Hello January, I’ve been thinking of writing a blog post about places to go skiing, sledding, snow shoeing and all sorts of other fun winter outdoor fun, but we’re currently experiencing a spring fever.  So while we wait for Mother Nature to return here are a few fun ideas of outdoor activities to do while we wait for winter.    Go spring skiing at any one of the amazing ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort is only 45 minutes from Nevada City.  Other skiing options include BorealRoyal GorgeNorthstarSquaw Valley and Alpine Meadows (pictured above).  If skiing isn’t your sport, get outside locally and enjoy the warm temperatures.  There are lots of great local cycling trails, join BONC or Tour of Nevada City for a group ride.  The Outside Inn has a lot of local trail maps (hiking, mountain and road riding), but click here for a few more options online.  If you want to go hiking a popular hike at the moment is the new Deer Creek Tribute Trail suspension bridge or one of my favorites along the South Yuba river, it’s only a matter of time with these temperatures that the wildflowers will be out down at Buttermilk Bend at Bridgeport.  If you’re looking to connect with other folks and try something new try a Bear Yuba Land Trust Trek or if you need an Armchair Trek check out their calendar.  The BYLT has a lot of great maps online or you can stop by the Outside Inn and buy their laminated Trail Cards.  Maybe you want to do some tri-training (meet up January 29th at Trkac) or joining a running group?  For a list of other Outside Inn blog outdoor activities click here.  Enjoy the warmer weather, hopefully we’ll be skiing powder by the end of the month?

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6 replies
  1. Kerri Olson
    Kerri Olson says:

    Hi Erinn, this is a great list. I too wish winter would arrive, as we are even more neutral down here in Orangevale. I love your photos and the information you share, definitely has me thinking of spending more time in your area. I need to do more catching-up on your blog entries. Come on, Winter–arrive!
    Blessings, Kerri

  2. Ingrid Knox
    Ingrid Knox says:

    We might as well enjoy the lovely weather we’re having while we wait for more snow and rain. Thanks for all of the suggestions. Since it hasn’t rained in a couple of weeks, the trails shouldn’t be muddy.

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