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, cozy up in a horse-drawn sleigh or soak it up, après-ski style. 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.
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 a 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.
Need a warm pick-me-up? 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 Lab’s unique creations (the vanilla lavender latte and mocha drogata are a couple of favorites), or order a coffee creation almost too pretty to drink at Coffeebar.
Reno Tahoe is synonymous with picturesque winter activities and world-class skiing, making a trip up the mountain a no-brainer for your winter weekend agenda. Explore one of our world-class resorts, or for the seasoned veteran, strap your skis to your back and explore our backcountry trails. Another exhilarating way to get outdoors on skis this winter is cross-country skiing on Reno Tahoe’s network of groomed trails.
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. In addition to their traditional snow tubing experience, Palisades Tahoe’s Disco Tubing is a unique snow tubing experience that lights up the night on select dates throughout the season. Boreal Mountain’s Tahoe 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. Interested in exploring sledding hills on your own? Spooner Summit, Tahoe Meadows and Galena Creek Park are a few popular and easily accessible areas.
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.
If you want some fresh air but want to stay on level ground, then Reno Tahoe has you covered. Just lace up your skates and hit the ice. The region offers a variety of Lake Tahoe and Reno ice skating rinks which provide fun for kids of all ages. Become one with nature and ride freely on a horse-drawn sleigh ride at Sand Harbor Nevada State Park.
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 – including the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino – who 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 Reno’s award-winning spas.
Make your ultimate winter weekend merrier during the holiday season. Experience a winter wonderland and celebrate the magic of holiday cheer with classic shows, festive events and dazzling light displays.
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