Northern Nevada Skiing is all about Choice
Skiing and snowboarding is a vital part of the Northern Nevada Lifestyle. The Truckee/Lake Tahoe region features 14 major ski areas all within a 90 minute drive of the Carson Valley. With over 400 inches of snow fall each year and 300 days of sunshine, bluebird powder days are a common occurrence and one of the many qualities that make the Northern Nevada /Tahoe area such an amazing place to ski and ride.
The 9 major downhill ski areas in the greater North Nevada/Lake Tahoe area include; Heavenly, Kirkwood, Alpine Meadows, Boreal, Diamond Peak, Mt. Rose, Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Sugar Bowl. The Nordic ski areas include; Royal Gorge, Tahoe Donner, Northstar, Tahoe XC, Kirkwood, Echo Summit and Granlibakken.
At 8,260′ Mt. Rose is Tahoe’s highest base resort which means superior conditions,
One of Tahoe’s best places to learn to ski, Mt. Rose offers a wide-open, gentle slope and attentive instructors make learning fun!
Just 25 miles from Reno.
Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Ski Resort is one of the most unique snow sports destinations on the planet. With a higher elevation and the most skiable terrain in Tahoe, you have more hidden glades to explore and groomers to rip than any Lake Tahoe resort. Off the slopes you’ll find more activities and après ski choices than you know what to do with.
Magical, raw, expansive and remote, Kirkwood is the stuff of legends. With the deepest, driest snow around and some of North America’s most diverse and challenging terrain. Kirkwood offers big mountain riding with small town attitude. It’s about adventure and challenge. Discovery from exploration. Personal satisfaction, from personal challenge. At the end of the day, a uniquely rewarding experience that can only be had at a handful of places on Earth. Tucked away about 35 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood is out of the way but the reward is well worth the effort of finding it.
Discover an experience like no other at Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Located in picturesque Incline Village, things are different here. This is a place with miles of welcoming, uncrowded runs. Easy access from lot to lift. An award-winning ski school for all experience levels. The most breathtaking views in Tahoe. And so much more—all of this makes Diamond Peak one of Tahoe’s best values, year after year. Learn more about Diamond
Located off Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City, on the NorthShore of Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows is just 42 miles from Reno, 45 miles from Carson City, and part of the Squaw Valley and Vail Resorts Community. Alpine Meadows Resort is a picturesque playground for families and off-the- radar thrill-seekers alike. Chalet-style lodges and approachable hospitality mean that the skiing and riding experience always comes first. From easy- riding progression parks to wide-open bowls, Alpine Meadows brings an exciting challenge to any level of skier or snowboarder. And with more than 100 trails spread over 2,400 acres, mountain adventures (and groomed runs) await at every bump, jump and chairlift.
As host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the Squaw Valley legacy has maintained a vibrant ski culture and mountain energy that spans from village to peak. Its spirit of outdoor adventure is reflected by the views of Lake Tahoe’s translucent waters, and its inspiration is carved into the slopes of the Sierra Mountains. Beginners will find forgiving learning zones set among dramatic alpine scenery, while varied trails, bowls and chutes mean that skiers and snowboarders will never outgrow Squaw’s progressive terrain. With consistent snowfall that stays around well into the spring, Squaw Valley boasts one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the country.
For the modern family that prefers substance with a unique, laid-back style, Northstar California Resort combines California cool with high-end luxury, on- mountain exhilaration with a sophisticated alpine village atmosphere. Halfway between one of North America’s coolest mountain towns and one of the world’s most beautiful alpine lakes, Northstar is a destination on the rise, having poured nearly a billion dollars into creating Lake Tahoe’s premier luxury snow sports experience.
Additional Ski links for the Northern Nevada Region:
Boreal Ski Resort -Boreal Mountain Ski Resort is Sacramento, easiest resort to get to directly off Interstate 80, and the most affordable snowboard terrain park.
Sugar Bowl – For passionate skiing families and Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge … cross country trails, a world-class ski team and academy, and a magical snowbound village awaits.
Tahoe Donner Skiing – Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is being the best place for family fun and learning in the Tahoe region. They offer a unique family experience and are known for our successful learn to ski programs—one of the only in the area that starts teaching kids as young as 3
Bear Valley – Bear Valley is a friendly and relaxing High Sierra escape in the beautiful Central Sierra Mountains. Nestled off Scenic Byway Highway 4, this year-round destination offers activities from relaxation to extreme adventure in every season.
Mammoth Mountain – At 11,053 feet, Mammoth boasts the highest summit any California resort, making for deeper, higher quality snow, beautiful views and a season that can last until July – about three hours south of Reno.