National Geographic hails Truckee as one of world’s best ski towns
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Truckee has found itself in good company sitting among the world’s best ski destinations, earning a distinguished accolade from the editors of National Geographic Adventure as one of the world’s top 25 ski towns.
The article, which was published this month, breaks down what constitutes a classic ski town. Truckee is celebrated as and#8220;an inviting mountain burg steeped in ski heritage, amenities, and culture.and#8221;
Truckee is heralded as being a relaxed town where locals live. Squaw Valley, famed for its extreme terrain, is referred to as Truckee’s and#8220;alpha mountain,and#8221; and calls out Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Tahoe Donner and Soda Springs reflecting the variety of terrain and opportunities nearby.
The article has some fun exploring what makes a place really tick by asking local luminaries for insider tips. Truckee’s own Daron Rahlves, four-time Olympian, 15-year member of the U.S. Ski Team stepped up to answer the journalist’s questions, recommending his picks of where to stay, play, and party.
Visit http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/trips/best-ski-towns-photos/ and scroll along for Truckee.
and#8220;This article provides the reader with a sense of Truckee’s colorful history and authentic charm, and also makes it clear that we sit right in the midst of many world-class ski resorts,and#8221; said Lynn Saunders, president and CEO of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. and#8220;Truckee’s mountain culture and fun-loving lifestyle are a draw for people who live here, visit here, and for those who decide that they want to be part of our remarkable community, by moving here.and#8221;
Other ski towns making the elite list include Telluride, Colo.; Stowe, Vt.; Park City, Utah; Jackson, Wyo.; Ketchum, Idaho; Girdwood, Alaska; Chamonix, France; Zermatt, Switzerland; Niseko, Japan and Wanaka, New Zealand, among others.
Truckee is 40 miles from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento and three hours from San Francisco directly off Interstate 80. Contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-2757 or visit http://www.truckee.com for more information.
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