As you consider your plans for the rest of the winter, we encourage you to think of the many local festivals and holidays that pay homage to the season and celebrate winter. For those looking to do something a little outside of the typical winter fare of skiing or relaxing on a beach, think to experience someone else’s local tradition to both expand your minds and have some fun. Such family-friendly excursions create memories and provide great stories for when you return.
Lake Tahoe spans part of the Nevada/California border and is an area both beautiful and exciting any time of year. Winter on the lake holds a special kind of charm and affords some great opportunities for family fun. The North Lake Tahoe annual SnowFest is in its 32nd year in 2015 and has some truly unique offerings you won’t find anyplace else.
This year it runs from February 27th – March 8th, 2015
With this year’s theme “It’s Snow Much Fun,” Lake Tahoe SnowFest asks you the question – “how could your family not have a great time? The 10 day and night festival includes activities for all ages, including the Naughty Dawg Pull, Whacky Human Bowling, Snow Sculpting, parades, concerts, races, and much more. Events span several mountain resorts including Squaw Valley, Diamond Peak, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Alpine Meadows and Homewood, while several other events take place off-mountain. With Lake Tahoe also being famous for wonderful hotels and dining, your family is sure to be able to craft a memorable weekend including just the right mix of action and relaxation for your clan.
See The Calendar for an overview and schedule of the many events (a printable pocket calendar will be available closer to the date for visitors). If you’re sufficiently intrigued, e sure to check out their trip planning resources to help make your snow dreams a reality!
To learn more about the festival, visit Lake Tahoe’s official SnowFest page for more information.
And to help you save money on a family adventure in Lake Tahoe, check out some of these great deals. Please note, that all deals are current as of the date this article was published but some do expire. Please see the applicable website for terms, conditions and restrictions.
- As a “Top Ski Destination,” Hotels.com consolidates its best deals for Lake Tahoe in one place and makes booking and saving easy!
- Hertz offers savings of $50 on your Weekly Rental this winter. Use code: 210114
Also be sure to check out our similar winter festival tips about Chicago’s Winter Festival, Ottawa’s Winterlude, Winter Carnival in Steamboat Springs and Quebec’s Winter Carnival.
Plus we have a great Family Itinerary for Lake Tahoe to supplement your journey!
You might also enjoy our tips on Ski Towns for Non-Skiers in the US West.
Photo Courtesy of Lake Tahoe SnowFest
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