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    Truckee is colder than other Tahoe Basin areas

    by DSwede Written Oct 20, 2009

    Favorite thing: Truckee has a reputation of being a few degrees colder than the other areas of the Lake Basin. I can't tell you exactly, but since you've never seen snow before, you may want to make sure your friend has a few spare hats and gloves since you may find it cold. Nights can drop to be -10/-15C (5/15F) quite easily and day time temperatures vary because the sun is very strong there. Days in winter can be between -10C (15F) and +25C (75) . However I have seen even more extremes...

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    Parking In Truckee

    by al_mary Updated Dec 17, 2005

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    Favorite thing: In October 2005, Truckee went to a new
    system of parking in town.
    They have pay stations around town where
    you puchase a ticket that you must display
    on your dashboard, drivers side that has
    an expiration time on it ....

    Fondest memory: New Parking Information:

    When
    * Pay & Display Stations (Meters) started October 17, 2005
    * Parking District Enforced Daily -Including Weekends and Holidays
    10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

    Where
    * Historic Downtown Truckee
    * Pay & Display Stations Located in Dark Blue Areas
    * Employee Permit Parking Located in Dark Green Areas
    * Resident Permit Parking Located in Red Areas

    Why
    * Better Management of Parking in the Historic Downtown Area
    * Provide Funding for Capital Improvements in the Historic Downtown Area
    * Provide Funding for Ongoing Maintenance and Snow Removal of Downtown
    Paid Parking Areas

    CALE Meter
    * Solar-Powered with a Battery Backup
    * Contains a Backup System to Report Malfunctions
    * Accepts Credit Card ($2.00 Minimum Purchase) and Coins
    $1.00, $0.25, $0.10, $0.05
    A Change Machine located in the Train Station Building

    Parking Rates
    * $1.00 Per Hour 1st 2 Hours, $2.00 Per Hour 3rd Hour,
    $3.00 Per Hour 4th Hour with a 4-Hour Maximum
    * $10.00 All-Day Parking in Parking Lot Between Fire Station and
    the Train Depot
    * $4.00 Overnight Parking for Hotel Guests and Patrons of the Bus
    and Train in the Parking Lot to the East of the Beacon Gas Station

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  • The great outdoors

    by Wormily Written Mar 3, 2003
    Freshies

    Favorite thing: Brave the cold of winter & get your blood flowing on the slopes of Tahoe. Go snow-shoeing or crosscountry skiing for peace & tranquility or take a snowmobile tour or sled-dog ride for excitement.
    If you are an intermediate or above skier or rider take a free lesson at the top of Mt Pluto 10:15am & 2:15pm weekdays at Northstar at Tahoe. For the best views, ski Homewood or Diamond Peak. If you are a stud, Ski Squaw.
    (or think you are....hee hee)

    Fondest memory: The little critters.
    I'm probably the only local who actually loves the squirrils, raccoons & coyotes. O.K. I don't feed them (they carry the plague) but if I see one I have to squeal like a school girl & give it a name (Nigel is the Grey squirrill who lives in out front yard) then watch what ever it is up to until it notices me & runs away!

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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