Ask a local – The best breakfast, apres, pizza, coffee and ski runs in Truckee Tahoe. Get the inside scoop from 3 Martis Camp ambassadors on their favorite local hot spots.
John – My favorite place for Breakfast in Truckee would be The Wagon Train. Where you get friendly service and homestyle food. It’s a great place to take the kids and you can always find something for everyone on the menu.
Scott – The Full Belly Deli Breakfast BLT is the way to go. Fried egg, bacon, lettuce and tomato. I like it in a Spinach Wrap and add extra southwest sauce. Bacon in every bite.
Vangie – Tried and true: the Squeeze Inn on Commercial Row in Truckee. The original location still has its one-of-a-kind vibe and a key part of the experience is being there when it’s packed (often). The Hot Sweaty Busboy (build your own omelet from a selection of every conceivable ingredient) is always the favorite and for just the right occasion, the mighty Hail Mary gives the day a jolly start.
John – I rarely have the chance to get out so this one is a little tricky for me. I have heard that both Alibi Ale Works and Fifty Fifty Brewery are both great places to grab a beer and a bite to eat.
Scott – Check out Last Tracks at Snowflake Lodge at Diamond Peak in Incline Village. Ski for two hours and then meet at the deck at Snowflake Lodge. Each week there is a featured winery with specially paired appetizers. Amazing views of the entire lake. Then at sunset ski down a freshly groomed run and make last tracks to the base lodge. Every Saturday from mid February through the end of the season.
Vangie – First Stop: The Belt Room Bar at Sugar Bowl’s Village Lodge for a pile of fries and piping hot chocolates, some with a little zip of Schnapps or Frangelico. Next Stop: The couch. Wood stove blazing, a pile of fleecy blankets at the ready, Netflix at your fingertips, and some kind of tasty take-out/pickup dinner that makes everyone in the house happy. (Take-and-bake flatbread pizza from Safeway or family take-out Four Cheese Manicotti and Family Green Salad from Zano’s.)
ON THE HILL
John – My favorite all around mountain would have to be MT. Rose. I grew up skiing there and always enjoy going back. The Chutes are a fun challenge and it’s a great place to learn how to ski or ride too. Plus, they always have fun local specials and events.
Scott – I like Burnout and Challenger at Northstar California. Nice long, steeper runs. The best, of course, is catching it on a powder day.
Vangie – Sugar Bowl! My husband worked and skied there during and after high school (waaaaay back in the 80’s) so the family legacy lives on now that we ski there with our kids. Regardless of weather or conditions, an awesome run can always be found off the Disney chair – the East Face for moguls, Montgomery or Pony Express for friendly groomers or the Nose for steep, off-piste showing off.
John – I really enjoy Old Town Tap. Their pizzas are wood fired and they usually have the option of a traditional pizza and a more unique option.
Scott – Steamers in Kings Beach. Great pizza and calzones. My go to is the Steamers Combo. You need to try the steamed clams and garlic bread as well.
Vangie – Best Pies in downtown Truckee. Super relaxed place with fantastic food and consistently friendly service. Love the tall banquette seats; can’t go wrong with either their thin or thick crusts, toppings are fresh and Pizza Frites (fried dough in powdered sugar and cinnamon) cannot be resisted.
John – For me the best coffee in town would be Zuri Coffee Co. I prefer their medium roast drip and usually grab some beans to enjoy at home.
Scott – CoffeeBar in Truckee. You can get just about any coffee drink or tea that you can imagine. They have amazing pastries as well. I love the avocado toast with a fried egg on top.
Vangie – CoffeeBar Bakery next to Sears! Their Lavender Latte might be the tastiest beverage I’d had all year. Everyone behind the counter is ALWAYS nice, there are wicked good treats to be found (brown butter Rice Crispy treats, Hello!?!) and when you’re done, you can go next door to oogle new snow blowers or BBQ’s, depending on the season.