If there’s one thing North Lake Tahoe knows how to do, it’s throw festivals. The north shore hosts a multitude of winter festivals from Jan. to March, celebrating all that Mother Nature has to offer. These events range in style from dances and costume contests to ski races and the legendary Polar Bear Swim. Below is a round up of highly anticipated festival dates and activities:
Roughly 100 events fill North Lake Tahoe with good times as SnowFest! comes to town Feb. 28-March 9. The festival tributes infamous spring skiing by bringing visitors and locals alike together in celebration. Laser shows, parades, eating contests, bar games and ski races are just the tip of the iceberg at this ten-day festival. A crowd favorite is the Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim where only the brave jump in Tahoe’s 40-degree water. This year’s SnowFest! theme is “Bringing Back the 80’s”, so prepare for a good time in day-glow attire and wayfarer sunglasses.
Alpenglow Mountain Festival Presented By Nature’s Bakery
Get out into nature at the Alpenglow Mountain Festival presented by Nature’s Bakery Feb. 14-March 2. Events include guided ski tours night and day, snowshoe tours, winter films, avalanche safety classes, women’s wine and waxing clinics and more. The event kicks off on Valentine’s Day with a Sweetheart Sunset Snowshoe and closes with a Tahoe favorite, The 38th Anniversary Great Ski Race.