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Satisfy Your Soul, Stomach, and Need for Downhill Speed on this Winter Wander

Satisfy Your Soul, Stomach, and Need for Downhill Speed on this Winter Wander
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Trip Time: One Week

California’s Gold Country and its surrounding environs offer a cornucopia of winter (and spring) charms, from the simple pleasure of a fine glass of Chardonnay on a crisp Nevada City evening, to world-class skiing at Lake Tahoe.  From Sacramento, head west on Interstate 80. Stock up in Auburn at Ikedas , with a hot slice of one of their deservedly famous homemade pies.

Unpack your bags at the Holbrooke Hotel  in Grass Valley, a historic inn flush with Gold Rush ambience.  Take a short drive to Nevada City to sample the  soigné grazing menu and wines at Citronée Bistro and Wine Bar

Continue along State 49. Explore South Yuba River State Park , meandering along a 20-mile stretch of its namesake river.  Enjoy another ruminative ramble in Downieville; a short stroll from downtown takes you to Pauley Creek Falls

Fall asleep to the bubbling of the Yuba River at the Lure Resort , located just outside Downieville. 

Finish with the piece de resistance, sampling some of California’s best skiing at Lake Tahoe. Heavenly Mountain Resort , with some of the steepest slopes in the Sierras, is a fine place to start.

 

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