Eighteen different ski resorts can be found in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. For those who don't want to stay in Tahoe, a number of Reno hotels offer "ski and stay" packages.
The Sierra Nevada Mountains offer a visually impressive background to numerous airborne activities, including skydiving, hang gliding and hot-air ballooning.
Boating and Kayaking
Visit the nearby Truckee River for kayaking and boating opportunities. In addition, the Reno River Festival takes place every spring, featuring whitewater rafting events and similar outdoor competitions.
Reno offers a number of outdoor family activities, including Wild Island Park, Ultimate Rush Thrill Park, the Animal Ark Sanctuary and the Fleischmann Planetarium.
The Reno Aces are a Triple A affiliate team for the major league Arizona Diamondbacks. They play in a new stadium, which opened in the spring of 2009.