California/Nevada: North Lake Tahoe, SnowFest 2013 - Crazy Winter Fun for Families.
North Lake Tahoe’s annual SnowFest, a 10-day winter carnival and one of the region’s most popular family celebrations.
Here's the scoop.
SnowFest 2013 (March 1-10, 2012) will be celebrating 32 years of family fun in North Lake Tahoe. The fun includes parades, snow races, snow parties, snow activities, concerts, and live theater. The fact is that events occur throughout the year and all around the west and north shores of Lake Tahoe, from Homewood to Incline Village, out to Squaw Valley and into Truckee.The event, scheduled for March will again offer off-the-wall special events geared for all ages.
Pull out your bathing suits. Swimming enthusiasts can take to Lake Tahoe’s 40-degree waters for the 22nd Annual Gar Wood’s Polar Bear Swim in Carnelian Bay, where participants race beyond the end of the restaurant’s pier and back, approximately 225 yards. Hundreds of spectators are expected gather to watch this race. Events change for year to year so for more information about SnowFest and a complete list of events, visit the organization’s official website at www.tahoesnowfestival.com
Cruise to the slopes. During SnowFest parents or grandparents seeking a lively winter activity can now cruise the world’s only waterborne ski shuttle - the Tahoe Queen. For the winter season, the famous Lake Tahoe paddle wheeler, will be transformed into a cross-lake shuttle every Tuesday and Thursday from early January to early April. Passengers will enjoy perhaps the ultimate Lake Tahoe winter experience filled with beautiful views, a chance to visit both sides of Lake Tahoe, and connect with plenty of vacation activities. Need to know: Advanced reservations are required and can be made at www.zephyrcove.com or by calling toll-free 1-800-23-TAHOE.
Make it happen. The fact is that events occur throughout the year and all around the west and north shores of Lake Tahoe, from Homewood to Incline Village, out to Squaw Valley and into Truckee.The event, scheduled for March will again offer off-the-wall special events geared for all ages. For general information about North Lake Tahoe’s season long events, along with lodging, recreation and the best deals, call North Lake Tahoe at 1-877-949-3296 or visit the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus’ website at www.GoTahoeNorth.com.
Location on the planet. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 380 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. The North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus, Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau and the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, work together to promote North Lake Tahoe as a premier, year-round destination.
Content and images provided by Visit Reno-Tahoe. Additional comments and informaiton by FTF staff.Copyright 2013.