Skiing in the Sierras

Lake Tahoe Skiing, Alpine Meadows

So the Sierra Nevadas recently got a lot of snow, so while Nevada City isn’t a ski-in, ski-out destination, there is something to be said for coming to hang out in the snow-free zone and driving up the hill for some amazing skiing.  Here are a few photos from the other day, taken at Alpine Meadows.   From Nevada City you can access Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Donner Ski Ranch, Soda Springs and Royal Gorge, within an hour (*check road conditions before you go).  If you want to drive a little bit farther you can ski at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Homewood or Northstar.  With so many options just up and over the hill, why come for a weekend getaway in Nevada City and take a day trip up a ski resort?   For those of you who don’t want to go skiing, but want to have a bit of a play in the snow, there are several spots up Highway 20 that are great for sledding and snowshoeing, stop by our office and we’re happy to give you directions.

© 2012 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Erin Thiem and Megan Michelson

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