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What’s Happening World-Class Trails + Slopes Recreation + Park District Food Scene Truckee Cultural District 20 New Things to Check Out in Truckee Cultivating Wellness in Truckee Lake Tahoe Shopping Historical Timeline + Museums Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad Truckee Historic Walking Tour Truckee Map + Important Numbers
Truckee Big Life Locals
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20 NEW THINGS IN TRUCKEE TO CHECK OUT
150TH ANNIVERSARY OF TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD
With world-class trails + slopes, Truckee is an incredible destination for bikers and hikers to explore. See page 8 for more! Photo by: Jonathan Devich/ epicimages.us
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Truckee is a dynamic
ever-changing community. 25 years ago, citizens who wanted to guide a bright, positive future for Truckee led the charge to making Truckee an incorporated town a reality. That effort was instrumental to enabling those that live here to have a big voice in Truckeeâ€™s future, and how they want to see Truckee maintain and grow our unique mountain culture. With our roots as a rough and tumble wild west town, we embrace our history, yet move full steam ahead with innovative entrepreneurs leading the way. Attributes that give us our sense of place and make Truckee a Base Camp for a Big Life include our commitment to protecting open space, and our world-class trails and slopes. An above average healthy community makes wellness a priority and we are surrounded by spectacular natural beauty that is good for the mind, body and soul. We are proud of our hospital that is one of the top 100 in the nation to keep us healthy and strong. I love to walk the year-round trails with my dogs under the bluebird skies. The beautification of Historic Downtown Truckee makes it a vibrant, popular, pedestrian friendly place hopping with interesting cuisine, breweries, art and culture attracting visitors from around the world. And citizens and visitors alike, can enjoy this amazing place with the security of knowing we are a safe community. Every community deserves and needs a thriving and dynamic Chamber of Commerce. The Truckee Chamber of Commerce, the strongest and most-connected business organization in our community, takes the lead on several important initiatives. As the Destination Marketing Organization Visit Truckee, we work to ensure the primary economic engine of tourism continues to stay strong. The Chamber is the lead organization of Truckee Tomorrow, a public private economic development initiative committed to growing a diverse economy while maintaining and growing a diverse, middle class. Through our Business Speaks meetings, we engage in meaningful, conversations with our business community to hear first-hand what their challenges are and convene leaders to work collaboratively to develop solutions.
An above average healthy community makes wellness a priority and we are surrounded by spectacular natural beauty that is good for the mind, body and soul.
The profiles of some of our Big Life Locals gives you a glimpse of the passion and love we share for our community. Whether you live, work or play here, we hope you make Truckee Your Base Camp for a Big Life.
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For details and complete list of events, visit Truckee.com/events. JULY Firecracker Mile, Parade, Fireworks
Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl— Truckee Trails & Vistas
Brewfest & Blue Grass— Northstar California
Art & Soul Downtown Truckee ArtWalk
Tahoe Donner Concerts on the Green
Donner Party Hike
Art, Wine & Music Festival— Squaw
Reebok Spartan Race— Squaw
Lost and Found 55K/30K Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival
Lake Tahoe Cup Paddle Race Series
FEBRUARY Glowstick Parade & Carnival—Tahoe Donner Kid-O-Rama—Squaw Sunset Snowshoe—Tahoe Donner
Made in Tahoe Festival— Squaw Truckee Home & Building Show
Wanderlust Squaw Valley Truckee Antiques & Vintage Sale Donner Lake Triathlon & Kids Triathlon Sierra Crest Ultra Run
The Little Big Bike Festival Sesquicentennial (150th) Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad
Truckee Craw Thaw
MARCH Great Ski Race
Snowfest Winter Carnival
Truckee Dirt Fondo Off-Road Cycling Race & Festival
Wine ‘n Ice Carving Competition—Truckee River Winery IDidARun—Tahoe Donner WinterWonderGrass— Squaw
Donner Party Paddle Race Soroptimist Wine & Food Faire Truckee Running Festival Fishing Derby
Fall into Art—Cultural District Events
Truckee Downtown Wine Walk & Shop Run the Runway Great Trail Race Truckee Historical Haunted Tour
Castle Peak 100K
Truckee River Day
Wednesday Music in the Park (mid-June–Aug)
Truckee Thursdays (mid June–mid-Aug)
Lake Tahoe Music Festival
Dinner Concert Lake Tahoe Music Festival Tahoe Foam Fest—Squaw Truckee Marathon & Half
SEPTEMBER Fall into Art—Cultural District Events
APRIL Easter Weekend Activities Wild & Scenic Film Festival Earth Day Festival—Squaw 6
Truckee Roundhouse Maker Show Lake Tahoe Summit Lacrosse
Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings—Squaw Copa de Las Sierra Soccer Tournament Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival Truckee Open Water Swim Classic
Mountain Family Dinner at Northstar (Jan–Mar)
Tree Lighting—Historic Downtown
Truckee Certified Farmers Market (Tuesdays) (June–Oct)
Truckee Community Farmers Market (Sundays) (late May–fall)
Tahoe Film Festival–Truckee
Truckee Brew Fest
Her Mountain at Northstar (Jan–Feb)
Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest— Squaw
Sierra Disc Golf Series— Sierra College
Fall into Art—Cultural District Events (Sept–Oct)
Truckee Pro Rodeo
Festive Fridays (Dec)
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and visitors know that Truckee is home to an extensive network of phenomenal trails that can be enjoyed in any season. Whether it’s a family cruise on a paved bike path along the Truckee River, a smoking downhill mountain bike ride, an epic hike with stunning views, powder day turns or backcountry treks, Truckee is base camp for incredible outdoor adventures. Now, as the popularity of biking (and racing) on mixed-terrain that includes paved, gravel and dirt roads explodes, Truckee is shining bright as a destination with incredible, scenic routes for this active cycling community to explore. Building off the success of last year’s Sagan Fondo Truckee Dirt Edition headlined by pro cyclist Peter Sagan, on June 8, 2019 Truckee will host the inaugural Truckee Dirt Fondo. Information can be found at truckeedirtfondo.com.
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This new event offers an opportunity to showcase the area’s world-class trails to those who are passionate about high alpine off-road adventures. The race will feature three new routes that range from 42 to just over 107 km with elevation gains from 463 meters in the Rollout Course, to 1,745 meters in the Long Course, pushing riders to pedal as high as 8,006 feet above sea level over Sardine Peak in the Tahoe National Forest. The fully supported ride produced by Bike Monkey will include stocked aid stations, on-bike marshals, Moto support and SAG vehicles before finishing with a family festival.
Regardless of the season, the trails in Truckee’s backyard provide unreal recreational and training opportunities for both fun seekers and athletes of all ages and abilities. Not into racing? No problem. Immediately following the start of the main race on Saturday, the event will feature a fun, family activity festival and live music. Beyond the Truckee Dirt Fondo, and regardless of season, the trails in Truckee’s backyard provide unreal recreational and training opportunities for both fun seekers and athletes of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re looking for easy, moderate or challenging trails to hike, snowshoe, cross-country or downhill ski, mountain bike, road or gravel ride, Truckee has it all. Need a few scenic routes to add to your bucket list? Hike or snowshoe Donner Summit Canyon. Trails in this historic area off Old Hwy 40 on Donner Summit follow clear creeks and look directly down on Donner Lake. Explore Johnson Canyon’s mellow backcountry trails with views of Donner Lake, or the Donner Lake Rim Trail’s multi-use single track on the mountains and ridges surrounding the lake.
If trail running is your thing, don’t miss the Martis Creek Wildlife Area Trail or Sagehen Summit. History buffs — whether on foot or bike, will appreciate the Commemorative Emigrant Trail that follows the historic path of pioneers in the 1800s, and the Donner Camp Trail at Alder Creek, commemorating where part of the Donner Party spent the winter of 1846–47. New trails — like the new Big Chief bike trail — continue to be built in our incredible community, with the goal of connecting people and places, and reduce our dependence on cars. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get outdoors and explore!
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Working with the Squaw Valley Public Service District, the Land Trust is also working toward acquiring Olympic Meadow, a 30-acre property with woods, meadow and a stretch of Squaw Creek near the entrance of Olympic Valley. A new 4-mile stretch of Donner Lake Rim Trail will connect Trout Creek Trail at Northwoods Boulevard up to the Glacier Way trailhead, enabling residents and visitors alike to hike, run or ride from downtown to Donner Summit and beyond. With more than $780,000 in grant funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy this year, the Land Trust will tackle significant forest health and wildfire risk mitigation work on two properties – Royal Gorge and Webber Lake. Fun activities on Land Trust lands this year include camping at the Webber Lake Campground, free docent-led hikes, trail building days and more. © BILL STEVENSON
THE TRUCKEE DONNER LAND TRUST, formed in 1990, has preserved and protected more than 36,000 acres in the Truckee Donner area. Purchasing private properties and conservation easements, the Land Trust has protected popular places in the region like Waddle Ranch, Royal Gorge, Donner Summit Canyon, Lower Carpenter Valley and Webber Lake. And once the land is preserved, the Land Trust works to ensure the public can enjoy it for generations to come, building more than 40 miles of trails to date and taking care of the forests, streams and meadows. In 2019, the Land Trust and its partners are working to purchase Frog Lake, Red Mountain and Carpenter Ridge totaling nearly 3,000 acres between Castle Peak and Tahoe Donner — a tremendous opportunity for public recreation when it opens in 2020.
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JA N AT W E LL H O L A N OCCUPATION Community builder. I run the Lift Workspace. With some local friends, we are redeveloping a portion of West River Street by creating a cohousing neighborhood, cowork space and wellness center. YEARS IN TRUCKEE 20 years ORIGINALLY FROM Illinois, Ohio, Colorado, Alaska and various places in California, but after spending more than half my life here, Truckee is home. WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA Like many others the mountain lifestyle drew me here, but the strength of the community has kept me here.
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BIG LIFE? A Big Life for me is getting outside in the mountains daily with my family, living simply, riding my bike more, driving less and having the opportunity to work with amazing people to make a difference in our community.
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OLD GREENWOOD GOLF COURSE 530-550-7010 golfintahoe.com
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PLUMAS PINES GOLF RESORT 530-836-1420 plumaspinesgolf.com
GRAEAGLE MEADOWS GOLF COURSE 530-836-2323 playgraeagle.com
PONDEROSA GOLF COURSE 530-587-3501 ponderosagolfcoursetruckee.com RESORT AT SQUAW 800-327-3363 squawcreek.com
GRAY’S CROSSING 800-217-7554 golfintahoe.com
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GRIZZLY RANCH 530-832-4200 grizzlyranchgolfclub.com
Fore! Featuring a collection of top-notch golf courses offering variety, challenge and storybook scenery all in close proximity, in Truckee it’s not a matter of if you should play, but where.
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INCLINE VILLAGE CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE 866-925-4653 golfincline.com
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INCLINE VILLAGE MOUNTAIN COURSE 866-925-4653 golfincline.com NORTHSTAR, CALIFORNIA 530-562-2490 northstarcalifornia.com OLD BROCKWAY GOLF COURSE 530-546-9909 oldbrockway.com
THE DRAGON AT NAKOMA GOLF RESORT 530-832-5067 nakomagolfresort.com WHITEHAWK RANCH GOLF CLUB 530-836-0394 golfwhitehawk.com
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TRUCKEE COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER Located at 8924 Donner Pass Rd. at the Pioneer Center Roundabout. Youth and adult programs, camps, classes, indoor track, fitness center, climbing wall, and meeting rooms. The gym has the ability to support up to two full court basketball games, two volleyball courts, two futsal games and four pickleball courts. Drop in basketball and pickleball games are ongoing throughout the year. 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, picnic sites, ballfields, batting cage, and children’s play area. Most areas may be reserved by application at the Rec & Park office.
“SALTY” GEBHARDT AMPHITHEATER This landscaped bowl in the Regional Park offers sloped lawn seating for up to 2,000 people. The Amphitheater is the site of the Music in the Park concerts on Wednesday nights, beginning in June. Available to rent. 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.
LEGACY TRAIL Starting at the Regional Park to Riverview Sports Park, the paved trail allows for biking, walking, and dogs on leashes along the Truckee River. The scenic trail exhibits 12 different native and naturalized plant communities of the Truckee area, with picnic sites and benches along the way.
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, nontraditional playground, and covered picnic area. Truckee River Legacy Trail access.
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 Trail Rd., located directly behind the Truckee Donner Public Utility building, the park features ball fields, playground, picnic area, and an open turf for play.
TRUCKEE DISC GOLF COURSE Located the backside of Truckee River Regional Park; the Truckee Disc Golf Course has 18 holes with scenic views of the Truckee River and surrounding mountains. The first hole is just off the main parking lot.
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. 530-587-3501; ponderosagolfcoursetruckee.com MCIVER ARENA Located at 10899 Brockway Rd. Dirt arena with sloped grass seating and livestock corral. Home to the Annual 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 to rent. Grounds include playground & lawn area. TRUCKEE INDOOR COMMUNITY POOL Swim year-round at the new Indoor Community Pool 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. The lap pool includes recreational rope climbing, a diving board, float toys and basketball. Fitness classes and swim lessons are also available to attend.
VETERAN’S HALL Located at 10214 High St., this Truckee landmark features small gym/auditorium with stage, meeting rooms and kitchen/dining area. Available to rent including overnight rentals. TRUCKEE BIKE PARK & PUMP TRACK See page 33.
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PLAY UP AN APPETITE? The Lodge Restaurant & Pub Pizza on the Hill Alder Creek Cafe Five other seasonal dining options
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isit 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.
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.
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PLACES TO DINE 1882 BAR & GRILL— RIVER STREET INN 10009 East River St 530-550-9222
ALDER CREEK CAFE 15275 Alder Creek Rd 530-582-9694 BAR OF AMERICA 10042 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-2626 BEST PIES PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT 10068 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-1111 BLUE COYOTE BAR AND GRILL 10015 Palisades Dr 530-587-7777 BOOMTOWN RESTAURANTS 2100 Garson Rd, Verdi 800-648-3790 BURGER ME! 10418 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-8852 CASA BAEZA 10004 Bridge St 530-587-2161 COFFEE AND 10106 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-3123
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COTTONWOOD RESTAURANT Brockway Rd 530-587-5711
GLENSHIRE PIZZA COMPANY 10095 Dorchester, Unit E 530-536-5100
COYOTE MOON BAR AND GRILLE 10685 Northwoods Blvd 530-550-2211
GOLDEN ROTISSERIE 11357 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-4847
DONNER LAKE KITCHEN 13720 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-3555
JAX AT THE TRACKS 10144 West River St 530-550-7450
DRUNKEN MONKEY 11253 Brockway Rd 530-582-9755
LA BAMBA 11760 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-3516
EL TORO BRAVO 10186 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-3557
LOS ARCOS MEXICAN GRILL VILLAGE AT NORTHSTAR 530-386-3171
FIFTYFIFTY BREWING CO. 11197 Brockway Rd 530-587-2337
MAKI ALI 11357 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-1144
FIRESIDE PIZZA COMPANY 1985 Squaw Valley Rd 530-584-6150
MANZANITA RITZ-CARLTON LAKE TAHOE 530-562-3000
FLAME OF INDIA 11421 Deerfield Dr 530-563-5078
MARTY’S CAFE 10115 Donner Pass Rd 530-550-8208
FRONT STREET STATION PIZZA 11782 Donner Pass Rd 530-536-5035
MONTAGNA RESTAURANT & WINE BAR RESORT AT SQUAW CREEK 530-583-6300 (seasonal/winter) MOODY’S BISTRO, BAR & BEATS 10007 Bridge St 530-587-8688
FULL BELLY DELI 10825 Pioneer Trail, Ste 103 530-550-9516
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MORGAN’S LOBSTER SHACK & FISH MARKET 10087 West River St 530-582-5000 OLD TOWN TAP 10164 Donner Pass Rd 530-563-5233 PHILOSOPHY 10412 Donner Pass Rd 530-536-5129 PIANETA RISTORANTE 10098 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-4694 PIZZA ON THE HILL TAHOE DONNER CLUBHOUSE 11509 Northwoods Blvd 530-582-9669 PJ’S BAR AND GRILL At Gray’s Crossing 111406 Henness Rd 530-550-5801 PLUMPJACK CAFÉ 1920 Squaw Valley Rd 530-583-1576 RED TRUCK 10356 Truckee Airport Rd 530-587-1394 RESTAURANT TROKAY 10046 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-1040
ROCO 10164 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-6274 RUBICON PIZZA COMPANY Village at Northstar 530-562-2199 SIAM CUISINE RESTAURANT 10770 Donner Pass Rd 530-550-0503 SIX PEAKS GRILLE Resort at Squaw Creek 530-583-6300 SQUEEZE IN 10060 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-9814 SMOKEY’S KITCHEN 12036 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-4535 STELLA 10918 Brockway Rd 530-582-5655 TACOS JALISCO 11400 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-1131 THAI DELICACY 11253 Brockway Rd, Ste 101 530-550-1269
THE LODGE Tahoe Donner 12850 Northwoods Blvd 530-587-9455
ZANO’S FAMILY ITALIAN & PIZZERIA 11401 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-7411
THE STATION 10130 West River St 530-550-9900
ZURI’S COFFEE CO. 11357 Donner Pass Rd, Ste G 530-536-5151
TRUCKEE BAGEL & JUICE BAR 11260 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-9991
WINE + BREWS
TRUCKEE TAVERN AND GRILL 10118 Donner Pass Rd 530-386-4911 TWENTY-TWO BISTRO & BAR VILLAGE AT SQUAW VALLEY 530-584-6170 VILLAGE PIZZERIA 11329 Deerfield Dr 530-587-7171 WAGON TRAIN COFFEE SHOP 10080 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-7574 WILD CHERRIES 11429 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-5602 WONG’S GARDEN 11430 Deerfield Dr 530-587-1831
THE GRILLE AT SAWTOOTH RIDGE 5001 Northstar Dr 530-562-2188
ALIBI ALE WORKS 10069 Bridge St alibialeworks.com
ART TRUCKEE WINE BAR 10072 Donner Pass Rd 530-448-3423 BLUESTONE JEWELRY & WINE 10046 Donner Pass Rd 530 582-0429 FIFTYFIFTY BREWING CO. 11197 Brockway Rd 530-587-2337 MELLOW FELLOW GASTROPUB 10192 Donner Pass Rd 530-214-8927 MOUNTAIN BLUE TERRACE Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe 530-562-3000 PAST TIME CLUB 10096 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-9219
PETRA’S Village at Northstar 530-562-0600 PHILOSOPHY 10412 Donner Pass Rd 530-536-5129 TAHOE MOUNTAIN BREWERY TAPROOM 10990 Industrial Way 530-587-3409 THE POUR HOUSE 10075 Jibboom St 530-550-9664 TOURIST CLUB 10010 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-7775 TRUCKEE BREWING CO. 10736 Pioneer Trail, Ste 1 & 2 530-545-2114 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 ZANDER’S SPIRITS TRUCKEE 11008 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-1760
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COFFEE + TEA HOUSES CHA FINE TEAS OF TRUCKEE 12030 Donner Pass Rd 530-536-5043 COFFEEBAR BAKERY 12047 Donner Pass Rd 10120 Jibboom St 530-582-1554 DARK HORSE COFFEE ROASTERS 10009 W River St, Ste B 530-550-9239 PACIFIC CREST COFFEE 10736 Pioneer Trail, Ste 13 530-536-5135 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/ SPIRITS/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
SAVE MART 11399 Deerfield Dr 530-587-5522
GLENSHIRE GENERAL STORE 10095 Dorchester Dr 530-587-1819
SODA SPRINGS GENERAL STORE 21719 Donner Pass Rd 530-426-3080
THE MILL JUICE SHOP 10825 Pioneer Trail, Ste 100 775-745-1807
STICKS MARKET 13710 Donner Pass Rd 530-214-8891
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OCCUPATION Owners and Operators of the Tahoe Sports Hub. The Tahoe Sports Hub is located in Historic Downtown Truckee and is a four-season mountain sports outfitter specializing in ski and snowboard, mountain biking and paddle-sports. YEARS IN TRUCKEE 15 years ORIGINALLY FROM Rob is from Placerville, CA and Wrenn is from Enfield, NH WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA Our love of skiing originally brought each of us to Truckee. Rob grew up making the drive from the foothills to ski on the Squaw Valley Freestyle team and Wrenn grew up skiing the ice-cold mountains of NH and dreaming of skiing
powder on a bluebird day. We actually met on a chairlift and we now own a ski shop, so clearly the sport has played a large role is our life path. Truckee is truly the ultimate ski town, but it is the amazing tight-knit community that kept us here to make our life. BIG LIFE? For us “Big Life” is a reminder of how lucky we are to live, work, and play in Truckee. It reminds our family to appreciate our environment and community everyday. Our backyard is filled with pristine natural beauty and endless opportunity for adventure in ALL four seasons. We are lucky enough to run a small business in the vibrant Historic Downtown and we are always amazed by how supportive and collaborative the Truckee business community is. Everyday at the Sports Hub we are energized by colorful local characters and passionate athletes living their own version of the “Big Life” and we get to share the “stoke” and the Truckee experience with our visiting customers. It is a daily reminder of how lucky we are to raise our family and run our business in Truckee.
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What’s a normal winter in Truckee you ask?
Take a look at these stats and decide for yourself! TOTAL SNOWFALL: 2018 381” 2016 474” 2014 14” 2012 13” 2010 475”
2017 225” 2015 289” 2013 33” 2011 244” 2009 259”
Final Answer: As you can see, Truckee’s total snowfall can vary widely. Advice? Be ready for anything, keep your snowblower and shovel ready!
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NICK + LAURA VISCONTI OCCUPATION Nick: Founder of DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF — Lake Tahoe’s specialty coffee roastery Laura: Co-Founder & Creative Manager of DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF; Founder of GEOGRAPHY CREATIVE, a boutique creative agency; Freelance Photographer & Author
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YEARS IN TRUCKEE Nick: 15 years Laura: 4 years ORIGINALLY FROM Nick: Danville, California Laura: Orange County, California WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA Nick: Truckee is like a thief in the night, it steals a part of your heart. During my pro snowboarding days I traveled to the four corners of the world exploring many of the most exotic ski towns from East to West. While other mountains are mighty and other communities compelling, the beauty of Lake Tahoe and entrepreneurial spirit of Truckee is unrivaled. I love it here. It’s home and always will be. Laura: The proximity to the mountains is what drew us here initially, but it was Truckee’s community I fell in love with. All my life I’ve dreamed of living in a town where “everyone knows everyone” and while there are admittedly pros and cons to that statement — as there are pros and cons of living anywhere — this is my dream home. I leave town frequently for travel assignments, and I love nothing more than that drive through the canyon back into Truckee upon each return. I am pretty fortunate to live in my favorite place on earth! BIG LIFE? Nick: To me, living a big life means living a blessed life. Our life here is abundantly blessed: four seasons, mountain madness, adrenaline rushes, business opportunity, killer community, bad ass beers and of course, a growing coffee culture. Living a big life doesn’t just mean living my own big life…it means celebrating and cultivating the rich culture of Truckee that we are all, locals and visitors alike, contributing to. Laura: Living a big life in Truckee means living an uninhibited life. People who call Truckee home (whether full-time or part-time) are multi-faceted with many skillsets and passions. There’s so much to do here, and so much potential to continually push yourself if you’re just willing to put in a little elbow grease!
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Truckee Cultural District Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Inspired by natural
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individual creativity. Over the years Truckee has attracted and grown a vibrant, entrepreneurial, artistic community which has birthed over a dozen art galleries and exhibit spaces, created continuous year-round artistic and cultural events, inspired numerous public art pieces across town, and most recently created a 3,400 square foot makerspace that offers the community a place to learn, build and practice a wide variety of art and creative skills.
INSPIRED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
If you’re looking to tap into your own creative juices, there are many inspired learning opportunities such as art workshops and handson educational experiences in addition to gallery talks, art lectures, and special presentations. To learn more, visit Truckee.com.
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 Truckee-based landscape construction company. “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.
The 3,400 sf community makerspace, Truckee Roundhouse, is a community-operated shop or workshop where people with common interests — often in computers, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art — can meet, socialize and collaborate. Truckeeroundhouse. org; 10356 Truckee Airport Rd., Hangar E3.
There’s a 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
“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’. There are several other public art installations around Truckee, visit TruckeeCulturalDistrict.com to learn more.
Fall into Art
(September–October) Celebrate the Arts in Truckee
Truckee earned the prestigious honor of being recognized and designated by the California Arts Council as one of 14 California Cultural Districts. Truckee Town Councilman and former Mayor Morgan Goodwin said “This Cultural District designation allows us to do even more to celebrate the countless ways in which we are preserving our heritage and advancing our strong sense of place. We look forward to adding more public art, cultural events and involving more and more people in actively creating a strong cultural identity around our beloved town.”
ANNUAL CULTURAL EVENTS MAY: Made in Tahoe Festival
JUNE: Truckee Roundhouse Maker Show JUNE–AUGUST: Truckee Thursdays
The Truckee Cultural District website allows you to find the people, places, organizations, maps, stories and historical events that celebrate Truckee’s arts, culture and history. Locate art galleries, workshops, historical waypoints, public art and maps to guide you through town.
SEPTEMBER—FALL INTO ART: Art & Soul Downtown Truckee Art Walk Trails & Vistas – Art Hikes Donner Party Hike
With many cultural events happening in the fall, we invite you to celebrate the arts in Truckee!
OCTOBER—FALL INTO ART: Truckee Downtown Wine Walk & Shop Truckee's Historical Haunted Tour
FOR MORE EVENT INFORMATION, VISIT: TRUCKEE.COM
Local Art, Elevated
At the Train Depot in Downtown Truckee 10065 Donner Pass Rd #2 mountainartscollective.com
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20 New Things TO CHECK OUT IN TRUCKEE A thriving mountain town
that is constantly evolving, Truckee is the place to be when visiting the Northern Sierra. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well here, with new businesses and experiences that are worth checking out. Here’s 20 of the latest additions, in alphabetical order.
1. Big Chief Trail
Packed with optional features and terrain for intermediate to expert level riders, the new Big Chief Trail connects Watson Lake and Tahoe Rim Trail to the Sawtooth Trail. truckeetrails.org
2. Cornerstone Bakery
Everything is made from scratch at Cornerstone Bakery, including pastries, croissants, pies, tarts — even house-made, gluten free candy bars.
3. Donner Party Paddle Race: June 1, 2019
Scheduled to take place June 1, 2019 on Donner Lake, the Donner Party Paddle Race will kick off on West End Beach. tahoepaddleracing.com
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4. Kitchen Collab
Truckee’s only collaborative kitchen space was designed to be a culinary incubator. On-site private event space allows for pop-up dinners and more. kitchencollab.com
5. Ninja Hair Den
A barber shop and salon, Ninja Hair Den offers hair sculpting services – including beard grooming – that let you bring your imagination to life. ninjahairdencom
6. Tahoe Mountain Fitness
The extensive selection of fitness classes are now held in a brand new, massive center. Enhancements include a 32 foot screen for a fully immersive workout experience, private pilates, locker rooms, and more. tahoemountainfit.com
7. Old Trestle Distillery
8. Pacific Crest Coffee Company
Meticulously roasted in small batches, Pacific Crest Coffee Company develops full-bodied nitro brews and consistently delicious beans. pacificcrestcoffee.com
Local. Fresh. Organic. Featuring a creatively minimalistic menu and locally crafted beer and wine, when you dine here, you’ll see the Philosophy is simple. truckeephilosophy.com
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Truckee’s first distillery in over 100-years is now producing locally-sourced gin, whiskey, and soon, vodka. Find it at Zander's Spirits. oldtrestle.com
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10. Ride Concepts
Aimed at shaking up the mountain biking footwear industry, Truckee-based Ride Concepts specializes in performance-based mountain bike shoes for men, women and youth. rideconcepts.com
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11. Sierra Bakehouse
This wholesale bakery creates wedding and special event cakes, pastries, and opens its garage door Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its community bake sale. sierrabakehouse.com
12. The Station – A Truckee Eatery
Fresh salads, bowls and sandwiches that include the vegan, vegetarian, gluten and dairy free variety make up the healthy, quick options available at The Station. truckeestation.com
13. The Tributary Collective
The first female co-working space in Truckee, The Tributary Collective welcomes career professionals, entrepreneurs and pioneering ideas. thetributarycollective.com
14. Truckee Brewing Company
Offering a wide selection of locally crafted brews that are steam fired so they’re incredibly easy to drink, Truckee Brewing Company’s taproom is open daily. truckeebrewco.com
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15. Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival
A free New Orleans-inspired street festival now in its second year, festival goers are treated to an incredible music lineup, Cajun cuisine and family fun. truckeecrawthaw.com
16. Truckee Downtown Merchants Association 50th Anniversary
The host of signature events like Truckee Follies, Truckee Thursdays and more, Truckee Downtown Merchants Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. historictruckee.com
17. Truckee Yoga Collective
Truckee’s newest yoga studio, Truckee Yoga Collective offers heated and unheated vinyasa classes, yoga sculpt, aerial yoga, and meditation. truckeeyogacollective.com
18. Via Ferrata at Squaw Valley
Led by professional mountain guides, navigate the iconic Tram Face at Squaw Valley on the protected climbing route via permanent steel and cable anchors. tahoevia.com
19. Golden Spike Railroad Celebration
A summer-long celebration to commemorate the 150-year anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad that travels through Truckee. truckee.com/train
20. Truckee Dirt Fondo: May 31–June 2, 2019
This bike race event offers an opportunity to showcase the area’s world-class trails to those who are passionate about high alpine off-road adventures. truckeedirtfondo.com
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PACIFIC CREST TRAIL (PCT)
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PACIFIC CREST TRAIL (PCT)
I-80 TO DONNER SUMMIT
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.
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).
Mileage: 6.0 miles one way Difficulty: Difficult Use Level: Heavy Access: See Glacier Meadows Loop Trail.
MT. JUDAH LOOP Mileage: 4.5 miles round trip Difficulty: Moderate Use Level: Heavy Access: Pacific Crest Trail— 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.
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL (PCT) DONNER SUMMIT TO SQUAW VALLEY
Mileage: 15 miles one way Difficulty: Very difficult Use level: Moderate Access: You will need two cars to hike this trail. Leave one at Squaw Valley and drive the other to the Pacific Crest Trail. 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.
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.
USDA-Forest Service | Truckee Ranger District 10811 Stockrest Springs Rd. 530-587-3558 fs.fed.us/r5/tahoe/trails.com; truckeetrails.org
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.
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.
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.
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TRUCKEE RIVER LEGACY TRAIL
THE BIG CHIEF TRAIL
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 five 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.
The Truckee Trails Foundation worked with the USFS and Northstar California on a 7-mile non-motorized trail connecting the southern tip of the Sawtooth Trail down to Watson Lake and the Tahoe Rim Trail. Construction was completed in fall of 2018.
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TAHOE RIM TRAIL Mileage: 165 miles of singletrack, 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
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
JOHNSON CANYON Access: Take the Donner Lake Exit on I-80. At the bottom of the off ramp, head north (uphill) about 300 yards to the trailhead where there is a large parking area and kiosks with a map of the area and background information. Trails provide access to Summit Lake, Warren Lake and Pacific Crest Trails.
LOCH LEVEN LAKES
Mileage: 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.
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.
TROUT CREEK TRAIL
DONNER SUMMIT CANYON
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.
Access: Heading towards the west end of Donner Lake, go past South Shore Drive and up Old Hwy 40. Make a left 400 feet past the winter closure gate into the parking area. This historic area boasts nonmotorized trails that travel to adjacent USFS and State Park lands along old trade routes, through stands of Aspen, and
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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. 530214-0711; helivertex.com
Alpine Meadows Stables (open year round) 355 Alpine Meadows Rd 530-583-3905
Piping Rock Equestrian Center, LLC (open year round) 12318 Union Mills Rd 530-582-6780
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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.
MARTIS CREEK WILDLIFE AREA TRAIL
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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
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.
Access: Take Martis Creek
Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center (seasonal) 15275 Alder Creek Rd 530-587-9470
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 explore Land Trust properties. tdlandtrust.org; 530-582-4711.
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. donnerpartymountainrunners.com
Summer season from May 25 to September 23: Soar Truckee glider ride pilots are all FAA certified commercial glider pilots and are extremely experienced in the flying of gliders for the specific comfort and enjoyment of their guests. 530-5876702; soartruckee.org
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JESSICA PERRY CARR OCCUPATION Program Manager, Sierra Small Business Development Center at Sierra Business Council YEARS IN TRUCKEE 10 winters! Five full years. ORIGINALLY FROM Marin County, CA WHY THE TRUCKEE AREA I grew up coming to Tahoe on weekends, so after I graduated college and was spending summers guiding multi-day river trips all over the west, I came back to work during the winters in Truckee. Eventually I was ready to experience the glory of summer here too, so I settled in full time and never looked back!
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BIG LIFE? I love living in a town where you spell Community with a capital C, where you run into people you know all over the place, and where people work really hard to shape the future of the town and the region. My husband and I are super grateful to be raising our family in Truckee, surrounded by such amazing outdoor opportunities and smart and passionate people. We live in Tahoe Donner, where we take major advantage of the backyard recreation on foot and on skate skis. I love everything Truckee has to offer â€” from the bookstore to broomball and everything in between, Truckee is the BEST.
Whether you’re looking for road biking or mountain biking, the Truckee Tahoe area is a world-renowned biking destination with epic rides.
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tahoedirtbikes.com 530-386-2952 TAHOE MOUNTAIN GUIDES MOUNTAIN BIKING
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
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TAHOE SPORTS HUB
100 Northstar Dr 530-562-1010
10095 W River St 530-582-4510
PACOS TRUCKEE BIKE
12047 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-5561
11400 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-0909 BIKE TRUCKEE
10270 Donner Pass Rd 530-386-5700 CYCLEPATHS
10825 Pioneer Trail, #105 530-582-1890
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11253 Brockway Rd 530-536-5089 TAHOE DIRT BIKES
12741 Lee Rd 530-386-2952 TAHOE DONNER BIKEWORKS
15275 Alder Creek Rd 530-582-9694
Truckee Tahoe Airport District and downtown Truckee. For more information, visit: zagster.com/ride.
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MAKING MAGIC WITH DIRT!
The Truckee Bike Park is a cycling destination that includes a pump track, dirt jumps, flow lines, drop zone, and dual-slalom. The park builds bike skills for all abilities of cyclists, and is fun for the entire family. The park is the product of a non-profit, volunteer-supported effort to build a world-class destination for locals and tourists. It’s a healthy, outdoor, and active recreational asset for the Truckee community. 12200 Joerger Dr; truckeebikepark.org
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In Truckee, our day-today routine probably doesn’t differ too dramatically from anyone else’s: drop the kids off at school, get an oil change, stop by the post office, hop on a conference call, take the dog out for a jog on the Legacy Trail, pick up dinner. Conversations of how to cultivate a healthier work-life-balance abound over cappuccinos at Coffeebar. Perhaps it’s just my current life stage — business owner in her early 30’s who says yes too often and feels bored when not stressed — but I don’t think I’m alone in continually yearning for a stronger sense of wellness in my daily routine. Thankfully, Truckee is the ultimate inspiration. Even on busy days when I’m unable to get outside, simply gazing out my office windows at the alpenglow painted on the neighboring mountains is enough to remind me in an instant why this is my sanctuary. John Muir once said that going to the mountains is going home, and it’s true… I believe our bodies and souls were designed to be at peace in nature: nothing makes me feel quite as alive than swimming in a cold alpine lake after hiking six miles to get there. I have met countless individuals who call Truckee their base camp — not just for a big life, but a new life. There’s no denying it: this place is healing.
Stretch It Out Truckee’s yoga community is alive and well, with several different studios and styles rooted here. Alpenflow | Yoga Studio Tahoe, located in the Pioneer Center, has a devout following and offers workshops, yoga teacher training, and an incredibly dynamic teaching staff. Another local favorite is Tahoe Yoga & Wellness, conveniently located on Donner Pass Road, which additionally offers massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture and more. My personal go-to is Namaste, located in Brickeltown: a smaller studio with inexpensive community drop-in classes. You might also try Truckee Yoga Collective, which is also a teacher training studio. Make sure to ask about the new student special! If you’re looking for a truly unique wellness experience at altitude, look up Gyöngyi Ridenour of GyöHarmony — a sound healer and yoga instructor (among many other things) who makes regular appearances around town.
Life at 6,000 Feet Living at altitude means we’re continuously exposed to the elements on a harsher level; copious amounts of sun exposure and dry air is not exactly beneficial to our skin or hair. Thankfully, there are professionals in the region who understand firsthand how to treat altitude’s side effects. If you need to give your hair or lashes some love, I cannot recommend my friend Alana Ciera at Lumiére Hair Studio enough. A charming light-filled space with tall vaulted ceilings, Lumiére’s upstairs Brickeltown location is intimate and stocked with photogenic hair products in cotton candy colors that will woo dry hair back to life. My other favorite downtown haunt is the newly opened day spa AlpineGold Spa & Boutique. Owner and seasoned beauty vet Merritt King offers treatments ranging from facials to sugaring to spray tanning, alongside her beautiful boutique: Truckee’s best-kept secret for scoring unique gifts. Detoxing (then retoxing), making room in the budget for regular massages, and organic smoothies from New Moon are all a part of the routine as well — a routine that’s become as treasured to me as the vigorous outdoor activities I enjoy every other day of the week. Visiting town? Stay hydrated, keep up with your electrolytes, and take it slow if you’re especially susceptible to the elevation. And treat yourself — after all, that’s why we’re all here! Self care has become such a buzz word in today’s society, it’s almost evolved into cliché status — but I’d like to think clichés are clichés for a reason. Regardless of how you choose to access the outdoors, I can guarantee it will be more enjoyable if it’s married to a healthy dose of pampering self care on the regular. So go ahead, indulge. I’ll see you out there. By Laura Visconti, founder of GEOGRAPHY CREATIVE, a boutique creative agency in Truckee, freelance photographer and author who travels extensively on assignments.
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Of course, not only has Truckee become a place of rejuvenation, it has also attracted a rad community of local businesses who create soft spaces to unwind in. “Wellness” means different things to different people, but for me, the wellness culture of Truckee can be summed up in the nourishment of the mind, body, and soul. As our bodies are so active here — often taking hard falls and gnarly injuries — it’s especially important to carve out time to slow down. Here are a few of my favorite ways to do just that:
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ONLY 12 MILES FROM TRUCKEE
Right 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 located right outside Tahoe City. For more information, visit tahoemaritimemuseum.org.
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ALPINE MEADOWS 800-403-0206 squawalpine.com
NORTHSTAR, CALIFORNIA 800-GO-NORTH northstarcalifornia.com
BOREAL 530-426-3666 rideboreal.com
SIERRA-AT-TAHOE 888-4MTN-FUN sierrattahoe.com
DIAMOND PEAK 775-832-1177 diamondpeak.com
SODA SPRINGS 530-426-3901 skisodasprings.com
DONNER SKI RANCH 530-426-3635 donnerskiranch.com
SQUAW VALLEY 800-403-0206 squawalpine.com
GRANLIBAKKEN RESORT 877-552-6301 granlibakken.com
SUGAR BOWL 530-426-9000 sugarbowl.com
HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN RESORT 800-2-HEAVEN skiheavenly.com
TAHOE DONNER 530-587-9444 skitahoedonner.com
HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT 530-525-2992 skihomewood.com
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KIRKWOOD SKI RESORT 209-258-6000 kirkwood.com
MT. ROSE-SKI TAHOE 800-SKI-ROSE mtrose.com
Winter Activities AUBURN SKI CLUB TRAINING CENTER CROSS COUNTRY TRAIL SYSTEM 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
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 Papoose Discovery Center 530-583-6985 squaw.com
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 oyalgorge.com TAHOE DONNER CROSS COUNTRY CENTER 15275 Alder Creek Rd 530-587-9484 tdxc.com
TAHOE DONNER AT TROUT CREEK RECREATION CENTER 12790 Northwoods Blvd 530-587-9437 tahoedonner.com
TAHOE ADVENTURE COMPANY 530-913-9212 tahoeadventurecompany.com
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
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
NORTHSTAR, CALIFORNIA Hwy 267 at Northstar Dr 530-562-0110 northstarcalifornia.com
SLED DOG TOURS
SIERRA SLED DOG ADVENTURES 530-412-3302 WILDERNESS ADVENTURES DOG SLED TOURS 530-550-8133 tahoedogsledtours.com
NORTHSTAR, CALIFORNIA 530-562-3689 northstarcalifornia.com RESORT AT SQUAW CREEK 530-583-6300 squawcreek.com SQUAW VALLEY 530-581-7246 squaw.com
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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING–GROOMED TRAILS
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 – SNOPARKS 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
MARTIS PEAK Brockway Summit on Hwy 267 PROSSER HILLS Hwy 89 north–4 miles north of Truckee
DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK 12593 Donner Pass Rd 30-582-7892
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 TRUCKEE’S OFFICIAL GUIDE
Truckee Big Life Locals are hard-working entrepreneurs offering a multitude of ways to experience Truckee’s unique, authentic mountain town vibe. Whatever you’re looking for from boutique shops, art galleries, wellness and fitness studios, to beauty & spas, sporting good & services, and animal care for your pets...we got you covered!
ANIMAL OUTPATIENT CARE CENTER OF TRUCKEE-TAHOE 10939A Industrial Way, #101 530-587-5144 CANINE COUNTRY 10310 Hirshdale Rd 530-587-7807
GOT DOGS? TRUCKEE 530-582-1820 gotdogs.biz HUMANE SOCIETY OF TRUCKEE TAHOE 10961 Stevens Ln 530-587-5948
TAHOE INTEGRATIVE VETERINARY CARE 12068 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-1133 TRUCKEE-TAHOE PET LODGE 10960 W River St, #106E 530-582-7268
ART/JEWELRY/ GALLERIES ART OBSESSIONS 10072 Donner Pass Rd 530-536-3225
ART TRUCKEE & WINE BAR 10072 Donner Pass Rd 530-448-3423 BACKSTREET FRAMERS 10099 Jibboom St 530-587-1409 BESPOKE 10130 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-5500 BLUESTONE JEWELRY & WINE 10046 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 3 530-582-0429 bluestonetahoe.com BOLAM GALLERY 10396 Donner Pass Rd 530-550-3388
CRITTER CARE MOBILE VETERINARY CLINIC 530-550-8660
KARMA DOG KAMP 530-448-7193 firstname.lastname@example.org
DOCTOR’S OFFICE FOR PETS 10939a Industrial Way, #101 530-587-5144
PET STATION 11429 Donner Pass Rd, #7 530-550-7329
DOG GONE IT! PET CARE 530-414-5033 doggoneitpets.com
SAVVY DOG 10961 Stevens Ln 530-448-9808
DONNER TRUCKEE VETERINARY HOSPITAL & BOARDING 9701 Hwy 267 530-587-4366
SIERRA PET CLINIC 10411 River Park Pl. 530-587-7200
FANCY FUR PET SALON 11401 Donner Pass Rd 530-550-8477
SPOILED PETZ GROOMING SALON 11448 Deerfield 530-582-5044
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
LA GALLERIA 10112 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-5444
LORIEN POWERS 10007 Bridge St (in Truckee Hotel) 530-550-9610 9932 Donner Pass Rd 530-536-5400 MOUNTAIN ARTS COLLECTIVE 10065 Donner Pass Rd 530-563-5110 NANCY O GLASS & GALLERY 21547 Donner Pass Rd 209-968-0146 NORTH TAHOE ARTS 380 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City 530-581-2787 RIVERSIDE STUDIOS 10076 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-3789 SPECIALTYBEADS.COM SpecialtyBeads.com WHITE BUFFALO 10116 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-4446
ALPINE GOLD SPA BOUTIQUE 10098 Donner Pass Rd, Floor 2 alpinegolddayspa.com BALANCE HOLISTIC HEALTH SPA 10246 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 3B 530-562-1164 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 & HAIRCUTS 11260 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-1629 LOFT BARBER SHOP 10092 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-1710 LOVE IS IN THE HAIR 10246 Donner Pass Rd, Ste B4 916-798-3637 LUMIERE HAIR STUDIO 10246 Donner Pass Rd, #3 530-386-2515 LUX HAIR 10075 W River St 530-550-8008 MANE ATTRACTION 10466 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-6263 NEVE SALON & MINI SPA 15695 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-4832 NICOLA B HAIR STUDIO 10246 Donner Pass Rd 530-386-6610 NINJA HAIR DEN 10059 Palisades Dr 530-318-9600 RITZ-CARLTON LAKE TAHOE SPA 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct 530-582-3000 SACRED SALON 9950 Donner Pass Rd 925-922-9890 SACRED STONE CENTER FOR WELL-BEING 10250 Donner Pass Rd 530-448-3664 SANCTUARY 10246 Donner Pass Rd, Ste B1 SASSY NAILS 11429 Donner Pass Rd 530-550-5201 SHAMPOO HAIR AND MAKE-UP SALON 10050 South East River St 530-587-8494 SPA AT SQUAW CREEK 400 Squaw Creek Rd 530-581-6624
T & T NAILS AND SPA 10770 Donner Pass Rd 530-550-7561
WORD AFTER WORD BOOKSHOP 10118 Donner Pass Rd 530-536-5099
CALIFORNIA 89 10156 Donner Pass Rd 530-214-8989
NOMAD 10046 Donner Pass Rd 530-536-5058
BIKRAM YOGA SIERRA 11090 Trails End Rd 530-582-4111
TRILOGY SPA VILLAGE AT SQUAW VALLEY 530-584-8125
CONSIGNMENT/ THRIFT STORES
DRESSED BOUTIQUE 10072 Donner Pass Rd 231-526-2928
NOX FASHION & BEAUTY NATURALLY 10115 Donner Pass Rd 530-563-8089
CR JOHNSON HEALING CENTER 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste 108 530-562-4270
TRUCKEE LOCAL HAIR CUTTING 10059 Palisades Dr, #2 530-582-4331 TRUE SALON & HAIR STUDIO 10049 Martis Valley Rd 530-412-0837 UNWIND BEAUTY SALON 12315 Deerfield Dr, Ste 8 530-582-9344
ECHO BLUE CONSIGNMENT 11429 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 6 530-550-5295 MOUNTAIN KIDS 11429 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 6 530-550-5295
BLUEBIRD 11500 Donner Pass Rd, Ste C 530-386-8486
MOUNTAIN LIVING HOME CONSIGNMENT 10009 W River St 408-210-2386
KALIFORNIA JEAN BAR 10092 Donner Pass Rd, Ste A 530-550-9933 LEGGS-HANES-BALI OUTLET STORE 12047 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-3745
TRUCKEE CONSIGNMENT 40153 Bldg 2, Truckee Airport Rd 530-550-9661 UNIQUE BOUTIQUE/VIVIANE’S VINTAGE & VOGUE 10925 W River St 530-582-8484
SPLIT ROCK 10320 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-9378 TAHOE TRUCKEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC 10038 Meadow Wy, Ste E 530-587-3274
FASHION/ACCESSORIES CABONA’S 10100 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-3161
One of the “Coolest under-the-radar ski towns in the American West” — THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
CROSSFIT TRUCKEE 12277 Soaring Wy, #103 530-536-5025
TAHOE UNIVERSITY 10015 W River St 530-386-7868
DONNA’S MASSAGE & SPRAY TAN 10059 Palisades Dr, Ste 3 530-550-1000
THE TREEHOUSE 10104 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-4883 UNIQUE BOUTIQUE VIVIANE’S VINTAGE AND VOGUE 10925 W River St 530-582-8484
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
CROSSFIT BLIZZARD 10800 Pioneer Trail, Ste 1 530-550-7501
DREAMTOWN CROSSFIT 11357 Deerfield Dr, Unit B 530-628-0098 HEIKOOCH 530-414-9914
AWAKENING MASSAGE 10021 Martis Valley Rd 530-414-5852
INNERRHYTHMS DANCE THEATRE 12047 Donner Pass Rd, Ste B7 530-550-8464
BALANCING BODYWORKS – PILATES 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste 108B 530-581-5152
NAMASTE HOLISTIC HEALING & YOGA 10368 Donner Pass Rd 530-448-9014
THE BAR EFFECT 11890 Donner Pass Rd 530-386-3635
PERFORMANCE TRAINING CENTER 10775 Pioneer Trail 530-587-9977
Talkin’ Truckee in the Media
“The Most Romantic Small Town Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.”
One of “ Best Mountain Towns in America”
— READER’S DIGEST
“California’s Best Adventure Towns”
TAHOE TRUCKEE T-SHIRTERY 10128 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-5744
JACK + EMMY 10191 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 3 530-563-3163
TAHOE FOREST HOSPICE THRIFT & GIFT 10338 River Park Pl 530-582-4947
ZOE JANE SALON 10120 Jibboom St, #102 530-536-5057
ELA CHAPMAN 10056 Donner Pass Rd 530-563-3512
— MARRIOTT TRAVELER
One of “America’s best smalltown Fourth of July celebrations”
— FODOR’S TRAVEL
One of “Best Adventure Towns” — SUNSET MAGAZINE
— OUTDOOR PROJECT
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REBEL FITNESS ACADEMY 12277 Soaring Wy 530-550-7777 RELAX MASSAGE 10800 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 102 530-386-8018 SIERRA SYMMETRY THE ROCK 11209 Brockway Rd, Ste C #107 530-883-4172 SOULSHINE MASSAGE & WELLNESS 10098 Donner Pass Rd 530-536-6605 SYNERGY HEALING ARTS INC 11890 Donner Pass Rd, #1 530-550-0400 TAHOE CENTER FOR HEALTH AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE 10710 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-3769
ATELIER 10128 Donner Pass Rd 530-386-2700 BIGTRUCK 10800 Pioneer Trail, #2 530-214-3300 CALIFORNIA 89 10156 Donner Pass Rd 530-214-8989 JERKY JUNCTION & CANDY CABOOSE 11041 Donner Pass Rd 530-401-0035 COOKING GALLERY 10084 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-8303 COPY CENTER 11400 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 10 530-582-0884
TAHOE MOUNTAIN FITNESS 12047 Donner Pass Rd, Ste B7 11890 Donner Pass Rd, #3 530-412-3548
COSMOS CUSTOM FOOTWERKS 10015 Palisades Dr 530-587-5424
TAHOE PEAKS ATHLETIC CLUB 11073 Donner Pass Rd 530-536-5019
CRUX EVENTS 25 Old Hwy 40, Verdi 530-587-8700 cruxevents.com
TAHOE YOGA & WELLNESS CENTER 10770 Donner Pass Rd 530-550-8333
CVS 11411 Deerfield Dr 530-587-5770
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
DONNER LAKE GIFT SHOP 15688 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-6748 ELIZABETH’S CREATIONS 530-587-6965 tahoeflowers.com EVENTMASTERS TENT & EVENT RENTALS 12000 Pioneer Trail, Ste 2 530-587-2844 FOR GOODNESS SAKE 10157 Donner Pass Rd 530-550-8981 JL’S SMOKE SHOP 10800 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 105 530-587-7833
TRUCKEE PILATES 530-584-1717 truckeepilates.com
LATHER AND FIZZ BATH BOUTIQUE VILLAGE AT SQUAW VALLEY 530-584-6001
YOGA STUDIO TAHOE 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste 105B 530-587-1891
THE OFFICE BOSS 12177 Business Park Dr 530-587-1620
ZENERGY MASSAGE & WELLNESS 11836 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 3 530-448-0344
THE OFFICE BOSS TRUCKEE MAIL CENTER 11260 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 1 530-587-1620
THE VILLAGE CINEMAS VILLAGE AT NORTHSTAR 530-562-8800
RITE AID 11230 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-5296
SMILEY’S TATTOO 11400 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 20 530-587-6453
CYCLEPATHS 10825 Pioneer Trail, Ste 105 530-582-1890
START HAUS 11410 Deerfield Drive 530-582-5781
DIRT GYPSY ADVENTURES 844-464-9779
STEALTH TAHOE 11253 Brockway Rd 530-536-5089
TAHOE OIL & SPICE 10091 Donner Pass Rd 530-550-8857
GRANITE CHIEF 11368 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-2809
THE SMOKE ISLAND 11400 Donner Pass Rd, #15 530-563-5262
MATT HERON FLY FISHING 400 Squaw Creek Rd 518-225-6587
TRUCKEE LOVE SHOP 15695 Donner Pass Rd 530-656-8753
MOUNTAIN HARDWARE & SPORTS 11320 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-4844
TRUCKEE POWERSPORTS SUPPLY 12030 Donner Pass Rd 530-550-7758
PACO’S TRUCKEE BIKE & SKI 12047 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-5561
TRUCKEE VARIETY CO. 10088 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-3117
PADDLE ME SUP YOGA 10059 Palisades Dr 530-448-1344
TRUTH TATTOO 10099 Jibboom St 530-582-8788
PIPING ROCK EQUESTRIAN CENTER, LLC 12318 Union Mills Rd 530-582-6780
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ALPINE MEADOWS STABLES Alpine Meadows Rd 530-583-3905 ARBOR BOARDHOUSE 11486 Donner Pass Rd 530-536-5006 THE BACKCOUNTRY 11400 Donner Pass Rd 530-582-0909 BESTFIT BOOTS 12047 Donner Pass Rd, Ste B3 530-807-7626 BIKE TRUCKEE Donner Pass Rd 530-386-5700 BLACK TIE SKI RENTALS TRUCKEE 12219 Business Park Dr, Ste 6 530-550-1092 BLUE ZONE SPORTS 11391 Deerfield Dr 530-550-8003
TAHOE ADVENTURE COMPANY. COM 530-913-9212
RIDE CONCEPTS – MOUNTAIN BIKE FOOTWEAR 888-440-3909 rideconcepts.com A SINGLE TRACK MIND 209-662-5392
TAHOE DIRT BIKES 12741 Lee Rd 530-386-2952 TAHOE DAVE’S 10200 Donner Pass Rd 12047 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 W River St 530-582-4510 TAHOE WHITEWATER TOURS 775-741-4145
SOAR TRUCKEE 13184 Sailplane Wy 530-587-6702 SKI BUTLERS 10825 Pioneer Trail, Ste 105 530-582-8277 SKYDIVE TRUCKEE TAHOE 13184 Sailplane Wy 530-562-7530
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT CLEANERS 10607 W River St, Ste 1D 530-582-0564 TOTALLY BOARD 10060 Bridge St 530-582-1584
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Donner Summit is one of the most significant and historic mountain passes and transportation routes in the U.S.
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Black Wall 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.
The Truckee Donner Land Trust acquired 3,000 acres on Donner Summit known as Royal Gorge, along with the 351 acres in Johnson Canyon above Donner Lake. This acquisition ensures all of Royal Gorge’s remarkable meadows, peaks, natural resources and the Nordic ski area have been protected forever and are open to the public for world-class recreation. Trails in the area offering variety and spectacular scenery include (for maps & full details, visit tdlandtrust.org/ royalgorge)
• LYLE’S LOOKOUT – a short 3-mile hike provides spectacular view of the iconic Devil’s Peak. • ROWTON PEAK – a moderately strenuous 4-mile hike leads through several wildflower and bird areas, passes through some impressive volcanic geology, and offers expansion views of the Pacific Crest and the Granite Chief Wilderness. • POINT MARIAH – a moderate 5-mile route with dramatic viewpoint down 4,000 feet into the Royal Gorge of the North Fork of the American River.
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL
The Pacific Crest Trail (commonly abbreviated as the PCT) is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail. It is a 2,663 mile long trail running from Mexico to Canada along the crest of the mountains in California, Oregon, and Washington. You’ll find yourself on sections of the Pacific Crest Trail on many hikes on Donner Summit. One popular local PCT hike is from Donner Summit to Squaw Valley, 6.0 miles one way. Hikers attempting the PCT in its entirety are commonly seen in July passing through.
• SUMMIT VALLEY HISTORY TRAIL – easy 4-mile loop around Summit Valley with history going back 4,000 years to the Martis Culture of Native Americans. Its modern history includes being a brief stopover for emigrants who had just successfully scaled Donner Summit. TRUCKEE’S OFFICIAL GUIDE
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Be Our Guest Lodging options abound in Truckee and nearby, from rustic, tucked away favorites to sophisticated resorts.
BEST WESTERN PLUS— TRUCKEE- TAHOE HOTEL 530-587-4525; 888-670-7234 hoteltruckeetahoe.com
CLAIR TAPPAAN LODGE 530-426-3632; 800-679-6775 ctl.sierraclub.org DONNER LAKE INN B&B 530-587-5574 donnerlakeinn.com DONNER LAKE VILLAGE 530-587-6081; 866-666-1291 donnerlakevillage.com HAMPTON INN AND SUITES 530-587-1197; 888-587-1197 hamptoninntruckee.com
LOCH LEVEN LODGE 530-587-3773; 877-663-6637 lochlevenlodge.com
LOST TRAIL LODGE 530-320-9268 losttraillodge.com
RIVER STREET INN 530-550-9290 riverstreetinntruckee.com THE LODGE AT SUGAR BOWL 530-426-9000 sugarbowl.com TRUCKEE DONNER LODGE 530-582-9999; 877-878-2533 truckeedonnerlodge.com TRUCKEE HOTEL 530-587-4444; 800-659-6921 truckeehotel.com WOODWARD INN 530-426-1012; 530-426-3666 borealski.com
CONSTELLATION RESIDENCES AT NORTHSTAR 530-214-0660 northstarcalifornia.com NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA RESORT 530-562-1010; 800-466-6784 northstarcalifornia.com
NORTHSTAR LODGE – WELK RESORTS 530-562-3900 welkresorts.com RITZ-CARLTON, LAKE TAHOE 530-562-3000 ritzcarlton.com TAHOE MOUNTAIN LODGING 530-550-3300; 855-816-6764 tahoemountainlodging.com
OLYMPIC VILLAGE INN 530-581-6000; 800-845-5243 olympicvillageinn.com PLUMPJACK SQUAW VALLEY INN 530-583-1576; 800-323-7666 plumpjacksquawvalleyinn.com RESORT AT SQUAW CREEK 530-583-6300; 800-327-3353 resortatsquawcreek.com SQUAW VALLEY LODGE 530-583-5500; 800-549-6742 squawvalleylodge.com THE VILLAGE AT SQUAW VALLEY 530-584-1000; 866-818-6963 thevillageatsquaw.com
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CEDAR HOUSE SPORT HOTEL 530-582-5655 cedarhousesporthotel.com
INN AT TRUCKEE 530-587-8888; 888-773-6888 innattruckee.com
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RED LIGHT LODGING AND LOUNGE 530-536-0005 redlighttruckee.com
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GREENHORN CREEK GUEST RANCH 530-283-0930; 800-587-6820 greenhornranch.com
TAHOE EXCLUSIVE VACATION RENTALS 530-448-8044 tahoeexclusivevacationrentals.com
TAHOE VISTANA INN 530-546-2529 tahoevistanainn.net
THE DONNER HOUSE 530-878-8634 vrbo.com/156347
A RIVER'S EDGE LUXURY 415-602-7759 vrbo.com/1028544
THE RICHARDSON HOUSE INN 530-563-6874 therichardsonhouse.com TAHOE GETAWAYS 530-386-5551 tahoegetaways.com
CASTLE PEAK VACATION RENTALS 888-253-5551 castlepeak.com DONNER BLISS, PRIVATE HOME VACATION RENTAL 415-496-5475 donnerbliss.com DONNER LAKE REALTY, INC. 530-587-6055 donnerlakevacations.com DONNER LAKE VIEW CABIN RENTALS 415-954-2771 donnerlakevacationrental.com HOLLIDAY HOUSE 530-583-0220 tahoegetaways.com
TAHOE LUXURY PROPERTIES 530-584-3444 tluxp.com TAHOE MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES 530-587-6077 tahoemtproperties.com TAHOE MOUNTAIN LODGING 530-550-3300 tahoemountainlodging.com TAHOE TRUCKEE HOMES, INC. 530-412-3146 tahoetruckeehomes.com TAHOE TRUCKEE VACATION PROPERTIES 530-582-6186 ttvh.com
MARTIS VALLEY ASSOCIATES 530-587-8100 martisvalley.com
THE DONNER HOUSE 530-878-8634 THE DOWNTOWN HOUSE VACATION RENTAL 530-308-9584 THE WHITNEY SUITE 775-742-8616 TRUCKEE GETAWAY VACATION HOMES 530-587-6969 truckeevacations.com TRUCKEE MOUNTAIN VACATION RENTALS 530-587-5509 TMVR.com TRUCKEE PROPERTIES 530-587-5990 truckeeproperties.com TRUCKEE RESERVATIONS 530-582-5367 truckeereservations.com TURNKEY VACATION RENTALS 530-214-5300 turnkeyvr.com VACASA 530-802-2343 vacasa.com/usa/tahoe/truckee
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5. RITZ CARLTON, LAKE TAHOE
6. TAHOE VISTANA INN
7. THE INN AT TRUCKEE
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1.877.878.2533 10527 COLD STREAM ROAD | TRUCKEE, CA 96161 | WWW.TRUCKEEDONNERLODGE.COM TRUCKEE’S OFFICIAL GUIDE
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: 10-acre beach facility. Certified lifeguards. Group picnic and Pavilion on the Point reservations are made with the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District. SHORELINE PARK: ADA accessible fishing dock, small craft launching, picnicking, restrooms. Located midway on the north shore. DONNER LAKE PUBLIC BOAT RAMP: Northwest corner of lake.
DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK, VISITOR CENTER AND MUSEUM: 530-582-7892
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The California Fish and Game website lists fishing licenses sales locations and fishing regulations:
FISHING LICENSES CVS/PHARMACY 530-587-5770
MOUNTAIN HARDWARE AND SPORTS 530-587-4844 RITE AID PHARMACY 530-587-5296
FLY FISHING CENTERS NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA northstarcalifornia.com 530-582-5393
RESORT AT SQUAW CREEK visitsquawcreek.com 800-401-9501
BOCA RESERVOIR Access: Paved road Best Catch: Rainbow, Brown Trout, Kokanee Tackle/Bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners, trolling DONNER LAKE 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 Access: Limited certain times of year. Best Catch: Rainbow Tackle/Bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners, flies (Cutthroat Trout shall be immediately released. Special regulations apply.)
MARTIS CREEK RESERVOIR Access: Maintained dirt road Best Catch: Catch-and-release only Rainbow, Brown Trout Tackle/Bait: Artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks PROSSER DAM RESERVOIR Access: Paved road Best Catch: Rainbow, Brown Trout, Small Mouth Bass Tackle/Bait: Lures, flies, bait, worms, eggs, spinners, artificial lures STAMPEDE RESERVOIR 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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DONNER LAKE 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 SHORELINE PARK 14551 Donner Pass Rd DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK & VISITOR CENTER 530-582-7892 DONNER LAKE PUBLIC BOAT RAMP 15511 Donner Pass Rd
MANDATORY BOAT INSPECTION For information on watercraft inspections, or inspection requirements for Donner Lake, and surrounding reservoirs, visit tahoeboatinspections.com.
Water Sports Easily accessible/camping and boating at all sites:
LE GRAND ADVENTURE TOURS 1-844-534-7263
TRUCKEE RIVER RAFTING 530-583-7238
Stampede Reservoir Prosser Creek Reservoir Boca Reservoir Jackson Meadows Reservoir
TAHOE ADVENTURE COMPANY 530-913-9212
TAHOE WHITEWATER TOURS 530-587- 5777
TRUCKEE RIVER Enjoy an exciting float or class 2–4 rapids.
TRIBUTARY WHITEWATER TOURS 530-346-6812
Truckee River Raft Co. 530-583-0123
IRIE RAFTING COMPANY 530-582-4900
SELF GUIDED FLOATS
DONNER LAKE MARINA (Next to Donner Lake Village) — donnerlakemarina.com 530-582-5112
DONNER LAKE WATER SPORTS (in Donner Memorial State Park) 530-582-1999
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
TAHOE SPORTS HUB 10095 West River St 530-582-4510
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History + Museums Donner Memorial State Park & Visitor Center The Pioneer Monument statue at the entry to the park honors all who made the difficult trek across the western plains and mountains to reach California during the 1840s. Compelling new exhibits tell the stories of the emigrant experience, the Donner Party, the land of the Washoe, Chinese construction of the railroad, and early motoring adventures over Donner Pass. Tours available in the summer months. parks.ca.gov; 530-582-7892; 12593 Donner Pass Rd
Timeline 1844 Stephens-TownsendMurphy Party: first emigrant wagon train that successfully crossed the Sierra and get to California with wagons.
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.
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
1890s–1920s Truckee is established as a winter sports destination. 1846 The Donner Party, unable to cross the mountain summit, is forced to camp on the east end of Donner Lake.
1862–1866 Construction of the Dutch Flat & Donner Lake Wagon Road.
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.
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 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 September 14 + 15, 2019 and features hikes with knowledgeable guides, speakers, and an opportunity to learn about emigrant history.
1970s Major subdivisions developed in and around Truckee, as people sought the lifestyle provided by a small town.
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.
2019 Truckee celebrates the Sesquicentennial (150th) Anniversary of the Golden Spike, Transcontinental Railroad.
1958 Truckee-Tahoe Airport established.
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”.
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.
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.
1964 Interstate 80 completed allowing people to go further faster replacing Highway 40 (The Victory Highway) as the main route.
2018 The Town of Truckee celebrates the 25th anniversary of the incorporation of Truckee with a town portrait at the West End Beach of Donner Lake.
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.
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linking America’s east and west coasts had been a dream since the steam locomotive made its first appearance in the early 1830s. The need for such a link was dramatized by the discovery of gold in California in 1848 that brought thousands of people west. At that time, only two routes to the west were available: by wagon across the plains or by ship around South America. Traveling either of these could take seven months or more. The transcontinental railroad made the transporting of passengers and goods coast-to-coast considerably quicker and less expensive. Instead of taking seven months or more to go from New York to San Francisco, the railroad made the trip across the country in less than seven days. The Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the transcontinental railroad marks the spanning of the continent with rails, and a revolution to this area and the country. The railroad was critical to President Abraham Lincoln, realizing that he had to unite our Country. This was the period of the Civil War and in 1862 he passed the Pacific Railroad Act enabling the construction of the transcontinental railroad. The completion of the transcontinental railroad 150 years ago on May 10, 1869 forever changed the landscape of the Truckee-Donner Summit area, and was instrumental in the development of Truckee’s commerce and economy. The lumber industry was a major force in the area’s economy, supplying lumber to the silver mines of Virginia City. Before modern refrigeration, ice was the only way to keep food cold. Selling ice was a big business and enabled California fruit to be transportated to the East Coast in rail cars cooled with local ice. Once the tracks were built, the Truckee region became an accessible winter wonderland for anyone looking to enjoy its charms. The “Snowball Express” train ride excursions brought people from Sacramento into the Sierra to frolic in the snow. As the site of the nation’s first mechanized ski lift at Hilltop, visitors enjoyed winter sports and the ice carnival which was a big boost for the economy. Truckee became one of Hollywood’s favorite sites in the early part of the 20th century. The town’s location along the railroad line and ample accommodates made it an ideal area for filming. The Truckee-Donner Historical and Railroad Society are proudly celebrating the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad from May through September 2019. Over 25 events, historical talks, interpretive walks and more are scheduled.
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad
A sample of some of the events planned include: •
Historical Talk: The Story of Tunnel 6 – the primary tunnel that was dug by hand and black powder through solid granite of the Sierra using Chinese workers.
Historical Talk: Boca Brewery, Steam and Beer – covering the history of the Boca Brewery and how that history and product played into a currently sold produced created by Anchor Brewing.
Historical Walk: Jibboom Street – the “infamous” Red Light District, highlighting where the housing was and a history of the dance halls and other industries that thrived along Jibboom Street.
Ongoing summer events include: •
Truckee River Railroad Steam and Electric train runs at the Truckee Regional Park for children and adults.
Docent led tours of the Old Jail Museum, built in 1875 and used until 1964, filled with interesting artifacts and colorful stories.
Truckee Railroad Caboose Museum, open weekends through Labor Day. This Southern Pacific Railroad caboose, in the original SP paint scheme, is packed with pictures, re-creations, and railroad artifacts depicting the impact of railroads in the formation and development of Truckee.
Visitors and locals are encouraged to participate in the Passport Program. As you explore the various locations throughout Truckee to learn about the history, get your Passport stamped with a unique stamp from each site.
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For more information and to see the schedule of ways to experience TruckeeDonner Summit history visit the Facebook page Donner Summit-Truckee Golden Spike Celebration or goldspike.org.
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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. 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 steamheated 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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Highway 89 –Hourly Service Tahoe City to Squaw Valley. Additional 30-minute service during winter.
Highway 28 –30-Minute Service Incline Village, Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe City.
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Transportation AIR ACCESS
AIR TAHOE 833-AIR-TAHO (247-8246) airtahoe.com BLACKBIRD AIR 201-555-5555; flyblackbird.com GARYAIR AIR TAXI 408-805-4359; garyair.us HELI-VERTEX 530-414-9291; helivertex.com MOUNTAIN LION AVIATION 530-655-1100 email@example.com RENO-TAHOE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 775-328-6400; renoairport.com SURF AIR 800-365-6179; surfair.co TRUCKEE TAHOE AIRPORT 530-587-4119 truckeetahoeairport.com
TRUCKEE TRAIN DEPOT 10065 Donner Pass Rd
AMTRAK 800-872-7245; amtrak.com
TRUCKEE TRAIN DEPOT 10065 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee GREYHOUND 800-231-2222; greyhound.com AMTRAK 877-974-3322
LOCAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
DAVE’S TAHOE TAXI 530-553-1555 HIGH SIERRA TAXI 530-412-1927 TAHOE INDEPENDENT GROUP 530-546-8687
PIONEER COMMERCE CENTER 11025 Pioneer Trail 1 Charging Unit
TAHOE SIERRA TRANSPORTATION LLC 530-550-5300 tahoesierratransportation.com
TESLA CHARGING STATIONS
TRUCKEE NORTH TAHOE TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (TNT/TMA) 530-582-4964 laketahoetransit.com
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
at Truckee Tahoe Airport
HERTZ 530-550-9191 10266 Truckee Airport Rd
SENIOR SHUTTLE – NORTH TAHOE/TRUCKEE TRANSPORT 530-550-7451
THE CEDAR HOUSE SPORT HOTEL 10918 Brockway Rd. 2 Charging Units
AUTOMOBILE RENTAL ENTERPRISE 530-550-1550 10266 Truckee Airport Rd
TAHOE TRUCKEE AREA REGIONAL TRANSIT (TART) 530-550-1212 tahoetruckeetransit.com TRUCKEE DIAL-A-RIDE 530-550-7451 townoftruckee.com
NORTH LAKE TAHOE EXPRESS 866-216-5222 northlaketahoeexpress.com
CALIFORNIA 800-GAS-ROAD; 800-427-7623 quickmap.dot.ca.gov NEVADA 877-NV-ROADS; 877-687-6237 nevadadot.com/travel-info
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS
GATEWAY AT DONNER PASS 11290 Donner Pass Rd 6 Superchargers THE ROCK 11209 Brochway Rd 8 Superchargers THE CEDAR HOUSE SPORT HOTEL 10918 Brockway Rd 1 Tesla Connector NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA 5001 Northstar Dr 2 Tesla Connectors THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAKE TAHOE 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct 4 Tesla Connectors
MEADOW PARK/TRUCKEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY 10115 Donner Trail Rd 1 Charging Unit
TRAIN DEPOT/CALIFORNIA WELCOME CENTER 10065 Donner Pass Rd 2 Charging Units
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Fast Facts MISSION The Truckee Tahoe Airport (KTRK) is a community airport that provides high-quality aviation facilities and services to meet local needs. We strive for low impact on our neighbors while enhancing the benefit to the community-at-large.
The Airport is a Special District of California. It is a local, focused form of government led by a five member elected Board of Directors that provides aviation services and facilities.
Community Partnerships Through our Giving Back Programs we support over 55 local entities. With over 37,000 flight operations per year, KTRK connects people to the region as part of the Federal Transportation System.
Our Air Traffic Control Tower at KTRK works to:
4 Increase aeronautical safety 4 Decrease annoyance
ELEVATION: 5,901 ft MSL One of the highest in the nation POPULATION SERVED: 35,000 full-time residents and 80,000 peak period visitors SIZE: Serves Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Sierraville, Donner Summit, etc. AVIATION: KTRK serves private and charter aircraft but offers no scheduled commercial flights OPEN SPACE PUBLIC USE is managed for forestry, watershed health and wildlife safety
non-profits held a total of meetings + events in the Airport Community Rooms
To Stampede Reservoir
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Course Graeagle Meadows Golf Course Plumas Pines Golf Resort The Dragon at Nakoma Golf Resort
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c mp + rv parks
Prosser Reservoir Tahoe Donner
Gray’s Crossing Golf & Lake Club
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ski + ride
Old Greenwood Golf Course
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Tahoe Donner Golf Course
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Coyote Moon Golf Course
Soda Springs Royal Gorge
MAP NOT TO SCALE
Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course
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Tahoe City Golf Course
Tahoe City Sunnyside
LOCATION 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. CLIMATE Average summer temperature 40–79º F Average winter temperature 17–42º F Average total snowfall 201 inches Average total precipitation 30 inches SOURCE: WESTERN REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER
Incline Village Mountain & Championship Golf Courses
Heavenly Mountain Resort Kirkwood Ski Resort Sierra-at-Tahoe Homewood Mountain Resort
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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Emergency 911 Truckee Police 530-550-2323 Nevada County Sheriff 530-582-7838 Placer County Sheriff 530-581-6305 Road Conditions 1-800-427-7623 Tahoe Forest Hospital 530-587-6011 Animal Services 530-582-7830 Parking District 530-550-2323 Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District 530-582-7707 Truckee Library 530-582-7846 Truckee Tahoe Airport 530-587-4119 Truckee Chamber of Commerce 530-587-2757 U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station 530-587-3558
5,980 ft. 7,239 ft. 8,019 ft. 8,243 ft.
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ELEVATION Downtown Truckee Donner Summit Donner Peak Mt. Judah
Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe
Historic Downtown Truckee
Old Brockway Golf Course
Do Pa nne ss r Rd
TRUCKEE REC CENTER
TRUCKEE RIVER REGIONAL PARK
Northstar California Golf Course
TAHOE FOREST HOSPITAL
erfi DONNER eld MEMORIAL Dr STATE PARK & VISITOR CENTER AND MUSEUM
Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club
Donner Pass Rd
Truckee Tahoe Airport
Ponderosa Golf Course
GATEWAY SHOPPING CENTER
Riverview Sports Park
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10065 Donner Pass Rd 530-587-8808
Donner Memorial State Park
Donner Summit Historical Museum
To Sacramento & San Francisco
Donner Ski Ranch
530-550-3226 | tcbk.com
A great place to shop, bank, dance, dine and stay fit in west Truckee.
Custom Ski Boot Fitting 530-807-7626 | bestfitboots.com (winter season)
TRUCKEE COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET
Supporting local producers within 125 miles of our town Sundays – 9 am to 1 pm • June 16th – September 29th truckeefarmersmarket.org
FITNESS | PILATES | YOGA | MARTIAL ARTS
PILATES | BARRE | YOGA
530-412-3548 tahoemountainfit.com TAHOE MOUNTAIN
FITNESS | YOGA | MARTIAL ARTS
FITNESS | YOGA | MARTIAL ARTS
Coming Fall 2019
PILATES | BARRE | YOGA
PILATES | BARRE | YOGA
tri counties bank plaza tricountiesbankplaza.com 12047 Donner Pass Road Stores and Restaurants | Free Parking/Friendly People/Great Fun | West Truckee at the foot of Tahoe Donner For leasing information contact The Morrison Sales Team at 530-582-6900 TRUCKEE’S OFFICIAL GUIDE
Truckee.com is your guide to Truckee, California. Places to go, things to do, lodging and dining all make up this annual piece. Distribution...
Published on Apr 19, 2019
Truckee.com is your guide to Truckee, California. Places to go, things to do, lodging and dining all make up this annual piece. Distribution...