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Options abound at Truckee area ski resorts

SnoVentures at Squaw Valley is even equipped with mini-snowmobiles so your little ones can rip around to their hearts' content.
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As locals wait for the “big one” from Mother Nature and the start of endless hours of skiing and snowboarding fun, there are numerous non-skiing activities going on at the largest resorts in the Truckee-Tahoe region.

“Off the mountain is where the most unexpected memories are made,” said Stephanie Myers, communications specialist for Northstar California Resort.

“It’s surreal to weave through the silent forest on snowshoes or feel inspired looking up at the glowing Sierra night sky. Small moments like sinking into the Village cabana cushions in between laps on the ice rink or roasting marshmallows together are what make the winter experience so special,” she added.

Northstar California Resort and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows offer several family friendly experiences for people who still want to relax with snow under foot, but without bindings.