Median Home Price
$300,000 for asingle-family dwelling
Tax On Median-Priced Home
$2.98 per $100 of assessed value for property tax; $225/year recreation fee
Local Ski Area
Diamond Peak Ski Resort; Vertical Rise: 1,840 feet; Skiable Acres: 755; Season Pass: $435 for property owners; $650 otherwise; Lift Ticket: $8 for property owners, $37 otherwise. Specials: Half price Wednesdays, Twilight Tickets, Interchangeable Parents' Pass
Mt. Rose Ski Area; Vertical Rise: 1,440 feet; Skiable Acres: 900 plus; Season Pass: $800; Lift Ticket: $38; Average Annual Snowfall: 400 inches
The Diamond Peak Cross Country and Snowshoe Center offers more than 35 kilometers of groomed track and skating lanes plus adventure trails and a snowplay area. Awesome views. Trail Passes: $14; Adventure Pass: For $35 get an all-day pass granting trail access plus interchangeable rental of nordic skis, adventure skis, skating skis and snowshoes. Bring your dog along with a $3 dog pass!
Best Local Events
Native American Snow Dance Festival in October; Shakespeare at Sand Harbor in August; Northern Lights Festival in December, with free ski days at Diamond Peak and Diamond Peak Cross Country from December 21-23 for skiers with a local lodging reservation.
Locals' Favorite Restaurants
Jack Rabbit Moon (gourmet nouvelle Californian); Lone Eagle Grille (fine mountain fare in a beautiful building on the lake); Austin's for lunch (burgers, soups and salads); Stanley's
Locals' Favorite Hangouts
T's Mesquite Grill, Cafe 333, Sacred Grounds Coffee House
Best Place To Stay
The HyattRegency or a rented condominium with a lake view