We’ve all heard it… Pray For Snow, Pray for Snow, Pray For Snow. And we’ll be the first ones to admit some snow would be nice (hence our Snow Dance Competition where we’re giving away a 2-Night Ski Vacation to the best snow dance in order to increase the frequency of snow… Mother Nature, are you watching?), but we must share the numerous upsides for a delayed ski season that have been compelling visitors to come before snow coats our mountains for the remainder of winter.
Last weekend a visitor told us they skied, mountain biked and golfed in the same day – that’s pretty awesome.
1. Learn to ski. Let’s face it, if you’re a first-timer, you aren’t going to be dropping 10-foot lips that require a snow pillow for landing, and you aren’t skiing in waist deep powder through the trees. The freshly groomed runs paired with endless blue skies create the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing day on the slopes. Plus, January is National Learn to Ski Month so resorts are offering massive discounts to first-timers!
2. Golf. Our courses pride themselves on being open all year long, so hit them up! We have 50 within 90 minutes of downtown Reno, most of which are inside 15 minutes.
3. Hike. It’s a rare occasion that our trails are hikeable this time of year without strapping on snowshoes. See what’s usually hiding underneath all that snow!
4. Rock climb. Climbers know their grips are easier to hold when it’s cold out. So what are you waiting for?
5. Mountain bike. The trail conditions are excellent right now, so grab a friend and escape into the towering pines in the Sierra Mountains.
6. Ice skate. Enjoy this chilly wintertime activity, without the chill.
7. Perfect road conditions. No moisture, no snow, no ice, no sliding. It’s faster and easier than ever to get here!