Truckee-Tahoe Travel Alert
Dec. 9, 2022
TWO FEET of snow is forecast in Truckee on Saturday, and storm totals could reach FOUR+ FEET in the upper mountains. Get where you need to go today and plan to hunker down this weekend. Bookmark our Weather Page for updates on road conditions, chain control, and live traffic cams.
Hurry, time's running out on our Fall Lodging Offer! Book an early winter ski/ride trip to take advantage of great lodging rates and get a $100 gift card to shop and dine local. Offer ends Dec. 21, 2022.
Considerable avalanche danger in the backcountry. Get your pow turns at the resort this weekend and check the Sierra Avalanche Center for the daily avalanche forecast and recent observations.
Truckee Weather, Snow, Roads & Live Cams
Check for highway chain control, view Truckee's real time weather, view National Weather Service alerts, check ski area & live traffic cams, get highway information, and more on our Weather, Roads, Cams page.
Truckee-Tahoe Ski Areas are Open
Opening dates (weather and conditions dependent):
- Northstar California Resort - Open
- Boreal Mountain California - Open
- Palisades Tahoe - Open
- Royal Gorge Cross-Country Resort - Open
- Sugar Bowl Resort - Open
- Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center - Open
- Diamond Peak - Open
- Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort - Friday, Dec. 9th
ENDS DEC 21ST! Book Truckee Lodging & Get a $100 Gift Card
Get a $100 Sustainable Truckee Gift Card, redeemable at 50 local businesses, when you book two or more nights of lodging in Truckee between Sept. 28th and Dec. 21st, 2022, excluding Thanksgiving weekend. We'll also give $25 to Sustainable Truckee stewardship projects. Refer a friend to the Fall Lodging Offer and get a $50 gift card!
Truckee-Tahoe Winter Recreation Guide
Heading out for fun in the snow? Start here, with our Winter Recreation Guide. The guide gives you tips for sledding, skiing, snowmobiling and more. Check it out and see what you need to know before you go.
Backcountry Weather, Snow, Avalanche Information
The Sierra Avalanche Center helps backcountry skiers, riders, snowshoers, and motorized users stay informed about backcountry avalanche conditions in Truckee-Tahoe. They publish a daily avalanche forecast and a list of recent observations submitted by avalanche forecasters, backcountry professionals, and members of the public.
Winter Driving Tips
Truckee-Tahoe is snow country! Be prepared for winter driving conditions by following these tips from Caltrans District 3. This article will help drivers understand how to get ready before traveling to the mountains, best practices for winter driving, and what you need to know about chain control.
Free On-Demand Winter Shuttle Starts Dec. 15th
Get from your Truckee hotel or mountain home to downtown Truckee using TART Connect, a free shuttle available from 8am-10pm, seven days a week from December 15, 2022, to April 2, 2023. The TART Connect shuttle works similar to other rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft. Simply download the TART Connect APP on Android or Apple, then order a ride and get picked up in minutes. This winter, leave the car behind to dine and shop in Truckee!
Service areas include Tahoe Donner, Glenshire, the Downtown area, the Tahoe Forest Health System district, Brockway Road through to the Truckee Tahoe Airport, along West River Street and to Alder Creek Middle School.
Easy Holiday Gift! Sustainable Truckee Gift Cards
Our digital gift card is redeemable at 52 Truckee-Tahoe businesses and every card supports stewardship! Visit Truckee-Tahoe matches 25% of card value for Sustainable Truckee sponsorships in 2022 such as meadow restoration (carbon sequestration), trail work, graffiti cleanup, and wildfire prevention messaging. Buy now.