Northern Nevada’s unique geography makes the airport a vital transportation hub. Driving to California requires a sometimes-harrowing trek over Donner Pass, a 7,056-foot-high mountain pass which is no stranger to closures during the winter months. Some of the closest large cities such as Las Vegas and Salt Lake City are a seven-hour drive through open road and desert. The remoteness of the region underscores the important role RNO plays in moving people, cargo and medical supplies while taking the area to new heights.
Despite its remoteness, northern Nevada is in the heart of an economic boom, with a wide range of industries calling the region home that extend beyond the traditional tourism and gaming the area is known for. Tech companies, boutique hotels, craft breweries, a thriving art scene and an outdoor lover’s paradise all contribute to the rich experience of the region.
Even better, the remoteness and open space in northern Nevada contribute to breathtaking beauty and a deep-rooted heritage in celebrating the outdoors.