After 10 years in business, Cedar Sport House in Truckee has established itself as the sports authority (pun intended) of the area. It was founded by Jeff and Patty Baird as an eco-friendly place to stay — 10 minutes from Northstar and 20 minutes from Sugar Bowl — showcasing the region’s ample outdoor activities. The company’s on-site T3 Adventures offers a variety of concierge-led winter sports options, like cross-country and backcountry skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and ice skating. Check the website for the Stella pop-up dining series, or rent out the space for your own party, with dinner themes including Bombay Spice, Evening in Spain or Basque Country. Those traveling with Fido will find dog-friendly amenities as well. Rooms start at $180. cedarhousesporthotel.com
Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.