If you haven’t heard, Tahoe is currently experiencing one of the wettest January’s on record. Last week, South Lake Tahoe received 11 feet of snow in seven days. The storm has been called “Snowmaggedon” and the “Snowpocalypse” and January is now being referred to as “JanuBuried.” No matter what you want to call it, the fact is South Lake Tahoe has more snow than we have seen in years, and we are loving it. The post storm skiing and riding has been epic, and if you are someone who loves winter you should make your plans to visit South Lake Tahoe this winter. President’s Day Weekend is only one month away, and you should call your friends, talk to your family and make it your business to be up here in the mountains with us.
Ride the Mountains
If you are visiting South Lake Tahoe, chances are you will be skiing at Heavenly Mountain Resort over President’s Day weekend. Heavenly is a great place to ride, as there is a little somethingfor everyone. If you have small kids who just want to enjoy the snow, take them up the gondola and go tubing. If you are an expert skier or rider, go play in the trees in North Bowl or Mott Canyon. For those that would rather stay warm in a lodge with a hot toddy, Tamarack Lodge at the top of the gondola is just the place! Although a bit more of a drive from South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain offers great terrain for all abilities. There is a lot of expert terrain, but a few runs are dedicated to those who only need a small slope to ski down. If you are not interested in going up the lifts, Kirkwood Cross Country Snowshoe Center has trails for nordic skiing and snowshoeing, and a lodge with rentals. This is a great alternative for those not interested in downhill skiing or snowboarding. Wherever you choose, this is the year to make it up to the mountains and enjoy our record breaking snow season in Tahoe!
Snowshoe on the Shores of Lake Tahoe
You have all seen those pictures nordic skiers gliding feet away from the shore of Lake Tahoe. Sadly, we have not been able to experience this in a while, because there just hasn’t been enough snow. But, after our eleven feet of snow in early January, it is safe to say that there will be plenty of coverage to go plan on the beaches over President’s Day Weekend. Nevada Beach and the Lam Watah Meadow is our favorite spot for a mellow Lake Tahoe snowshoe adventure. The meadow is flat, and perfect for those of all abilities and ages. The Shoreline Adventure Center has all your rental needs covered before you start out on your snowshoe adventure. Start your ski or snowshoe in the meadow and end up on Nevada Beach looking out over the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. On a clear day, the view alone is worth the 30 minute trek to the beach.
South Lake Tahoe Entertainment & Events
There is always something going on in South Lake Tahoe, especially on a holiday weekend like President’s Day Weekend! During the day, enjoy a free guided snowshoe trek in Van Syckle B-State park for Winter Trails Day! Learn about the environment, enjoy hot chocolate and go for a hike with some great people! Sunday evening the Dark Star Orchestra is scheduled to play at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe at 7:30pm. This Grateful Dead tribute band will keep you entertained, and you will feel like you are listening to the Grateful Dead themselves. Check the TahoeSouth.com event schedule for updated list of local events for President’s Day Weekend.
Find the Perfect Vacation Rental
After all that skiing and snowshoeing you are going to want to be able to head to a luxury vacation rental to relax with your friends and family. Finding the perfect South Lake Tahoe vacation rental can be a daunting task, which is why we recommend contacting Buckingham Luxury Vacation Rentals and letting one of our specialists assist you. Here is just a small selection of the homes that Buckingham still has available for President’s Day Weekend 2017. But, don’t waist too much time as things are booking up at a rapid pace!