Winter Skiing (apline and nordic)

Round Valley Estates is within 75 minutes drive from the downhill ski resorts of Sugar Bowl, Boreal, and the cross country resort of Royal Gorge and Auburn Ski Club.   The larger resorts of Squaw Valley, NorthStar, and Alpine Meadows are within 2 hours drive.  Auburn Ski Club provides recreational and competitive nordic ski terrain and training, including bioathalon training.   They also teach recreational and competitive alpine skiing.


Golfing (traditional and disk)

The Alta Sierra Country Club golf course is only 10 minutes drive from Round Valley Estates.   In addition, there is the Nevada County municipal golf course and the Dark Horse.   

For disk golfers, there are nearby courses in Grass Valley, Penn Valley, and Auburn.


Boating and Sailing

Nearby Scotts Flat Lake hosts it's own Gold Country Yacht Club.   There are dozens of lakes for boating and fishing within an hour's drive.   Lake of the Pines has a offers small boat sailing instruction for youth and adults every summer.   Visit this site for video and more info:



Lake of the Pines, only 30 minutes south, is home to world champion bass fishing.   This website is dedicated to fishing in our Nevada County:


Water Skiing

Rollins Lake, Lake Wildwood, Scotts Flat, and Lake of the Pines all afford water skiing


Swimming (Pools and Holes)

Public pools exist at nearby Bear River Highschool, and the main parks in Grass Valley and Nevada City.   There are at least three warm water/therapy pools.  Alta Sierra and Lake of the Pines have swim clubs, and Lake of the Pines has a great swimming beach.  Every summer a six week youth swim competition is held for the entire south county.  Reference: )

But Nevada County is really known for it's swimming holes on the Yuba River(refer to:     and   and