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Best of Truckee – Things to Do and Places to Go

Best Ski ResortSugar Bowl Ski ResortOwners: Sugar Bowl Ski Corp.Address: 629 Sugar Bowl Road, NordenPhone: 530-426-9000Hours: Lifts – daily (in season) 9am – 4pm8:30am – 5pmTahoe Donner Cross Country: the most diverse trail systemaround. Superbly groomed daily and supported by aknowledgeable, friendly staff.From the peaceful solitude of the Euer Valley to the demandingsteeps of the Sunrise Bowl, theres a reason for everyone tolove skiing here.Best Snowboard ParkNorthstar-at-TahoeOwners: Booth Creek Ski HoldingsAddress: Hwy. 267,TruckeePhone: 530-562-1010Hours: Lifts – daily (in season) 8:30am – 4pmWeb: http://www.northstarattahoe.comNorthstar-at-Tahoe, one of Lake Tahoes biggest resorts offerslodging, 2,420 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain, awardwinning parks and pipes, 50 kilometers of cross-country trails,snowtoys, tubing and more.Best Place to Cross Country SkiTahoe Donner Cross CountryOwners: Tahoe Donner AssociationAddress: 15275 Alder Creek RoadPhone: 530-587-9484Hours: Seasonal 8:30am – 5pmTahoe Donner Cross Country: the most diverse trail systemaround. Superbly groomed daily and supported by aknowledgeable, friendly staff.Best Golf CourseCoyote Moon Golf CourseOwners: East West Partners / Tahoe Mountain ResortsAddress: 10685 Northwoods BoulevardPhone: 530-587-0886Hours: Daily (in season), call for timesThe word is spreading. Coyote Moon Golf Course is one ofthe finest mountain golf experiences in the country, and withgood reason.The course sits on 250 acres of secluded rollinghills, majestic pines, and wildflowers.Without a single house tospoil your view, playing Coyote Moon Golf Course offers anexperience seldom found in golf today. Spectacular scenery,tremendous weather, quality service, and a phenomenal golfcourse are all located quite naturally in the Sierra.Best Hiking TrailPacific Crest TrailPhone: 916-349-2109The PCT spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada throughthree western states: California, Oregon and Washington.Thousands of hikers and equestrians enjoy the PCT eachyear. Some only travel a few miles, while others completeevery mile in a single season!As Americas westernmost National Scenic Trail the PCTreveals the Wests unique blend of environs and beautyincluding the rugged high desert, glaciated expanses of theSierra Nevada, and volcanic peaks and glaciers in the CascadeRange.Best Place for a DateCottonwood RestaurantOwners: Mike & Jennifer BlideAddress: Corner of Brockway & Old BrockwayPhone: 530-587-5711Hours: Daily, dinner 5:30pm – 10pm, bar 4:30pm – 12amWeb: http://www.cottonwoodrestaurant.comChoose your spot: an intimate window table in the DiningRoom overlooking historic downtown Truckee, a cozy cornerof the Fireplace Room listening to live acoustic music, watchingthe sunset from the “Best Deck”, or joining friends in the”Best Bar”, you simply cannot go wrong at Cottonwood.No pretentiousness, just “Fine Dining, Comfort andCamaraderie”. Bring your date, or come in and find one!Best Place to BoatDonner LakeDonner Lake is a focal point for many activities.The usual water type activities of swimming, sailing, waterskiing (35 MPH Limit), diving, and fishing (Mackinaw, Rainbow,German Brown, and Kokanee) can be enjoyed on our jewelFrom the peaceful solitude of the Euer Valley to the demandingsteeps of the Sunrise Bowl, theres a reason for everyone tolove skiing here.of the Sierra.There is quite a bit of public access to the Lake: DonnerMemorial State Park and Museum (Video),West End Beach,as well as 1.5 miles of public boat docks along the North sideof the Lake, from the Public Boat Ramp, to the Donner TractPrivate Beach (there is also a small section of public piers atthe foot of Summit Drive).Best Place to PicnicDonner Memorial State Park- Donner LakeAddress: East end of Donner LakePhone: 530-582-7892Hours: Daily, sunrise – sunsetLocated in the beautiful Sierra Nevada, Donner MemorialState Park offers the summer vacationer opportunities forcamping, picnicking, boating, fishing, water-skiing, and hiking.In winter, visitors can cross-country ski and snowshoe ontrails and enjoy the season’s beauty.Visitors are welcome year-round at the Emigrant Trail Museumand at the Pioneer Monument, built to commemorate thosewho emigrated to California from the east in the mid-1800’s.Included in the museum are displays and information aboutone of the earliest pioneer wagon trains, the Donner Party,forced by circumstances to camp at the east end of DonnerLake in the winter of 1846-47, resulting in human sufferingand loss of life.Best Place to CampJackson MeadowsAddress: Located off Highway 89 north of Truckeeapproximately 10 miles west of Highway 89Activities include fishing, camping, hiking, swimming, picnickingand hunting in season.Several campgrounds in the area. Non-paved road access.Trailerdump station available.Best Place to go for a SwimDonner LakeDonner Lake is a focal point for many activities.The usual water type activities of swimming, sailing, waterskiing (35 MPH Limit), diving, and fishing (Mackinaw, Rainbow,German Brown, and Kokanee) can be enjoyed on our jewelof the Sierra.There is quite a bit of public access to the Lake: DonnerMemorial State Park and Museum (Video),West End Beach,as well as 1.5 miles of public boat docks along the North sideof the Lake, from the Public Boat Ramp, to the Donner TractPrivate Beach (there is also a small section of public piers atthe foot of Summit Drive).Best Place to Take Your DogDonner Memorial State Park- Donner LakeAddress: East end of Donner LakePhone: 530-582-7892Hours: Daily, sunrise – sunsetLocated in the beautiful Sierra Nevada, Donner MemorialState Park offers the summer vacationer opportunities forcamping, picnicking, boating, fishing, water-skiing, and hiking.In winter, visitors can cross-country ski and snowshoe ontrails and enjoy the season’s beauty.Best Place for Live MusicTruckee River Regional ParkName: Summer Music SeriesAddress: Salty Gebhardt AmphitheaterHours: Every Wednesday from mid June – end of August,6:30pm – 8pmThis landscaped bowl offers comfortable lawn seatingoverlooking a generous stage above the Truckee River.The Amphitheater may be rented for weddings, concerts orspecial events and is home to the Wednesday Night SummerMusic series.Best Local BandFearless ChickenOwners: George, Sam, Craig, Ken & DerekWeb: http://www.fearlesschicken.comFearless Chicken is a high energy, Rock n Roll band that playsoriginal songs with punk like precision. All members live andwork in the Truckee/Tahoe area.Go to http://www.fearlesschicken.com to listen to their music or invitethem to your party.Best Place to Read the Sierra SunWild Cherries Coffee HouseOwner: Kristin Krone-VallantAddress: 11429 Donner Pass RoadPhone: 530-582-5602Hours: Daily 6am – 6pmBreakfast, lunch and great coffee. On your way toeverywhere, a great place to meet. Food is fresh,prices are low and very friendly fast service.Best Place to Get Town GossipWild Cherries Coffee HouseOwner: Kristin Krone-VallantAddress: 11429 Donner Pass RoadPhone: 530-582-5602Hours: Daily 6am – 6pmBreakfast, lunch and great coffee. On your way toeverywhere, a great place to meet. Food is fresh,prices are low and very friendly fast service.(Also Best Place to Start Town Gossip)


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