5 Ways to Embrace a Reno Snow Day
Winter has arrived in the biggest little city, and a grand one at that. With two snowfalls in November, El Nino is not playing around. It’s nice to lounge around all day in pajamas, sipping on the holiday drink of your choice, but take advantage of the snow days predicted. Here are 5 snow day activities to take advantage of in the Reno/Tahoe area:
1.Snow Boarding/ Skiing
We’re talking snow, and a lot of it. This winter season has been projected to be one of the greatest ski seasons in the Reno/Tahoe area in years. With 18 world-class ski resorts, lifts come in all shapes and sizes, to accommodate you. Some of the more popular ski resorts include Heavenly, Mt. Rose, North Star, and Boreal. If you are not interested in getting a season pass, ski resorts also offer affordable day deals, Boreal offers $15 Fridays to college students and active military (can’t get much better than that). Grab your gear and hit the mountain, you won’t regret it this year!
2. Ice Skating
In downtown Reno, Aces Ball Park offers an open skate to the public. Beginning November 25, all ages are welcome to come down to the ballpark to get their skate on. We recommend staying within arms reach of the wall to first time skaters. Wanting to venture out from the Reno area. Several Tahoe ski resorts offer ice-skating rinks throughout their ski season.
3. Winter Hikes
If “shredding the gnar” isn’t quite your thing, (and your balance might keep you more on the ground than skating) here’s a safer alternative. Tahoe is known for it’s scenic hiking trails all year long. The Tahoe basin is full of snowshoe trails that will take your breath away. Trails vary in difficulty and length, to accommodate to your ability and stamina.
4. Snow Parks
On a snowy day, sometimes the best adventure for the family is a day trip to a snow park. Galena Creek Park is located roughly 10 miles southwest of Reno and makes for a great destination for a snow day. In the Lake Tahoe area Boreal, Mt Rose and North Star are some of the few resorts which provide prime sledding and tubing hills. Be sure to check prior to arriving at a resort to see if rentals are available. Sled on, and sled safe.
5. Hot Chocolate and a Warm Fire
Okay so maybe this last one doesn’t involve much of a snow adventure, but sometimes we all need that night in by the fire. Pick up that book you’ve been wanting to finish, or put in classic holiday movie for the family. El Nino is hitting hard this year, so prepare for a long, cold winter Reno. Try to get out and adventure, but when the blankets are to warm to leave open the blinds and watch as the biggest little city turns white.