Truckee is one of my favorite places for a quick weekend adventure. This quaint, history-seeped ski town is nestled in the Eastern Sierra just north of Lake Tahoe. Truckee is surrounded by some of the nation’s best ski resorts and has some great restaurants, bars, shopping and outdoor recreation options, making it an ideal place for a winter getaway.
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A record amount of snowfall hit Lake Tahoe in January, giving it the nickname “Januburied”. The months following have not disappointed either. This has blessed the locals with plenty of reasons to hike your local peaks. With natural stair masters and beautiful views just outside your back door, Tahoe has unlimited possibilities for your everyday adventure seeker.
California Highway 89 is probably the most mountainous route in the Golden State, winding 243 miles south from the base of 14,179 foot Mount Shasta through the southern Cascade and northern Sierra Nevada ranges to the high desert of eastern California.
And for 47 of those miles, from Truckee to Meyers and skirting Lake Tahoe en route, California 89 lies in close proximity — less than a dozen miles — to nine significant winter sports resorts.