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Iconic Winter Photo Spots in Reno Tahoe

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Maybe it was an awesome photo that inspired you to visit Reno Tahoe. Either way, you won’t want to miss capturing these share-worthy moments while 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 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 fairytale 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 North America! 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).

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 or two 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 breathtaking views of the lake at Diamond Peak that is sure to wow your followers. Other resorts including Mt. Rose, Squaw Valley, Northstar and Homewood provide great views for an equally picturesque 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

Lace up your skates and glide around on one of the many ice rinks in Reno Tahoe. The Rink at THE ROW is the perfect addition to an evening in downtown Reno or experience the magic at The Ice Rink located at the Grand Sierra Resort. Show your Reno love and take a few pictures with the neon lights of downtown in the background for the ultimate winter shot.

Firepit hangs

Put your feet up and relax around a cozy fire pit this winter. Many of the restaurants and resorts in Reno Tahoe have luxurious fire pits for you and your friends to gather around after a long day of exploring. Grab a few drinks and get your apres-ski on in the Village at Northstar, or head to the Reno Renaissance for dinner and firepit hangs along the Truckee River.

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