Best Recreation – 2017 Best of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee |

Best Recreation – 2017 Best of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

Contributed Photo: South Tahoe Standup Paddle

Best Ski Resort

First Place: Squaw Valley

Runner Up: Alpine Meadows

Honorable Mention:

Northstar California

Sugar Bowl


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Best Casino

First Place: Crystal Bay Casino

Runner Up: Grand Lodge Casino

Honorable Mention:

Harvey's Lake Tahoe

Lakeside Casino


Best Bike Shop

First Place: Paco's Bike and Ski

Runner Up: The BackCountry

Honorable Mention:

Olympic Bike Shop

Cycle Paths Bike Shop


Best Fishing Shop

First Place: Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports Truckee

Runner Up: Swigards True Value Hardware Tahoe City


Best Fishing Guide/Charter

First Place: Mickey's Big Mack Charters

Runner Up: Matt Heron Fly Fishing

Honorable Mention:

Hooked Up Sport Fishing


Best Golf Course

First Place: Coyote Moon

Runner Up (tie): Tahoe Donner, Tahoe City Golf Course

Honorable Mention:

Golf Club at Gray's Crossing


Best Hiking Trail

First Place: Shirley Canyon

Runner Up: Tahoe Rim Trail

Honorable Mention:

Five Lakes Trail

Desolation Wilderness


Best Picnic Spot

First Place: Truckee River

Runner Up: Donner Lake Docks

Honorable Mention:

Sand Harbor

Commons Beach


Best Place to Camp

First Place: Desolation Wilderness

Runner Up: Donner Lake

Honorable Mention:

Meeks Bay

D.L. Bliss State Park


Best Rafting Company

First Place: Truckee River Rafting

Runner Up: IRIE Rafting Company

Honorable Mention:

Tahoe Whitewater Tours

Mountain Air Sports


Best Ski and Snowboard Shop

First Place: Tahoe Dave's

Runner Up: Granite Chief

Honorable Mention:

Tahoe Sports Hub

Village Ski Loft


Best Sporting Goods Store

First Place: Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports Truckee

Runner Up: Tahoe Sports Hub

Honorable Mention:

Alpenglow Sports

Granite Chief


Best Place For Family Fun

First Place: Truckee Thursdays

Runner Up: KidZone Museum

Honorable Mention:

Lake Tahoe

Peaks and Paws Festival at Squaw Valley


Best Nordic/Cross Country Ski Center

First Place: Tahoe Donner

Runner Up: Tahoe Cross Country (XC)

Honorable Mention:

Royal Gorge

Northstar California


Best Marina

First Place: Tahoe City Marina

Runner Up: Obexer's Boat Company

Honorable Mention:

Sunnyside Marina

Tahoe Donner


Best Beach

First Place: Sand Harbor

Runner Up: Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Honorable Mention:

Moon Dune Beach

Speedboat Beach