Save the Dates!
Emeryville - Reno - Emeryville,
March 28-30, 2017
The popular Sierra Snowflake Adventure is back!! The 2017 edition of
the Sierra Snowflake Adventure is scheduled for March 28-30th 2017. Join
us for this year's Snowflake Adventure during the last weekend
We are traveling to Reno with Virginia City on Tuesday March
28th and returning to Emeryville Thursday March 30th. In addition to Virginia
City we will also have the popular Plaza
Santa Fe Pleasure Dome-lounge car and Royal
Gorge. We have rooms available at the Nugget
Hotel Casino in Sparks. Transportation will be provided to and from
the hotel and the Reno Amtrak station.
Join us and be wined and dined as we cross the magnificent Sierra-Nevada
mountains and enjoy the bountiful snowfall from this winter's storms.
Fares For 2017
We have six tiers of fares for this trip:
You can mail a check to
Delux West Tower $760 pp double occupancy
Premier East Tower $775 pp double occupancy
Delux West Tower $815 single occupancy
Premier East Tower $840 single occupancy
Train trip only, no hotel, $710 pp
Virginia City Rail Car
Or you can pay online using
Paypal, including credit card payments.
PO Box 2041
Pioneer CA 95666
About Virginia City
You haven't traveled in a private rail car until you've traveled in
Step aboard our opulent private rail car and experience all the romance
and nostalgia of a bygone era that is sure to provide you with spectacular
scenery, fine food and a warm and friendly staff to pamper you as you relax
and have fun in an elegant atmosphere. We invite both our special passengers
who join us every year and those who have not traveled with us before,
to join us for the time of your life as we make our way over Donner Pass
on rails of the original Transcontinental Railroad.
Featured on the Travel Channel show "Tricked Out Trains," the Virginia
City is an elegant private rail car that features a brass-railed open
observation platform, cozy lounge with a working fireplace, dramatic dining
room with an ornate 19th century crystal chandelier, custom china, crystal
stemware, gold plated flatware, fresh napery and flowers.
PLEASE BOOK YOUR TRIP NOW! The cost for round trip fare per person includes
round-trip train transportation, elegant gourmet meals, sumptuous hors
dí oeuvres, beverages and cocktail service. However, it does exclude gratuity.
This fare is non-refundable within one month of travel. Fares will be refunded
in full should the trip be cancelled due to insufficient bookings.
We will depart Emeryville, California on Tuesday morning and arrive
in Reno, Nevada that afternoon. All detraining and boarding will occur
at the Reno Amtrak Station!
We will depart Reno, Nevada on Thursday morning, at approximately 8:30
a.m. and arrive in Emeryville, California about 7:00 p.m. Please plan on
being at each Amtrak Station at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
You can check on the status of any Amtrak train by calling 800-872-7245.
Our Hotel will be the Nugget
Hotel Casino in Sparks. Rates are shown above. We have rates for both
double and single occupancy and a 'train only' fare. Hotel space must
be confirmed 30 days prior to departure to guarentee rooms.
Check this page for further information and updates to our Snowflake
2017 Trip - or you can call us at (650) 867 4530. We look forward to seeing
(Watch our Snowflake 2011 Highlights video at the bottom of this
page - the 2011 trip featured the three cars scheduled for the 2017 trip.
Caution: it's rated "X" for eXtreme fun!)