Lace up your Sorrels and pack your powder-pants, it’s the peak of the season in the Sierras. The snow pack is stunning, a winter wonderland offering a glorious getaway for you and your family. Tahoe Donner, Kingvale Resort, Soda Springs and Nyack Snow Park are just a sampling of the resorts offering snow tubing, sledding, Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, and impromptu snowball fights.

Bring your gloves and knitted beanies, drive as far as Auburn, and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll be your basecamp and shuttle service. Check-in, settling into your spacious and luxuriant room, then come down to our Bistro for Happy Hour and a full dinner, wood fired meats and pizza, or visit one of Auburn’s popular restaurants serving Italian, Japanese or Mexican specialties. Our little town comes complete with a night life — pubs, music and pool. In the morning, enjoy our full breakfast with fresh eggs, sausage, waffles and fruit, then dress warm and climb into our new Mercedes Sprinter passenger van, your carriage to adventure. Imagine, our gleaming shuttle eliminates the need for directions, distractions and snow-chains. Just sit back, sip a warm beverage from our café, and play road games with your family, then viola, minutes later you’re there. Disembark into fresh powder and head off into the wild of a groomed resort.

When the day is done, and you’re back in Auburn, soak in our toasty spa, or go on another adventure. The streets in Old Town and Downtown Auburn are made for walking. Five pedestrian minutes separates the two vibrant shopping and dining sections of the city. Historic and charming wineries, restaurants and retail boutiques have something for everyone. By the end of your visit, you might ask for the name of a real estate agent.

Written by Karen (KC) Clay.

Karen is a Bistro attendant at Springhill Suites Auburn. Her passion is writing nonfiction and memoir. Her short nonfiction stories have appeared in literary journals. She’s also a licensed Ham Radio operator, volunteers for the Tevis Cup (100 miles-One Day), an annual horse race from Lake Tahoe to Auburn.