5 winter adventures in and around Reno, NV

Glowing beneath the Sierra Nevada, less than an hour from Lake Tahoe and minutes from Tahoe National Forest, Reno can’t be rightfully compared to anywhere else in the Mountain West — especially come winter. It’s the first stop on the Burner Byway; the gateway to both the Black Rock Desert and the country’s largest alpine lake; and the jumping off point for the highest concentration of ski resorts in all of North America. In short, Reno in winter makes for a heck of a getaway.

Whether you’re here for a night, a weekend, or an extended work-cation, Reno’s snowy side includes everything from neon-lit and family-friendly to high, steep, and adrenaline-fueled. Here are five winter adventures you could have once you’re here — all close enough to town that you can look forward to laying your head on a fluffy hotel pillow at the end of each epic day.

1. Practice your pirouettes — under the stars and neon lights

Photo: Grand Sierra Resort

Maybe you’re the type that can twirl around the ice like an Olympic hopeful. Or perhaps you’re of the less-graceful variety, grasping the wall as you make your way around the rink. No matter how