Winter Fun for the Non-Skier

With fresh powder making its debut in and around northern Nevada, winter-sports fanatics are busting out their gear to hit the slopes. With the excitement of skiing and snowboarding abuzz, it’s easy to forget about the other fun winter activities. If strapping yourself to a pair of skis or snowboard and flying down the mountain doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry. There are plenty of other things to keep you busy!

Ice Skating

Oh what fun it is to glide…. northern Nevada and surrounding areas are home to several ice-skating rinks that are perfect for the entire family. Stay in the valley or sneak off to skate while others shred the mountain. After all, you have PLENTY of options!

Downtown Reno Ice Rink at Aces Ballpark

Arlington Square Ice Rink in downton Carson City

Olympic Ice Pavilion at Squaw Valley

Village at Northstar Skating Rink

Heavenly Village Skating Rink

Truckee Ice Rink

Sledding & Tubing

The best thing about sledding and tubing is that they don’t require a high skill level. The only things you need are warm clothes and an attitude ready for fun! Check out these awesome locations.

Tahoe Donner Snow Play Area | 530-587-9437

Snow Tubing at Squaw Valley | 530-452-4511

Northstar California Tubing Hill | 530-426-3901

Tube Town at Soda Springs | 530-426-3901

Heavenly Lake Tahoe Tubing Hill | 1-800-HEAVENLY

Hansen’s Resort Snow Tube and Saucer Hill | 530-544-3361


The Sierra Nevadas offer a variety of breathtaking locations to feed your adrenaline.

Activities Reno-Tahoe | 775-323-8928

Adventures of Reno Snowmobile Tours | 775-325-7669

Eagle Ridge Snowmobiles, Inc. in Truckee | 530-546-8667

Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours | 530-546-4280

Northstar at Tahoe | 800-GO-NORTH

Snowmobiling Unlimited | 530-583-5858


Like skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing is a workout! Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you trek through the snow-capped mountains while you burn off the holiday calories, really it’s a win, win!

Adventures of Reno Snowshoeing Tours | 775-788-6986

Nevada Adventures | 775-560-4328

Northstar at Tahoe | 800-GO-NORTH

The Resort at Squaw Creek | 800-3CREEK3