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Give an Experience! 20 Ways to Redeem a Sustainable Truckee Gift Card

Alex Silgalis
October 20, 2023
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If your friend, partner, or parent is a hard person to shop for, we have the ultimate gift solution. Get them an experience! Instead of buying something that will collect dust, they’ll create a memory that will last a lifetime. And instead of just picking from one experience, get a Sustainable Truckee Gift Card which they can redeem at over 62 locations! To help get your creative juices going on outdoor family gifts, here's 20 ways they could redeem the gift card.

20 Unique Experiences with a Sustainable Truckee Gift Card

Backcountry skiers on a tour with Blackbird Mountain Guides in Truckee.
Backcountry skiing in Truckee with Blackbird Mountain Guides.

1. Go Backcountry Skiing

Making the decision to try backcountry skiing for the first time shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you truly want to try it, book a private tour with Blackbird Guides or Alpenglow Expeditions. They’ll manage the hazards & logistics so you can focus on having a great day of skiing! Both companies offer rock climbing adventures in summer.

2. Snowshoe, Hike, Or Paddle Under The Full Moon

Imagine snowshoeing as the sun dips below the snowy horizon and the mountains light up during the evening's alpenglow. Or, paddling the glass-like waters of Tahoe in the summer as a full moon illuminates the landscape. Increase your knowledge of astronomy on a full moon or sunset tour offered by Tahoe Adventure Company. Year-round options include hikes, paddles, and snowshoe tours.

3. Try Out A New Pair Of Backcountry Skis

No matter how much you read gear reviews or look at them in the shop, it isn’t until you try them out for yourself that you’ll find out if you like something. Tahoe Mountain Sports is filled with the latest in backcountry skis, splitboards, and avalanche gear to rent or buy.

Backcountry skiing with Alpenglow Expeditions

4. Climb Your Own Mt. Everest And Try Mountaineering

Help that special someone take the first steps towards the high peak of their dreams. Use the Sustainable Truckee Gift Card to book an Intro to Mountaineering class with Alpenglow Expeditions.

5. Try A Fat Bike On Snow

Due to ample snowfall and plenty of sunshine, one of the best places to try fat biking is Truckee. Named for their monster truck-like tires, they allow you to ride in places you wouldn’t think you could. Places like sandy beaches and you guessed it – snow! You can rent one from Truckee Bike Rentals.

6. Sip On REAL Tea

For those foodie folks, give them the opportunity to venture into the world of loose leaf teas. Compared to bagged teas, you’ll find richer flavors with a stronger and fresher aroma. Cha Fine Teas of Truckee is renowned for its award-winning collections that are unique to them. 

A climber traverses between rock faces on the Tahoe Via Ferrata.
See Palisades Tahoe from a whole new angle on the Tahoe Via Ferrata.

7. Climb To New Heights

Conquer your fear of heights or just challenge them at the Tahoe Via Ferrata in the spring, summer and fall. Follow a guide as they take you up the iconic Palisades Tram Face via ladder rungs, steel cables, and suspension bridges.

8. Zip Around Town On A Electric Bike

Dip your foot or pedal into the electric experience by renting a Super 73 from Stealth Tahoe. These Class 2 e-bikes utilize pedal and throttle assist to give the rider the best cruising experience, providing a way to uniquely experience the town of Truckee on two wheels.

9. Demo The Latest Mountain Bike

Mountain bikes can be as expensive as a used car. Give the gear junkie in your life the opportunity to demo the latest models on the market at Pacos Bike & Ski. From full suspension to gravel grinders, they’ll have a chance to see what they REALLY like.

Fly fishing in Truckee with Trout Creek Outfitters.
Go fly fishing YEAR-ROUND in Truckee with Trout Creek Outfitters!

10. Guarantee A Great Day Of Fly Fishing

Truckee’s waterways are home to some of the best year-round fly fishing in the country. Even so, without local knowledge, you could get skunked. Hire Trout Creek Outfitters so they can guide you to the honey holes as you wade along the Truckee River.

11. Hop Into The Saddle

Whether it’s a multi-day gravel tour or a half-day single track mountain shuttle adventure, Dirt Gypsy Adventures provide the best possible guided bike tours you can imagine. From experienced cyclists looking to up their skills to first timers, they’ll be sure to help cleanse your soul with a little dose of dirt.

12. Spark A Romantic Getaway

Take a deep breath of fresh mountain air for a special weekend (or week-long) getaway at Donner Lake Inn B&B. Hiking, paddling Donner Lake, strolling downtown Truckee and lots more to recharge your relationship.

Feel the sweet release of tight muscles at Martis Valley Massage.

13. Rejuvenate And Renew With A Massage

Everyone deserves a spa day. If you’ve been playing in Truckee’s great outdoors, there’s a good chance those muscles are screaming. Give them a chance to book themselves a massage at Martis Valley Massage.

14. Work Remotely And Give Your Body TLC 

Work from anywhere?! Lift Workspace isn’t your average co-working space. Located near the Truckee Airport, the coworking space and wellness center have been designed to meet the needs of remote workers. Head here for reliable high-speed wifi and comfortable workstations. And, you can even book a PT session with Synergy Healing Arts located on-site.

15. Adopt A Fur Baby

If your friend or family member loves animals and is always seeking to help homeless pets find a loving home, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe accepts Truckee’s gift cards too. Even if they don’t have room for another pup or kitten, they can donate or even get a fun t-shirt or jacket showcasing their love of animals.

Work up a sweat or find inner serenity at Mountain Lotus Yoga.

16. Bliss Out At A Yoga Or Pilates Class

Our mind and bodies sometimes get out of whack from too much fun in the mountains or just life in general. Get everything working in harmony with a yoga or pilates class at Mountain Lotus Yoga.

17. Bring The Party

If your friend or partner is an extrovert and loves to throw parties, they can bring it to the next level and book a local band or DJ with Michelle Erskine Entertainment

18. Let The Sierra Nevada Be Your Muse

Spark your creativity at Atelier, downtown Truckee’s premier art store. Shop kits and supplies for any craft and skill level - drawing, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, macrame, painting, weaving, wood carving, and more. 

Bring home unique art from at Piper J Gallery, located in downtown Truckee.

19. Snag A New Piece From Truckee’s Art Galleries

Several Truckee art galleries accept Sustainable Truckee Gift Cards, including Piper J Gallery, Alpenglow Gallery, and others. Get inspired and bring home a new piece to remember your trip by.

20. Sample California Wines

Truckee River Winery, Uncorked, and The Pour House all accept Sustainable Truckee Gift Cards! Ideal for wine lovers looking to taste their way through Truckee and experience the California wine scene. For more spots, wine connoisseurs will appreciate these Sommelier-Approved Wine Bars and Restaurants in Truckee.

A digital Sustainable Truckee Gift Card displayed on a phone.
Sustainable Truckee Gift Cards are digital cards always accessible on your phone.

Give A Gift AND Feel Good

The Sustainable Truckee Gift Card isn’t your ordinary card either. When you buy one, 25% is matched for stewardship projects in Truckee. That means if you purchase a $100 card, $25 is also donated to stewardship projects. That's SO MUCH MORE than 1% for the planet! It’s easy to buy online and even easier to use. Buy now.

Alex Silgalis

Born and raised as a flat lander in Chicagoland, Alex spent his summers working to save up for a season pass to the local hill along with any trips out West or beyond he could squeeze in. It was during his travels, both as a kid & an adult, Alex discovered his inspiration for Local Freshies® . His idea was to create the No. 1 Web site providing the local scoop on where to eat, drink & play in mountain towns throughout North America. When he’s not writing and executing marketing strategies for small businesses & agencies, he’s in search of the deepest snow in the winter and tackiest dirt in the summer alongside the love of his life and business partner, Jaime Pirozzi.


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