Winter Activities at Tahoe Meadows
Tahoe Meadows is one of the most popular winter fun snow play places for residents of Reno / Tahoe. Activities include sledding and tubing, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing, and snowmobiling. Snowmobiles are restricted to the southwest part of the area, keeping a safe distance between motorized and human powered activities. Tahoe Meadows is close to the main population areas from Reno south to Carson City and usually easy to get to when the mountains are covered in show. At 8900 feet, Mt. Rose Summit is the highest Sierra pass kept open during winter. Tahoe Meadows is in Nevada and there are no user or parking fees like at California SNO-PARKS.
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- Mt Rose Ski Area 8801 ft
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Directions to Tahoe Meadows from Reno
The drive from Reno to Tahoe Meadows is about 20 miles. Take the Mt. Rose Highway (Nevada 431) from south Reno and drive up to the Mt. Rose summit. Continue a short distance and you’ll see the parking area and trailhead for the Tahoe Rim Trail on the left. There is more parking a short distance further, on wide shoulders on both sides of the highway. The drive up here is a treat in itself – the Mt. Rose Highway is one of Nevada’s designated scenic byways.
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