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Mountains overlooking Lake Tahoe, Nevada

World-Class Skiing Awaits You in Lake Tahoe, Reno & Park City

If you’re into skiing--or would like to be--consider a trip to the Western United States, where heroic natural environments provide the setting for world-class skiing and a slew of other outdoor activities.

Though they’re situated way up high, Reno, Lake Tahoe and Park City are known for their down-to-earth vibes and family-friendly accomodations. Make the trip out west for an outdoor destination trifecta of epic proportions.

Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a friend-group getaway, or traveling with your partner, a trip through Reno, Lake Tahoe and Park City will offer plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Start with a bit of Old-West city life in Reno, Nevada, where you can gamble, eat and take in the sights. Next, head an hour north for a visit to Lake Tahoe and the exquisite mountains that surround it. In Tahoe, plan for skiing, sunsets and all things outdoors, and then plan for another dose of it in Park City, Utah-- plus the chance to float in a crater, visit ice castles and take in the beauty of the area.

Sunset over the Reno, Nevada, skyline

Reno, Nevada

In the high desert river valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains lies the so-called, “Biggest Little City in the World,” otherwise known as Reno, Nevada.

A once-booming casino town, Reno retains its old-west, Americana charm, amidst a sprawling and picturesque natural environment. Partake in the local gambling offerings, while experiencing the quaint downtown desert city that seems to have been plucked right out of a film from the 1970’s. Over in the Midtown District, you can grab a farm-to-table meal, while checking out the new shops and businesses that are redefining Reno for the modern age. 

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What to Eat:

  • For a locally sourced breakfast that gets a lot of local love, head to Two Chicks, known for their eggs benedict and warm service. 
  • For a quick, healthy bite with a side of fun, head to Laughing Planet, where you’ll likely laugh with some locals. 
  • Enjoy some made-from-scratch Italian food beside the Truckee River at Campo.

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Overlooking Lake Tahoe from a ski resort

Tahoe City, California

Just up the road from Reno, you can access Lake Tahoe and its surrounding area.

The largest alpine lake in North America, Lake Tahoe straddles the Nevada/California line, and is the site of some of the best outdoor offerings you can find. Since Tahoe is a world-class ski destination, plan to spend a few days on the slopes, with evenings spent dining, catching sunsets over the lake, or back on the mountain for disco tubing.

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What to Do:

  • Heavenly Ski Resort.
  • More world-class skiing can be found at Diamond Peak.
  • Go disco tubing for a nighttime ride down the mountain amidst lasers, DJs and LED lights.
A family-friendly ski villages in Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah

Continue your ski vacation with a drive over to Park City.

Park City, Utah is famous for hosting the annual Sundance Film Festival, as well as parts of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Perhaps its biggest draw, though, is the city’s abundance of ski offerings. In fact, Park City is the home of the largest ski area in the United States. With 17 peaks and 35 kilometers of lifts, ski lovers will not be disappointed. And when you’re not on the mountain, head to Park City’s downtown area, or any of the beautiful nearby natural surroundings, such as the hot springs, ice castles or snowmobile excursions. 

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What to Eat:

  • Visit some of Park City’s top-rated restaurants on a walking and tasting tour with Gourmand Tours.
  • For old-timey saloon vibes, grab a drink at High West Distillery.
  • Enjoy delicious food designed to nourish you with seasonal, local goodness at FiveSeeds.

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