Winter guide

The RN&R’s guide to winter 2006-07 may inspire you to pull out the skis, polish up the gear and get your cocktail on

Illustration By Andrew Nilsen

Here it is, the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, officially the kickoff of the change of season from autumn to winter. It’s been disappointedly dry up til now, but if the weekend was any indication, the change is upon us.

Some of the ski resorts have had a few paltry runs open for weeks. But get ready. Wax up those boards, replace that bedraggled coat, Scotch Guard those pants—it’s time, baby.

For our annual guide to winter, we look at some of the things that make living in Northern Nevada great. Slopes, fashion, night skiing—what more could an outdoor aficionado like you require? OK, a nice hot toddy. We’ve got that handled, too.

Mr. Manners’ guide to pow-day etiquette

Winter calendar

All-in-one ski resort directory

High-altitude libations

On, off or around the beaten path

The future is now

Start your engines

Heads, hands and eyes

The heart of darkness

Weekend getaway

Fashion follows function