Outdoor Adventures
Whether you’re a hardcore outdoors enthusiast, or a family looking for friendly outdoor fun, Placer has the perfect outdoor adventure for you.

From the shores of North Lake Tahoe to the majestic Sierra Nevadas that loom above the lake, Placer’s High Sierra is unparalleled in beauty and adventure.

Skiers, snowboarders, and cross-country enthusiasts revel in this winter wonderland. In summertime, it transforms into a wealth of sun-drenched lakeside and mountain activities. Placer’s Gold Country foothills are home to world-class river canyons, featuring breathtaking rafting, fishing and bird watching. Biking, hiking and horse riding trails crisscross spectacular landscapes. Access to foothill lakes such as Folsom, Rollins and Clementine tantalize water and boating enthusiasts alike. Camping is abundant throughout the county and golfers can enjoy any of the more than two dozen courses sprinkled throughout the county. Placer also is home to world-class rock climbing and accessible off-road vehicle terrain. Whatever outdoor adventures you desire, you’re sure to find it in Placer County.

All things Placer begin in the outdoors.

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  • Alpine Meadows

    Alpine Meadows

    Alpine Meadows, CA

    Tucked between Truckee and Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows Resort is a picturesque playground for families and off-the-radar thrill-seekers alike.

    2600 Alpine Meadows Road, Alpine Meadows, CA 96146
  • Blackwood Canyon

    Blackwood Canyon

    Tahoe City, CA

    Blackwood Canyon is the West Shore’s most prominent canyon, holding so many zones that one would need a month of exploration to ski it all.

    California 89, Tahoe City, CA 96150
  • Boreal Mountain Resort

    Boreal Mountain Resort

    Norden, CA

    There is never a dull day as the resort offers so many different activities.

    19749 Boreal Ridge Road, Soda Springs, CA 95728
  • Burton Creek State Park

    Burton Creek State Park

    Tahoe City, CA

    Six miles of unpaved roadway are available for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.

    2309 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • China Wall Staging Area

    China Wall Staging Area

    Foresthill, CA

    If you’re looking for a place to let loose on your OHV in the summer or explore the snow in the winter, China Wall is perfect for you.

    Foresthill Divide Road, Foresthill, CA 95631
  • Christmas Tree Vineyard Lodge

    Christmas Tree Vineyard Lodge

    Foresthill, CA

    Weather in the Tahoe National Forest is amazing. Spring features colorful wildflowers, summer sun warms the lakes and rivers. Fall brings an array of vibrant colors followed by winter storms that transform the area into a snowy playground. 

    38400 Foresthill Road, Foresthill, CA 95631
  • Donner Ski Ranch

    Donner Ski Ranch

    Norden, CA

    Among the oldest and most iconic ski areas in the Western U.S., Donner Ski Ranch is a family-friendly resort in the Lake Tahoe area that features a wide variety of terrain, inviting skiers and riders of all abilities to enjoy the fully-featured mountain oasis.

    19320 Donner Pass Road, Norden, CA 95724
  • Donner Summit

    Donner Summit

    Donner Summit, CA

    Donner Summit boasts five alpine ski resorts, miles of cross country skiing, and numerous snow play areas.

    19455 Bunny Hill Drive, Soda Springs, CA 95728
  • Full Throttle Tahoe

    Full Throttle Tahoe

    Kings Beach, CA

    They have the right combination of activity, equipment, and service to produce an unbelievable Lake Tahoe experience.

    8001 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA 96143
  • Kingvale Sledding Center

    Kingvale Sledding Center

    Norden, CA

    Kingvale Tubing & Sledding Center is a snow adventure your family will treasure for a lifetime.

    53010 Donner Pass Road, Soda Springs, CA 95728
  • Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours

    Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours

    Kings Beach, CA

    Experience the thrill of snowmobiling amidst the breathtaking beauty of the mountains as you wind our way through tall pine trees and aspen groves, powder filled meadows and along lake view ridges, to the summits overlooking Lake Tahoe.

    Brockway Summit, Highway 267, Kings Beach, CA 96143
  • Northstar California

    Northstar California

    Truckee, CA

    Those who come to Northstar know what they’re looking for. Sometimes it’s adventure, sometimes it’s to learn, sometimes it’s to relax in a welcoming place with family and friends. No matter what that experience is, they’ll find it to be exactly the way it should be.

    5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Nyack Snow Park

    Nyack Snow Park

    Emigrant Gap, CA

    WINTER FUN IN THE SNOW
    Bring your favorite sled, saucer or tube, and hit the hills for some winter fun. We have a variety of gentle to fun slopes and winding paths for everyone to enjoy.

    41965 Nyack Road, Emigrant Gap, CA 95715
  • Royal Gorge X-Country Ski Resort

    Royal Gorge X-Country Ski Resort

    Soda Springs, CA

    Boasting some of the most scenic vistas in Tahoe, Royal Gorge is North America’s largest cross country skiing resort.

    9411 Pahatsi Road, Soda Springs, CA 95728
  • Soda Springs

    Soda Springs

    Norden, CA

    Secluded in the picturesque pines and conveniently located directly of off interstate 80, the mountain’s welcoming resort spirit and relaxed atmosphere is perfect for families new to snow.

    10244 Soda Springs Road, Soda Springs, CA 95728