Every March more than 800 cross-country skiers travel 30 km from Tahoe City to Truckee in the Great Ski Race to raise money for the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue.
Locals' Favorite Restaurants
Squeeze In (for great omelets); Earthly Delights (light lunches, great coffee and freshly baked sweet treats); Cottonwood (rustic ambience, gourmet California-style cuisine, spectacular views).
Locals' Favorite Hangouts
Wild Cherries (for espresso drinks and coffee talk); Pizza Junction (for pitchers, pizza and pool); Past-time Club (for live music on the weekends-be sure to flash your tattoo).
Best Places To Stay
The Truckee Hotel is an historic inn in the heart of town (not all rooms have private baths); (800) 659-6921 or (530) 587-4444. Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn is affordable, clean and basic and has a pool and fitness center, and kids under 12 stay free; (530) 587-4525 or (800) 824-6385. Resort at Squaw Creek offers slopeside luxury and a full-service spa at Squaw Valley, which is 10 miles away; (800) 327-3353 or (530) 583-6300.