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Local Ski Swaps.   Leave a comment

Oops! I don’t know about you, but this recent ‘more than a light dusting’ snow storm caught me a bit by surprise. I was still really enjoying the fall colors and wasn’t quite ready for that much white stuff yet. Seeing Jack-O-Lanterns sporting a 6″ snow hat is just plain weird.
It is what it is…but I’m still not ready to change my blog header to a winter scene! Please hold off just a little bit longer Old Man Winter!



Photo by Michelle Portesi


However, it did serve to remind me that winter really isn’t that far off, and that means it’s ski swap season. If you have kids who outgrow their equipment faster than you could ever afford to buy it new, or you just need some winter items to knock around with, there are some great bargains to be had.

Below are a list of upcoming ski swaps in the area and links to their websites for more information.

Truckee Ski and Snowboard Swap
Saturday, November 2
Truckee Community Recreation Center
Please call 530-582-7720 for more info.
Swap Hours: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Admission $2 for Ages 13+, Kids 12 and under free!!!
Truckee Ski and Snowboard Swap

UNR Ski Swap at the Grand Sierra Resort
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-17

Tahoe XC Ski Swap
Tahoe City, at Tahoe XC
Saturday, November 16th 10am-3pm.

For more information on other ski swaps that may be closer to you, visit ‘Tahoe Truckee Outdoor’
Tahoe Truckee Outdoor – Ski Swaps

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Keeping Christmas and New Year’s bright!   Leave a comment


Truckee just before Christmas and the storm

Well it’s happened once again, the quiet fall is just about to turn into the mad tumult of the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period – Tahoe’s busiest time of year.

It looks like the snow is here and the resorts will be bedecked with a new layer of white, just in time for the holidays, and with the snow there are a few things to think about during these busy two weeks:

To our visitors

Welcome to Tahoe-Truckee. Thanks so much for visiting. We love showing off our beautiful community and appreciate your business. We ask that you have patience and understand that our roads and businesses don’t usually accommodate this many people so things may get slow and busy sometimes. Be sure to bring emergency supplies, extra food and water and games in your car in case  of traffic snarls in a storm, and Drive Carefully. Please don’t park on a county or Town of Truckee road as you will block snow removal operations and can be cited. Aside from the ski areas we have a host of other things to do at Tahoe. Try cross-country skiing, sledding, or attending a cultural event.

If you are a resident of Tahoe-Truckee.

Have patience. While it gets very crowded between December 20 and January 5th, it is an important infusion of cash into the challenging environment that is owning a small business in Tahoe. In other words, those visitors who crowd the restaurants and the supermarkets, are what enables us to have those businesses be available for us to enjoy the other 11.5 months of the year.   And to all…… Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



Snowshoeing in the woods near my home


Lynn Richardson . Coldwell Banker Real Estate . Lake Tahoe & Truckee

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