Truckee-Tahoe Travel Alert
March 22, 2023
NEWS: Northstar California extends season until April 30th! The resort added two additional weekends for skiing/riding, staying open Fri-Sun, Apr. 21-23rd and Fri-Sun, Apr. 28-30th.
Mix of sun and light snow showers for the rest of the week, with a mostly sunny weekend ahead. Check Truckee weather and roads for roads status and live webcams.
Truckee Weather, Roads & Ski Area Webcams
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.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) - Spring Break Travel Advice
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) advises travelers to arrive early on peak-period Spring Break travel days. Busiest travel days are estimated to be March 17, 20, 23, and 24. Arrive at least 2 hours prior to departure, allow extra time for parking and rental car returns, and visit renoairport.com for parking and flight status.
Truckee-Tahoe Ski Areas Extend Seasons through May
Thanks to a huge winter, Truckee-Tahoe ski areas are extending their seasons! Closing dates below are weather and conditions dependent. Book a MIDWEEK spring ski/ride trip March 1st through April 30th for an uncrowded experience and get a free $100 Gift Card.
- Palisades Tahoe open until Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th - 2023/24 Ikon passes on sale now
- Sugar Bowl Resort open until April 23rd - 2023/24 passes on sale now
- Northstar California Resort open daily until April 16th plus Fri-Sun, Apr 21-23rd and Fri-Sun, Apr 28-30th - 2023/24 Epic passes on sale now
- Boreal Mountain California open until April 16th
Book Midweek Truckee Lodging & Get $100 Gift Card to Shop Local
Lock in your spring ski/ride trip! Book two or more consecutive nights of midweek lodging in Truckee between March 1st and April 30th and we'll give you a $100 Sustainable Truckee Gift Card to shop, dine, drink and play. GET OFFER - FREE $100 GIFT CARD.
Truckee TART Connect Service Extended! Free Around Town Shuttle
Get from Truckee lodging to downtown Truckee using TART Connect, a free on-demand shuttle available from 8am-10pm, seven days a week. Download the TART Connect APP on Android or Apple, then order a ride and get picked up in minutes.
Service extended through June 30, 2023! Starting April 3rd, service will be available from 6:30am - 10pm in ALL Truckee neighborhoods.
Service areas include Tahoe Donner, Glenshire, Historic Downtown area, Donner Pass Road, Brockway Road through to the Truckee Tahoe Airport, along West River Street and to Alder Creek Middle School.
Winter Driving Tips & Visitor's Guide to Power Outages & Weekend Traffic
Be prepared for a winter visit to Truckee-Tahoe by reading these guides about winter driving, winter traffic, and winter power outages.
- Winter Driving Tips from Caltrans District 3
- Visitor's Guide to Winter Power Outages
- Visitor’s Guide to Weekend Traffic
Heads Up Locals – Do You Need Help?
- Town of Truckee's Winter Services page for information on snowplows, poles, berms, requesting services, etc.
- Request Truckee to report issues with flooding or drainage during or after the storm.
- 211 Connecting Point's Winter Weather Resources page for information regarding immediate needs, outages, alerts, shelters, and more.
- Ready Nevada County Winter Preparedness page for information on emergency kits, weather, and roads.
- Dial 211 for non-emergency, non life-threatening needs. Dial 911 for emergencies.
Where's My Plow?
Watch Truckee's plows in real time as they perform snow removal during and after winter storms. This tool makes it easy to find out when Truckee's streets and scenic paved paths were cleared of snow. Where's My Plow - View Interactive Map.
Indoor Activities in Truckee
From swimming to rock climbing to vintage records, there are plenty of fun things to do indoors when you want a break from outdoor adventures.
20+ Miles of Snow-Free, Plowed, Scenic Paved Paths
Over 20 miles of scenic paved paths in Truckee are plowed in winter and snow-free for pushing a stroller, walking the dog, and taking a stroll on a sunny winter day.
Truckee Scenic Paved Paths, Trail Maps & Smartphone Apps
Where to go Sledding, Tubing, and Build a Snowman
Snow on the ground means time to play! Check out our list of Top Sledding, Tubing, and Snow Play in Truckee for the best snowy hills and thrills and places to build a snowman or toss a snowball.
Sustainable Truckee Winter Recreation Map + Guide
Check out our digital, interactive map to find Truckee sledding, snowplay, ice skating, skiing and riding, and more. And before you go, read our guide to learn how to have a fun and safe day in the snow.
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.
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!
- Be Bearwise on Vacation - Bear Safety
- Tips from Keep Truckee Green
- Download Recycling & Trash Guide (PDF) - English & Spanish
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.
- Traveler Responsibility Pledge
- How to Take Care from Take Care Tahoe
- 2022-2023 North Lake Tahoe Annual Visitor Guide
- North Lake Tahoe's Know Before You Go Guide
Nevada County Covid-19 Information
Masks are strongly recommended in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. View Nevada County Covid-19 Information.