Don’t miss “Chasing Ice” on Thursday, May 2, 2013 starting at 6:30 p.m. with Randall Osterhuber, Director for the Central Sierra Snow Lab on Donner Summit, to provide insight into climate change and its impact on Tahoe’s own snowpack.
Toast the fine art of living with the local artists at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee on May 3, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm.
On the First Friday of each month, you’ll meet a new artist from Truckee, listen to live music, and taste local treats.
On May 3 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar’s Billy McCullough will host “Mountain Habit,” a night of music, food, and fashion featuring local DJ One Truest and a fashion show produced by Urban Angels.
This cultural celebration coincides with First Fridays and kicks off Dragonfly’s popular Locals Appreciation Month. read more →
Get your outfit ready for the annual Best of Tahoe Chefs fundraiser for the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton.
It’s always fashionable and so Tahoe to donate to Tahoe Forest Cancer Center programs. That’s why organizers have set up an easy way for giving “Straight from the Heart” online, so even if you can’t make the event, you can still give anytime. read more →
The 5 mile fun race that circumnavigates Donner Lake starts at 9 sharp.
For almost two decades, the Truckee Home and Building Show has been the place to learn about green building practices that fit in Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada. The show has been expanded to include the Sierra Recreation Expo.
Now you can find everything you need to build or remodel your mountain home and explore the vast array of recreational opportunities available at Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the surrounding High Sierra.
Check out all the buzz May 25-26, 2013. read more →
Help save Tahoe’s glorious sugar pines by planting blister rust-resistant seedlings this spring.
The Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) will hold a Wooden Paddle Board Build Course daily from June 1 to 10, 2013.
The location will be in Incline Village and students will be supplied with all necessary tools. The course will use Chesapeake Light Craft Paddle Board Kits to construct either 12’6″ or 14′ paddle boards. read more →
Paddlers and Tahoe Keepers will gather at Sand Harbor State Park on the east shore for the annual Thunderbird Run on Saturday, June 15, 2013 starting at 10am.
The race is an 8 mile round trip paddle that starts at Sand Harbor State Park, heads south to Chimney Beach past historic Thunderbird Lodge, and back. There’s also a 2-mile race for kids 12 years old and younger.
He was brash, witty, unapologetic and sarcastic. And, he spent time here in Lake Tahoe Roughing It!
Mark Twain forever adored Lake Tahoe, and rhapsodized about it all his adventurous life. The Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City offers a unique opportunity on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. to spend an evening with the old gentleman next to his beloved “jewel of the Sierra” and hear him talk about his adventures in another paradise, the tropical Islands of Hawaii. read more →
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will hold its monthly Third Thursdays Summer Speaker Series at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City June 20 through September 19, 2013 to learn about Tahoe’s history, facts and adventures.
The series kicks off on June 20 with Trouble in Paradise: Mark Twain’s Sandwich Island Adventures. Mark Twain himself will be present, answering questions about his escapades in what today is called “Hawaii.” read more →
The 6th annual “Dinner in the Barn” series hosted by Mark Estee, Executive Chef takes place September 22 and 23, 2012 at Sierra Valley Farms near Sierraville June 29 and June 30, July 13 and 14, Sept. 7 and 8th, 2013.
Estee and Moody’s Chef de Cuisine Guy Frenette will prepare a feast using produce so fresh it grew in the field hours before they serve the four-course meal in a 1936-era barn during. Party of two?
Exotic wooden boats mark our nautical history in style during the 41st anniversary of the Lake Tahoe Concourse d’ Elegance August 9-10, 2013 and will feature the Boats of Alan Furth as this year’s Marque Class.
Furth kept the vast majority of his collection in Lake Tahoe. Since Alan’s passing, most of these boats were sold and have since been scattered all over the country. The Lake Tahoe Concours is honored to feature Alan’s collection as the 2013 Marque Class, which will bring many of these classics home. This eccentric collection will truly be a crowd pleaser. read more →
A parade of planes, free airplane flights for kids, face painting, and lots of cool aviators will be at the free Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival on July 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. read more →
Lake of the Sky Garden Club’s 25th annual garden tour takes place on Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 10am to 4pm. This year’s event features seven gardens, including two lakefronts.
Light refreshments will be served at one of the lakefront gardens, and the garden hosts and hostesses will be available to assist you with questions and directions. read more →
You’ve never experienced anything like this.
Featuring poetry, music, dance and art amongst nature, Trails and Vistas strives to inspire individual participation in both artistic exploration and environmental stewardship.
Connect to nature’s beauty and explore your creative power within at the 10th annual Trails and Vistas art hike series on September 7 and 8, 2013 along the Pacific Crest Trail at Donner Summit.
A series of classical concerts and performances, fine arts and cultural events will complement Lake Tahoe’s spectacular natural setting with the annual Lake Tahoe SummerFest running Aug. 2 through 18, 2013. From Beethoven to Brubeck will feature Frederlca von Stade, Jennifer Koh, Benjamin Hochman, and Chris Brubeck.
Disabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Resort, hosts its week-long Ability Celebration, March 230 – April 6. In celebration of Disabled Sports USA Far West’s accomplishments with adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities, a variety of events take place including the Wounded Warrior Ability Camp, Ability Challenge, and the Ability BASH on April 6, 2013.
The Ability Bash is the culmination of this week-long winter sports camp held for the 25 Wounded Warriors disabled in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These men and women will be honored and recognized during the event through an uplifting presentation.
This wildly entertaining competition challenges local lunatics and gregarious guests to cross the vast and chilly waters of Lake Cushing on skis, a snowboard or any ski or snowboard-based vessel.
Notorious for its colossal crashes, hilarious costumes, and ultra-creative pond skimming contraptions, the annual Lake Cushing Classic comes to the frigid waters of Squaw Valley USA on Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m.
Each spring hundreds of Nordic skiers, snowshoers, and runnders race up the mountain run in the Annual Billy Dutton Uphill, in honor of late local luminary, Billy Dutton.
Sunday, April 14th, marks the 24th Annual Billy Dutton Uphill at Squaw Valley starting at 8am. This year’s race will honor both Billy Dutton and his mother, Betty Walsh.
Join UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center for its monthly lecture series featuring “The Art of the Anthropocene” at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village on Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Presenter William L. Fox is the Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada.
Fox’s presentation will take us through an illustrated journey of art made during the Anthropocene, an informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. The artwork ranges from landscape painting to earthworks and beyond. read more →
What do the lawyers and curry have in common? The answer is Brent Collinson, an ex-Indian food chef and current attorney at law. Collinson has been chosen as the next guest chef at Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Join family and friends on Friday, April 19 for a night of creative Indian food as Collinson whips up some of his best Indian dishes. Dargonfly will donate 20 percent of the evening’s profits to the Truckee High School Boosters Club.
Giant steps towards smaller footprints. The 2013 Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival is slated for Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley.
This all ages, community-sponsored event gives participants an opportunity to learn about recycling/composting, alternative energy, sustainability, watershed and forest health, and reducing ecological footprints via a diverse array of agency representatives and earth-friendly vendors. read more →
The High Fives Foundation, Alpine Meadows and Volkl Skis present Trains 2013 Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest, April 20, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Alpine Meadows.
A great spectator event, Trains is a world-class skiing and snowboarding competition at one of the most stunning locales in the Lake Tahoe basin.
From the history of speedboats to sea planes and elegant wooden boats, to dive explorations and tales from the Lake in the Sky, the Tahoe Maritime Museum preserves our nautical heritage.
On the second Saturday of each month throughout winter 2012-2013, all Tahoe residents can visit the museum free of charge during Local’s Day. Don’t miss the current exhibit Tahoe Twenties: A Story of Boats, Booze & Business which showcases the amazing boats of the 1920s, and developments of the 1920s through the lens of its maritime vessels.
It’s been going on for 32 wacky and wild years.
North Lake Tahoe’s 10 day winter carnival.
Snowfest! take place March 1-10, 2013 throughout North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Don’t miss the Tahoe City Snowfest parade, Polar Plunge, Wacky Winter Bowling or the Stand Up Paddle Race.
Meet our local heroes – Rasco, Tucker, Boon, Wylee, Smoke, Lily, Ellie Mae, Boomer and Murphy, shown here with his handler Eric, on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center from 5pm to 7pm.
Learn about avalanche awareness, and how the Squaw Valley Rescue Dogs save lives while you enjoy a brew from Mellow Fellow, and get your photo taken with your favorite dog by Donna Read from “A Day in Your Life” photography with a portion of the photo sales going to the Search and Rescue foundation. I’ll drink to that and new snow, woof! read more →
Were the Founding Fathers liberal or conservative, Christian or non-Christian? Was there a grand moral cause behind the Civil War or was there truth in the pro-Confederate portrayals which have shaped recent history? Learn more with history instructor Taylor Tiraterra on Friday, March 8 at Sierra College.
The annual Kings Beach Snowfest Parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 9, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Highway 28 in downtown Kings Beach between Secline Street and Chipmunk Street. The event is produced by the North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA).
LUNAFEST has a legacy of featuring notable and up-and-coming women filmmakers. Girls on the Run – Sierra has a legacy of nurturing preteen girls in Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
In 2013 Squaw Valley will host the LUNAFest Film, Food, and Wine on Saturday March 9 as part of the North Lake Tahoe SnowFest.
“Focus on what you CAN DO” – Jimmie Heuga. Together, we can ski to make a difference.
Now celebrating its 28th year, Vertical Express for Can Do MS is a series of on-snow events to benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis – a national nonprofit organization and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life.
Teams of three skiers/riders raise a minimum of $500 to enter the Vertical Express for MS at Squaw on March 9, 2013. read more →
Join the Squaw Valley Ski Patrol team for the 21st annual Snow Gods Ball in Bar One on March 10, 2012 with live music by Mama’s Cookin’ and DJ’s Rad Habbit and Rundown. Doors open at 8pm, with music at 9pm. Save $5 and get your tickets at Ski Patrol Base or call 530-452-7260, toll free at 800-403-0206. Tickets are $15 for advance purchase and $20 at the door. Come help support a great cause and get entered into a huge raffle.
It’s time for dogs to show off their skills!
On Sunday, March 10, Snowfest returns to Tahoe Donner with the ninth annual I-Did-A-Run event. Dogs of all shapes and sizes will compete in this entertaining timed dog pull race.
Glide, stride, or snowshoe your way through a gourmet lover’s on-snow wonderland at the 12th Annual Gourmet Ski Tour. A fundraiser for the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association, the epicurean and fun afternoon event is held at the Tahoe Cross Country Center in Tahoe City on Sunday, March 10th from 12:30 -2:30PM.
Work up a hearty appetite and experience quilt free noshing before, during, or after touring some of the cross country center’s 65 kilometers of beautiful forested trails.
Of course. Leave it to a bunch of locals on this one.
To mark SnowFest! in true Tahoe fashion, local paddlers are holding a stand up paddle race on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Brave the cold, experience the magic.
To accommodate dual leisure athletes, the race is only a 2 mile sprint race starting at 11am. Perfect for warming up to go skiing in the afternoon.
Test your big mountain riding in the legendary Chutes at Mt. Rose on Saturday, March 16, 2013 during the Stake Your Claim amateur free-skiing competition sponsored by Alaskan Brewing Co.
Tahoe Youth Ballet celebrates the company’s fifth anniversary in the Frank Sinatra Showroom at the Cal Neva Resort on Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th at 7pm.
The program will feature guest artists Risa Larsen of Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and Max Van Der Sterre of Alabama Ballet, alongside Tahoe Youth Ballet’s nine company members and twelve apprentices. read more →
Colorful costumes, resounding voices and contagious songs will soon fill the Truckee High School theater as the hard work of 30 students comes to fruition on May 10, the opening night of “Best of Broadway!,” a compilation of songs and dances from great Broadway hits including Chicago, A Chorus Line, Hair, Mama Mia, Rent, Spring Awakening and other favorites. read more →
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering free guided snowshoe treks along the famous trail that winds 165 miles peak to peak around Lake Tahoe. From ice falls on the new Van Sickle State Park trail, to full moon hikes on Mount Rose, it’s no wonder everyone loves this trail. These snowshoe hikes are great for all abilities (shorter hikes are appropriate for kids). Discover this fun and easy way to exercise and socialize during the winter months in Lake Tahoe.
Don’t miss the easy hike on Saturday, March 23rd for a St. Patty’s Day Search for the Pot ‘o Gold. read more →
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) for a Winter Wildlife Survival snowshoe trek on March 23, 2013 from 10am to 1pm.
This short and scenic hike will take you through Tahoe Meadows, composed of open field, lodgepole pine forests and scenic vistas. Along the way, TINS staff will discuss winter ecology concepts and the survival strategies and adaptations employed by animals from the Lake Tahoe Region. read more →
Enjoy a full moon snowshoe trek on March 27 and April 25, 2013 through a peaceful, wintery forest with Tahoe Adventure Company’s professional, knowledgeable guides who will discuss Natural History and Astronomy topics as well as fascinating facts about our moon.
Get your saucers ready for the Annual Pain McShlonkey Classic event at Squaw on Saturday, March 30, 2013.
This action packed on and off-mountain event will serve as a hilarious tribute to legendary skier Shane McConkey as pros and amateurs battle for the highly coveted Golden Saucer trophy and bragging rights.
Celebrated for his playful spirit, McConkey was the mastermind behind the original Pain McShlonkey Open that debuted in 2003.
You’ve seen him on local TV or in the backcountry skiing and hiking, but did you know he is a rock and roll star?
Meet John Chevallier, and hear him play at the Tahoe Biltmore on Feb 1, 2013 from 9pm to 1am. Hey John, that’s late for a ski day.
Alpenglow Sports hosts Roger Strong on Thursday, February 7th at Olympic Valley Lodge as the fourth installment of the 2012-2013 Winter Film Series.
Strong will show slides of his recent alpine/big wall climbing in Alaska, Canada and Washington as well as ski touring/mountaineering in the Cascades. Strong will also share the story of the avalanche at Snoqualmie Pass that broke both his legs, and how it changed his perspective on consideration of conditions and lines, but reaffirmed his lifelong love of the mountains.
Another great story! read more →
Meet new super fit free-spirited, free heeling friends, learn technique and get stoked for winter. All ages are welcome.
The Lake Tahoe Nordic Festival is a three day event designed to cater to the local ski community and visiting Nordic enthusiasts. Tahoe Cross Country and Alpenglow Sports will host the Nordic Festival February 8th – 10th with a full weekend of parties, presentations, demos, clinics, tours and competitions. read more →
Prestigious snow carvers from around the world will call North Lake Tahoe home February 8-12, 2013 for the region’s first-ever Carve Tahoe competition, with the judging take place February 13, 2013 at Northstar.
The weeklong international snow sculpture contest is specifically geared for spectators who will view firsthand 20-ton blocks of pure snow shaped and carved into breathtaking masterpieces. The competing teams are the best of the best – selected from the event’s top applicants and representing more than 20 countries. read more →
A Nachtspektakel (say-knocked-shpeck-tockle) is a traditional European-style ski event that builds community through the sport of ski touring. A cultural norm in Europe, Night Spectaculars are new ways to combine skiing, beer and food that have started to catch on in the U.S. including Tahoe.
Don’t miss the 2nd Annual NACHTSPEKTAKEL will take place on Saturday, February 9th, at Squaw Valley at 3pm sharp. read more →
Every year we wait with anticipation to see if the groundhog will emerge from his hole to find a cloudy day, signifying the end of winter, or if he will come out to a sunny day, see his shadow, and retreat back into his burrow. But surely the groundhog has other things to think about.
To give him a break, John Farley, retired aerospace engineer, will be conducting an on-trail presentation and discussion about Western Nevada’s microclimates and weather on February 10, 2013 from 10 am to noon.
Many birds survive the cold and snow of the Sierra Nevada in winter. Learn how birds are capable of surviving cold weather, how some birds only end up in the Tahoe area in winter, what some of the species to expect in winter are, and what rarities might show up.
Join the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science for “Winter Birds of the Region” on February 12 from 5:30 to 7PM for a slide show and fascinating presentation.
Squaw Valley Institute brings Polyface farmer Joel Salatin to Squaw Valley on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. for a presentation at Olympic Village Lodge. Salatin, a celebrity and proponent of the local food movement, will speak about small scale farmers in America, and his efforts to keep government regulations out of the small farms. A no-host bar reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for non-member adults, $20 for Institute members, and $15 for students and seniors. read more →keep looking »