Truckee-Tahoe Travel Alert
November 27, 2023
Truckee-Tahoe ski areas are OPEN and snow is on the way this week! A winter storm will move into Truckee-Tahoe beginning on Wednesday night. No major accumulation is expected, but ski areas may get a few inches of new snow. With recent cold temps, resorts are busy making snow to open more terrain for early season skiing and riding!
FREE $100 GIFT CARD! Book Truckee Lodging Dec 1-17th
BOOK TRUCKEE LODGING between December 1-17, 2023 and we'll give you a FREE $100 Sustainable Truckee Gift Card. With Truckee-Tahoe ski areas opening soon, early December is a great time to stay in Truckee and ski and ride at Palisades Tahoe, Northstar California, and Sugar Bowl Resort! Early Winter Lodging Offer details.
Experience Holiday Magic at Festive Fridays in Downtown Truckee December 1st, 8th, 15th from 4-8pm
Downtown Truckee comes to life during the first three Fridays in December! Visit Truckee in early winter and experience Festive Fridays on Dec 1st, 8th, and 15th. Downtown merchants stay open late until 8pm, offering discounts, deals, and holiday specials. Tis the season for festive holiday music and shopping local in Truckee!
Get to Festive Fridays on Truckee's FREE, on-demand shuttle: TART Connect.
Truckee Weather, Snow, Ski Area Webcams, and Roads
View Truckee's weather forecast, National Weather Service alerts, live traffic cams, highway information, chain control, and more on our Weather, Roads, Cams page. For weekly updates on current road closures, construction projects, and delays, view our Roads & Traffic Update.
Truckee-Tahoe Ski Areas are OPEN!
Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts are OPEN for November skiing and riding with more opening in early December! For more info about opening dates and what to expect this season, read our guide to opening day. Opening dates are weather and conditions dependent, and subject to change.
- Mount Rose Ski Tahoe - Open
- Boreal Mountain California - Open
- Palisades Tahoe - Open
- Northstar California - Open
- Sugar Bowl Resort - Dec 1st
- Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort - Dec 1st
- Diamond Peak Ski Resort - Dec 7th
- Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort - Dec 8th
- Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center - TBD
Palisades Tahoe and Northstar California have introduced reservations-based parking programs for the 2023/24 winter season. This winter its important to plan ahead and make reservations WELL IN ADVANCE. Get an overview of parking programs on our Skiing & Riding page.
Tahoe National Forest Christmas Tree Permits Available!
Make lifelong memories and unlock the joy of the holiday season by cutting your own Christmas Tree in the Tahoe National Forest. Buy tree permits online for $10 per tree and select the Truckee Ranger District for areas near Truckee. Check the map on Recreation.gov for where to cut your tree, how to select a tree, and cutting tips. Permit season runs from Tue, Nov 7, 2023 - Sun, Dec 31, 2023.
Planning a Visit? Read the Sustainable Truckee Pre-Arrival Guide
Before you arrive, check out the NEW Sustainable Truckee Pre-Arrival Guide for ways to travel sustainably with mindfulness and care for our environment, community, and local economy. The guide lists actions you can take to learn and stay informed, reduce waste, respect our land, water, and wildlife, visit car-free, lower carbon emissions, be a good neighbor, and much more.
TART Connect Fall Hours 6:30am to 10pm, Sept 5-Dec 13, 2023
TART Connect operates from 6:30am to 10pm this fall, Sept 5th and Dec 13, 2023. Use the FREE on-demand shuttle to get from your Truckee lodging to anywhere within Truckee town limits. Point to point rides seven days a week. Download the TART Connect APP on Android or Apple, then order a ride and get picked up in as little as 15 minutes.
Easy Holiday Gift! Buy Sustainable Truckee Gift Cards
Sustainable Truckee Gift Cards are digital gift cards that can be redeemed at 60+ locations in Truckee: restaurants, breweries, shops, boutiques, yoga and massage studios, wine bars, grocery stores, outdoor guiding companies, and many other local businesses. Buy cards online in just a few clicks and schedule the e-gift for delivery on the date that you choose. An easy gift that friends, family, coaches, and teachers will love. And, every card gives back! Visit Truckee-Tahoe matches 25% of every card for Sustainable Truckee stewardship projects.
Buy Sustainable Truckee Gift Cards in bulk for your employees or team. There's no e-delivery for businesses and organizations that make bulk purchases over $1,000!
Truckee-Tahoe Trails and Singletrack Reports
Find out the current conditions in Truckee-Tahoe and plan your next mountain bike ride with the Truckee Tahoe Radio's Singletrack Report. Listen on-demand online or tune into 101.5 FM for the latest news and updates. Bike Truckee also publishes a Trails Report for the local scoop on riding conditions.
Truckee-Tahoe Fishing Reports
Fishing is a year-round activity in Truckee-Tahoe. Before you cast off, get three different fishing reports for Truckee on our fly fishing page. Understand weather conditions and river flows, find out what's biting, and get recommendations on best places to go.
Planning a summer visit to Truckee-Tahoe? Read these Visitor Guides to prepare for your trip and understand what to "know before you go."
- Visitor's Guide to Black Bears and Food Storage
- Visitor’s Guide to Sustainable Transportation
- Visitor's Guide to Boating and Water Recreation
- Visitor's Guide to Wildfire Season
- Visitor's Guide to Planned Power Outages (PSOMs)
- Visitor's Guide to Winter Power Outages
- Visitor's Guide to Winter Weekend Traffic
Sign Up for CodeRED, Truckee's Emergency Notification System
Truckee Police Department and the Truckee Fire Protection District use CodeRED Emergency Alert System as a primary method of communication during critical incidents. CodeRED is an opt-in notification system. Alerts may be received as text, email, landline, cell phone, and TTY. Residents and visitors are encouraged to subscribe to CodeRED to stay informed in the event of an emergency.
Register for CodeRED emergency alerts:
- Online at www.truckeepolice.com/disaster-preparedness
- Call 211 or 1-833-DIAL211
- Text ReadyNevadaCounty to 99411 and follow the prompt to register
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!
- Visitor's Guide to Black Bears and Food Storage
- Be Bearwise on Vacation - Bear Safety
- Tips from Keep Truckee Green
- Download Recycling & Trash Guide (PDF) - English & Spanish
Leave No Trace and Pack Out Your Trash
We invite everyone to help take care of Truckee-Tahoe's beautiful landscape. Please keep our trails, beaches, and public areas clean and litter-free. Pack out all of your trash, and pick up any other trash you see for extra good karma points. Thank you for being a good steward of our mountain town!
Show Your #TruckeeLove
Embrace #TruckeeLove during your visit, the ethos of our mountain town. Smile, give a friendly howdy, and be kind to others. Respect the land, air, and water in the place we call home. Pack a little patience during summer peak periods and enjoy a slower pace in the mountains. Kindness is always welcome here!