5 Things to do During Reno Winters
The experienced real estate team at YaYa Group shares some of the top things to do during Reno winters, and how to spend wintertime in Northern Nevada.
Here in Reno, we certainly do get our fair share of cold weather, snow, overcast skies, and early sunsets during the winter months. But there’s still plenty to do around the biggest little city during the winter months!
Reno is within an hour’s drive of several world-class ski resorts, including Heavenly, Palisades Tahoe, Northstar, and Mt. Rose. Although it’s too late in the season to buy a season pass, you can find great lift ticket deals on Liftopia. If you need to rent equipment, we recommend renting from a local ski shop, such as Blue Zone Sports or Tahoe Sports Hub in Truckee, or Bobo’s Ski and Patio here in Reno, rather than renting directly from the resort. Renting local will almost always provide you with higher quality gear, more personalized fittings, and will of course also help support independent shops.
Explore a Museum
Museums don’t have to be boring! Stay warm and discover something new inside one of Reno’s many unique museums. Visit the National Automobile Museum to see James Dean’s 1949 Mercury Coupe, Frank Sinatra’s 1961 Ghia Hardtop, and a dozen other classic cars owned by celebrities. The Wilbur D. May Museum is home to thousands of artifacts from Mr. May’s worldly travels, ranging from Japanese swords to Polynesian carvings. The Nevada Museum of Art is another local gem that offers a variety of permanent and rotating exhibits, of both traditional and contemporary art.
Tubing and Sledding
If skiing is not your speed, you can still enjoy the fresh pow! Sledding and tubing are great family-friendly ways to enjoy the snowy slopes, without the equipment and skill needed to get on skis or a snowboard. One of our favorite areas to play in the snow is Tahoe Meadows, just west of the Mt. Rose summit. It’s public land, so it’s free to park and play! If you’d rather avoid hiking up the hill with your sled or tube, you may want to check out a park with a moving carpet or tow rope, such as Tube Town at Soda Springs Mountain Resort.
Ice skating is another fun outdoor winter activity for the whole family. You can sake at the Grand Sierra Resort rink for only $16 – which includes skate rentals! – or skate for free at The Village at Northstar (if you don’t have your own skates, you can rent them for $20).
Hibernate a little!
Winter is the perfect time to really slow down and enjoy your home, and those you share it with. Find a few special activities you can do at home to break your routine and make your time inside a little extra special. You could order a fun jigsaw puzzle to complete with the family, find a new game to play, or find a new recipe to try for dinner (Edible Reno-Tahoe has all sorts of tasty recipes to choose from!).
Other Reno winter activities our team loves include:
- Snowmobiling (If you’re relatively new to snowmobiling and don’t have your own gear, we recommend signing up for a tour!)
- Hunting (It’s rabbit season! Make sure to check with the Department of Wildlife to obtain any licenses or permits you need before you head out.)
- Visit mountain towns (Even if you don’t want to go play in the snow, several mountain towns near Reno, such as Truckee, Tahoe City, and Soda Springs, offer a cozy winter charm!)
Northern Nevada is full of things to do all year round – indoors or outdoors. To find your next home in this active and adventurous city, give YaYa Group a call at 775.525.3000.
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