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
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