Snow Play off I-80 on the Way to Reno

Snow Play off I-80 on the Way to Reno

Put more fun into your rest stops!

Reno Tahoe is an easy drive from the Bay Area, so make the most of your drive to the mountains with stops along the way to have some old-fashioned family fun in the snow. Take a break from the car to stretch your legs and play in the snow. With the largest concentration of ski slopes in North America, we also have a lot of hills to sled down. Check out these tamed slopes located just off highway Interstate 80 for some great winter recreation.


Photo by Tahoe Donner

Donner Summit Sno-Park

Looking for a maintained and plowed road with restrooms and some fun for all ages? The Donner Summit Sno-Park is great for sledding, building snowmen or making snow angels. The Sno-Park is located at the Boreal ski turn off and a permit is required for just $5, or $25 for an annual pass. These passes can be used in other locations including California, Oregon and Washington Sno-Parks.

Soda Springs’ Tube Town

This commercial snow play area is located just a mile off of I-80 and open Thursday through Monday. It features special lanes for the riders and a moving carpet back up the hill. It’s a great place to spend the entire day, or to take a quick break on the way to or from Reno. For the little ones, Planet Kids is an area just for children 8 and under. This play area includes a mini tubing area, tube carousals, a volcano to climb on and a coach for the beginner ski and snowboarders.

Boreal’s Playland

Boreal’s tubing park offers snow-tubing equipped with two moving carpets, groomed lanes and quality tubes you can rent. Pedestrians are welcome to watch all the fun or just play in the snow. Visit their Playland Tubing site for rates and hours.


Photo by Donner Summit Snow Play

Tahoe-Donner Snowplay

Playing in the snow around Tahoe-Donner consists of sledding, tubing, building snowmen and much more! Open Fridays 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., and Saturday – Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., through April 2, 2017. Hours of operating are highly dependent on weather and conditions. Click here for more snow play details and rates.

If you are looking for a particular location for family fun, the Reno-Tahoe area is full with other options to host a snow ball fight, make snow angels and experience different levels of thrill on a sled!







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