One of the most helpful aspects of the internet is the ability to see locations in real time via webcams. It's pretty much like a magic telescope right through your computer screen. You can check traffic, see weather-related issues or the state of the snow where you want to ski. The city of Reno operates a set of webcams showing downtown, the Truckee River Whitewater Park, and other locations that change from time to time. Other webcams are operated by various government agencies, ski resorts, and businesses around the Reno/Lake Tahoe region.
This webcam gives you a real-time view of the Truckee River Whitewater Park from Wingfield Park. If you need a nature break at work, bookmark this site.
The Virginia Street webcam in downtown Reno gives you a birds-eye view of the famous Reno arch and special events like Hot August Nights and Street Vibrations. If you don't feel like fighting the traffic and finding a place to park, you can go there virtually with this webcam.
Reno Aces Baseball
This webcam gives you a good view of the Reno Aces baseball stadium. Not much to look at when there's no game going on, but when the Aces are playing, you can get the feel of it live with this webcam.
Check out the snow cover during ski season at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows from these webcams placed throughout the area. The main page webcam gives you a look at the high camp. This site also gives you the snow report, current weather, a trail map, and links to lift tickets and lodging.
Sugar Bowl webcams give you real-time views of Mount Disney, Mount Lincoln Palisades Pano, the East Face of Mount Disney, and the Race Arena, along with a view of the snow, called Powder Cam, at this ski resort in Norden, California, on the Donner Summit.
The view from this webcam on the Truckee River near Tahoe City gives you a broad view of Lake Tahoe Dam and Fanny Bridge on Highway 89.
The Tahoe/Donner webcam page, also operated by onthesnow.com, provides the same ski and lodging information as the one for Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows. The main page webcam gives you a view from the Tahoe Donner Lodge patio, and other webcams stationed throughout the ski area give you different mountain views.
Get a big, gorgeous view of Lake Tahoe from Twin Bridges, California, from this high-definition webcam. If you can't get there but long to see it, this webcam is for you.
Webcams on the Heavenly Lake Tahoe website are updated every five minutes every day from 6 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. Pacific time. One's a knockout: It's taken from the Heavenly observation deck in South Lake Tahoe, California. Other webcams focus on the Heavenly Dipper, tram and top of the gondola.
This webcam gives you the view from the Gar Woods Grill and Pier, where you can eat, drink, and be merry with a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe. You can check out the menu and the view on this website.