Truckee is such a beautiful city with a lot of things to do for a small city.
There are a lot of ski resort all over the city, the Old Town is amazing, just like those old western movies. Summertime is awesome, there are great lakes and lots of activities. The people in truckee is very nice.
My tip is, if you are going to ski or snowboard for the first time, go up the Donner Summit, at the Donner Ski Ranch. It´s a amazing place for beginners and for expert as well. If you like some more radical skiing and snowboarding go to Sugar Bowl, right in front of Donner Ski Ranch.
Nice place to visit and to live.