Reno Welcomes Big Sky Basketball Fans

Reno Welcomes Big Sky Basketball Fans

Reno is proud to host the Big Sky Conference Basketball Championships for the 2016-2018 seasons. It is especially exciting to see new changes implemented this year. For the first time, all 12 schools are competing for a berth in the NCAA Tournament, so fans of each school have even more to cheer about. The games will be held at the Reno Events Center, but there’s plenty to check out around Reno Tahoe before and after your team takes the court. While the Big Sky schools are travelling the #RoadToReno, plan your trip with our suggestions on getting the most out of your time with us.

Snag Your Tickets

Tickets for a single-session game start at only $10, which makes this event an affordable option for large groups. Go online today to buy tickets at or head to the Reno Events Center box office on game day. Choose an all-session pass to catch the entirety of either the men’s or women’s tournament.

The Awful Awful Burger

Grab a Bite and a Brew

With the tournament taking place in downtown Reno, fans will have a variety of options close by when looking to dine with the family or celebrate with some local brews. Staying at the Eldorado or Silver Legacy? Try one of the area’s award-winning breweries, The Brew Brothers. For more upscale dining,  La Strada and Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse provide a special dining experience. All-you-can-eat sushi is a staple in Reno and the fish is delish! The Eldorado gives you Sushi Sake, with some truly tasty roll options. Make a stop in the Riverwalk District and enjoy a meal at Campo, where you can try meals created by one of the area’s most recognizable culinary gurus, Mark Estee. Venture a little further south down Virginia Street and you’ll discover The Little Nugget, home of the area’s most popular late night meal- The Awful Awful Burger. Other nearby breweries creating perfect beer and food pairings include The Depot and Silver Peak, both located in the downtown area.

To see additional breweries and restaurants, check out the Reno Visitors Guides.

Diamond Peak

Explore Lake Tahoe

Without a doubt, Lake Tahoe is beautiful any time of year and the short drive from Reno makes it a must-see when visiting. Whether you’re an adventure seeker or just looking for some R&R, we’ve got you covered. Old Man Winter has been very generous with snow this year, giving skiers and boarders a reason to head up the mountain. With more than 18 world-class resorts in the area, your visit to Tahoe should definitely include a ride down the mountain. Snowshoeing is another great way to explore the region, and you can even find yourself atop a hill overlooking the beautiful blue waters of the lake. Looking to make a day of it? Visit some of North Lake Tahoe’s great properties to enjoy a relaxing spa day, hear some great live music and create a memorable dining experience.


Lakeridge Golf Course

Practice Your Swing

Reno Tahoe allows its residents to experience all four seasons and, occasionally, those seasons blend together! The result is a perfect day on the slopes as well as on the golf course. Luckily, there are plenty of courses open year-round to get you practicing before summertime. Lakeridge is a challenging course that features one of Reno Tahoe’s signature holes. No. 15 is a miraculous 237-yard par 3 that starts with a tee box floating nearly 150 feet above a natural island green set in a pristine lake. Red Hawk Golf and Resort is one of the area’s newest golf sites and offers two courses to challenge players of every skill level. Washoe Golf Course is the original golfing facility in Reno. It’s layout provides a good challenge and experience for players. For a bigger list of courses, visit the Golfer’s Guide.

For more information on game schedules, hotel information and all things Big Sky Conference, visit


Sushi Sake inside the #EldoradoReno has the best #sushi in town. That’s just how we roll… no pun intended. 😎

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First vacation beer stop. The Depot in Reno. #thedepotreno #beer #beersampler #reno

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Shredding with one of my dearest friends and mentors. Hit some 🔷🔷 for the first time!!!!

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