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Winter Activities

The fun doesn't stop when colder weather rolls in, it just begins!

Carson City is the perfect winter destination with its close proximity to Lake Tahoe and world class resorts without the driving hassles.

Location also makes Carson City an affordable alternative to lakeside lodging.

Traditionally, balmy winter days afford visitors the option of hanging out around town and seeing the sights, or whisking up to one of the lake’s premier resorts at the drop of a hat. Heavenly at Lake Tahoe’s south shore is just a short drive away, as is Mt. Rose to the north. Most skiing, including world class cross-country skiing, is also close to downtown Carson City.

All the major resorts offer ski and snowboard rentals and lessons, as does Blue Zone Sports in south Carson City.

All around Lake Tahoe there are options to snow-mobile, snow-shoe, tube and more. See for more information on other winter sports.

If you're not ready to hit the mountain, Carson City trails are open year-round.