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. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered.  Take advantage of all the Tahoe/Truckee area has to offer with exciting and eclectic events this month, including a World Cup event, Valentine’s Day celebrations, live music, a torchlight parade, a scenic gondola ride and more. If you’re planning a weekend, here is a list of the best places to stay and an extensive list of our best restaurants in TahoeNow get out there and enjoy!     

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

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Photo: Courtesy of Diamond Peak

Ullr Fest

February 3

Check out this lively parade and community party that raises funds for the Diamond Peak ski team. The festival is named after the Scandinavian god of winter and snow who’s widely regarded as the patron saint of skiers. In its 13th year, the event features a torchlight parade, bonfire, music, raffles, food, drinks and more. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best Ullr attire. Admission and parking are free. Food, drinks, raffles and merchandise available for purchase. 

More info: diamondpeak.com

Photo: Courtesy of Kitchen Dwellers

Road to Wondergrass

February 15

This music series features the Kitchen Dwellers with Lindsay Lou this month. Come get your groove on when the Bozeman, Montana quartet brings their lively mix of bluegrass, folk, and rock to the Crystal Bay Club Crown Room.

More info: travelnorthtahoenevada.com

Photo: Courtesy of Palisades Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe Audi FIS Ski World Cup Tour

February 24-26

Home to the 1960s winter Olympics, Palisades Tahoe will once again welcome World Cup racers to its legendary steeps. One of only four U.S. resorts featured on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit this season, Palisades will host men’s slalom and giant slalom events on Dog Leg and Red Dog Face. Come check out the course and all the action from the base area. Cheer on the world’s best athletes, catch outdoor concerts, see fireworks and more.

More info: worldcup.palisadestahoe.com

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 Heavenly Mountain Resort

Date Night in the Village

February 14

Love is in the air this month, and Heavenly Village is a great place to celebrate. The Shops at Heavenly host Date Night in the Village, featuring live music, red roses for purchase, a photo booth, and, of course, various delectable restaurants to choose from.

More info: theshopsatheavenly.com

Truckee

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Photo: Courtesy of Sugar Bowl

Lincoln pop-up bar

February 4

Soak in the sunshine and get your groove on with an on-snow DJ  at Sugar Bowl’s pop-up bar at the top of Lincoln. Enjoy drink specials, lawn games and sun chairs from 11:30am to 2pm.

More info: sugarbowl.com/events

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Photo: Courtesy of Vail Resorts/Northstar California Resort, Katey Hamill

Rockstar Women-Only Weekend

February 4-5

Grab your girlfriends for this terrain park learning experience, aimed to help women feel more comfortable in the park and take their skills to the next level. The event is open to intermediate skiers and riders looking to enhance their skills in a supportive and inspiring setting with Northstar’s top instructors. Pre-registration required. 

More info: northstarcalifornia.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Naveen Venkatesan/Unsplash

Super Bowl LVII

February 12

Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in Tahoe? Our comprehensive list of venues across the city below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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