TRUCKEE, Calif. - Truckee has found itself in good company sitting among the world's best ski destinations, earning a distinguished accolade from the editors of National Geographic Adventure as one of the world's top 25 ski towns.
The article, which was posted this month on the online home page of National Geographic Adventure, breaks down what constitutes a classic ski town. Truckee is celebrated as "an inviting mountain burg steeped in ski heritage, amenities, and culture."
Truckee is heralded as being a relaxed town where locals live. Squaw Valley, famed for its extreme terrain, is referred to as Truckee's "alpha mountain," and calls out Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Tahoe Donner and Soda Springs reflecting the variety of terrain and opportunities nearby.
The article has some fun exploring what makes a place really tick by asking local luminaries for insider tips. Truckee's own Daron Rahlves, four-time Olympian, 15-year member of the U.S. Ski Team stepped up to answer the journalist's questions, recommending his picks of where to stay, play and party.
To view the story online go to: on.natgeo.com/x0AXZO
"This article provides the reader with a sense of Truckee's colorful history and authentic charm, and also makes it clear that we sit right in the midst of many world-class ski resorts," said Lynn Saunders, president and CEO of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. "Truckee's mountain culture and fun-loving lifestyle are a draw for people who live here, visit here, and for those who decide that they want to be part of our remarkable community, by moving here."
Other ski towns making the elite list include Telluride, Colo., Stowe, Vt., Park City, Utah, Jackson, Wyo., Ketchum, Idaho, Girdwood, Alaska, Chamonix, France, Zermatt, Switzerland, Niseko, Japan and Wanaka, New Zealand, among others.