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. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Take advantage of all the area has to offer this February, from an inspirational talks to twilight snowshoeing tours, complete with s’mores and hot cocoa. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in Tahoe, and if you’re planning a weekend, the the best places to stay.
February is a popular month in Tahoe, with an average of 72 inches of snowfall. Temperatures at night tend to be in the low 20s while during the day they’re in the 40s.
Featured Photo: Alpenglow Speaker Series, Hilaree Nelson / Courtesy of Chris Figenshau
North Lake Tahoe
Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series
Alpinist Anna Pfaff will share stories from alpine adventures around the world, including her latest expedition up Alaska’s Mt. Huntington which culminated in frostbite in her feet and loss of six toes. On her path back to the mountains, she’ll share her process, mindset and lessons she’s learned throughout the way.
More info: alpenglowsports.com
World Cup at Palisades Tahoe
One of only four U.S. resorts featured on the World Cup circuit this season, Palisades Tahoe will host men’s slalom and giant slalom events on Dog Leg and Red Dog Face.
More info: worldcup.palisadestahoe.com
South Lake Tahoe
Scenic gondola ride
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
Twilight Snowshoe Tour
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.