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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!

Sustainable Truckee - Fall Lodging Offer

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.

Winter Driving Tips (Caltrans District 3)

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!

TART Connect, a free, on-demand shuttle is available in Truckee this winter.

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.

Downtown Truckee with fall colors.

Get $100 Gift Card

Sustainable Truckee
Fall Lodging Offer

Get a $100 Sustainable Truckee Gift Card when you book two or more nights in Truckee between Sept. 28th and Dec. 21st, 2022, excluding Thanksgiving weekend. Plus, we'll also give $25 to stewardship!
Fall Lodging OFfer

Trails, Maps & Apps

From scenic paved paths for pushing a stroller or a leisurely ride to dirt trails for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking, our maps page covers print/digital maps, trail apps, and where to buy a map of Truckee and Lake Tahoe trails. Trails For EveryBODY™ showcases all-inclusive, universally designed trails including Truckee's Ridgeline Nature Loop and Compass Skills Loop both located at the Sawtooth Trailhead.

Trash & Recycling in Bear Country

Learn how to properly recycle and dispose of trash in bear county from Keep Truckee Green. When visiting Truckee-Tahoe, always dispose of trash in a secured, bear-proof garbage receptacle. If a bin is full, pack out your trash - take it home or find the closest empty bin. Remember, proper food storage protects bears and keeps us all safe!

Weekly Fishing Reports

Tune into the weekly fishing report that airs on our local station, 101.5 FM Truckee Tahoe Radio to hear about Truckee's current water conditions, hatches, suggested flies, and get fishing tips from our local pros. Or, read the fishing reports below from local experts at Trout Creek Outfitters and Mountain Hardware and Sports.

Recreate Responsibly & Leave No Trace

Six easy ways to take care of the Truckee-Tahoe community and protect the places we play. Learn more.

Know Before You Go

Get ready for your upcoming Truckee-Tahoe vacation with these guides. Here's what you need to know before your visit, including ways to take care of our natural environment and vibrant community.

Nevada County Mask Update

The State of California has lifted the universal indoor mask mandate, however, Nevada County's Public Health Officer highly recommends that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a high-quality mask in public spaces. The following applies per the California State Health Officer order:

  • Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask in public spaces.
  • All individuals must wear masks in specific indoor settings regardless of vaccination status.

View Nevada County Masking Update

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