It’s hard to pick our favorite season in Reno, but winter in the Biggest Little City is pretty magical. Warm-up at one of our delectable coffee shops, or try a few laps around the ice rink. Whether you consider yourself a lover of winter or are just looking for a fun getaway, keep reading to check all the boxes for your ultimate winter weekend in Reno Tahoe.
While we can’t wait to welcome you to our winter wonderland, we do want to remind everyone to check out our Health and Safety pages for the most up-to-date information about what’s open, trail etiquette and what Reno Tahoe ski resorts are doing differently this ski season.
Keep Jack Frost’s icy fingers at bay with tasty soup options from one of Reno’s many favorite restaurants. Fuel up with a warm and comforting bowl of delicious homemade soup from Midtown favorite, SÜP! If you’re craving a traditional staple such as French onion, then Wild River Grille might be the perfect lunch spot for you. Looking for something lighter? Try a healthy twist on beloved broccoli cheddar at Great Full Gardens.
Craving caffeine? We have you covered. Reno Tahoe has enough coffee shops and roasteries to keep you going all day. Cozy up near the Truckee River at Hub Coffee Roasters, try one of Old World Coffee’s unique creations (hint: the almond/cherry latte with sea salt is life-changing!) or order a drink almost too pretty to drink at Coffeebar.
Reno Tahoe is synonymous with world-class skiing, making a trip up the mountain a no-brainer for your winter weekend agenda. Explore one of our world-class results, or for the seasoned veteran, strap your skis to your back and explore our backcountry trails. To make your trip even more convenient, a number of shuttles are available to and from many ski areas. Please check with each individual shuttle company for any restrictions they might have in place.
Sliding down a hill in the snow doesn’t have to be done on skis or a snowboard. Embrace your inner child and check out one of the many local sledding and tubing areas. Boreal Mountain’s Playland Tubing offers guests the fun of tubing, with less effort by providing tubes, groomed runs and a magic carpet to take tubers back up the hill. You can also sail down Heavenly’s 500-foot long tubing hill that has been named the #1 Tubing Hill in America. Interested in exploring sledding hills on their own? Spooner Summit, Tahoe Meadows, and Galena Creek Park are a few popular and easily-accessible areas. For an exhilarating way to get outdoors in Winter, Reno Tahoe has a network of groomed trails perfect for cross-country skiing.
For those who crave a bit of an adrenaline rush, snowmobiling tours around Lake Tahoe satisfy that need for speed while also giving you the chance to experience the winter wonderland. Another option for getting around, with a little less traditional horsepower, is by dog sled. Several area resorts and adventure companies offer dog sled tours, which is a truly unique way to see the beauty of the Sierras.
If you want some fresh air but want to stay on level ground, then Reno Tahoe has you covered. Just t lace up your skates and hit the ice. The region offers three outdoor ice skating rinks – in both Reno and Lake Tahoe – which provide fun for kids of all ages.
Sometimes you just want to relax in a warm tub or maybe you’d like to soak your muscles after an epic day of outdoor fun. The opportunities to “soak it up” in Reno Tahoe are endless. Many of our resorts keep their hot tubs open year-round, and the Peppermill uses geothermal heating to warm their outdoor pool in the winter. If you are looking for a more “natural soak” try Steamboat Hot Springs or Carson Hot Springs, both offering private indoor pools. The spa is another great place to warm up and relax in the winter. Book yourself a massage or facial in one of our award-winning spas.
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