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What’s New in Lake Tahoe Spring 2024

Last updated: May 2024

It’s officially spring in Lake Tahoe, which means visitors can experience snowy mountain activities in the morning and sunny lakeside activities in the afternoon, allowing for twice the activities and twice the fun. Also known as “dual days,” spring in Lake Tahoe offers adventures suitable for all abilities and interests. Here’s the latest in Lake Tahoe for spring 2024, from sustainability and recreation updates, to transportation news and more.

Recreation Updates

  • Alpenglow Expeditions will host an Introduction to Mountaineering Course on select dates Mar. 16 through May 25. This course will teach basic mountaineering skills needed to begin an alpine climbing journey. Cost is $275 per person for midweek dates and $327 per person for weekend dates.
  • Tahoe Adventure Company is scheduled to host four more Full Moon Snowshoe Tours before the season ends. Final snowshoe tours will take place Mar. 24, Mar. 25, Apr. 22 and Apr. 23. Tours require a minimum of four people, ages eight years old and up. Cost is $90 per person.
  • Every Friday from Feb. 16 through Apr. 26, join Alpine Meadows for a free, guided tour of the mountain when you Ski With a US Forest Service Ranger. These tours educate guests on the local history and culture of Alpine Meadows and are available for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders.
Photo Credit: Ryan Salm

Spring Lake Tahoe Summer Camps

  • Tahoe Flow Arts & Fitness will host a children’s circus camp this summer, which will immerse kids in flow arts like aerial fabrics, hula hoops, dance, and acrobatics. The classes begin July 8 and run through Aug. 16. Cost is $450 per student and attendees are required to bring a yoga mat, snacks, water bottle, sunscreen and daily lunch.
  • Registration is now open for Tahoe Summer Camps. Featured camps include Pure Sports, which includes activities like mountain biking, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee and flag football, Visual Arts and Exploration, Video Game Design Lab and more.
  • Woodward West Summer Camps offer a variety of action sports camps, including skateboarding, BMX, scooter, parkour and roller skating. Woodward also offers multisport camps that teach the fundamentals of all five sports. Each camp is $999 per person and is open to ages 7 to 17 years old.
  • Tahoe Waterman’s Landing youth paddling programs give children the opportunity to master the mental, physical and technical skills needed in paddle sports, swimming and water safety. The Junior Waterman Skill Training camp runs from July 1 through July 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for participants ages 13 to 17. The Watergrom Camp runs from July 8 through Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both camps are $595 per person per session.
  • Piping Rock Horses offers weeklong summer horse camps for children and teens ages 3 through 16. Piping Rock Horses provides an opportunity to learn about horses and spend time with farm animals like bunnies, chickens, lambs, goats, alpacas and mini donkeys. New this year will be a Farmstead Camp for potty-trained 3-year-olds. Camp prices vary from $585 to 1,275.
  • Achieve Tahoe will offer a variety of summer camp options around the North Shore. For a day of paddling, tubing and PWC riding, the Sierra Summer Sports day camp is a great option. Adventure Camp, with locations on the West Shore and in Olympic Valley, will feature climbing, hiking and archery. The Equestrian Camp includes adaptive lessons to learn horsemanship and/or riding skills. The Sailing Camp out of Obexers on the West Shore allows for a wide range of abilities to harness the power of the wind on Lake Tahoe.
  • Various Lake Tahoe resorts offer summer camps for kids. Palisades Tahoe offers a Kids Adventure Camp that includes tram access, activities, snacks and lunch. Northstar California has a weeklong kids camp that provides opportunities for children to interact in nature. More details and dates on these summer camps are forthcoming.

Lake Tahoe Sustainability Updates

  • The Lake Tahoe Visitor Center in Tahoe City and the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center recently unveiled four new interactive environmental stewardship exhibits at the Lake Tahoe Visitor Center. These exhibits offer a unique opportunity to learn about microplastics in the Tahoe environment, the watershed, and what makes Tahoe unique.
  • Clean Up The Lake recently completed a two-year monitoring effort of Lake Tahoe. The findings have shown promising results, with the 0 to 25-foot zone of twenty hot spots around Lake Tahoe’s Nevada shoreline producing 2,937 pounds of litter in 2021, compared to only 879.5 pounds in 2023. Additionally, dives were performed at 35 and 70-foot depths to remove 737.5 pounds of litter. To follow along with this progress, visit org.
  • The Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan has formed action teams, which reflect the various pillars that make up the plan. Action teams will focus on key topics like economic impact, stewardship, recreation infrastructure, peak demand and more to take actionable steps toward correcting challenges that face the region.
  • The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) released a drafted Vision Zero Strategy for the Lake Tahoe region. This data-backed strategy includes proposed policy changes and priority projects to help transportation partners improve safety for all road users. The Vision Zero Strategy aims to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries and increase safe, healthy and fair mobility for all.
  • Construction on the West Lake Tahoe Regional Treatment Plant in Tahoma is expected to reach full completion this summer. This facility replaces an existing temporary and seasonal water treatment facility that was located in Chambers Landing and will provide quality drinking water and additional fire suppression equipment on the West Shore. A grand opening event and facility tours are expected to be announced in the coming months.
  • BEBOT, the all-electric sand sifting robot, will remove debris from beaches along the North Shore this summer, including Commons Beach, Lake Forest Beach, Kings Beach and Moon Dunes Beach. BEBOT can remove debris from beach sand up to a depth of four inches, which will play an integral role in combating litter buried beneath the surface.
Spring Lake Tahoe 2024
Photo Credit: Ryan Salm

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Transportation Updates

  • TART Connect’s spring hours will be in effect from Apr. 8 through June 30. TART Connect is Lake Tahoe’s free curb-to-curb, on-demand shuttle service that follows a shared ride model and promotes sustainable transportation within the destination. To find a ride, download the TART Connect app or call (530) 553-0653.
  • Mountaineer, the free, on-demand shuttle service for Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, has extended its Olympic Valley service through Apr. 20. For those attending WinterWonderGrass, Mountaineer will also offer an event-specific operating schedule from Apr. 5 through 7. For more information, or to request a ride, visit org.

Upcoming Spring Events

  • On Mar. 21, join the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center for Algae Blooms at Lake Tahoe: TERC, Tech, and You. This event, which will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, will feature a panel of three TERC experts who will speak to the algae bloom and how people can get involved using the Citizen Science Tahoe app.
  • The First Annual Brunch and Brews will take place on Mar. 24 at 11 a.m. Join Tahoe Gifting Co. and Alibi Ale Works – Incline Public House for a unique brunch menu, seasonal craft cocktails, a pop-up gifting station to build Easter baskets from locally made, handcrafted goods and more.
  • The Luggi Foeger Uphill/Downhill Festival will take place at Diamond Peak Ski Resort 23 through 24. This festival is Lake Tahoe’s premier SkiMo competition where competitors race to the top of the mountain using any human-powered method preferred and then ski, snowboard, snowshoe or run to the finish line. Registration day of event runs from $29 to $59, depending on the race.
  • WinterWonderGrass will take place Apr. 5 through 7 at Palisades Tahoe. Festival-goers can expect live performances by up-and-coming artists like Shadowgrass and Clay Street Unit. The event also features a kids’ zone, food trucks, coffee bar and three hours of free beer, wine and spirits from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily. To purchase tickets, please visit winterwondergrass.com/tahoe.
  • Join Northstar California for Spring It On, an event that celebrates the end of ski season and the beginning of spring. The event will feature a Northstar Pond Skim, music on the hill and in the Village, and more. Spring It On! will take place Apr. 13 through 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the Northstar Rail Jam taking place on Apr. 14 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The Mountain Travel Symposium will return to Lake Tahoe Apr. 14 through 19. The event will welcome 800+ mountain travel professionals who regularly drive mid-week and odd-peak season visitation to the region in support of the local business economy. This event provides an opportunity to educate travel professionals about the preferred travel behavior, the off-peak times of year visitors should come and how they can help influence traveler behavior.
  • The inaugural Incline Village Crystal Bay Restaurant Week will take place Apr. 15 through 21. Participating venues include Alibi Ale Works, The Soule Domain, Happy Tiers Bakery, Sunshine Deli, Bowl Incline, Osteria Sierra (Lake Tahoe Hyatt), Big Water Grill, Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Crystal Bay Steak and Lobster House and Glasses Wine Bar. For information, visit org.
  • The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band will play at Fox Cultural Hall from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Apr. 18. Tickets are $25 for all ages.
  • The Made in Tahoe Festival will take place at The Village at Palisades Tahoe on May 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Made in Tahoe Festival will showcase a variety of locally made items from local artisans, businesses, chefs, organizations and entertainers. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the Tahoe Food Hub.
  • On May 31, join the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center for the 2024 Grow Your Own Community Festival in Tahoe City. This event is both an open house and educational event that brings attendees behind the scenes of the TERC research at the Tahoe City Field Station. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is free to attend.
  • On Jun. 8, the Tahoe City Food & Wine Classic will return to Lake Tahoe from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information, including participating restaurants, caterers, wine, tickets and more will be announced in the coming months. For additional updates, please visit com.
  • The Second Annual Big Blue Adventure Tail Wagger 5K will return on Jun. 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at North Tahoe Regional Park. Cost to register ranges from $40 to $55. To sign up for the event, visit com.
  • The Big Blue Adventure Olympic Valley Half Marathon will take place at Palisades Tahoe on Jun. 15. The flat course will follow a scenic out-and-back paved trail through the valley and along the Truckee River. Registration cost ranges from $65 to $100. To register, visit com.
  • The Broken Arrow Skyrace, presented by Salomon, will take place at Palisades Tahoe June 21 to 23. The event showcases some of the most rugged and scenic terrain in North America, attracting elite and recreational trail runners from around the world.
  • The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival will return June 28 through Aug. 25 at Sand Harbor State Park. Tickets are available at com/tickets.
Photo Credit: WinterWonderGrass