On New Year’s Eve, there will be no problem finding places to celebrate and bring in 2018 in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area.

New Year's fireworks in downtown Reno, Nevada

Happy New Year! Photo © Stan White

New Year’s Eve will feature numerous big parties in Reno and Sparks, in the casinos, nightclubs and just about every other nightlife establishment. Downtown Reno will feature a midnight fireworks show to bring in 2018. I’ve seen this before and it’s a spectacular display. It’s also fun to get down with all the people around the Reno Arch and cheer for a better year to come. Count on it being chilly and be sure to dress for a cold temperatures.

Up at Lake Tahoe, several of the ski resorts will be putting on parties and other events to celebrate the New Year. For example, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe will be having fireworks and a torchlight parade to bring in the New Year. The weather will be similar to the Reno area, possibly even colder. Brrrr! You can also party in the New Year at South Lake Tahoe casinos.

All that celebrating is sure to stimulate an appetite. When you get hungry, there are several choices to where to dine on New Year’s Eve and Day. Learn where the eating is good at “New Year’s Eve Dining Around Reno and Sparks.”


There hasn’t been a whole lot of natural snowfall yet this year, but that hasn’t kept our Lake Tahoe ski resorts from getting ready to open their slopes as soon as possible. Many of them have extensive snow making capabilities to assist Mother Nature and they obviously want to get skiers buying lift tickets and on the runs ASAP.

According to a couple of sources I’ve found, most resorts have released projected opening day dates. A couple (Mt. Rose and Boreal) are already operating on a limited basis. Some are still offering season ticket deals to those who are feeling lucky don’t wait too long. Here is the latest information…

Sources: North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, On The Snow.

Clouds over Reno

November 14, 2017

Clouds over Reno, Nevada, NV

We get some beautiful and unusual clouds over Reno. Photo © Stan White