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2017–2018 Official Truckee Visitors Guide


SUMMER EVENTS NORTHSTAR WINE WALKS JUNE 24, JULY 29, AUGUST 26 Join us every final Saturday of the month for an alpine-style wine walk set against the stunning Sierras from 3-6 p.m.

BREWMASTER DINNER SERIES JULY 2, SEPTEMBER 3 NORTHSTAR BREW WALK SEPTEMBER 2 Seasonally inspired dishes expertly paired with palette-inspiring craft beers. Make September 2nd a weekend of craft beer and join us for the Northstar Brew Walk the evening before the 2nd Summer Brewmaster Dinner.

TAHOE STAR TOURS EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY Join us for an intimate look at the Sierra stars. June 15 - September 2, in partnership with The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

BEERFEST AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL JULY 1 For the 11th consecutive year, The Village at Northstar comes alive with roots jams and fresh brews.

HER MOUNTAIN JULY 22 & 23, AUGUST 19 & 20 The Specialized Bike Academy presents two full days of female-only mountain bike riding, friendship and adventure.

MOUNTAIN KIDS COOK-OFF AUGUST 6 The best kid chefs face-off in front of a live audience, all in the name of Project MANA, a Tahoe-based nonprofit organization dedicated to hunger relief.

AUTUMN FOOD & WINE SEPTEMBER 8 - 10 An annual weekend of food, wine, seminars, celebrity chefs, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, and the Sunday Grand Tasting and Culinary Competition — all at the Village at Northstar!

Visit NorthstarCalifornia.com/Events for more details


2017–2018 OFFICIAL TRUCKEE VISITORS GUIDE

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WELCOME Welcome 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. For some it may be challenging yourself to reach new heights in an outdoor sport, for others it’s 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 FOLLOW US FOR THE LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND TRUCKEE

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: Castle Peak 100K, DPMR, Drone Promotions, Amy Edgett, Jeff Engerbretson, Erskine Photography, Doug Jones, Kidzone, Brooks McMullin, Jenelle Potvin, Kyle Railton, Sky Emerson/Summitside.com, Skydive Truckee Tahoe, Sierra Crest Run, Tahoe Expedition Academy, Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District, Truckee River Winery, Vail Resorts, Laura Lawson Visconti 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.

Begin Your Experience in Historic Downtown Truckee

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VISIT THE CALIFORNIA WELCOME CENTER FOR TRIP PLANNING ASSISTANCE

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.

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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. BUENA PARK

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


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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

Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic • Gu63.org Squaw Mountain Run • auburnskiclub.com

Sierra Seniors Spaghetti Feed and Bingo • sierraseniors.org Village Nordic Cup • farwestnordic.org

AUGUST

FEBRUARY

Sierra Forage Barn Party • mountainareapreservation.org

Alpenglow Mountain Festival Winter •

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival • laketahoeshakespeare.com

alpenglowsports.com

Hot August Nights, Reno • hotaugustnights.net

Black Ties and Tails • hstt.org

Western States Trail Foundation Tevis Cup •teviscup.org

Squaw Valley Prom • squawalpine.com

MARCH

JUNE Truckee Day • truckeeday.org

Snow Fest • tahoesnowfestival.com

Reno Tahoe Odyssey • renotahoeodyssey.com

Rahlves Banzai • rahlvesbanzai.com

Soroptimist Wine Restaurant Faire • sitruckeedonner.org

Rotary Crab and Pasta Feed • truckeerotary.com

Truckee Brew Fest • truckeeoptomist.com/truckeebrewfest

The Great Ski Race • thegreatskirace.com

Truckee Running Festival • tahoetrailrunning.com

APRIL Earth Day Celebration • tahoetruckeeearthday.com Winter Wondergrass—Tahoe • 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 EJ Tegner “Let’s Bet on Youth” Golf Tournament The Little Big • thelittlebigattruckee.com

Reno Rodeo • renorodeo.com Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run • wser.org Adventure Sports Week • adventuresportsweektahoe.com Tahoe Summit Classic • tahoelacrosse.com Tough Mudder • toughmudder.com King of the Lake • tahoemountainsports.com Night at the Museum • sierrastateparks.com Truckee Roundhouse Makers Space • truckeeroundhouse.org

JULY Firecracker Mile • auburnskiclub.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 Antiques & Vintage Sale • truckee.com Wanderlust Festival • wanderlustfestival.com Tahoe Trail 100 • northstarcalifornia.com Donner Lake Triathlon • donnerlaketri.com Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival • laketahoeshakespeare.com Tahoe Donner Summer Concert • tahoedonner.com Truckee Open Arts Studios Tour (TOAST) • creativetruckee.org Guitarfish Festival • jambase.com

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Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance • laketahoeconcours.com Donner Lake Open Water Swim • sierranevadamasters.com Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest • squawalpine.com Lake Tahoe Triathlon • laketahoetri.com Peaks and Paws • squawalpine.com Annual Foam Fest • squawalpine.com Truckee Pro Rodeo • truckeerodeo.com Sierra Crest ULtra Run • auburnskiclub.com


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Castle Peak 100k • castlepeak100k.com Lake Tahoe Music Festival • tahoemusic.org Sierra Crest Ultra • tahoemountainsports.com

OCTOBER Sierra Tahoe Pro/AM Finals • tahoemountainsports.com Truckee Downtown Wine Walk & Shop • truckeewinewalk.com

SEPTEMBER

Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour • truckeehistorytour.org

Art and Soul Downtown Truckee Art Walk • historictruckee.com

Truckee River Day • truckeeriverwc.org

Copa De las Sierra Soccer Tournament • truckee.com

High Sierra Cruise • highsierracruise.publishpath.com

Nugget Rib Cook-off; Sparks • nuggetribcookoff.com

Great Trail Race • bigblueadventure.com

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival • tahoefoodandwine.com Reno Balloon Races • renoballoonraces.com Trails & Vistas (in Galena this year) • trailsandvistas.com Tahoe Sierra Century Ride • tahoesierracentury.com National Championship Air Races, Reno-Stead • airrace.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

NOVEMBER Truckee Ski Swap • tdrpd.com/events Turkey Trot • auburnskiclub.com Tahoe Chocolate and Wine Festival • tahoechocolatefestival.org Truckee Tree Lighting Ceremony • truckee.com

DECEMBER Northstar Noel Nights • northstarcalifonia.com Squaw Valley New Year’s Eve Celebration • squawalpine.com New Year’s Eve Celebration at Northstar California • northstarcalifornia.com

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© CASTLE PEAK 100K

Donner Party Hike • donnerpartyhike.com


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Learn secrets of the Sierra as you hike with local historians.

Step back into history.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: info@donnerpartyhike.com donnerpartyhike.com

Shop Play

Eat Stay

Go to Tahoe.com Today

EXPERIENCE THE POWER AND BEAUTY OF TRUCKEE COMMUNITY THEATER MAY 6 • SPRING 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL JUNE 8, 9, 10, 11 • YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN AUGUST 19 • BROADWAY AT THE PARK 2017 OCTOBER 28 • FALL 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 10, 11, 12 • SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL DECEMBER 1, 2, 3 • ON GOLDEN POND

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ONGOING SUMMER EVENTS Tuesday Bluesday • squawalpine.com Wednesday Music in the Park • tdrpd.com/events Truckee Thursdays — Mid-June to Mid-August truckeethursdays.com Certified Farmers Market (June through October) Tuesdays in Truckee • farmersmarket.com

Retro Skate Night – Tuesdays • northstarcalifornia.com First Fridays – yearlong • bespoketruckee.com • lagalleriatruckee.com • riversideartstudios.com • thebranchtruckee.wordpress.com • Knack Truckee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 NORTHSTAR LODGE – WELK RESORTS 970 Northstar Dr, Truckee; 530-562-3900; welkresorts.com RED LIGHT LODGING AND LOUNGE 10101 W River St; 530-536-0005; redlighttruckee.com

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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TAHOE VISTANA INN 6549 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista; 530-546-2529; tahoevistanainn.net

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

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VACATION RENTALS CASTLE PEAK VACATION RENTALS 21719 Donner Pass Rd, Soda Springs; 888-253-5551; castlepeak.com DONNER BLISS, PRIVATE HOME VACATION RENTAL Truckee; 415-496-5475; donnerbliss.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 INN 10154 High St, Truckee; 530-563-6874; therichardsonhouse.com TAHOE GETAWAYS 10010 Church St, Truckee; 530-386-5551; 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 THE DOWNTOWN HOUSE 10230 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee; 530-308-9584 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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TRUCKEE

BIG LIFE

OCCUPATION

Executive Director Headwaters Science Institute, Race Director Auburn Ski Club

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15 years ORIGINALLY FROM

Salem, New Hampshire WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

MEGAN SEIFERT

I first moved here for a winter to ski and figure out what I wanted to do next. I lived here in the winter for a couple years and in the summer I worked as a biologist for the Forest Service in Idaho. Next I went back to school to get a PhD in biology and lived here part time. When I was done, I decided not to follow a job because I really wanted to live in Truckee. I loved the community and the outdoor opportunities. I knew I wanted to have a family here. It was a hard decision, but I turned down jobs in my field to live here and try to make something work. I slowly began to piece things together working at Auburn Ski Club and doing research at Desert Research Institute. In 2014, I started Headwaters Science Institute so that I could share my love of science and the amazing natural space in the Truckee area with students in California. It has been an amazing decision. WHAT DOES BIG LIFE MEAN TO ME?

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When I think of Big Life, I think of living each day to the fullest. For me this means, getting outside to exercise even if the weather isn’t cooperating. I love the feeling of coming home and eating and warming up after getting wet, dirty, and cold exercising. It also means spending quality time with my family, especially outside. I love being able to show my kids new trails, teaching them to bike, swim in the lakes, and enjoy this amazing place. Lastly, I think of my work. I love to be busy and help people. I love working for two different non-profits in this community. I feel like my work is meaningful to me and to others. It helps me feel fulfilled each day.

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Competence. Exclusivity. Passion.

ELDER GROUP TAHOE

Alison Elder

Real Estate Advisor, Par tner 530.582.8103 tahoe@alisonelder.com eldergrouptahoerealestate.com alisonelder.evusa.com

PARK CIT Y | L AKE TAHOE | NEWPORT BE ACH | SAN FR ANCISCO | L AGUNA BE ACH | ST. GEORGE ©2017 Engel & Völkers. All rights reserved. Each brokerage independently owned and operated. Engel & Völkers and its independent License Partners are Equal Opportunity Employers and fully support the principals of the Fair Housing Act. If your property is currently represented by a real estate broker, this is not an attempt to solicit your listing. CA BRE License #01399851

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10072 DONNER PASS RD., TRUCKEE (530) 448-3423 | 11 A.M. TO 6 P.M. ART GALLERY | PERFORMANCE & EVENT VENUE BEER & WINE BAR | ARTTRUCKEE.COM

Free Programs such as: A Course in Miracles, Wisdom Circle, Meditations, and More! A quiet place for study & reflection A Library of inspirational books, CDs & DVDs Activities & books in the Children’s Corner

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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. “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. 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.

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.

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.

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. © ALL PHOTOS BY TRUCKEE-DONNER RECREATION & PARK DISTRICT

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Voted #1 Tahoe Activity

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. 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 Swim year-round at the new Truckee Aquatic Center including a 10-lane competition lap pool measuring 25 yards, as well as a warm-water pool with a temperature of 90 degrees. The warm-water pool—perfect for kids or senior fitness, those rehabbing from leg injuries and those learning to swim—features a beach-like entry, two lap lanes, a lazy river, a splash pad and two water slides, including a 12-foot spiral slide as well as an airplane-shaped slide for small children. 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 41. DONNER LAKE See page 43.

Elevate your excitement level by about 40 feet. Come try all 3 Aerial Adventure Parks... each is unique! Adventure awaits you-from fun & easy to challenging & exhilarating-- as you navigate between +/- 40 foot high platforms using a variety of bridges, zip lines, and more! (You’re always clipped in to a safety line!) No experience or special equipment necessary. Hours of unforgettable, super-fun outdoor activity for the whole family! And a great way for visitors to experience what Tahoe’s all about. Courses for Adults, Teambuilding Groups, and Kids 5+.

3 Locations! Tahoe City Tahoe Vista Squaw Valley

Reservations HIGHLY recommended (and required in the Summer!)

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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)

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

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

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

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

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BOOMTOWN RESTAURANTS 2100 Garson Rd, Verdi; 800-648-3790

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

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CASA BAEZA 10004 Bridge St; 530-587-2161

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

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1882 BAR & GRILL—RIVER STREET INN 10009 East River St; 530-550-9222 ALDER CREEK CAFE 15275 Alder Creek Rd; 530-582-9694 AULD DUBLINER Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-6041

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

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

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COTTONWOOD RESTAURANT Brockway Rd; 530-587-5711

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

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

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

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

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DRUNKEN MONKEY 11253 Brockway Rd; 530-582-9755

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EASTSIDE DELI 10068 Hirschdale Rd; 530-448-4650

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

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

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

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FLAME OF INDIA 11421 Deerfield Dr; 530-563-5078

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

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

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

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INXPOT Village at Northstar; 530-536-5046

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

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

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

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

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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

We love Lake Tahoe, but there is a big world out there to explore!

Goldring Travel will deliver YOUR Luxury whether it be sipping champagne while lounging on the deck of an ultra-luxury, all-suite, boutique Seabourn ship or exploring the wilds of Antarctica, Alaska, Asia or more on one of its Seabourn Ventures zodiacs, kayaks or hikes. Is Your Luxury delving into UNESCO Heritage Sites? Dining at The Grill by Thomas Keller? Extraordinary Spa Treatments? Because it is Seabourn, you can have it all…on the same cruise! SEVEN CONTINENTS. FIVE SHIPS. ALL SUITES. OPEN BAR. NO GRATUITIES. AND NEVER MORE THAN 600 PAMPERED GUESTS.

Call Seabourn’s World No. 1 selling agent, Eric Goldring, at (877) 2GO-LUXURY or email info@goldringtravel.com. GOLDRING TRAVEL, LLC, 12177 BUSINESS PARK DRIVE, SUITE 6, TRUCKEE, CALIFORNIA 96161 | CALIFORNIA SELLER OF TRAVEL NO. 2127458-40

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

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

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MARG’S TACO BISTRO 10164 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6274

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

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

MARTY’S CAFE 10115 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8208 MARTY’S PROVISIONS 12030 Donner Pass Rd, #3; 530-414-8214 MCDONALD’S 11420 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-3880

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sushi, Asian Tapas, Sake Lounge • Innovative Fresh Cuisine Gluten and Wheat Free Menu • Take-Out 11253 Brockway Rd. #105, Truckee CA • 530-582-9755 www.drunkenmonkeysushi.com


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

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

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

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TACO BELL 12277 Deerfield Dr; 530-550-9330

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TACOS JALISCO Village at Northstar; 530-562-1125

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

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

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

LD

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

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

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

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

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

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

LD

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

LD

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VILLAGE PIZZERIA 11329 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-7171

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

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

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

LD

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

LD

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ZURI’S COFFEE CO. 11357 Donner Pass Rd, Ste G; 530-536-5151

BL

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FOOD SCENE WINE BARS/BREW PUBS/TAVERNS

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

ALIBI ALE WORKS 10069 Bridge St; alibialeworks.com

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

FRITES: GOURMET FIRES & CRAFT BEER Village Northstar

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

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

SAFEWAY 11290 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-7950

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

SAVE MART 11399 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-5522

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

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

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

SUBWAY 11420 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-3343

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

TOGOS 11911 Highway 267; 530-550-7220

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

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

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

TRUCKEE RV PARK GENERAL STORE & EASTSIDE DELI 10068 Hirschdale Rd; 530-448-4650

TRUCKEE RIVER WINERY 11467 Brockway Rd; 530-587-4626 UNCORKED-TRUCKEE 10118 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-9800 UNCORKED AT SQUAW VALLEY Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-6080

COFFEE HOUSES/TEA HOUSES CAFE BLUE Ritz-Carlton; 530-562-3000 CHA FINE TEAS OF TRUCKEE 12030 Donner Pass Rd; 530-536-5043 COFFEEBAR 10120 Jibboom St, Ste 101; 530-587-2000 COFFEEBAR BAKERY 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1554 DARK HORSE COFFEE ROASTERS 10009 West River St, Ste B; 530-550-9239 STARBUCKS 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3123 STARBUCKS 11290 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-7950 STARBUCKS Village at Northstar; 530-448-1096 STARBUCKS Village at Squaw Valley; 530-584-1000 STICKS MARKET 13710 Donner Pass Rd; 530-214-8891 TUFF BEANS 10015 Palisades Dr; 530-587-5191 WILD CHERRIES COFFEE HOUSE 11429 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-5602 ZURI’S COFEE CO. 11357 Donner Pass Rd, Ste G; 530-536-5151

MARKETS/DELIS/BUTCHER SHOPS/FISH MARKETS/ JUICE BARS COPPER LANE CAFE Village at Northstar; 530-587-7793 FULL BELLY DELI 10825 Pioneer Trail, Ste 103; 530-550-9516 GLENSHIRE GENERAL STORE 10095 Dorchester Dr; 530-587-1819 MARTY’S PROVISIONS 12030 Donner Pass Rd; 530-414-8214 THE MILL JUICE SHOP 10825 Pioneer Trail, Ste 100; 775-745-1807 MI PUEBLITO MARKET 11430 Deerfield Dr, Ste B4; 530-536-5038

ZANDER’S SPIRITS TRUCKEE 11008 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1760 Z MARKETPLACE 12716 Northwoods Blvd; 530-587-1717

CATERERS BIG BLUE Q OF TAHOE 530-308-1376 CHEF RON ALLEN 530-902-0128 FULL BELLY DELI & FBD CATERING 530-550-9516; 530-550-9125 HEY CHEF! 530-582-4882 HIGH POINTE EVENT CATERING 530-414-3357 MARTY’S MOBILE BARBECUE 530-414-8214 MARTY’S PROVISIONS 12030 Donner Pass Rd; 530-414-8214 NORTH TAHOE CATERING 530-386-1788 PICNIC 530-401-6911 RED TRUCK 530-386-0257 SACRED ARTICHOKE CATERING 530-414-3368 WHEN PIGS FLY BBQ 530-994-1098

SWEET TREATS BUD’S ICE CREAM 10108 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3177 COFFEEBAR BAKERY 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1554 EURO SWEETS & SNACKS Village at Northstar & Village at Squaw; 530-581-0600 JERKY JUNCTION & CANDY CABOOSE 11041 Donner Pass Rd; 530-401-0035 LITTLE TRUCKEE ICE CREAMERY 15628 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-2884 SWEET’S HANDMADE CANDIES 10118 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6556 SUMMIT SWIRL 11325 Deerfield Dr; 530-414-4080 THE TREAT BOX BAKERY 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-6554 ZURI’S COFEE CO. 11357 Donner Pass Rd, Ste G; 530-536-5151

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FROM THE GRAIN TO THE GRAPE:

Truckee’s Unique Mountain Craft The interest in craft and artisanal beverages is growing and Truckee Beverage Scene spans all segments with a winery and wine tasting locales, several taprooms, and even a spirits distillery.

TRUCKEE RIVER WINERY. The iconic Red Barn on the Truckee

© WINEMAKER AT TRUCKEE RIVER WINERY

River is where the winemaking takes place, and their tasting room, The Ranch, is where locals and visitors gather for drinking in the local spirit, surrounding scenery and award-winning wine. Making wine in the high elevation and cold temperatures is not without its challenges, but “the highest and coldest” winery can also take advantage of the high elevation and cold temperatures to naturally cool the fermentation and slow down the barrel aging process. Their award winning Pinot Noir is the winemaker’s pride and joy, and daughter Katy is now the General Manager and White Winemaker of the family. Stop by this fun, family-owned winery to take in some of the local flavor at 11467 Brockway Road.

FIFTYFIFTY BREWING COMPANY.

Co-owners Andy and Alicia Barr founded FiftyFifty Brewing Company in 2007. As former engineers for Hewlett-Packard, they were looking for “something that inspires us more.” Today, they employ 86 people and have racked up 20+ National and International Awards. They are embarking on a major expansion facility that will significantly increase their production allowing them to produce draft, cans and bottles. Their Brewers’ Intent Bottle Club party, set in an idyllic mountain setting along the shores of the Truckee River, brought together members of this high-end beer club to enjoy an afternoon of beta-testing barrelaged beer styles, BBQ, games and the sounds of local musicians. Members came from all over California, and as far away as Ohio, Texas and New York. Drop by this craft brewery with a great local vibe located at 11197 Brockway Road.

ALIBI ALE WORKS.

It’s the water. One of the key components of a good beer, the pure mountain water in Truckee/Tahoe helps set the local brews apart. Alibi Ale’s goal is to keep your taste buds intrigued with diverse and interesting flavors. Their beer line-up balances traditional European styles, super-fresh hoppy beers, and innovative one-offs to expand your beer horizons. Barrel-aged and funky-sour-wild beers rotate frequently through their tap line-up. Co-owners and founders Kevin Drake and Rich Romo opened their first location in 2014 in Incline Village. Their soon to open taproom in historic Downtown Truckee will create an inviting, family friendly environment where strangers become friends. They are a local-based brewery trying to keep it real and authentic – while making beers that fit into the active Truckee/Tahoe lifestyle.

TAHOE MOUNTAIN BREWING. A little off the beaten path, there’s a

brewery with a taproom serving up fresh beer and small batches of barrel aged ales. Tahoe Mountain Brewery and Taproom is fun place to find some of the best selections of our beer. “Big passion brewed in small batches” is their mantra. In the high alpine environment of Truckee/Tahoe, experimentation in their brewhouse and barrel-aging cellar is written into the fabric of what they do. With respect to tradition and age-old methods, they blend modern science, the best ingredients, creativity and spontaneity for a wide range of fine ales. Visit their taproom at 10990 Industrial Way up in the Pioneer Commerce Center.

A few other wine and beer tasting locales include: • The Pour House, 11075 Jibboom St. • Uncorked-Truckee, 10118 Donner Pass Rd. • CoffeeBar, 10120 Jibboom St.

OLD TRESTLE DISTILLERY. Kevin Murphy (featured as one of our Truckee

Big Life Locals on page 30) has been in the insurance world for 23+ years as founder & President of Sierra Insurance. But this Irishman had a vision… the idea and creation of Old Trestle Distillery came to him from the ever increasing demand for artisan-created spirits. So he wrangled up a few partners and created Old Trestle Distillery, which will be the first licensed Distiller in Truckee. While their emphasis is on Scotch and Irish styles of Whiskey, they also will be creating both Gin and Vodka to sell locally, nationally and eventually globally. With one of the top distillers in the county now onboard, watch for more news and the release of spirits from Truckee’s Old Trestle Distillery.

• Mellow Fellow, 10192 Donner Pass Rd. • Locally-made beverages can also be purchased at Zander’s Spirits Truckee, 11008 Donner Pass Rd.

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ANDIE KEITH

BIG LIFE

OCCUPATION

Environmental Attorney by training, Word After Word Bookshop co-founder/ co-owner by choice. YEARS IN TRUCKEE AREA

Four years as our full-time residence, fifty years since I first dipped my toes in the Lake.

LOCAL

ORIGINALLY FROM

Born in Sacramento, childhood in Walnut Creek with strong family ties to Hollister and Tahoe, school in Santa Barbara and Eugene, first home with Scott Keith in Oakland, then a ten-year stint in the East Bay before landing in our Happy Place. WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

We’ve always wanted to live full-time in the Sierra and when the opportunity arrived we jumped in feet first. Truckee is a great place to raise kids and dogs. Truckee people are friendly, easy-going, and happy. I’m a mountain girl at heart…even have the tattoo to prove it!

ANDIE

WHAT DOES BIG LIFE MEAN TO ME?

Our Big Life is raising our family in Truckee where the schools, sports, and music programs are fantastic. The natural beauty of this place still amazes me every time we’re out skiing or hiking.

NICOLLE

NICOLLE SLOANE OCCUPATION

Co-founder/co-owner Word After Word Bookshop YEARS IN TRUCKEE AREA

Four years ORIGINALLY FROM

Many places. Born in Ohio, moved to Dana Point when I was 10, went to college in Boulder, CO. Have lived in Boulder, Vail, and Denver. WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

My parents live near Nevada City and my husband and I used to bring our young children out to visit my parents and then we’d take a little side-trip to Tahoe/Truckee. We fell in love with the area (how can you not!?) and now it’s home. We both own businesses here, our kids go to a great school, and there is a wonderful sense of community that we honestly weren’t expecting but are really thrilled to be a part of! WHAT DOES BIG LIFE MEAN TO ME?

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A full life. Our lives here are abundant. My husband’s flight instruction business has taken off at the greatest small town airport I know of. We own two thriving businesses downtown, and our children attend an amazing charter school at the base of Squaw Valley ski resort. Winters are spent playing in the snow, skiing, staying cozy by the fire. Summers we head to the lake and soak up the sun and splash around and paddleboard in the cool, clean waters of Lake Tahoe. There is so much more I could say, but the gist of it is that it’s a good life.


Gifts from Around the World.

MICHELE SMITH Realtor®

10112 DONNER PASS RD., TRUCKEE

(530) 587-5444

RE/MAX MOUNTAIN LIVING (530) 414-1352 (Mobile) BRE# 02009600 michelesremax@gmail.com www.remaxmountainliving.com

LAGALLERIATRUCKEE.COM Each office independently owned and operated.

If you love Mountain Home style, this store is a must stop during your Truckee visit. Our store changes with the seasons, offering unique selections chosen to delight. Located in the historic Loading Dock building at 10115 Donner Pass Rd. 530.550.8800 www.MountainHomeCenter.com

HOME DECOR & ACCENTS

Open Sunday thru’ Thursday 10AM to 5PM Friday and Saturday 10AM to 6PM

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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN TRUCKEE BY DANA SEABORG SIERRA EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING SCHOOL

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econd and third grade students at Serra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) collaborated on a project to give visiting families with young kids ideas of fun family activities in Truckee. As their community project, these local students brainstormed then voted on top places to go with kids in Truckee. They then got together in groups to write the copy and produced rack cards available at the Truckee California Welcome Center and other locations around town. Try their recommendations for family fun in Truckee!

Top 10 things to Do with Kids (By Kids)

Truckee is a great place to visit with kids under the age of 10. There are many activities and places to explore. Hiking is fun, challenging, and has many amazing views. Tubing down the Truckee River is a wonderful way to cool off on a hot summer day. Winter is perfect for snow sports. Try skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowshoeing, or a good old fashioned snowball fight. 28

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Finally, there are a lot of great pools and lakes to go swimming in during the hot summer months. Enjoy your visit. We are glad you came to visit. Read on for more fun ideas of things to do with your kids.

Donner Memorial State Park

Donner Memorial State Park is a great place to go in Truckee. You will have a great view of Donner Lake and in the summer you can watch the boats pass by. The trails have some great scenery and some wildlife. The Pioneer Monument is a statue of the Donner Party. When you are done at the lake, head over to the Visitor’s Center and Museum to learn a lot of Truckee history.

KidZone Museum

Looking for an award winning place for your children to play? The KidZone has you covered. This place offers tons of creative themes and toys to spark your imagination. The KidZone provides art and science supplies for your children to explore and create. The wonderful indoor and outdoor playground can bring lots of joy to kids under ten. The KidZone is full of endless fun.

Truckee Variety Co.

Truckee Variety Co. is the locals’ favorite toy store. The front of the store has lots of yummy candy to choose from. There is a wide range of toys for all ages, including a variety of Legos and puzzles. Don’t forget to check out the back of the store for art supplies and stuffed animals!


Truckee River Regional Park

Come to the Regional Park and your family will have a blast. There are two different playgrounds, for toddlers and big kids that your children will love. There are also some bouncy dinosaurs, a frog sprinkler, and lots of swings. The newest addition is the rideable train that surrounds the park! Be sure to check the schedule to see if it’s running on weekends.

Northstar is a fun place to go skating in the winter or summer. The ice skating rink is perfect for learning the basics. During the summer, rollerblading or rollerskating is a fun activity. If you get hungry, Rubicon has your favorite pizza. Finish your day at the candy shop. They have all types of yummy treats, including frozen yogurt.

Swimming at the TruckeeDonner Community Swimming Pool

Check out the new indoor community swimming pool at the Truckee Recreation Center and get ready to splash into some fun! Sit back and enjoy the lazy river or take your pick from two different water slides. A lap pool and diving board is also available for those interested. When you arrive at this state-of-the-art facility you will be asked to take a swim test.

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Skating at Northstar

Truckee Bike Park

Do you like riding bikes and getting dirty? Then the Truckee Bike Park pump track is the place for you and it’s free. Bring your bike and ride the hills. You can go on small jumps or big jumps. If you don’t know how to go off jumps, you can just ride your bike around the track. Also, you can race your friends on a simple little track. You will get all dusty and dirty at the Pump Track. See how much dust you can make as you race down the hill.

Burger Me!

Burger Me! has a lot of different types of burgers that everyone loves! You can get beef, turkey, veggie, even bison with a variety of toppings and sides. The milkshakes are delicious with many flavors to choose from. Next, the outdoor seating has comfy chairs and fantastic mountain views. Lastly, the TV is amazing for your parents to watch their favorite sporting events.

Bud’s Ice Cream

Bud’s Ice Cream has many different treats for your family to enjoy. This 1950’s style parlor has a wide variety of ice cream flavors, toppings, as well as candies. Don’t forget to check out the historic décor: the building used to be a tackle shop!

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Jax at the Tracks

Hungry? Jax at the Tracks will have something you will love. Jax has cheeseburgers that melt in your mouth. If you order hot chocolate, you will get a mountain of whipped cream with sprinkles on top. There is great French toast that comes with warm syrup and powdered sugar. Do you like milkshakes? Jax on the Tracks will have a flavor you love, from peach to Oreo.

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TRUCKEE

BIG LIFE LOCAL

KEVIN C. MURPHY OCCUPATION

Principal & Owner—Sierra Insurance Associates, Inc. Founder and Partner—Old Trestle Distillery, LLC YEARS IN TRUCKEE AREA © ERSKINEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

25 years ORIGINALLY FROM

Reno, NV to Missoula, MT to Truckee, CA

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WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

Best people—Best recreation—Best weather WHAT DOES BIG LIFE MEAN TO ME?

Always having a briefcase of work PLUS two of any of the following in my truck: powder skis, carving skis, shotgun, golf clubs, mountain bike, fly rod, or various bags of grain be they rye, corn, barley or wheat. Now that’s a BIG LIFE!

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Truckee Tahoe ValuaTions Real Estate Valuations Specializing in IRS appraisals/ Luxury Properties Servicing Truckee, N/W Lake Tahoe/Incline Village

your year-round destination for mountain recreation rentals, gear, apparel, and expert advice for all of your tahoe adventures

JUDY DOWDY, SRA www.judydowdy.com judy@judydowdy.com

©Dynafit

530.582.4510 | www.tahoesportshub.com 10095 w. river street | historic downtown truckee

Leave the places you love better than you found them.

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camp + rv parks BOCA RESERVOIR

# OF SITES

TRAILERS

ELEVATION

TOILETS

NOTES

BOCA CAMPGROUND 877-444-6777

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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

5700

vault

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

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

yes trailer/dump

HWY 89 NORTH SAGEHEN CAMPGROUND

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LAKESIDE CAMPGROUND 877-444-6777

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PROSSER FAMILY 877-444-6777

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yes

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

5800

vault

6200

vault

UPPER LITTLE TRUCKEE CAMPGROUND 877-444-6777

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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

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

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full hook up

5900

restrooms

RV dump facilities facilities

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

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yes

6200

restrooms

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

25

yes

5800

vault

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

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full hook up

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

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full hook up

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

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full hook up

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

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restrooms

RV dump facilities

restrooms

facilities

restrooms

no pets dump facilities


DogTrekker Travel with your dog? DogTrekker.com sniffs out the best places in California for you and your pup to stay, eat, hike, splash and have lots of tail-waggin’ fun. Download the free app from the App Store or Google play!

Squaw Valley Bike Path

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Winter Trails

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The Truckee area has a variety of dog-friendly, town-maintained trails for winter recreation opportunities like hiking, running, and biking. Getting out on these trails is also a great way to cure Fido of his cabin fever and meet other dog owners. On all trails, please follow any leash laws and always clean up after your 4-legged friends (most trails have poop bag dispensers and trash cans). Trails are plowed once after each storm, but some remain snow-covered and icy in places, so use caution. Your dogs will thank you for bringing them to one of these great trails!

Truckee River Legacy Trail

The longest stretch of plowed trail is the popular Truckee River Legacy Trail, which connects Truckee Regional Park with Glenshire, five miles one-way. Free parking is available at the following locations: • Near the Ice Skating Rink (10100 Brockway Road Truckee), in Truckee Regional Park. • Near the pedestrian bridge at the end of East River Street, downtown Truckee. • In Glenshire, the parking lot is on the south side of Glenshire Drive, approximately 4 miles east of Donner Pass Road.

The bike path in Squaw Valley, with 2.3 miles of plowed trails, can be accessed from a couple locations during the winter: Free parking is available at the east end of the parking lot at Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Note- the first ¼ mile from the resort to the start of the bike path is along high-traffic Squaw Valley Road, so exercise caution here. From the parking lot at the Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley.

Trout Creek Trail

The Trout Creek Trail connects Northwoods Boulevard near Coyote Moon Golf Course to Downtown Truckee at Bridge Street just north of Highway 80. This beautiful stretch of trail is approximately 1.5 miles one way. Free parking is available at the trailhead on the east side of Northwoods Boulevard, just north of Coyote Moon Golf Course. There is limited paid-parking at the Trout Creek Pocket Park on the north end of Bridge Street in downtown Truckee.

Brockway Road Trail

This shorter section (approx 1 mile) of plowed trail links Truckee Regional Park with The Rock (11253 Brockway Road). For a 2.5 mile loop, start in the Truckee Regional Park, head south on the Brockway Road Trail, turn left on Reynold Way (a residential street, so use caution here), turn left on Martis Drive, then turn right on Ranch Way to access the Legacy Trail under the 267 bypass. Turn left on the Legacy Trail to make your way back to Truckee Regional Park and complete the loop.

Martis Dam Road

Martis Dam Road (located in Martis Valley, less than 1 mile south of Schaffer Mill Road on Hwy 267) is closed to cars in the winter, and is currently plowed 1.5 miles one-way. This road receives unobstructed sunshine and has sweeping views of the Martis Valley, with Northstar to the south and the Sierra Crest to the west. Free parking is available on Martis Dam Road off Hwy 267 before the gate.

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TRUCKEE

BIG LIFE LOCAL

OCCUPATION

Business, construction and estate planning attorney YEARS IN TRUCKEE AREA

11 years ORIGINALLY FROM

Southern California, near Mt. Baldy WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

I love mountains and have also lived in Colorado, Utah and Idaho. The skiing, cycling, hiking/trail running and lake swimming is unparalleled. WHAT DOES BIG LIFE MEAN TO ME?

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The ability to find balance by working and playing hard. Truckee is the best place that I have ever lived when it comes to enjoying the outdoors during all four seasons. I am only planning to live once, so I go as big as I can in both my work life and outside of work, which is spent almost entirely outdoors. I am wired to work hard and that would be the case wherever I lived. But, the outdoors recharges me and without the ability to go big, which is a recharge more than a “rest”, my life would be so out of balance that I would be unhealthy. So, I find myself doing everything from fat biking in the snow to swimming in remote lakes as my therapy sessions.

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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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O U T D O O R S

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 TAHOE WILD TROUT FLY FISHING Trent Kirschner; 530-414-1306 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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HIKING RESOURCES

hike + bike

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

MT. JUDAH LOOP

MILEAGE: 4.5 miles round trip DIFFICULTY: Moderate USE LEVEL: Heavy ACCESS: Pacific Crest Trail—From Hwy 40, east of Donner Ski Ranch, turn into the unpaved parking lot before the snow gate and begin the hike on the PCT heading south.

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. Pacific Crest Trail—From Hwy 40, east of Donner Ski Ranch, turn into the unpaved parking lot before the snow gate and begin the hike on the PCT heading south.

DONNER SUMMIT

LOWER LOLA MONTEZ LAKE TRAIL

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) I-80 TO DONNER SUMMIT

MILEAGE: 6.0 miles one way DIFFICULTY: Difficult USE LEVEL: Heavy ACCESS: See Glacier Meadows Loop Trail.

CARE FOR OUR TRAILS

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL (PCT) DONNER SUMMIT TO SQUAW VALLEY

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. HOLE IN THE GROUND

MILEAGE: 7.8 miles one way DIFFICULTY: Technical Challenge (for bicycles): Difficult to very difficult. PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Strenuous for bikes, very strenuous for hikers, due to length, altitude, and lack of bailout options. USE LEVEL: Moderate TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Norden, Independence Lake, Soda Springs ACCESS: Take the Castle Peak exit off I-80. Head north on the Castle Peak Road approximately 1.5 miles.

SHARE THE TRAILS

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

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 Keep it clean—use a trash/recycling can or pack it out. 3 Clean up after your pet. There is no poop fairy but there ARE plenty of pet waste stations and trash cans along the way! 3 Respect the neighboring plants and animals.

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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.


INSIDER TIP TAHOE DONNER TRAILS 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.

TRUCKEE RIVER LEGACY TRAIL

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MILEAGE: 5.0 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 5 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 Memorial 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.

DISC GOLF

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.

SIERRA COLLEGE TRUCKEE TRUCKEE RIVER REGIONAL PARK SQUAW VALLEY DISC GOLF COURSE AT HIGH CAMP TAHOE VISTA REGIONAL DISC GOLF COURSE NORTH TAHOE LIONS CLUB DISC GOLF COURSE

LOOKING FOR A GROUP RUN? Try joining the Donner Party Mountain Runners. They have a complete calendar of group runs and area races for long and short distances. www.donnerpartymountainrunners.com

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 TRUCKEE’S OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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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.

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, and 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.

MARTIS CREEK WILDLIFE AREA TRAIL

SAGEHEN MEADOWS

AllTrails At home or on the road, find your perfect hike, bike ride, or trail run by length, rating, and difficulty level. Filter by dog or kid-friendly trails, or find trails with great views. Download the #1 outdoors app and have 50,000 trails in your pocket. Download the free app from the App Store!

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

LAKES

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 south 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 north 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: From downtown Bridge Street head 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.

DONNER SUMMIT CANYON

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.

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 non-motorized trails that travel to adjacent USFS and State Park lands along old trade routes, through stands of Aspen, and along clear creeks, ponds and beaver habitat. Map kiosks and trail markers are at the parking area along the bottom of Hwy 40. WADDLE RANCH PRESERVE

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.

ACCESS: Take Martis Creek Lake/Waddle Ranch Access turnoff of Hwy 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.

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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.

HELICOPTER RIDES

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


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TRUCKEE

BIG LIFE LOCAL

BROOKS MCMULLIN OCCUPATION

Executive Director Biking For a Better World, Director Truckee Bike Park (TBP), Maintenance Crew Leader TBP, Next Level Coach, Buyer Olympic Bike Shop, Manager Mountain Mikes/Backcountry Squaw YEARS IN TRUCKEE AREA

17 years ORIGINALLY FROM

Southern California WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

Truckee has everything I want...biking, skiing, lakes, mountains, proximal to the ocean and an airport. WHAT DOES BIG LIFE MEAN TO ME?

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Living a Big Life in Truckee is living the high life. Happiness, smaller town and an active lifestyle keep me young.

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TRUCKEE BIKE PARK & PUMP TRACK 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. 12200 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

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BIKE RENTAL THE BACKCOUNTRY — 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-0909 BIKE TRUCKEE — 10200 Donner Pass Rd; 530-386-5700 CYCLEPATHS — 10825 Pioneer Trail, #105; 530-582-1890 NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA — 100 Northstar Dr; 530-562-1010 PACO’S TRUCKEE BIKE — 12047 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5561 STEALTH ELECTRIC BIKE RENTALS & SALES —11253 Brockway Rd; 530-536-5089 TAHOE DONNER BIKEWORKS — 15275 Alder Creek Rd; 530-582-9694

Zagster

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ruckee Tahoe Airport District is spearheading a Truckee Bikeshare program called “Zagster” this coming summer. The initial launch of the program will include 10 bikes and two pickup and return parking stations. One station will be located at the Truckee Airport and the other in downtown Truckee. The program involves downloading an app and setting up a quick and easy account on your phone. The app then gives you an access code to unlock the bike. You’ll be able to enjoy the bikeshare program anywhere in the world that there are stations. For more information, visit: www.zagster.com/ride.

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

HWY 40: A local’s favorite, head up Hwy 40 from Donner Lake to Donner Summit. Cross over Rainbow Bridge with incredible views of Donner Lake. If you need a break, stop at the rest area with interpretive signage about history of Hwy 40. WANT MORE? Continue on past Kingvale to Cisco Grove for a 45 mile round trip.

THE THREE RIGHTS

Start at Hwy 89 from Truckee heading to Tahoe City. Pedal south and turn RIGHT up the hill toward Eastern Regional Landfill, return to Hwy 89. Continue south and turn RIGHT up to Squaw Valley. Back to 89, head south then turn RIGHT up the hill to Alpine Meadows. Return to 89. WANT MORE? Continue on to Tahoe City for a 38 mile round trip. MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK

NORTHSTAR MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK: Largest mountain bike park in northern California with over 100 miles of trails. They also offer scenic lift rides to miles of hiking. northstarcalifornia.com TRUCKEE’S OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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donner summit

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

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: • 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. 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. For maps & full details, visit: tdlandtrust.org/royalgorge. 42

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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 Truckee.


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DONNER LAK

P L A Y

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. 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 DONNER LAKE PUBLIC BOAT RAMP: Two 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.

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. 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

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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.

Rivers

Equipment Rentals

TRUCKEE RIVER: Enjoy an exciting float or class 2–4 rapids.

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

Self Guided Floats Truckee River Raft Co. — 530-583-0123 Truckee River Rafting — 530-583-7238

Guided Tours IRIE Rafting Company — 530-582-4900 Le Grand Adventure Tours — 1-844-534-7263 Tahoe Adventure Company — 530-913-9212 Tahoe Whitewater Tours — 530-587- 5777 Tributary Whitewater Tours — 530-346-6812

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LAKE TAHOE Only 12 miles from truckee

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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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P L A Y

ski + ride SKI AREA

ALPINE MEADOWS 800-403-0206; squawalpine.com

LIFTS

SKIABLE ACRES

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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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505

GRANLIBAKKEN RESORT 877-552-6301; granlibakken.com

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HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN RESORT 800-2-HEAVEN; skiheavenly.com HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT 530-525-2992; skihomewood.com

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

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1,200

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

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O U T D O O R S

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING–GROOMED TRAILS AUBURN SKI CLUB TRAINING CENTER CROSS COUNTRY TRAIL SYSTEM Adjacent Boreal/Donner Summit; 530-426-3318; auburnskiclub.com CLAIR TAPPAAN LODGE Norden; 530-426-3632; clairtappanlodge.com NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA NORDIC, TELEMARK AND SNOWSHOE CENTER Truckee; 530-562-3270; northstarcalifornia.com RESORT AT SQUAW CREEK NORDIC CENTER Olympic Valley; 800-327-3353; destinationhotels.com/resortatsquawcreek ROYAL GORGE CROSS COUNTRY SKI RESORT Soda Springs; 530-426-3871; royalgorge.com TAHOE DONNER CROSS COUNTRY Truckee; 530-587-9484; tahoedonner.com

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING–TRAILHEADS CABIN CREEK TRAIL Hwy 89–3 miles south

winter activities

CASTLE PEAK I-80 Castle Peak exit, south side of freeway LITTLE TRUCKEE SUMMIT Hwy 89–17 miles north of Truckee MARTIS LOOKOUT TRAIL Hwy 267 — .25 miles north of Brockway Summit 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

SNOWMOBILE TOURS COLDSTREAM ADVENTURES SNOWMOBILE TOURS Coldstream Canyon; 530-582-9090; coldstreamadventures.com EAGLE RIDGE SNOWMOBILE OUTFITTERS Hwy 89, Little Truckee Summit; 530-546-8667; sledtahoe.com LAKE TAHOE SNOWMOBILE TOURS Hwy 267, Brockway Summit; 530-546-4280

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 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 SQUAW VALLEY 530-581-7246; squaw.com TRUCKEE RIVER REGIONAL PARK Hotline 530-587-6172; 530-582-7720; tdrpd.com

DISABLED SNOW SPORTS ACHIEVE TAHOE TRUCKEE Alpine Meadows; 530-581-4161; achievetahoe.org

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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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


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e get it—skiing should be fun. According to the National Ski Areas Association, 83 percent of people who try skiing for the first time are unlikely to do it again. If that sounds like you, but you want to enjoy the snow, there are still plenty of winter activities in Truckee that will have everyone jealous of your wintry escape. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Shop Local in Historic Downtown Truckee

Perusing up and down Truckee’s Historic Downtown and rediscovering favorites such as Atelier, Dressed and Riverside Studios is probably already a part of your Truckee mainstay. What you may not frequent, however, are the gems tucked away in other parts of the town – and they’re worth checking out. Brickelltown’s California 89 has super-comfy lifestyle clothing for men, women and kiddos (bonus: in the

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How to Enjoy the Snow if You’re Not a Ski Bunny summertime, they show movies in the back!). Don’t miss Knack, Truckee’s newest art gallery featuring combined talents of local makers Lorien Powers and Nancy Holliday. Then, stroll over to the other side of the train tracks to discover the latest at Tahoe University (located in the historic Star Hotel): 5,000 square feet of gorgeous one-of-a-kind lifestyle and home goods including stylish furniture. We know you love to shop local— and there’s plenty of opportunity in Truckee’s thriving local art and boutique scene.

Shop Local on Donner Pass Road (Near Safeway)

So you need to make a trip to Safeway, but what you really want and need is a home décor lover’s tour of Mountain Hardware and Sports (not your grandpa’s hardware store) for a beautiful curated collection of mountain gifts, kitchen and home items. Stroll over from the Safeway parking lot. Across the street, New Moon Natural Foods is where you’ll find the freshest, crispiest veggies locally grown, in addition to all of the herbs, vitamins and supplements you left at home. You can also grab beer, wine and whiskey at Zander’s Spirits, a locally owned store right next to the StartHaus.

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Snowshoe Hikes For the First-Timer

If you enjoy hiking in the summertime, think of snowshoeing as the winter version of that. It’s an approachable activity while also a fantastic cardio workout. Some easy trails for first-timers are located near Donner Memorial State Park (cut over to the path closest to Donner Lake for stunning views). Nearby, checkout out the NEW state-of-the-art Donner Memorial State Park Museum & Visitor Center for captivating history on the Donner Party. I also really love the Truckee River Legacy Trail (well maintained by Town and adjacent to the Truckee River). If you’re up for a scenic workout with “summit” accomplishment in mind, Hawk’s Peak (accessible via Alder Creek Adventure Center) is a 3-mile roundtrip adventure. Afterwards, feast on fresh organic kale salad in this NEW gorgeous lodge with fire pits outside. Don’t have snowshoes? Rent them at Tahoe Dave’s or consider buying your own pair at Tahoe Sports Hub. Wear the same thing you’d wear skiing along with waterproof snow boots, and don’t forget ski poles.

Try Snow Biking

Snow biking—or fat biking—is a must if you haven’t tried it before. Yes, riding a bike on the snow is as fun as it sounds. Rent a fat bike from CyclePaths (newly relocated next to Full Belly Deli in the Pioneer Center) or Paco’s. Ask about guided tours. There are many popular single-track trails perfect for snow biking in the Truckee region. To start, check out the Legacy Trail or Tahoe Donner’s Cross Country Center or just (carefully) cruise around town and avoid traffic! Wear warm, lightweight and breathable clothing, and always rock a helmet.

What To Pack

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When planning a winter vacation to the Sierra Nevada, there are two important elements to keep in mind: elevation and weather. Sitting at 5,817 feet, Truckee isn’t as high as some other mountainous resort towns in the nation, but you will definitely feel it if you’re coming from sea level. Bring packs of Emergen-C for extra vitamins plus a water bottle to fill up regularly—in fact, some ski resorts like Squaw Valley no longer sell single use plastic water bottles. For clothing, check the weather ahead of time (skip your smartphone’s weather app and check noaa.gov for the most accurate conditions). Regardless of the forecast, you’ll want to pack layers and at least one sturdy winter coat—but if you do hit sunshine during your visit you may be surprisingly warm. The key: moisture-wicking layers. Snow boots like Sorels (find at Mountain Hardware & Sports) are essential for slick sidewalks. Don’t forget gloves and beanies!

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Take a Scenic Drive & Instagram Your Winter Vacation

Looking for a way to show off your wintry escape without committing to the slopes just yet? Icicles are plentiful this time of year, and there are impressive specimens all over town right now. Take a drive up Old Highway 40 to Donner Summit (bonus points if you wake up for sunrise!) and down to Soda Springs— aside from the gorgeous views, you’ll find Instagrammable cabins aplenty. On your way back, stop at one of the many public piers on Donner Lake for numerous awe-inducing vantage points. Don’t forget to tag @VisitTruckee #basecampforabiglife in your posts so we can follow along too!


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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 ERSKINE PHOTOGRAPHY 10072 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-0829 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 JOANNE’S STAINED GLASS AND GALLERY 10064 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-1280 KNACK 9932 Donner Pass Rd; 530-536-5400 LA GALLERIA 10112 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5444 LORIEN POWERS 10007 Bridge St in Truckee Hotel; 530-550-9610 ONE MOCCASIN, A NATIVE AMERICAN ART GALLERY 10052 Donner Pass Rd; 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 SPLIT ROCK 10320 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-9378 TAHOE TRUCKEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC 10038 Meadow Way, Ste E; 530-587-3274 WORD AFTER WORD BOOKSHOP 10118 Donner Pass Rd; 530-536-5099

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 © ERSKINEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

CALIFORNIA 89 10156 Donner Pass Rd; 530-214-8989 CLOSET COWGIRL 10059 Palisades Dr; 530-582-7424 DRESSED BOUTIQUE 10072 Donner Pass Rd; 231-526-2928 ELA CHAPMAN 10056 Donner Pass Rd; 530-563-3512 KALIFORNIA JEAN BAR 10092 Donner Pass Rd, Ste A; 530-550-9933

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

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 NOMAD 10046 Donner Pass Rd; 530-536-5058 NOX FASHION & BEAUTY NATURALLY 10115 Donner Pass Rd; 530-563-8089 TAHOE TRUCKEE T-SHIRTERY 10128 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-5744

CANINE COUNTRY 10310 Hirshdale Rd; 530-587-7807

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

CRITTER CARE MOBILE VETERINARY CLINIC 530-550-8660

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

DOG GONE IT! PET CARE 530-414-5033; doggoneitpets.com

UNIQUE BOUTIQUE VIVIANE’S VINTAGE AND VOGUE 10925 West River St; 530-582-8484

DONNER TRUCKEE VETERINARY HOSPITAL & BOARDING 9701 Hwy 267; 530-587-4366 FANCY FUR PET SALON 11401 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8477

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

GOT DOGS? TRUCKEE 530-582-1820; gotdogs.biz PET STATION 11429 Donner Pass Rd, #7; 530-550-7329 SAVVY DOG 10961 Stevens Ln; 530-448-9808 SIERRA PET CLINIC 10411 River Park Pl.; 530-587-7200 SPOILED PETZ SUPPLY & GROOMING 12030 Donner Pass Rd, #1; 530-582-5044 TAHOE INTEGRATIVE VETERINARY Care 12068 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-1133 TRUCKEE-TAHOE PET LODGE 10960 West River St, #106E; 530-582-7268

ART/JEWELRY/GALLERIES ALPINE MOUNTING SYSTEMS 10095 West River St; 530-582-4790 ART OBSESSIONS 10072 Donner Pass Rd; 530-536-3225 ART TRUCKEE 10072 Donner Pass Rd; 530-448-3423

Chris Carroll, REALTOR® 530.386.0845 BRE# 01062001

BELLATORA 10065 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 2

Ally Carroll, REALTOR® 530.386.0847

BLUESTONE 10046 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 3; 530-582-0429; bluestonetahoe.com BOLAM GALLERY 10396 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-3388

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BACKSTREET FRAMERS 10099 Jibboom St; 530-587-1409

BESPOKE 10130 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-5500

CHRIS

ally@tahoetruckee.com BRE# 01970759

11836 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee www.TahoeTruckee.com

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BIG LIFE LOCAL

OCCUPATION

Co-founder and CEO of Kynbo, a free app for foodies to feed their cravings (founded right here in Truckee). YEARS IN TRUCKEE AREA

Homeowner for 19 years, full-time resident for six. ORIGINALLY FROM

Born in Saigon, Vietnam. WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA?

THAO DOAN

We wanted a simpler, quieter, and slower way of life than the Bay Area to raise our daughters, and of course being surrounded by breathtaking beauty isn’t so bad either. We love our hometown for its location but it’s really the people that gives Truckee its big heart and deep soul. We are thriving here and couldn’t be happier, and so proud to call Truckee home. WHAT DOES BIG LIFE MEAN TO ME?

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It means living the life you want to live now vs. waiting for it to begin. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth the tradeoffs as long as you value experiences more than having things. There’s a great Colin Hay song called “Waiting for My Real Life to Begin.” Whenever it comes on, my husband John and I always smile as we know we are no longer waiting for our real life to begin, because we are living it right here in Truckee.

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CYCLEPATHS 10825 Pioneer Trail, Ste 105; 530-582-1890 GRANITE CHIEF 11368 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-2809 MATT HERON FLY FISHING 400 Squaw Creek Rd; 518-225-6587 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 10825 Pioneer Trail, Ste 105; 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 STEALTH TAHOE 11253 Brockway Rd; 530-536-5089 © ERSKINEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

TAHOE ADVENTURE COMPANY.COM 530-913-9212 TAHOE DAVE’S 10200 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-0900 TAHOE DONNER BIKE WORKS 15275 Alder Creek Rd; 530-582-9694 TAHOE DONNER EQUESTRIAN CENTER 15275 Alder Creek Rd; 530-587-9470 TAHOE MOUNTAIN SPORTS 11200 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

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ATELIER 10128 Donner Pass Rd; 530-386-2700

ALPINE STOVE AND CHIMNEY 10707 West River St; 530-582-4985

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

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

BIG TRUCK 10800 Pioneer Trail, #2; 530-214-3300

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COSMOS CUSTOM FOOTWERKS 10015 Palisades Dr; 530-587-5424

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

CRUX EVENTS 25 Old Hwy 40, Verdi; 530-587-8700; cruxevents.com CVS PHARMACY 11411 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-5770 DRESS THE PARTY 10052 Donner Pass Rd; 530-536-5111 ELIZABETH’S CREATIONS tahoeflowers.com; 530-587-6965 EVENTMASTERS TENT & EVENT RENTALS 10800 Pioneer Trail, Ste 5 & 6; 530-587-2844 FOR GOODNESS SAKE 10157 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8981 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 530-414-8014; painted-vine.com 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 TAHOE BLOOMS FLORAL DESIGNS 530-587-1930; tahoeblooms.com TAHOE OIL & SPICE 10091 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-8857 TRUCKEE POWERSPORTS SUPPLY 12030 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-7758; truckeepowersportssupply.com

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 SPA 10246 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 3B; 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 LE NAILS AND SPA 10015 Palisades Dr; 530-550-8150 LINDA’S NAILS 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-1629 LOFT BARBER SHOP 10092 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-1710

TRUCKEE VARIETY CO. 10088 Donner Pass Rd; 530-587-3117

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

TRUTH TATTOO 10099 Jibboom St; 530-582-8788

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

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

ALPINE MEADOWS STABLES Alpine Meadows Rd; 530-583-3905

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

ARBOR BOARDHOUSE 11486 Donner Pass Rd; 530-536-5006

SACRED SALON 9950 Donner Pass Rd; 925-922-9890

THE BACKCOUNTRY 11400 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-0909

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

BIKE TRUCKEE 10200 Donner Pass Rd; 530-386-5700

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

BLACK TIE SKI RENTALS TRUCKEE 12219 Business Park Dr, Ste 6; 530-550-1092

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

BLUE ZONE SPORTS 11391 Deerfield Dr; 530-550-8003

SHAG 10059 Palisades Dr; 530-582-7424

CVS PHARMACY 11411 Deerfield Dr; 530-587-5770

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

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

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

SUPERCUTS 11260 Donner Pass Rd; 530-582-4037

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNWIND BEAUTY SALON 12315 Deerfield Dr, Ste 8; 530-582-9344

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

ZOE JANE SALON 10120 Jibboom St, #102; 530-536-5057

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

CONSIGNMENT/ THRIFT STORES ALL YOUR NEEDS THRIFT STORE 11357 Deerfield Dr, Unit B; 530-386-0358 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 10338 River Park Pl; 530-582-4947 TRUCKEE CONSIGNMENT 11012 Donner Pass Rd; 530-550-9661 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

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 NEURO HEALING, VAN HARDING L.AC 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste 212; 530-536-5084 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

MOVIE THEATERS THE VILLAGE CINEMAS Village at Northstar; 530-562-8800

FITNESS/WELLNESS BALANCING BODYWORKS – PILATES 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste 108B; 530-581-5152 THE BAR EFFECT 11890 Donner Pass Rd; 530-386-3635 BELLA LAGO AESTHETIC 10800 Donner Pass Rd, Ste A-103; 530-550-7882 BIKRAM YOGA SIERRA 11090 Trails End Rd; 530-582-4111 CROSSFIT BLIZZARD 10800 Pioneer Trail, Ste 1; 530-550-7501 CROSSFIT TRUCKEE 12277 Soaring Way, #103; 530-536-5025

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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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16 DEPOT AND THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD – While construction on the Sierra tunnels was delayed, advance teams began building 40 miles of track east and west of Truckee, moving supplies by wagon and sled. The line reached Truckee on April 3, 1868. Construction advanced eastward toward the meeting with Union Pacific at the rate of one mile daily. On May 10, 1869, the rails met at Promontory (Utah) to complete the first transcontinental railroad. The current depot was built in 1900. 17 CHINESE LAUNDRY – When the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869, about 1,400 out-ofwork Chinese laborers traveled to Truckee, seeking new jobs building railroads through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Within a few months, one-third of Truckee’s population was Chinese. 18 IL TROVATORE CLUB – Built in 1931, it was also known as the Sassarini Pool Hall. This was one hopping place in its hay-day when the Winter Carnivals were a big deal in this Hilltop area. 19 THE CAPITOL – Built in 1871 by William Hurd, this building was the first brick structure in Truckee. Originally “Hurd’s Saloon and Hall” and later the “Capitol Saloon”, it was used by the Piper Opera Company and then for the County Court.

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.

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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A Creative Culture With over 200 independent visual artists and an untold number of musicians, chefs, authors, actors and other performers the creative culture in Truckee is exploding. One only needs to walk downtown to see the growing number of unique and inviting art galleries. Truckee is rich in celebrating arts, culture and humanities, promoting artistic and cultural excellence and preserving and embracing our cultural heritage. There are many experienced teaching artists, writers, and chefs living in Truckee—combining art workshops with gallery talks, art lectures, and special presentations. With this ever increasing art and culture scene, Truckee is quickly becoming an appealing destination for inspired learning.

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

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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:

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. Joannestainedglass.com; 10064 Donner Pass Rd. GLASSFORMS GLASSBLOWING – Frank Rossbach has been blowing

glass for over 25 years. He learned his craft from his father and was an apprentice in East Germany. Visitors are always welcome to Frank’s working studio and gallery with classes or opportunities to blow your own glass offered occasionally. 10072 Donner Pass Road, upstairs in Art Truckee.

Makerspace— Truckee Roundhouse The 3,400 sf community makerspace, Truckee Roundhouse, is a communityoperated 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; 10356 Truckee Airport Rd., Hangar E3.

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Public Art There’s lot of local art popping up around Truckee. Some of the latest cool exhibits of local artists include: “THE BAND,” a set of four recycled steel sculptures can be seen along Donner Pass Road in Brickelltown. Created by Mountain Forge, a local family owned blacksmith shop, “The Band” was designed and fabricated as prototypes for a commissioned display in San Francisco. “The Band brings a little color, a little movement, and a little sound if you will, to match the modern vibe of downtown Truckee,” explains Toni Standteiner, lead blacksmith on the project. “LOCOMOTION” giant bike sculpture by Fred Besch stands at the entrance of a mini-plaza in Brickelltown. Besch, originally from New York, is a brilliant and creative artist fascinated by all things mechanical from an early age. A landscape contractor by trade, Besch owns Earthworks, a Truckeebased landscape construction company. The nearby oversized chess game was made by local maker and laser cutter enthusiast Tom O’Neill at the Truckee Roundhouse, community makerspace.

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 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.

“DERAILED” bike rack made from Donner Summit railroad tracks, made by Bernie LaForest of Striker Forge, can be seen in the center island in front of the Train Depot. “MOUNTAIN FLOWERS” playful 16’ tall metal flowers planted in the roundabout greet those going to the Truckee Community Recreation Center. Designed and donated by local artist Troy Corliss of local Gallery 5830’.

RESTAURANT TROKAY – cooking classes for all ages and abilities. Trokayrestaurant.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

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Music for the Soul There’s nothing like music to relieve 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. SPLIT ROCK MUSIC CO. – leveraging technology and talent to faster musical growth in our community through the combination of people, product, and process. 10320 Donner Pass Rd.; Splitrockmusicco.com STREETS OF TRUCKEE – Richard Blair, musician and long-time Truckee resident, has written and recorded songs about Truckee’s early history in the late 1800s. An annual music theater, 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 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

Art Truckee This gem of a community gathering spot ingeniously combines fine art, photography, glass blowing, theatre, and a beer & wine bar. Located in the heart of historic downtown Truckee upstairs in The Capital Building, the oldest building in Truckee originally “Hurd’s Saloon and Hall”. Art Truckee makes good use of the Charlie Chaplin stage with Open Mic Nights, local singer/songwriter and musician performances and jams, and more. With a full roster of events, visit Art Truckee on Facebook to stay in the know! Head upstairs to check out this unique art gallery/gathering spot. 10072 Donner Pass Rd.

ANNUAL CULTURAL EVENTS May:

Made in Tahoe Festival

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Truckee Roundhouse Maker Show

June–August: Truckee Thursdays September:

Art & Soul

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Trails & Vistas – Art Hikes

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Donner Party Hike

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Truckee’s Haunted Historic Tour

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Explore the Seasons at WINTER

Tahoe Donner is home to one of the continent’s premier Nordic ski areas, now with a brand new facility to match our world-class terrain. Or, try downhill skiing or snowboarding this year at our family-friendly Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, where we specialize in teaching first-timers. Just looking to get out and play? Our Snowplay area offers the best value in the region for sledding and tubing. Afterwards, warm up with s’mores by the fire pits!

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Minutes off I-80, the Tahoe Donner Golf Course is one of the premier public golf courses in the Sierra and is rated “excellent” by reviewers on TripAdvisor. Or, explore our extensive trails from our equestrian center or Bikeworks mountain biking facility. Don’t miss the Summer Concert on the Green in July!

YEAR-ROUND

With stunning views of our golf course, The Lodge Restaurant & Pub offers fresh, bistro-style seasonal menus and a lively bar. Pizza on the Hill serves more casual fare plus a fresh salad bar in a low-key atmosphere. And, the Alder Creek Cafe’s menu includes organic and locally sourced items in a spectacular new lodge-style setting. All offer outdoor dining in the summer and fall.

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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. |

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

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

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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.

1900s 1890

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.

parks.ca.gov; 530-582-7892

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1910

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).

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

1913-1915 Large winter carnivals were held in Truckee and named “Fiesta of the Snows”. The goal was to pump up the local economy by bringing thousands of winter tourists to Truckee.


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

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

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

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.

donner party hike This two day annual event takes place October 14 + 15, 2017 and features great hikes, speakers, and an opportunity to learn about emigrant history.

donnerpartyhike.com

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.

2020

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

Blackbird Air — flyblackbird.com GaryAir Air Taxi — (408) 805-4359; garyair.us; convenient, comfortable and affordable air travel between the Lake Tahoe Basin and 1000’s of western U.S. airports. Mountain Lion Aviation — (530) 655-1100; charter@mountainlion.aero 10356 Truckee Airport Rd., Hangar #1, Truckee; Cirrus flight training & charter service. Reno-Tahoe International Airport — (775) 328-6400; renoairport.com 2001 East Plumb Ln. Reno, NV (40 miles from Truckee) 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. Truckee Tahoe Airport — (530) 587-4119; truckeetahoeairport.com 10356 Truckee Airport Rd. Truckee (off Hwy. 267); no commercial service; general aviation 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

TAXI SERVICE

Anytime Taxi (530) 414-4187 High Mark Taxi (530) 414-1547 High Sierra Taxi (530) 412-1927 Uber Cowboy—Greg 562-355-6687

North Tahoe Checker Cab (866) 420-8294; (530) 587-0666 Tahoe Independent Group (530) 546-8687 Truckee River Taxi (530) 386-3935 Uber & Lyft now available via your smartphone app.

AUTOMOBILE RENTAL Enterprise (530) 550-1550

Located at Truckee Tahoe Airport—10266 Truckee Airport Rd.

Hertz (530) 550-9191

LIMOUSINE & SHUTTLE SERVICE

Bell Limo/Airport Mini Bus — (775) 786-3700; (800) 235-5466; bell-limo.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 (Private car service) 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 dot.ca.gov; nevadadot.com/travel-info

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

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

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).

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

LOCAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

TESLA CHARGING STATIONS

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.

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.

C ONVENIENT , C OMFORTABLE AND A FFORDABLE A IR T RAVEL B ETWEEN THE L AKE T AHOE B ASIN & 1000’ S OF WESTERN U.S. AIRPORTS Call for more info (408) 805-4359 garyair.us or go to ww.garyair.us

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Help Us Preserve Tahoe Tranquility

It’s why we come here. It’s why we fly here. It’s why we live here. Let’s work together to keep it this way.

Learn what pilots are doing to reduce impacts on local neighbors. Go to www.TruckeeTahoeAirport.com to learn more about your local airport including the Fly Quiet Program.

Connected By More Than A Runway

www.TruckeeTahoeAirport.com


Spring | Summer | Fall | Year-Round TART Regional Routes Highway 267 hourly service daily: Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Northstar and Truckee. Highway 89 hourly service daily: Tahoe City, Squaw Valley and Truckee. TART Mainline 30-minute service daily: Incline Village, Crystal Bay, Kings Beach and Tahoe City.

Spring and Fall | Free Night Service Until 10pm North Shore, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Crystal Bay and West Shore. Offering larger buses for more passengers.

Summer | Free Night Service Until 2am North Shore, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Crystal Bay and West Shore. Offering larger buses for more passengers.

Spring | Summer | Fall | Truckee Local Route Services Monday – Saturday: Service throughout Truckee. Connects to regional routes and dial-a-ride services.

TART offers daily connections to area resorts, dining, shopping and outdoor recreation! Winter | Year-Round TART Regional Routes Highway 267 hourly service daily: Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Northstar and Truckee. Highway 89 hourly service daily: Tahoe City, Squaw Valley and Truckee. TART Mainline 30-minute service daily: Incline Village, Crystal Bay, Kings Beach and Tahoe City.

Winter Free | Night Service Until 2am North Shore, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Crystal Bay and West Shore. Offering larger buses for more passengers.

New Winter Service | Squaw Valley and Northstar! Highway 267 30-minute service daily: Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Northstar. Highway 89 30-minute service daily: Tahoe City to Squaw Valley

Winter | Truckee Local Route & Daily Service to Donner Summit Daily: Service throughout Truckee. Connects to regional routes and dial-a-ride services. Through Mid-March: Connects to Sugar Bowl and Boreal via the Truckee local route.

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Heavenly Mountain Resort Kirkwood Ski Resort Sierra-at-Tahoe Homewood Mountain Resort

Incline Village

Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe

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winter activities.

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ski. + ride.

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camp. + rv parks.

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golf.

LEGEND

Incline Village Mountain & Championship Golf Courses

NEVADA Kings Beach Brockway

Old Brockway Golf Course

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Tahoe Vista

Truckee Tahoe Airport

Riverview Sports Park

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Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club

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Gray’s Crossing Golf & Lake Club

Boca Reservoir

Old Greenwood Golf Course

Downtown Truckee Donner Summit Donner Peak Mt. Judah

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Located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Truckee is just 200 miles northeast of San Francisco, 100 miles east of Sacramento, California, 40 miles west of Reno, Nevada , 12 miles north of Lake Tahoe, California and 155 miles from Yosemite National Park East Entrance.

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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

TAHOE MOUNTAIN

FITNESS

FITNESS | PILATES | YOGA | MARTIAL ARTS

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530-587-2000 coffeebar.com

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Supporting local producers within 125 miles of our town Sundays – 10 am to 2 pm • June 4th – September 24th truckeefarmersmarket.org TAHOE MOUNTAIN PILATES | BARRE | YOGA

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530-587-3745 onehanesplace.com

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