Five national travel sites give Truckee “Best of” title |

Five national travel sites give Truckee “Best of” title

Kelsie Longerbeam
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Truckee pride is stronger than ever, after five national travel sites and their readers have associated it with the title of “best of.”

Truckee was recently named “Coolest Ski Town in North America,” but has also been awarded top honors as destinations for “Best Ski Town,” “Best Mountain Towns in America” and “Best Places to Live.”

The Town of Truckee has long been a popular destination among outdoor recreationalists, who come to visit the Sierra to ski, snowboard, climb, paddle, hike, mountain bike, and enjoy a multitude of other outdoor sports and activities.

The town has also been recognized over the years for its evolving culinary and craft beer scene, and more recently, for fostering an entrepreneurial spirit that has resulted in the creation of many thriving local businesses.

Nominated by USA Today travel experts, the site’s readers voted and recently awarded Truckee among the top destinations in the “Best Ski Town” category of its annual 2017 Readers’ Choice awards.

“It’s quite an honor to be recognized among the best mountain towns, coolest ski towns and places to live by the editors and readers of such well regarded publications,” said Colleen Dalton, who is brand communications director for the Truckee Chamber of Commerce. “Truckee certainly has a special place in the minds and hearts of many, and it’s exciting to see that the momentum our community has is something people want to be part of.”

Nominated by USA Today travel experts, the site’s readers voted and recently awarded Truckee among the top destinations in the “Best Ski Town” category of its annual 2017 Readers’ Choice awards.

Truckee took the fourth spot in the list of 10 best ski towns, with the editors noting “convenience (to 12 downhill and eight Nordic ski areas within a 10-mile radius) isn’t Truckee’s only appeal; the town has a dining scene that offers everything from hearty comfort food to fine dining, as well as plenty of off-slope activities.”

This is the second time Truckee has been recognized in this category in the past three years.

Matador Network, a social networking site for travelers, recently named Truckee the number one “2018 Coolest Ski Town in North America.” The editors noted: “Truckee is rad because it sits in the middle of more ski areas than anywhere else in the West.”

Editors also shared that Truckee’s growth over the past several years, including ski resorts and new downtown businesses, contributed to its selection along with the fact that despite change the town has retained its laid back vibe.

As part of the TripAdvisor family of travel sites, Jetsetter aims to provide readers with insider access and expert knowledge of travel destinations and experiences. In an October 2017 story, the travel site included Truckee among the “9 Best Mountain Towns in America,” noting that “this gem of a town has managed to retain its rough-and-tumble spirit.” Readers are encouraged to get outside, get active, and then end the day with craft beers and people watching in downtown Truckee.

Marriott Traveler also included Truckee in it’s listing of the “7 Best Mountain Towns in America,” admiring Truckee for it’s prime location: “Sitting just north of Lake Tahoe, Truckee lies within easy striking distance of the 191-square-mile lake as well as the ski resorts scattered throughout the northern region of the Sierras.”

Finally, Sunset Magazine announced Truckee is a finalist in its annual “Best Places to Live” feature. The winning location and runners-up will be announced in the magazine’s February 2018 issue.

For more information about Truckee or to plan a trip, visit

Kelsie Longerbeam is the news, business and environment reporter for the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. She can be contacted at or 530-550-2653. Follow her on Facebook, and Twitter and Instagram @kelsielongerbm.

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