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Iconic Winter Photo Spots in Reno Tahoe

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You may have been inspired to visit Reno Tahoe after seeing a cool photo of the destination. Don’t miss capturing these share-worthy moments when you’re in town on your next winter vacation. Out of hundreds of beautiful sights and awesome activities in Reno Tahoe, here’s a list of the top seven iconic shots you must take to document your trip to the Biggest Little City.

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Chickadee Ridge

Snowshoe across the meadows at Mount Rose summit to Chickadee Ridge, and become one with nature. The curious chickadees, of which Chickadee Ridge is named after, are known to perch on the hats, snowshoes and even hands of visitors! Have your Cinderella moment and take a picture of a chickadee sitting calmly in your hand at the top of this ridge. While you’re up there, snap a shot of the beautiful view of Lake Tahoe. You’ll be able to see distant peaks of Desolation Wilderness, Crystal Bay and Relay Peak from this location.

Chairlift selfie

Reno Tahoe has the highest concentration of ski resorts in the country! This means it’s easier than ever to grab your friends and head to the slopes. While spending the day at one of these world-class resorts, capture the moment and take some selfies on the way up the chairlift (just don’t drop your phone). Take the hassle out of the whole day by taking one of the many shuttles available to and from the resorts.

Frozen waterfalls

Hiking is a year round adventure in Reno Tahoe! Hike in the foothills of Reno or around Lake Tahoe and you’re sure to discover a frozen waterfall this time of year. A local favorite is the hike to the Hunter Creek waterfall pictured below!

Tahoe views on the slopes

Catch a glimpse of Lake Tahoe from many of the world-class ski resorts in Reno Tahoe. Capture a breathtaking view of the lake at Diamond Peak that is sure to wow your followers. Other resorts including Mt. Rose, Squaw Valley, Northstar and Heavenly provide some great views for an equally unique shot.

The Space Whale

Admiring artwork from Burning Man is easier than you think. From Black Rock City straight to downtown Reno, some amazing art installations are displayed in Reno’s City Plaza. The Space Whale is one of many pieces of art straight from the playa. Take a stroll through the city to see these pieces, and in the evening head to the City Plaza to see the Space Whale lit up for the perfect shot!

At the ice rink

Slip on some skates and glide around on one of the many ice rinks in Reno Tahoe. The rink at Greater Nevada Field offers a fantastic view of downtown Reno. Show your Reno love and take a few pictures with the neon lights of downtown in the background. Capture more of an alpine feel at Northstar and Heavenly. The surrounding mountain terrain will make for a great winter themed shot.

Fire pit hangs

Chill out and warm up around a cozy fire pit this winter. You’ll find many of the restaurants and resorts in Reno Tahoe have luxurious fire pits for you to lounge by during the winter months. Grab a few drinks with your best buds and get your apres ski on at the Village at Northstar. Or head to  Edgewood Tahoe for dinner and make sure to take a photo and document your “best life.”

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