With Lake Tahoe in its backyard and 18 world-class ski resorts within 90 minutes of its airport, Reno, Nevada is the ultimate skier and snowboarder's gateway. Whether you’re looking for urban casinos or for a home base with access to a variety of skiing options, Reno is the place for you this winter! Surprisingly, the city of Reno only sees an average of 23.5 inches of snowfall a year, but drive a couple miles to the mountains and you've got incredible access to ski resorts that receive upwards of 40 feet of snow annually. Plus, Reno is an ideal choice for someone looking to experience it all, thanks to the city's array of outdoor and indoor activities.
If you’re looking to experience the area's best and biggest head 90 minutes southwest to Heavenly ski resort in southern Lake Tahoe. Catering to every experience level and boasting 4,800 acres of terrain, Heavenly is the highest and largest resort in Lake Tahoe. Other resorts to explore include Northstar, Kirkwood and Squaw Valley. Experience some of the most technologically advanced lifts and snow equipment at Squaw or enjoy the ultimate ski village at Northstar. Whatever type of resort you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it just a short drive from Reno.
If you don’t happen to ski or snowboard but still want to explore this winter wonderland, then there is a multitude of other options. Many resorts in and around Reno and Lake Tahoe offer sledding and tubing hills that are sure to be fun for the whole family, Kirkwood Family Tubing Park is just one of the many options. Sleigh rides, ice skating, snowmobiling and dog sledding are also great ways to actively explore these beautiful regions. When you get back to Reno after a long day of skiing or riding, treat yourself to one of the 1,200 different culinary options waiting for you in the city. It won’t come as a big surprise to learn that casinos are ranked as the No. 1 attraction in Reno. More than 60 gaming locations inhabit this city of 200,000.