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WinterWonderGrass: Music and Fun in North Lake Tahoe

WinterWonderGrass Tahoe, the annual alpine celebration of bluegrass music and springtime in the Sierras, returns after a two-year absence to Olympic Valley on April 1-3, 2022. North Lake Tahoe will host bluegrass and roots music fans of all ages and from all over the world with a weekend of craft brews, stunning mountain landscapes, incredible spring skiing and fantastic live music during the day and under the stars. With so much to do in North Lake Tahoe, you’ll definitely want to make more than a weekend of it – exploring all the region has to offer before or after the event. 

Photo: WinterWonderGrass

TAP ALONG WITH US IN NORTH LAKE TAHOE 

If you were fortunate enough to score festival tickets before they sold out (although it still may be possible to attend by visiting the official fan-to-fan exchange or coming for the late night shows which still have tickets available), you’ll have the time of your life seeing and hearing all the bands scheduled throughout the three-day event. During your downtime, however, there are plenty of activities, sights and events that will create memories for years to come.  

WinterWonderGrass features some of the hottest bluegrass performers in the U.S., such as Billy Strings, The Infamous Stringdusters, The California Honeydrops, The Brothers Comatose, Peter Rowan, Della Mae, The War and Treaty, Lindsay Lou, Twisted Pine and many more. The fun-filled weekend festival will be presented at Palisades Tahoe in Olympic Valley, California, and takes place come snow, rain or shine. 

Need some ideas about what to do when you’re not dancing in a crowd of music lovers? You’ve come to the right place. From hiking and biking trails alongside stunning Lake Tahoe, to skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling with serene blue skies and picturesque mountains as your backdrop, there are activities for all ages and skill levels.  

Photo: Tor Johnson, Granlibakken Tahoe Resort

FIDDLIN’ AROUND THIS SPRING IN NORTH LAKE TAHOE 

During your spare time, tackle some of the 6,400 skiable acres and 34 lifts at Palisades Tahoe, with special pricing available on three-day lift tickets during the festival. For even more unique experiences, snowtube at the resort’s SnoVentures Activity Zone, go swinging at the Ropes Course in Olympic Valley, which includes eight bridges and seven zip lines, or take a scenic aerial tram ride with jaw-dropping views of Lake Tahoe. 

But you’re never limited to just one location in North Lake Tahoe. The region is home to 11 downhill resorts, most of which provide private and group skiing lessons, backcountry adventures and dedicated trails.  

Granlibakken Tahoe Resort Ski Area in Tahoe City, for example, offers half-priced skiing and sledding day tickets for lodging guests, as well as cross-country skiing, snowboarding and a sledding and snow play area, perfect for families.  Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village, is known for its uncrowded ski runs, winter sport schools for older skiers/riders and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe.

ESCAPE TO NORTH LAKE TAHOE 

Sometimes it’s good to get away for a while. You’ll find a variety of fishing spots, on the lake or along the shore, where you can cast a line, pop a top, sit back and relax until you get a bite. Speaking of food, don’t forget to stop by one of North Lake Tahoe’s numerous restaurants for some fantastic takeout or outdoor and indoor dining. 

 Going for a hike or a bike ride is the perfect activity to reflect, admire or just be. There are hundreds of bike and hike trails, from easy, casual strolls to steep switchbacks for the truly adventurous. Additionally, you can even bike in the snow with “fat tire bikes,” made for wintery terrain. Local shops, like Vista Trail Bikes in Incline Village, will be glad to help you with any equipment rental you might need.

Photo: Bourns Productions, Crystal Bay Club

Get lucky while in North Lake Tahoe when you try your hand at slots, cards and craps in one (or more) of the region’s casinos. Take your group to the Crystal Bay Club & Casino for a little gambling, some entertainment and fine dining along the north shore of Lake Tahoe. 

STAY THE WEEK IN NORTH LAKE TAHOE 

To get the most out of your WinterWonderGrass getaway, book your stay at one of North Lake Tahoe’s various resorts, cabins and lodges for the ultimate alpine experience. Make sure to check out our frequently updated lodging deals, some of which feature mid-week specials, when you book your stay. 

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