Nevada City: A “snowless” escape

12507235_10153927466382948_8286314684088790667_nFrom the winter issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine:
Though known for its leaf peeping, Victorian Christmas and pristine swimming holes in the South Yuba River, historic Nevada City also is an extraordinary winter getaway.

Though usually below the snow line, Nevada City is only a one-hour drive to ski resorts on Donner Summit, including Sugar Bowl, Boreal and Royal Gorge, North America’s largest cross-country ski area.

In town, the restaurants, wine tasting rooms, brewpubs and bars are hopping. The arts and culture scene includes live music, theater and art galleries. Lodging choices, including Victorian inns, B&Bs and motels, abound.

In winter, Nevada City also hosts a popular Mardi Gras celebration. A downtown parade, costume ball, and Carnevale are featured February 13 and 14. Weekend activities begin Saturday night with a Mardi Gras costume ball, featuring a band playing in historic Miners Foundry. Cajun food is available.

The rest of the article is here.

(Photo: Kial James)

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

2 thoughts on “Nevada City: A “snowless” escape”

  1. I might I have some good copy for your Sierra foothills report, based on interviews I’ve done with winemakers in my just published book, “Wineries of the Sierra Foothills. “. Drop me an email. I’ve been responsible for the wine column in the Tahoe Weekly for eight years

    1. Hi Barbara,
      We also publish the Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and would be glad to review your new book, which we’ve heard about. We’ll email you. Happy New Year!

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