We get a fair amount of wind throughout the region due to our location at the base of the Sierras. Carson Valley, due to the more wide open nature, will likely get more wind (I live in Minden). As a bike rider, however, you may like the more open country roads of Carson Valley over a more city like feel in Carson City....
Snow would be equivalent in both areas.
Not sure how much land you are looking for. If you are over .5 acres, you will have more choices in Carson Valley due to its more rural nature.
Many people live in one or the other and commute to the other for work.... Both areas are pretty fluid and easy to get around in... Call if you want to discuss furter. Thanks Mitch Argon - CalNeva Realty... more