Winter in Truckee is an enchanted wonderland of white dusted firs and impossibly intricate patterns of ice crystals on Donner Lake when it occasionally freezes over. Stay cozy with us at Donner Lake Village and let us be your jumping off point for snow sports and recreation, nearby.
One such spot is Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in nearby Norden, which gets an average of 500 inches of annual snowfall and offers up great skiing, snowboarding and plenty of powdery fun across its 1,500 acres and four peaks.
Another awesome, yet lesser-known ski haven is Royal Gorge Ski Resort in Soda Springs, which offers up cross-country skating and striding, winter biking, snowkiting and snowshoeing on its 6,000 acres of terrain.
Need something for the tots? Soda Springs Winter Resort is a place where you can introduce your kids to skiing or snowboarding. Plus, they also have a tubing carousel. Just be prepared to wait in line here!
For good, old-fashioned sledding, snowman-making and spontaneous snowball fights, Donner Summit Sno-Park in Soda Springs is the ticket. Kids and adults alike can't help but find their inner snow bunny!
Of course, when the day is done and your fingers are thoroughly frozen, come back here and thaw out in one of our Studios or in our Townhouse Lakeview suite with wood burning stove, comfy blankets and hot coffee!