Shakespeare, storytelling & serenades this summer

July 8-Aug.21 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Entertainment, food, family and friends converge under the stars this summer as the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival launches its 2016 season.
Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week at Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 44th year is headlined by productions of “The Comedy of [...]

Spring events: Amgen bike race in Tahoe, art & wine walks, Nevada City soapbox derby, tulips

Springtime Events
Nevada City
April 9-10, 16-17
Springtime at Ananda
The annual event has become a Northern California tradition, drawing thousands of visitors to see the more than 16,000 tulips and flowering trees, set amid mountain vistas at Ananda Village near Nevada City.
CrystalHermitage.org
June 5
Nevada City Soapbox Derby
Cars compete on creativity and team spirit, not just speed. Teams race nearly [...]

Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows, others, expect to extend skiing into May

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the spring skiing capital, is gearing up for a highly anticipated spring season on the mountain. As a result of El Niño snowfall topping 36 cumulative feet for the season, the resort anticipates a long spring skiing and snowboarding season. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has committed to offering the longest season [...]

Imagine a view of Lake Tahoe from a Virgin Galactic spaceship

“I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords,” Mark Twain said of Lake Tahoe. Since then, millions of visitors have enjoyed views of the lake from the shoreline, from boats and from airplanes.
Imagine viewing the Lake from outer space. Space tourism will make that a reality.
Space tourism is [...]

Tahoe ski resorts welcome two feet of fresh snow

“Storm total snow accumulations: 12 to 24 inches above 7,000 feet, with 6 to 12 inches between 6,000 and 7,000 feet, including Lake Tahoe. Highest accumulations will be along and west of Highway 89 and above 7500 feet in Mono County. Two to six inches east of Highway 395 in Mono County,” according to the [...]

Skiers and snowboarders rejoice: Epic snow dump possible next winter

El Niño is forecast to weaken through the spring with conditions in the equatorial Pacific Ocean potentially transitioning to La Niña next fall, according to the latest monthly outlook issued this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
“The strong 2010-11 La Niña contributed to record winter snowfall, spring flooding and drought across the [...]

Alibi Ale Works in Lake Tahoe named one of the 10 best breweries in American ski towns

“Some things in life just go together — peas and carrots,” writes Business Insider. “Hipsters and moustache wax. Mountains and beer. Whether you’ve just summited a peak or raced down one with your proverbial hair on fire, there’s nothing quite like a cold one when you’re ready to kick back and relax.
“The only thing that [...]

Lake Tahoe is only 11 inches below its natural rim

Thanks to winter storms, about 28 billion gallons of water have flowed into Lake Tahoe since December 9. Another 1.7 feet of elevation gain is expected between March 1 and summer —often its high point. Our ski resort directory is here.

Five Tahoe ski resorts have more than 300 inches of snow

“Last season, not one Tahoe ski resort broke the 300 inch mark all season,” according to Snow Brains. “This year, we have five California ski resorts above 300 inches, and it’s only February.”
Sugar Bowl has 361 inches of snow, Boreal has 311.5 inches, Sierra-at-Tahoe has 310 inches, Northstar has 307 inches, and Kirkwood has 304 [...]

Winter storms get South Yuba River roaring back to life (video)

This weekend’s winter storms got the South Yuba River roaring back to life. A warm, wet storm, which forecasters described as an “atmospheric river,” drenched the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra. Snow fell at higher elevations — near 8,000 feet.
The rushing South Yuba River, visible in both Nevada County, CA, and Placer County, was [...]

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