Nighttime winter fun in Tahoe

Nighttime winter fun in Tahoe
Fun in Tahoe doesn’t stop when the ski lifts stop turning. I recommend exploring the night sky on cross-country skis or snowshoes. We have features on two such adventures in this edition – Tim Hauserman’s feature on ASC Training Center’s new nighttime skiing “Skiing under the stars” and Priya Hutner’s feature “Full moon snowshoe adventure.”

While Priya and I could barely see the moon through a blanket of pea-soup thick fog during our nighttime outing, we still had fun. We also have details on local guided snowshoe treks from daytime history tours to star tours and outings with naturalists in this edition.

World Cup returns
Two amazing events are on tap in North Lake Tahoe in the next two weeks. First up is the World Cup, returning to the region for the first time since 2017 at Palisades Tahoe.

Featuring the men’s slalom and giant slalom competitions, Palisades Tahoe will be a buzz of activity from Feb. 24 to 26 with free live music nightly and a fireworks show on Saturday night. In addition to thousands visiting the region during President’s Day week for a school break, upwards of 20,000 spectators are expected for the World Cup alone.

My tip: Don’t attempt to drive your car to Palisades. The parking lots at both the Alpine and Olympic Valley base areas will fill up by 7:30 a.m. daily according to the ski area. Along with the free TART bus, there will be additional free park and ride options leaving from Tahoe City and Truckee on Feb. 25 and 26. You’ll find all the details on the event and transit options in this edition.

SnowFest! celebration
Second, one of the region’s best events every winter is the annual SnowFest! celebration – a mountain Mardi Gras-style event featuring 40 events over 10 days kicking off on March 2.

The parade in Tahoe City on March 4 and Kings Beach on March 11 are fun, family-friendly events for locals and visitors to enjoy. Get to town early on parade days, attend the pancake breakfasts and enjoy all the festivities.

41 years strong
This edition marks our 41st anniversary since our first edition on Feb. 18, 1982. As Tahoe’s original (and I’ll say best) visitor guide to the region, I want to thank our readers and clients for supporting Tahoe Weekly’s work. And a special thank you to our subscribers. In November, we launched our mail subscriptions for the first time with great response. If you are interested in having Tahoe Weekly delivered to your mailbox, visit