What's New in Truckee for Winter
TRUCKEE IS ON A ROLL. IT RECENTLY WAS NAMED one of the “coolest, under the radar” ski towns by The Wall Street Journal. “Unsurprisingly, thanks to its location, this old logging town has morphed into a sporty tourist center over the years,” The Journal reported. “These days it's better equipped to wine and dine those tourists.”
“Truckee in particular has attracted a fresh crop of remote workers, meaning that this mountain town is no longer a sleepy, ski resort-adjacent afterthought,” Vogue magazine said in a new article titled “Why Bay Area residents are flocking to Truckee, and you should too.”
“There is a food scene, a creative community, and a historic downtown perfect for long, lazy rambles—in addition to all those other mountain thrills that have brought visitors to this region for decades.”
With new restaurants, breweries and coffee shops, to new outdoor experiences and activities, there's plenty to do in Truckee this winter.
An innovative new commissary kitchen space, Kitchen Collab is also home to the hottest new pop-up restaurant space in Truckee. Events feature creative menus and flavorful pairings from both established and up-and-coming local chefs. KitchenCollab.co
PACIFIC CREST COFFEE COMPANY
Created by snowboarder Ralph Backstrom and US Ski Team member Travis Ganong, coffee connoisseurs will love the creamy, delicious Nitro Cold Brew and high-quality beans from Truckee's newest coffee roastery. PacificCrestCoffee.com
A sweet addition to the Truckee culinary scene, creating seasonal breads, pastries and desserts. Locals know not to miss the weekly public bake sale on Fridays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. SierraBakehouse.com
Located on the West River Street side of the railroad tracks, The Station brings fare to “fuel mountain adventures” to downtown Truckee. Lunch and dinner options include sandwich,
salad and signature bowls, with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free selections. TruckeeStation.com
TRUCKEE BREWING COMPANY
Producing high-quality craft beer that's easy to drink, Truckee's newest taproom opened last summer. TruckeeBrewCo.com
One of Truckee's newest additions for lunch, dinner and late-night bites. The restaurant's “philosophy” includes a simple menu featuring locally-sourced food, beer and wine. TruckeePhilosophy.com
Truckee's Cultural District
Recently named one of only 14 California Cultural Districts, Truckee has long been a hub of creativity that attracts industrious, always fun and adventurous souls with a passion for the outdoors.
Recent additions including the Truckee Roundhouse maker space and Atelier offer workshops led by some of the region's most experienced artisans. Learn the art of hands-on activities such as knitting, metal stamping, cheesemaking, drawing, ceramics and more.
Listen to local and visiting musicians at Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats Thursday through Saturday nights this winter, at Truckee Tavern & Grill on Thursdays, and in the fireplace room at Cottonwood Thursdays and Fridays. Alibi Ale Works' Truckee Public House is another hot spot for live music, open mic nights, comedy, and swing dance lessons.
Go for a run or a walk on one of the plowed trails in Truckee. Perfect for winter runners, strollers or long walks with the dog, Truckee has more than 20 miles of paved pathways.
Discover theater, dance, studios, art and photography galleries, exhibits and public art. Explore the museum that includes history about the Donner Party and much more. TruckeeCulturalDistrict.com
—Jessica VanPernis Weaver, Truckee.com
(Photo: Olof Carmel)