Donner Pass Rd, Ste B; 530-587-9985 HAIR FOR TODAY 10095 Dorchester Dr; 530-582-9050 IMAGES SALON AND BEAUTY SUPPLY 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-2888 INFINITE NAILS 10833 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 104; 530-277-2514 LINDA’S NAILS 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-1629

TAHOE BLOOMS FLORAL DESIGNS 530-587-1930; tahoeblooms.com TAHOE CANDLE 10607 West River St, Ste 1E; 530-587-7996 TAHOE OIL & SPICE 10091 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8857 TRUCKEE POWERSPORTS SUPPLY 12030 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-7758; truckeepowersportssupply.com

TRUTH TATTOO 10099 Jibboom St; 530-582-8788

SPORTING GOODS/SERVICES ALPINE MEADOWS STABLES Alpine Meadows Rd; 530-583-3905 ARBOR BOARDHOUSE 11486 Donner Pass Rd; 530-536-5006 THE BACKCOUNTRY 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-0909 BLACK TIE SKI RENTALS TRUCKEE 530-550-1092 BLUE ZONE SPORTS 11391 Deerfield Dr; 530-550-8003 CVS PHARMACY 11411 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-5770

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LOFT BARBER SHOP 10092 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-1710

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LUX HAIR 10075 West River St; 530-550-8008

BALANCING BODYWORKS – PILATES 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste 108B; 530-581-5152

MANE ATTRACTION 10466 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6263

THE BAR EFFECT 11890 Donner Pass Rd; 530-386-3635

NICOLA B HAIR STUDIO 10246 Donner Pass Rd; 530-386-6610

BELLA LAGO AESTHETIC 10800 Donner Pass Rd, Ste A-103; 530-550-7882

RITZ-CARLTON LAKE TAHOE SPA 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct; 530-582-3000

BIKRAM YOGA SIERRA 11090 Trails End Rd; 530-582-4111

SACRED STONE CENTER FOR WELL-BEING 10250 Donner Pass Rd; 530-448-3664

CROSSFIT BLIZZARD 10800 Pioneer Trail, Ste 1; 530-550-7501

SALON FANDANGO 10098 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1138

CROSSFIT JIBBOOM 10069 Bridge St; 530-214-0706; crossfitjibboom.com

SASSY NAILS 11429 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-5201

CROSSFIT TRUCKEE 12277 Soaring Way, #103; 530-536-5025

SHAG 10059 Palisades Dr; 530-582-7424

DONNA’S MASSAGE & SPRAY TAN 10059 Palisades Dr, Ste 3; 530-550-1000

SHAMPOO HAIR AND MAKE-UP SALON 10050 South East River St; 530-587-8494

INNERRHYTHMS DANCE THEATRE 12047 Donner Pass Rd, Ste B7; 530-550-8464

SPA AT SQUAW CREEK 400 Squaw Creek Rd; 530-581-6624

NAMASTE HOLISTIC HEALING & YOGA 10368 Donner Pass Rd; 530-448-9014

SUPERCUTS 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-4037

PERFORMANCE TRAINING CENTER BY JULIA MANCUSO 10775 Pioneer Trail; 530-587-9977

T & T NAILS AND SPA 10770 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-7561

REBEL FITNESS ACADEMY 12277 Soaring Way; 530-550-7777

TRILOGY SPA Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-8125

SIERRA SPORTS & SPINE THERAPY 12257 Business Park Dr; 530-587-9355

TRUCKEE LOCAL HAIR CUTTING 10059 Palisades Dr, #2; 530-582-4331

SYNERGY HEALING ARTS INC 11890 Donner Pass Rd, #1; 530-550-0400

TRUE SALON & HAIR STUDIO 10049 Martis Valley Rd; 530-412-0837

TAHOE CENTER FOR HEALTH AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE 10710 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3769

UNWIND BEAUTY SALON 12315 Deerfield Dr, Ste 8; 530-582-9344 URBAN ANGELS SALON 10120 Jibboom St, #102; 530-587-9900

CONSIGNMENT/ THRIFT STORES ECHO BLUE CONSIGNMENT 11429 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 6; 530-550-5295 MOUNTAIN KIDS 11429 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 6; 530-550-5295 TAHOE FOREST HOSPICE THRIFT & GIFT 10026 Meadow Way; 530-582-4947 THRILL OF THE FIND 11400 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 RITE AID PHARMACY 11230 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-7592 TAHOE FOREST HOSPITAL 10121 Pine Ave & Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6011 TAHOE FOREST PHARMACY 10956 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 101; 530-587-7607 TRUCKEE TAHOE MEDICAL URGENT CARE 10956 Donner Pass Rd; 530-581-8864

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TAHOE MOUNTAIN FITNESS 12047 Donner Pass Rd, Ste B7; 530-412-3548 TAHOE MOUNTAIN FITNESS NORTH 11890 Donner Pass Rd, #3; 530-412-3548 TAHOE PEAKS ATHLETIC CLUB 11073 Donner Pass Rd; 530-536-5019 TAHOE YOGA & WELLNESS CENTER 10770 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8333 TERRA FIRMA FITNESS, MASSAGE & YOGA 209-662-4146; terrafirmafitness.com TRUCKEE COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER 8924 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-7720 TRUCKEE JAZZERCISE 8924 Donner Pass Rd; 925-286-5316 TRUCKEE MASSAGE 11209 Brockway Rd, Ste 305; 530-550-9910 TRUCKEE PHYSICAL THERAPY 11053 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-4790 TRUCKEE PILATES 530-584-1717; truckeepilates.com YOGA STUDIO TAHOE 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste 105B; 530-587-1891

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TRUCKEE DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION EVENTS: TRUCKEE THURSDAYS — street festival, midJune to mid-August, truckeethursdays.com ART & SOUL DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE ART WALK — September, historictruckee.com

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1 SASSARINI HOME – Built circa 1895 by the Sassarini family, this home was purchased by the McGwinn family in 1918 for ten dollars in gold coin. Doyle McGwinn grew up to be the town butcher for many years. 2 TITUS HOME – This home was constructed circa 1912 on a spot previously occupied by a Chinese boarding house. Designed by Will Bliss, it was the only architecturally designed home in Brickelltown. Frank Titus, Sr. built the home while working as an engineer on the narrow gauge railroad, which hauled lumber from Lake Tahoe to Truckee. 3 EATON HOMES – Originally built by Edward Brickell circa 1880 and then served as the Truckee Lumber Company store. Harry Eaton, Brickell’s son-in-law was a longtime railroad engineer. His son, Harry, grew up in this home and in the 1930s would ski to Tahoe City to deliver the mail when trains were snowbound in Truckee. 4 KRUGER C.B. WHITE HOUSE – W.H. Kruger, an original owner of the Truckee Lumber Company, built this home in 1873.  In 1904, C.B. White, a banker and prominent citizen, bought the house. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places. 5 VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING – Sitting on the site of the palace-like McGlashan mansion which burned down in 1935. In 1939, members of the Truckee American Legion Post 439 constructed the present building which became a meeting place for most of the town’s community activities. Today you can take a short memorial pathway from the Old Jail Museum up to this historic site. 6 ROCKING STONE – Although the 17-ton stone no longer rocks, it is one of 25 known rocking stones in the world. The local Native Americans used this rock for drying their food and holding ceremonies as far back as 15,000 years ago. One of the early tribes painstakingly chipped away the rock to flatten the top and curve the bottom so animals couldn’t climb up to eat their food.  

7 LOADING DOCK – Once a loading dock and freight station for the Southern Pacific Railroad, this building served as a warehouse for years. Much of Truckee’s lumber and ice were shipped from here. 8 RICHARDSON HOUSE – Warren Richardson built this Victorian home in 1887. The home stayed in the family until 1940. The house was used for many years as a boarding house, once known as “The Flop House”. 9 FIRST AND LAST CHANCE SALOON – It was the first saloon heading east and the last saloon heading west. It also housed Truckee’s original telephone office. 10 OLD JAIL MUSEUM – Built in 1875 out of native stone, the brick was added around 1904. The jail ran continuously until 1964, housing many infamous criminals. Showcasing early Truckee industries, the museum is open on summer weekends. 11 FLYING “A” – Built in 1936, this gas station was revitalized in 2007 to appear as a 1949 gas station. 12 SIERRA TAVERN – Originally built as a three-story building in 1928; a fourth floor was added in 1938. This was once the location of the law offices of Truckee’s famous citizen, Charles McGlashan, who wrote the History of the Donner Party.   13 RAILROAD MUSEUM – The first transcontinental railroad, logging railroads and tourism by rail all played an important part in Truckee’s history. The museum, located next to the depot, is housed in a Southern Pacific Railroad caboose. 14 ALTA HOTEL – Built as the Tahoe Saloon in the 1920s, a period of recreational excitement when Truckee’s winter months were alive with winter carnival activities. Previously, the Sassarini family operated the Flor D’Italia on this site, which burned in a fire in 1921. 15 CABONA’S – Founded in 1918, Cabona’s is the oldest retail establishment on Commercial Row. Its founder, Dave Cabona, originally sold fishing tackle, appliances and general merchandise. The eastern part of the store was a coffee shop. An embedded coffee cup is still in the sidewalk.  

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20 I.O.O.F. HALL – Built in 1871, it is the second oldest building on the block. Rebekah officials from New York had been in San Francisco to organize a lodge there. On their way back to New York, they became snowbound in Truckee. Local women decided they would like to have a lodge in town and the second Rebekah Lodge in California was born. 21 REX HOTEL – Built over 100 years ago, it was converted to a hotel with steam-heated rooms in 1913. During prohibition, the lower floor was a speakeasy called the “Silver Mirror”. 22 SQUEEZE IN – Frank Burckhalter operated the town’s first bank at this location. In 1869, a daring bank robbery was thwarted by the heroic action of bank employees and town citizens. 23 SCHAFFER HOUSE – Built in 1895 by George Schaffer, who, together with Joseph Gray, built the first lumber mill in 1867. The partnership was dissolved in 1871, when Schaffer moved his mill site out towards Martis Valley. By this time, Schaffer had made Truckee his home and had built at least three buildings that can still be found in town. 24 STAR HOTEL – Built by George Schaffer in 1885 after the first building on this site burned in May of 1885. There’s still debate in town as to whether George Schaffer built the Star Hotel for his large family’s residence or for workers in his mill. The house located directly west is believed to have been Schaffer’s private residence.

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25 STONE GARAGE – This building is on the location of Truckee’s first building: Gray’s Station. The current stone building was constructed around 1911 and served as a carriage house and blacksmith shop. 26 TRUCKEE HOTEL – Built as the American Hotel in 1873, it has been through several name changes since. A major fire destroyed most of the building in 1909. The building was renamed to the Alpine Riverside for the 1960 Winter Olympics and was renamed the Truckee Hotel in 1977 after a major renovation. 27 CHINESE HERB SHOP – Built in 1878, this was the cornerstone of Truckee’s Chinatown—the second largest Chinese community on the west coast. The building later housed the Truckee Soda Works. 28 GRAY’S CABIN – Built in 1863 by Joseph Gray, this is Truckee’s oldest building. In 1909, the house was given to the Native Sons of the Golden West, Donner Parlor No. 162, and moved to its present location. 29 COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER – Truckee’s original elementary school building was on this site. The aging building was replaced by a new schoolhouse in 1936 and operated as the elementary school until a new school was built in town.  

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Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. —Thomas Merton

Inspired Learning Opportunities If you’re looking to tap into your own creative juices, there are many inspired learning opportunities such as art workshops and hands-on educational experiences in addition to gallery talks, art lectures, and special presentations. A few choices include:

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relax, sip wine with friends and unleash your inner artist! painted-vine.com; 10700 Donner Pass Rd.

ATELIER – a hub of the local art community hosting unique and creative workshops by the area’s most sought after artists, illustrators, designers, weavers, painters and more. ateliertruckee.com; 10128 Donner Pass Rd.

JOANNE’S STAINED GLASS – learn to create beautiful works of art with workshops in fused glass. joannesstainedglass.com; 10064 Donner Pass Rd.

TRUCKEE ROUNDHOUSE – a new makerspace scheduled to open in

Summer 2016, will be working with local artisans and craftspeople to develop a full suite of classes. truckeeroundhouse.org

Makerspace— Truckee Roundhouse Opening in summer of 2016 is a 3,400 sf new community makerspace, Truckee Roundhouse, a community-operated shop or workshop where people with common interests—often in computers, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art—can meet, socialize and collaborate. truckeeroundhouse.org; at Truckee Tahoe Airport, 12116 Chandelle Way, #E3.

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Culinary Arts If being a Top Chef is a secret dream of yours, there’s classes and workshops to tap into the aspiring chef within, such as:

STELLA – custom culinary

Pop-Ups Becoming Mainstream in Truckee

Pop ups have been around a long time, in one form or another; they’re very much a movement that started with artists looking for temporary space to exhibit work, hold stage shows or create studio spaces. Pop ups are spontaneous, so be sure to check Truckee.com as these opportunities, well, “pop-up!”

POP-UP MUSICAL DINNER – July 15, 2016 hosted by the Cedar House Sport Hotel and Trails & Vistas (sponsored by Tom Beebe Fine Woodworking & Craft School).

FARM-TO-TABLE pop-ups throughout the year range from elegant dining/open

kitchen experiences to ski area dinner events held in grand lodges, and food trucks at Truckee Thursdays.

experiences. Create house made pasta, play with fire learning artisan baking techniques using traditional wood fired oven and more. Hands on and lecture style classes. cedarhousesporthotel. com/stella; 10918 Brockway Rd.

There’s nothing like music to relief the soul and uplift it. Truckee’s musical scene ranges from the local “Piano Man” jangling out tunes on the sidewalk of downtown Truckee, musical theater honoring Truckee’s historic roots, or dancing the summer evening away at the Regional Park.

RESTAURANT TROKAY –

STREETS OF TRUCKEE – Richard Blair, musician and long-time Truckee

cooking classes for all ages and abilities. restauranttrokay. com; 10046 Donner Pass Rd.

RITZ-CARLTON, LAKE TAHOE – learn how to

create three unique cocktails paired with appetizers using freshly cut herbs, classic ingredients such as bitters and infused liquors in this Art of Mixology class offered Sundays through summer. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/ california/lake-tahoe; 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct.

Music for the Soul

resident, has written and recorded songs about Truckee’s early history in the late 1800s. An music theater show, Streets of Truckee, is held annually in the fall/early winter and Richard can be found at various locations throughout the year performing these old stories put to modern folk-roots/Americana melodies. truckeeblair.com.

TAHOE TRUCKEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC – offering the opportunity for

learning and sharing music. Instructors have a wealth of experience from teaching as well as performing professionally. Ongoing or drop-in classes available. tahoemusic.net

ANNUAL CULTURAL EVENTS June: Truckee Roundhouse Maker Show June-August: Truckee Thursdays July: Truckee Open Artist Studio Tours (TOAST) September: Art & Soul Downtown Truckee Art Walk September: Trails & Vistas – Art Hikes October: Donner Party Hike October: Truckee’s Haunted Historical Tour Ongoing – First Fridays: various downtown art galleries stay open late, host artist showings, offering tasty food bites and beverages For more event information, visit Truckee.com TRUCKEE’S OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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History + Museums Donner Memorial State Park & Visitor Center The Pioneer Monument statue at the entry to the park honors all who made the difficult trek across the western plains and mountains to reach California during the 1840s. Compelling new exhibits tell the stories of the emigrant experience, the Donner Party, the land of the Washoe, Chinese construction of the railroad, and early motoring adventures over Donner Pass. Tours available in the summer months. parks.ca.gov; 530-582-7892

HISTORICAL TIMELINE 1844 Stephens-TownsendMurphy Party: first emigrant wagon train that successfully crossed the Sierra and get to California with wagons.

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1910 Hollywood film companies began establishing Truckee as a center for the budding motion picture industry. (Charlie Chaplin’s the Gold Rush, the highest grossing comedy, 1927).

1863–1865 Gray’s Station Coburn’s Station (later re-named Truckee).

1846–1848 Thousands of emigrants passed westward through the Truckee Basin en route to California.

1860

1866 First lumber mill.

1885 First trans-Sierra bicycle crossing. Thomas Stevens then continued across the country and around the world. 1870

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1890s–1920s Truckee is established as a winter sports destination. 1846 The Donner Party, unable to cross the mountain summit, is forced to camp on the east end of Donner Lake.

1862–1866 Construction of the Dutch Flat & Donner Lake Wagon Road.

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1915 First transcontinental telephone line goes into service over Donner Summit with a four way phone call from Alexander Graham Bell, President Taft, and the president of ATT to Watson at the Panama Pacific Expo. The line was built in 1914.

1920

About 1920 the first transcontinental air route goes over Donner Summit.

1868 Ice was first harvested in the Truckee Basin at Boca.

1866-1868 Construction of the Transcontinental Railroad 40 miles of snowsheds were built to protect the RR. This allowed the trains to keep running (barring avalanche and fires).

1901 First auto over Donner Pass (Alexander Winton)

1875 The Boca Brewing Company brought more fame to Boca than any other industry.

1903 First motorized crossing of the U.S. went over Donner Pass (George Wyman)


MUSEUMS 20 MILE MUSEUM Markers along old Hwy 40 Eagle Lakes to Donner Lake donnersummithistoricalsociety.org

GATEKEEPERS MUSEUM 130 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City 530-583-1762 northtahoemuseums.org

DONNER SUMMIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 21501 Donner Pass Rd, Soda Springs 530-426-3376 donnersummithistoricalsociety.org

KIDZONE MUSEUM 11711 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee 530-587-5437; kidzonemuseum.org

DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK AND VISITOR CENTER 12593 Donner Pass Rd Donner Memorial State Park, Truckee 530-582-7892 parks.ca.gov/?page_id=503

TRUCKEE-DONNER HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND OLD JAIL MUSEUM Jibboom and Spring St Historic Downtown Truckee 530-582-0893; truckeehistory.org TRUCKEE RAILROAD MUSEUM 10075 Donner Pass Rd Historic Downtown Truckee truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

OLYMPIC MUSEUM Squaw Valley (High Camp) 1960 Squaw Valley Rd 800-403-0206 squaw.com/olympic-museum-0

WESTERN SKISPORT MUSEUM 19865 Boreal Ridge Rd Boreal Ski Area, Soda Springs 530-426-3313 ext. 113

TAHOE MARITIME MUSEUM 401 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City 530-525-9253 tahoemaritimemuseum.org

donner party hike This two day annual event takes place October 8 + 9, 2016 and features great hikes, speakers, and an opportunity to learn about emigrant history.

donnerpartyhike.com

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.

1915–1926 Lincoln Highway, America’s first transcontinental road, is built over Donner Pass.

1930’s The advent of modern skiing—improved equipment, improved technique, and ski lifts—first chair lift in California 1939, as well as the first destination ski area Sugar Bowl. First actual ski school in California—California Ski School at Soda Springs or Beacon Hill.

1970s Major subdivisions developed in and around Truckee, as people sought the lifestyle provided by a small town. 1958 Truckee-Tahoe Airport established.

2009 Commercial RowBrickelltown Historic District, developed from 1870 to 1930, added to the National Register of Historic Places and includes the significant parts of Truckee’s early commercial district.

2000s 1940

1932 Highway 40 was first plowed in winter allowing winter access for tourists and commerce. Prior they had to wait for snow melt.

1932–1940 The Southern Pacific establishes the excursion train called “The Snowball Special”.

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1960 The Winter Olympics descend on the Truckee area at Squaw Valley establishing the Truckee-Tahoe area as a major resort destination for year-round recreation.

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1993 The Town of Truckee incorporates, garnering more than 70 percent local approval, with the big issues being area land use planning, snow removal and road maintenance.

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2013 The Town of Truckee celebrates 150 years since establishment, and 20 years of incorporation. Truckee continues to preserve and restore its historic character, and grow in popularity as a resort destination.

About 1964 (over a few years) the coming of the Interstate which wreaked havoc on small communities along Highway 40 but allowed people to go further faster.

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travel. AIR ACCESS

Reno-Tahoe International Airport 2001 East Plumb Ln. Reno, NV (40 miles from Truckee); (775) 328-6400; renoairport.com Truckee Tahoe Airport 10356 Truckee Airport Rd. Truckee (off Hwy. 267); (530) 587-4119; truckeetahoeairport.com No commercial service; general aviation airport. Surf Air (800) 365-6179; surfair.com Private air travel membership club offering unlimited monthly flights on Executive Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, flying to and from Truckee Tahoe Airport.

RAIL ACCESS

Truckee Train Depot — 10065 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee Amtrak (800) 872-7245; amtrak.com The California Zephyr runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco (Emeryville). Amtrak stops in Truckee once a day eastbound and once a day westbound. Reservations required. There is no Amtrak agent in Truckee.

BUS ACCESS

Truckee Train Depot — 10065 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee Greyhound — (800) 231-2222; greyhound.com Greyhound stops in Truckee five times a day. Tickets can be purchased in the Welcome Center or online. Amtrak — (877) 974-3322 Amtrak buses stop in Truckee three times a day (Eastbound drops off only).

LOCAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

TART (Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit); (530) 550-1212; tahoetruckeetransit.com Enjoy the beauty of Truckee-North Lake Tahoe and let someone else do the driving! Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) offers daily regional connections throughout North Lake Tahoe and local service throughout Truckee. Fixed Route services vary by season. The Truckee Local Route offers service during the non-winter (mid-March through mid-December) throughout Truckee, Monday through Saturday. With winter service (mid-December through mid-March) operating 7 days a week providing service throughout Truckee and to Donner Summit. During the non-winter season (April to mid-December) buses serve the Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Recreation Center, Downtown Truckee, Gateway Shopping Center, Crossroads Shopping Center, Donner State Park and the west end of Donner Lake. During the winter season (mid-December to April), service is also provided to the ski resorts on Donner Summit including Boreal, Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch and Soda Springs. Fixed Route One-Way Bus Fare: Adult: $2.50; Senior/Disabled: $1.00; Child under 12: $1.50; Child under 3: Free. Dial-A-Ride is also available with Senior/Disabled as priority passengers.

TAXI SERVICE

Anytime Taxi (530) 414-4187 North Tahoe Checker Cab (866) 420-8294; (530) 587-0666 High Mark Taxi (530) 414-1547 Tahoe Independent Group (530) 546-8687 High Sierra Taxi (530) 412-1927 Truckee River Taxi (530) 386-3935 Uber & Lyft now available via your smartphone app.

AUTOMOBILE RENTAL Enterprise (530) 550-1550

Hertz (530) 550-9191

LIMOUSINE & SHUTTLE SERVICE

Bell Limo/Airport Mini Bus — (775) 786-3700; (800) 235-5466; bell-limo.com Limousine Tahoe Taxi Express — (530) 386-5559; tahoetaxiexpress.com Reno-Tahoe Limousine & Shuttle Service — (800) 660-4546; (775) 348-0868; renotahoelimo.com North Lake Tahoe Express — (866) 216-5222; northlaketahoeexpress.com Sunset Limousine Services — (775) 329-5466; (866) 455-5515; sunsetlimonevada.com Tahoe Sierra Transportation LLC — (530) 550-5300; tahoesierratransportation.com Tahoe Taxi Express — (530) 386-5559 Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association (TNT/TMA) — (530) 582-4964; laketahoetransit.com

ROAD CONDITIONS CA (800) GAS-ROAD; (800) 427-7623

NV (877) NV-ROADS; (877) 687-6237

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

Meadow Park/Truckee Historical Society: 10115 Donner Trail Rd.—1 Charging Unit Train Depot/CA Welcome Center: 10065 Donner Pass Rd.—2 Charging Units The Cedar House Sport Hotel: 10918 Brockway Rd.—2 Charging Unit Pioneer Commerce Center: 11025 Pioneer Trail—1 Charging Unit Best Western Plus: 11331 Brockway Rd.—1 Charging Unit

TESLA CHARGING STATIONS

Gateway at Donner Pass: 11290 Donner Pass Rd.—6 Superchargers The Rock: 11209 Brochway Rd.—8 Superchargers The Cedar House Sport Hotel: 10918 Brockway Rd.—1 Tesla Connector Northstar California: 5001 Northstar Dr.—2 Tesla Connectors The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe: 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct.—4 Tesla Connectors

Your Air Taxi to the West

Truckee Dial-A-Ride — (530) 550-7451; townoftruckee.com Year round to the general public with priority service for seniors and person with disabilities. Trips within the Town limits, during the same hours and days as the Fixed Route service. Call 24 hours in advance. One-way: Adult: $6.00; Senior/Disabled/Child under 12: $2.00. Senior Shuttle – North Tahoe/Truckee Transport (530) 550-7451 Reservations/schedule information (Out of area inter-regional ADA accessible senior shuttle) Priority for those over 60 residing in eastern Placer and Nevada Counties. Other residents may schedule on a space available basis. Transport to essential needs appointments. Prices are donation/fare. Grass Valley | Nevada City—$8 (2nd Tuesday of the month) Truckee | Reno $3—$8 (2nd of the month) Auburn | Roseville | Sacramento—$10 (3rd Wednesday of the month) Quincy—$8 (3rd Thursday of the month) N. Lake Tahoe | S. Lake Tahoe—$3 | $5 (4th Tuesday of the month)

AIRPORT SHUTTLE

North Lake Tahoe Express — (866) 216-5222; northlaketahoeexpress.com Travelers can book reservations on a 21-passenger shuttle that runs between the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Truckee-Tahoe. Offering daily shuttle service between the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and the TruckeeNorth Lake Tahoe Region. Reservations required 24-hours in advance.

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SUMMER Regional Services Daily service around Lake Tahoe’s North and West Shores, Squaw Valley, Northstar and all of the places in between with connections to Truckee Daily. Connections and FREE transfers along Tahoe’s West Shore to the Nifty Fifty Trolley servicing Emerald Bay and the South Shore. FREE night service along the North and West Shores with connections to Squaw Valley and Northstar.

Truckee Local Route Services Providing service throughout Truckee with Connections to regional and dial-a-ride services Monday through Saturday.

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Truckee Local Route Services Providing service throughout Truckee with connections to regional and dial-a-ride services daily. Ski shuttle service to Donner Summit Daily – Connecting Truckee with Boreal, Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch and Soda Springs ski resorts.

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530-550-3235 tcbk.com/tcb/

530-550-0110 SearsHomeTownStores.com

a great place to shop, bank, dance and dine in west truckee

530-550-8464 innerrhythms.org

530-550-9283 bassshoes.com

530-587-5561 pacosbikeandski.com

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530-587-2000 coffeebartruckee.com

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TRUCKEE COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET

Supporting local producers within 125 miles of our town Sundays – 10 am to 2 pm • June 5th – Early Fall 2016 truckeefarmersmarket.org TAHOE MOUNTAIN PILATES | BARRE | YOGA

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530-587-3745 onehanesplace.com

tri counties bank plaza tricountiesbankplaza.com 12047 Donner Pass Road Stores and Restaurants | Free Parking/Friendly People/Great Fun | West Truckee at the foot of Tahoe Donner For leasing information contact The Morrison Sales Team at 530-582-6900


THR RITZ-CARLTON SPA速 LAKE TAHOE Escape to our tranquil forest sanctuary with modern, results-oriented treatments. Relax in our heated co-ed lap pool overlooking the slopes. Step into the dry-heat-lodge to detoxify. Re-energize in the eucalyptus steam room. Whatever your pleasure, your high-altitude journey of restoration and relaxation awaits. For reservations, please call 530-562-3030.

Artfully crafted cuisine, combining classical techniques and a modern culinary philosophy. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For reservations, please call 530-562-3050.

The Backyard Bar & BBQ features traditional favorites including St. Louis smoked ribs, brisket and pulled pork sandwiches, house-made BBQ sauces, wood-fired oven-baked pizzas, home-style side dishes and tempting desserts.

THE RITZ-CARLTON速, LAKE TAHOE 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, CA 96161 (Mountainside at Northstar) | ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe

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