Sierra Living is a lifestyle magazine published four times a year—winter, spring, summer and fall—by Sacramento Media (publisher of Sacramento Magazine). It is unique because it covers the entire Sierra Nevada, including the Gold Country foothills, South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Incline Village, Reno-Sparks-Carson-City, Carson Valley, Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra.

Our focus is on issues that affect the Sierra Nevada, and includes profiles of interesting people, trends, business, architecture, ecology, arts & culture, events, and locally sourced food & drink. The magazine also features outstanding photography that captures the Sierra’s natural beauty.

Our editorial mission is to give readers an in-depth knowledge about our region—and we do this by sending out a group of Sierra Nevada writers and photographers to cover their own hometowns. Sierra Living is the insider’s guide to the Sierra Nevada.

Special feature (fall issue): Best of the Sierra

News features: The Rise of Reno, The Health of the Sierra Forests, Keeping Tahoe Blue, Olympic Hopefuls, High Tech Hot Spots

Travel features: Spa Retreats. Microbrew 101, Fall Winery Tours, The Haunted Sierra, Winter Getaways, A Cottage by the Lake, Day Trippers

Full-spread pictorial features: On Ice, Wild Horses, Summer Snow, Majestic Yosemite, Hikes with Waterfalls, Autumn Vineyards

Design features: The Busick House in Incline Village, Rest (a boutique inn) in Plymouth, a Northstar townhouse, the historic Nixon Mansion in Reno

Dining features: Cold Water Brewery & Grill, The Independent Restaurant, Dinner in the Barn, Mill Works Deli and Bakery, Lefty’s Grill, Campo Mammoth, Two Chicks, Food Truck Friday

Locally Sourced:
Q&A: An intimate interview with someone local making headlines (Pro skier JT Holmes, Reno 1868 FC Coach Ian Russell, Classical Tahoe Maestro Joel Revsen, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, Nevada City Film Festival Director Jesse Locks)

Handcrafted items: Regional artisans and what they produce (Dorinda’s Chocolates, Mezworks Furniture, Winterhill Olive Oil, Tahoe Mountain Soap Company, FOLK Brewing Co.)

Carbon Footprint: The Sierra Club got its start here and environmentalism matters (Green Ski Resorts, Organic Gardening, Call of the Wild, South Lake Goes Green, Klean Kanteen)

In Season: Farm fresh produce, pairing recommendations and recipes from creative local chefs (including Mike Trombetta and Sean Conry of Farm to Belly, Mark Estee of Liberty Food & Wine Exchange, Steve Anderson of Northstar and Athena Padilla-Gordon of Element)

Calendar of Events:
Your weekend and vacation planning just got easier: Find up-to-date recreation, adventure, arts & culture throughout the region in our curated events listing.

Regional Restaurant Guide:
Discover what the most interesting Sierra Nevada chefs are doing. These locally owned restaurants specialize in house-made food and drink, using regionally sourced, seasonal and organic ingredients.

Sunset Chasers:
All over the world, people gather for sunsets—like for a church service or fireworks show—and the Sierra Nevada is no exception. In every issue, we’ll present a stunning sunset photo on our back page.

A Note About Our Content:
We adhere to the American Society of Magazine Editors’ (ASME) standards for editorial independence. What this means is our editorial content is produced independent of influence from advertisers: We are not a “pay-to-play” publication and we bring you stories we feel are important, regardless of whether the subjects advertise with us or not.

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