What to do this winter in Reno-Tahoe Territory
Here we are in mid-January. No-man’s land of the calendar. It’s after the bustle of the holidays and everyone buckles down for work. We return to the grind and get to work on those new year resolutions. But for those looking to add some excitement to their lives and defy those January blues, Reno-Tahoe Territory has a winter wonderland waiting for you to discover.
Here’s what to do this winter in Reno-Tahoe Territory:
Dust off those skates and hit the ice for that quintessential winter adventure you’ve been dreaming of. From Reno to Tahoe, there’s plenty of ice skating to be had. The Grand Sierra Resort in Reno offers a great family-friendly option, plus fire pits and snacks to warm up. Reserve online in advance to ensure the best experience for your family. In South Lake Tahoe, check out Edgewood on Ice for a gorgeous lakeside skating experience, or head to Heavenly Village’s outdoor skating rink for a more family-friendly experience with music and fun nightly.
If you’re up for a good workout while you sightsee, snowshoeing might just be the perfect activity. If you thought our hiking trails and views were nice in the summer and fall, imagine them with a beautiful, snow-covered filter. Snowshoeing is great for all ages and difficulty levels, you can do it on your own time and it’s inexpensive. There’s no reason not to head outside and see for yourself why snowshoeing is one of Reno-Tahoe’s favorite winter pastimes. For a list of great trails and suggestions from Visit Reno-Tahoe, click here.
Skiing and Boarding
It goes without saying that Reno-Tahoe Territory is home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding resorts in the country. But we can’t write a blog about winter activities without mentioning them, so here you go!
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is the closest resort to Reno-Tahoe International Airport and sits at 8,620 feet above sea level. It’s a wonderful family-friendly resort with runs for all abilities. Diamond Peak Ski Resort is located in Incline Village in North Lake Tahoe and offers the best views of Lake Tahoe. The mountain offers great runs for beginners and pros alike, and they have an amazing terrain park for those looking for some extra fun. Heavenly Lake Tahoe, located in South Lake Tahoe, straddles Nevada and California and offers views looking down into Carson Valley as well as over Lake Tahoe. It’s a beast of a resort with all the bells and whistles, including a gondola ride, restaurants, shops and more.
Hot Springs and Relaxation
After any day in the snow, the body craves some warm water and relaxation. Not to worry, Reno-Tahoe Territory has hot springs and relaxation in spades. Head to Carson Hot Springs in Carson City to soak the soreness away in natural heated springs. Or in Reno, check out Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center & Spa. This resort also features natural spring geothermal mineral water and offers massages and more for those sore muscles. When it comes to spas, Reno-Tahoe Territory goes all out. In Reno, check out the Spa Atlantis, Peppermill’s Spa Toscana or Spa at the Grand Sierra Resort. At the lake, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe offers the Stillwater Spa, while Edgewood Tahoe also offers amazing spa experiences in South Lake Tahoe.
Take a Break from the Snow
On those days where your legs need a rest, there’s plenty more to do in Reno-Tahoe Territory. Head to historic Virginia City for a mine tour, museums and shopping. Or take a scenic drive to Carson Valley for farm-to-table dining and antique shopping. All year long, Reno-Tahoe Territory has family-fun activities that will make you want to keep coming back for more.