North Lake Tahoe SnowFest!

Wave at a parade, attend a concert, and enjoy the alpine awesomeness.

THERE ARE SOME YEARS... when snow-oriented celebrations are a little bit light of, well, snow. Or at least the spirit of snow, and the notion of snow, for the simple reason that flakes have not really fallen in any notable way. Then there is the winter of 2016-2017, which has seen mondo storm after mondo storm, making any flaky festivity quite timely. Good thing, then, that the lively and quirky SnowFest! in North Lake Tahoe is heading our way with the speed and grace of an aloft snowball. The annual party, which lands near the end of winter, will take up a whole week, plus another half week, at locations around the northerly end of the big lake. The 2017 dates are...

MARCH 3 THROUGH 12, and deciding what you'd like to watch, root on, or participate in is as simple as reviewing the calendar. Want to join a Polar Bear-type dip in the alpine waters? That's happening on the afternoon of Saturday, March 4. Are you skilled at devouring a lot of hot wings over a short period of time? There's a contest for that, on Sunday, March 5. And the popular Snow Sculpture contest'll round the whole multi-day merriment out on Sunday, March 12 at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant (or nearly, as the Tahoe Donner Iditarun happens later that day).

PANCAKES, CLAMS, CHILI, numerous parades, alfresco happenings, and other occasions worth bundling up for are also on the calendar. If snow is your jam, and you want to extend the wonder that has been this snow-filled season just a bit longer, and you love to love upon Lake Tahoe and all of its oh-so-local to-dos, SnowFest! is your shivery soiree.

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