Spring has sprung in the Tahoe area and as temperatures heat up, so does the fun at local ski resorts and around town. This month, rock out at the WinterWonderGrass Festival at Palisades Tahoe, join the party (in costume) at Heavenly’s pond skim, hunt for Easter eggs (and $1,000 in cash prizes), strap in for a women’s spring snowboarding camp, or saddle up for a fat bike adventure on the snow, plus much more. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
Featured Photo: Courtesy of Heavenly Mountain Resort
North Lake Tahoe
April 1 - 3
Say hello to banjos, beer and bluegrass at this lively, three-day music fest, featuring more than 20 bands and 20 local breweries at Palisades Tahoe. Billy Strings tops the lineup, with additional performances by The Infamous Stringdusters, The California Honeydrops, Peter Rowan, Keller & The Keels, Fruition, The War & Treaty, Brothers Comatose and many more.
More info: winterwondergrass.com/tahoe-2022
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day
This free community event — the largest Earth Day celebration in the area — takes place in the Village at Palisades Tahoe and gives kids and adults alike the opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy and sustainability through hands-on activities. Plus, don’t miss live music by local bands.
More info: palisadestahoe.com
South Lake Tahoe
It’s always a party at Heavenly’s annual Pond Skim! See participants ski or board off a snow jump and across the water in the hopes of reaching the other side — in style, of course. Bring your sunscreen, sunglasses and wildest costume. There will be live music and giveaways from 1-3pm.
More info: skiheavenly.com
Easter Egg Hunts
April 16 - 17
Say hello to the Easter bunny and grab your baskets to collect colorful eggs at two Easter egg hunts this weekend. On Saturday, April 16, the South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club hosts an Easter egg hunt in the parking lot of Lake Tahoe Community College. The event features a parade, costume contests and an egg hunt by age group for those ages 1-11. It starts at 10:30am and is free. On Sunday, April 17, The Shops at Heavenly Village host an Easter egg hunt with more than 15,000 eggs, including $1,000 in cash prize eggs. The event starts at 10am for those 12 and under and is $5 per child. The Easter Bunny will be on-site for a meet and greet and there will be a Build-a-Bunny activity.
More info: tahoesouth.com
Beyond the Boundaries
April 1 - 3
Calling all lady-shredders: A talented team of female pro-rider coaches take over the slopes at Boreal for this spring snowboarding camp. Focusing on free-style, coaches not only encourage trick-learning, but welcome women into a confidence-building community. With a private park built just for camp, plus plenty of rails, boxes, berms and other fun springtime features, this weekend full of progression and sunshine promises to be a great time on the snow.
More info: rideboreal.com
Fat-Tire Snow Biking
April 1 - 10
Try something new — what better way to follow up a morning of spring skiing than an afternoon on a fat bike adventure in the snow? Trade in your skis for wheels and take on the groomed trails of the Northstar Cross-Country trail network. Northstar offers top-of-the-line rental equipment and private guides to help with technique, not to mention a vast knowledge of the area to provide a nice tour of Northstar while leading you from one spectacular view to the next. Season ends April 10, weather permitting.
More info: northstarcalifornia.com