Winter is the perfect time to take a vacation and enjoy some peace and quiet away from the usual hustle and bustle of your everyday life. There are also a variety of activities to choose from that aren’t offered during a hot summer vacation. For instance, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, skiing, and relaxing by the fireplace are just a few of the fun things you can do during the cold winter months in the Reno area. This year, instead of being cooped up at home, consider an extended vacation and Stay with CHC Reno! There’s something fun for the whole family to enjoy in our cozy little town. Take a look below for some fun Reno winter activities you can do with friends and family this holiday season!
Visit Local Pubs
AT Stay with CHC Reno, one of our favorite things to do is support the local businesses around us. The Reno and Tahoe areas are well known for their breweries and pubs. While some of these locations are limited to only serving drinks, there are plenty of breweries that serve up delicious food along with their micro-brews. Whether you’re in the mood for an afternoon drink following a big skiing day or want to grab some lunch and a beer, the local pubs never disappoint.
Some of our favorite breweries that also serve food are Great Basin Brewing Co. located in Reno, NV, The Brewer’s Cabinet located in Reno, NV, and The Brewery at Lake Tahoe located in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Each of these breweries has a selection of traditional American pub food, pizza, beer, and a variety of other specialty drinks perfect for the whole family!
And if you’re just looking for a spot to grab a drink, then check out these local favorites and show them your support! Some of these spots are even pet-friendly, just give them a call before you head on over.
- South Lake Brewing Company located in South Lake Tahoe, CA
- Revision Brewing Company located in Sparks, NV
- South of North Brewing Company located in South Lake Tahoe, CA
- Lead Dog Brewing located in Sparks, NV
- Pigeon Head Brewery located in Reno, NV
- Revive Coffee and Wine located in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Dog-Sledding and Sleigh Rides
Have you ever watched those magical movie scenes where characters get to go on a horse-drawn sleigh ride or be pulled by a team of sled dogs and thought, “Where can I do that?”. Well, those experiences aren’t just for the movies when you visit Lake Tahoe. The Borges Sleigh Ride at Lake Tahoe has been delighting visitors and providing unique winter experiences since 1969. Their sleigh rides include a fully decorated carriage complete with a majestic horse as your guide and breathtaking views of the lake and mountain ranges.
You can also be pulled by a real team of sled dogs just like in the stories. Dog sledding in Lake Tahoe is a truly unique winter experience for the entire family. Guests can sit back in the comfortable sled while an experienced musher guides a team of huskies through the snow-covered forests and meadows of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Thanks to our close proximity to the large mountain ranges of Lake Tahoe, Homewood, and Mt. Rose, we are fortunate to have several ski resorts nearby. Skiing and snowboarding are some of the most enjoyable Reno winter activities. And though they can often be done through the spring season, there’s nothing better than riding your board or skis down a fresh slope of snow. Some of the most popular ski resorts in the Reno-Tahoe area are Mt. Rose Ski Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, Heavenly Ski Resort, Northstar California Ski Resort, and the Squaw Valley Resort.
At these resorts, you’ll find a variety of neatly groomed runs ranging in level of difficulty from “bunny slopes” being the easiest, all the way up to double diamonds which are reserved for only expert skiers and boarders. There are also gift shops, dining areas, and lodging available for guests at each resort.
Snowshoeing Along the Beach
Cross-country skiing also called backcountry skiing, and snowshoeing is extremely popular in the Tahoe and Truckee areas. If you’re an avid hiker, then snowshoeing is just the Reno winter activity you need during a holiday vacation. There are plenty of flat trails along the beaches and meadows of Lake Tahoe that provide every outdoor enthusiast with breathtaking views and unique experiences.
Cross-country skiing is also a common Lake Tahoe winter activity. Some of the popular trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are in South Lake Tahoe near Highway 89. They include Kiva, Baldwin Beaches, Fallen Leaf Lake Camp, Bijou Park, Grass Lake, and Hope Valley.
Snowmobile tours are a great Reno winter activity to help you get close to nature. Breathe in the crisp mountain air during a snowmobile tour through valleys, meadows, and mountain trails of elevations up to 9,000 feet. This winter excursion is perfect for all ages and provides the most amazing panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. The most popular snowmobile tours are offered by Zephyr Cove Resort just miles from the California/Nevada Stateline. Check them out here and book your snowmobile adventure today!
Stay with CHC Reno This Holiday Season!
Take an extended vacation and Stay With CHC Reno! We strive to enhance your experience with us by offering luxury accommodations that will make you feel comfortable and relaxed during your extended winter vacation. Stay with CHC is located close to the famous Lake Tahoe – which is covered in snow during the winter months – providing the perfect winter wonderland for your family and friends.
Connect with us today to book your reservation or check out our various locations!