Best Things to Do in Tahoe This February

The middle of winter is upon us and there’s no better way to get into the season’s spirit than with this month’s plethora of snow-centric events. From a 10-day Snowfest featuring a polar bear swim to a week-long, slopeside kid celebration to live music on the mountain to a scenic gondola ride to a twilight snowshoe tour — take advantage of all the area has to offer this February.

Featured Photo: Alpenglow Speaker Series, Hilaree Nelson / Courtesy of Chris Figenshau

North Lake Tahoe

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Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series

February 3 and 17

Adventurer Hilaree Nelson (February 3) will share stories from an expedition to interior Antarctica. Conrad Anker and Malik Martin (February 17), who met during the filming of the documentary “Black Ice,” which follows a group of aspiring ice climbers from the Memphis Rox gym to the frozen wilds of Montana, will discuss the documentary and bringing inclusivity to the outdoors.

More info: alpenglowsports.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Palisades Tahoe

Kid-O-Rama

February 19-26

This week-long, kid-centered, entertainment extravaganza features carnival games,  s’mores parties, a “crazy helmet day,” face painting, and more.

More info: palisadestahoe.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Snowfest

Snowfest

February 25-March 6

For 40 years, North Shore’s famed Snowfest has been celebrating the coming of spring season (hello amazing weather and fewer crowds!). The 10-day winter festival features a parade, fireworks show, beer block party, polar bear swim, a luau, dog pull and more. 

More info: tahoesnowfest.org

South Lake Tahoe

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Photo: Courtesy of Heavenly Mountain Resort

Scenic gondola ride

Every day

Even if you don’t ski or ride, you can still experience one of the best views of Lake Tahoe with a nearly 2.5-mile scenic gondola ride up Heavenly Mountain Resort. Stop at the Observation Deck for panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day date. 

More info: skiheavenly.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Capitol Records

The Beach Boys

February 20

For almost six decades, The Beach Boys’ music has embodied California culture and has been an indelible part of American history. See their hits live, like “God Only Knows,” “California Girls,” and “Surfin’ USA” when the band comes to the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

More info: southshoreroom.com

Truckee

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Photo: Courtesy of Sugar Bowl Resort

Rockin' the Bowl weekend music series at Sugar Bowl

Saturdays and Sundays

Get your groove on at Sugar Bowl Resort every weekend this month. Dance to live music and DJ sets every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm on the Village Deck and Judah Deck.

More info: sugarbowl.com/events

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Photo: Courtesy of Northstar California Resort

Twilight Snowshoe Tour

February 5 and 19

This two-hour tour begins at the Cross Country Ski, Telemark & Snowshoe Center at 5pm and sets off through the pine tree-lined forest, ending at The Village at Northstar’s fire pits with a cup of hot chocolate.

More info: northstarcalifornia.com

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