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North Lake Tahoe Receives More Than One Foot of Snow

Last updated: May 2021


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North Lake Tahoe Receives More Than One Foot of Snow

Waist deep powder stashes found at North Lake Tahoe resorts just in time for a bluebird Christmas Day


North Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. (Dec. 24, 2016) – North Lake Tahoe resorts report more than one foot of new snow in the past 24-hours, with waist deep powder stashes at the mid-mountain level, just in time for clear skies on Christmas Day.


Powder hounds loading up skis and snowboards can expect to find the following new snow levels at North Lake Tahoe resorts:

Boreal Mountain Resort: 17”

Diamond Peak: 10”

Donner Ski Ranch: 12”

Homewood Mountain Resort: 8”

Northstar California: 13”

Mt Rose Ski Tahoe: 14”

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows: 16”

Sugar Bowl & Royal Gorge: 18”

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area: 8”

Tahoe XC: 8”


With fresh snow covering 13,783 skiable acres of terrain, North Lake Tahoe is a picturesque holiday destination. See a full list of activities and festive holiday experiences below. For the best lodging deals, visit https://www.gotahoenorth.com/lodging/.



Magical Memories, Resort at Squaw Creek, November 25 – December 31

Resort at Squaw Creek launches daily family-friendly events and activities for the entire holiday season.  Families can eat breakfast with Santa on select dates, December 10-11, 17-18 and 23-25 from 8 – 11 a.m. On Dec. 31, children ring in 2017 with the Kids’ Night Out New Year’s Eve Bash from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. with dinner, kid-friendly games, a balloon drop and a late night movie showing.

Merry Days & Holly Nights, The Village at Squaw Valley, December 18 – 31
The Village at Squaw Valley turns into an “Olde World Christmas” complete with holiday decorations and classic vignette storefronts. Opening ceremonies start the season with a torch light parade, 25-foot-tall Singing Christmas Tree and illuminated ice sculptures. Families enjoy free and ticketed events through the New Year such as parties, horse drawn sleigh rides, handcrafted farm-to-table dinners and special appearances by Santa throughout the event culminating on New Year’s Eve with fireworks, a torch light parade and the Squaw Valley Prom.

Ski with Santa, Diamond Peak Ski Resort and Homewood Mountain Resort, December 21 – 25
Ski with Santa every day from December 21-24 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Homewood Mountain Resort. Then, at Diamond Peak Ski Resort, families join Santa and Penguin Pete December 24-25 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. complete with free holiday treats.


Christmas Torchlight Parade, Granlibakken Tahoe, December 24, 4 – 8 p.m.
Host to the Olympic Ski Jumping Trials in 1932, Tahoe’s history is rich with Olympic athletes. Follow a similar route of the athletes from yesteryear down Granlibakken’s Ski Hill holding a torch to get an Olympic-like experience. The parade is followed with hot chocolate, s’mores and pictures with Santa.


New Year’s Eve Sunset Snowshoe Tour, Tahoe Donner, December 31, 4 – 6 p.m.
Explore the cross-country trails lit by dusty pink alpenglow followed by libations at Trailside Bar. Temperatures drop as the sun sets, meaning warm weather clothing is a must and headlamps are recommended. Snowshoe rentals are available onsite for $10. This adventure can be experienced by adults for $25 and $15 for those under 18. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.

New Year’s Eve Fire & Ice Celebration, Northstar Resort, December 31, 9 p.m.

Celebrate the New Year at The Village at Northstar by warming up next to picture-perfect outdoor fire pits sipping cocoa and libations next to live music on the village stage. A fireworks display tops off the evening at 9 p.m. lighting up the sky.



Holiday Dinner & Buffet, Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, December 24 – 25, noon – 7 p.m.

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe chefs handcraft two holiday-inspired and seasonal ingredient filled feasts December 24-25 from 4 – 10 p.m. at Manzanita and December 25 from noon – 7 p.m. in the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. The Holiday Dinner at Manzanita is an à la carte priced meal while the Holiday Buffet in the Ballroom is $110 for adults and $48 for children age three – 12. Reservations are highly recommended at Manzanita and required to dine in the Ballroom. Call 530-562-3051 to reserve space.

Holiday Buffet, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino, December 25, noon – 8 p.m.

Lone Eagle Grille offers 12 dining stations, which include traditional fixings and modern alternatives ready to satiate holiday cravings. A make-your-own cookie station is sure to be a hit with children, while a seafood bar and multiple carving stations round out the buffet. The buffet is $75 for adults and $35 for children age five – 12. Children under four dine for free with the family. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 775-886-6899.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve Buffets, Granlibakken Tahoe, December 25 & 31

Fill up for the holidays with handcrafted buffets on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a traditional feast Christmas Day from 4 – 8 p.m. with vegetarian options available. Then, ring in 2017 with dinner, dessert, dancing and a complimentary champagne toast starting at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Non-Granlibakken guests are also invited to dine for either event. Dinner tickets for non-lodging guests are $60 for adults and $20 for children age 10 and under. Granlibakken’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations are included in all room reservations during the relevant time of stay. Reservations are required for both meals and can be made by calling 530-583-4242.

For more information about holiday festivities in North Lake Tahoe visit www.gotahoenorth.com.

About North Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is a crown jewel of the Sierra. Formed approximately two million years ago, it is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the United States. North Lake Tahoe spans two states and boasts two dozen beaches, twelve ski resorts, hundreds of miles of biking trails, half a dozen communities, and a growing number of nationally recognized human-powered events, races and festivals. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 100 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. For the latest deals, check out the Deals tab on www.gotahoenorth.com.