With Truckee’s reputation for black diamond runs, steep cliffs, and thrilling chutes, what many beginner skiers don’t know is that the majority of trails are suitable for people who haven’t ever tried the sport before. Yes, there are plenty of places you can fall and flop face first in the snow without even getting a second look from the skier next to you. That’s because the skier next to you is about to bite the snow themselves. That’s the beauty of beginner trails; everyone is having fun learning to stay upright and glide down at the same time. And if you can’t even tell the difference between sled and snowshoes, fear not. Plenty of resorts offer to teach you all about skiing, snowmobiling and all the other fun things to do in Truckee.
Learn to Ski and Snowboard
Each year in January, the National Snow Sports Industry Association holds an event called Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. The aim is to encourage people to learn and enjoy those two sports. Throughout the month you get great discounts on the lessons, admission fees, chairlift tickets, and equipment rentals in the area. Between downhill skiing and cross-country skiing, you have lots of options among the various trails and terrains covered with powder snow. Both children and adults are welcome to take part and enjoy the winter attractions.
Perfect Snowfall for Truckee Activities
Truckee considers itself blessed with the great snowfall it receives every year. Here, snow comes down not in inches but in feet. As any skilled skier would tell you, the deeper the snow the better the experience. And powder snow is the best of all. It is great for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and just about any other winter activity you can think of. There’s something about Donner Summit that works as a magnet for great snow. And for a beginner, this makes up for the perfect opportunity to learn to ski and makes it one of the top Truckee activities.
Bunny slope is the term coined by skiers for those slopes that are best suited for beginners. They’re wide, even, and you can sail through them without hurdles or sharp drop-offs. Truckee has its full share of these easy slopes that will help you graduate from green to blue runs in a short time.