January is “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month”. Ski areas around Reno / Lake Tahoe are offering deals designed to get new skiers and snowboarders on the slopes and to help veterans improve their technique during the winter season. Many ski resorts are offering discounts on lessons, lift tickets, rentals and more, giving you incentives to try a new sport.

Not every ski area officially participates in Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, but even those that don’t have pretty good beginner packages for first-timers on the slopes. Check out “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” for some of the available offerings.

Of course, not everyone wants to slide down a mountain on skis or a snowboard. Learn more about just plain fun in the snow and perhaps some sledding or tubing from “Snow Play Areas in the Lake Tahoe Region.”


The parks and recreation departments in both Reno and Sparks offer a wide variety of recreational programs and activities for everyone, including little kids, teens, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Here are some examples of what you will find in the “Reno Parks and Recreation Guide”. The current guide covers fall / winter 2018 – 2019.

  • Youth programs
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Aquatics
  • Athletics
  • Inclusion (for those with disabilities)
  • Activities and classes
  • Senior activities (50+)
  • Public parks
  • Public art
  • Rentable facilities
  • Special event

The “Sparks Recreation Activity Guide” offers extensive information about the offerings available from the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department. Since these are two different cities, you will find both similar and different things in each guide. The current Sparks guide covers autumn / winter 2018 – 2019.

Reno has specific programs just for disabled citizens. Learn more about these recreation opportunities from “City of Reno Inclusion and Adaptive Programs.”

Both cities have scholarship assistance programs for those who may not be able to afford to participate. These help make it possible for everyone to join in regardless of their financial situation.

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team kicks off its 2018 season schedule of games at Mackay Stadium on Friday, August 31. This season opener against Portland State kicks off at 6 p.m.

A couple of upcoming games feature big name opponents – Vanderbilt on Sepember 8 at Nashville, TN, and Oregon State on September 15 in Reno. The first Mountain West Conference game is vs. the Air Force Falcons. It will be played at the USAF Academy in Colorado on September 29.

Nevada Wolf Pack football team schedule, Reno
The biggest and most important Nevada Wolf Pack football game of every season is the intrastate Battle for the Fremont Cannon against the UNLV Rebels. This year, the game will be in Las Vegas, kickoff at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The Pack beat UNLV last year (23 – 16) in Reno and will be seeking to retain their trophy. No matter how each team is doing, this game is almost always exciting due to the rivalry.