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Mountain weather...a soaring pilot's dream.

Truckee is located within the Sierra Nevada mountains, and its weather is typically a soaring pilot's dream: strong thermals, occasional wave, high cloudbases. Climbs to 14k MSL are normal during the summer soaring season, with 18k MSL reachable on many days. If your ship is not equipped with oxygen, you might consider getting that installed before you come up. Soar Truckee offers on-site oxygen refills for gliders only.

Truckee is just over the ridge from the Carson Valley of Nevada and shares many of the same weather influences as world-renowned Minden. The soaring forecasts prepared for the Reno/Minden area are quite accurate for Truckee as well. The weather links on this page will help you prepare for your Sierra soaring adventure!


  • Sierra/Nevada Soaring Forecast

  • Aviation Digital Services - enter KTRK for Truckee Tahoe Airport

  • Local Truckee Weather

  • Mountain Wave Forecast - no longer supported

  • BLIPMAP viewer for the Truckee area

  • Dr. Jack Glendening's home page, with explanations of BLIPMAPS and other soaring weather information

    Noaa - 1K vis

    Noaa - 4K IR

    Noaa - 4K water vapor



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