Why March is the Best Month to Visit South Lake Tahoe
By: Sam Pinsky
South Lake Tahoe’s seamless transition from winter fun to spring shenanigans is something every traveler should experience at least once in their life. From shredding the slopes to trips out on the lake, clearly, Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is the place to be. Read on to discover why you should plan to visit Lake Tahoe in March.
March is a month full of mystery when it comes to predicting the weather. From epic powder days to pristine bluebird runs, March in Lake Tahoe has it all, depending on the day. Though some uncertainty lingers, you can usually count on some good skiing through March. As common sense will tell you, the earlier in the year you get here, the more likely you are to have great snow and great riding conditions.
Not sure where to ride? Check out our favorite trails across all of South Lake Tahoe’s resorts.
Saturday, March 2, 2024, Heavenly’s Big Air Show is back for year two! An action-packed show in which a dozen Olympic and X-Game skiers and riders show off their tricks on a 45-foot-high jump at the base of Heavenly’s World Cup run. As if the gravity-defying stunts aren’t dazzling enough, a grooving lights-and-fireworks show adds extra dazzle.
See the ballroom brought to life in this brand-new production featuring your favorite Dancing with the Stars pros, PLUS special guest stars! With dazzling routines in every single, jaw-dropping talent, and non-stop entertainment, it’s sure to be an unforgettable night full of all the magic of the TV show and more!
The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is pleased to announce the return of Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly Mountain Resort! This free conservation education program – led by Forest Service conservation education staff and volunteers – is offered to help educate the public about the mission and role of the Forest Service in ski area management, improve public understanding of natural resource processes and issues, and promote environmental literacy and stewardship.
Tours depart from Tamarack Lodge at the top of the Heavenly Gondola every Friday in March at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tours last approximately one hour and will continue through the end of March, weather permitting. Participants must be intermediate-level skiers/boarders or above and provide their own lift tickets. No reservations are required. Attendance is on a first-come-first-served basis, and the group size is limited to 12.
Check out Ski with a Ranger at Sierra at Tahoe and Kirkwood also.
If you want to connect to the Tahoe wilderness in a unique way, consider the nighttime snowshoe tour at Sugar Pine Point State Park, which is this March 23rd. For those new to snowshoeing, there will be a beginner’s clinic at 5:00 pm. The Full Moon hike starts promptly at 5:30 pm near the restrooms on the Day Use side of the park (lakeside entrance, east side of Highway 89).
You might not have the skill to compete in the PGA, but thanks to Lake Tahoe’s famous elevation, we can all but guarantee that you will have a few extra yards added to your drive.
Many Tahoe golf courses open in March (weather allowing), with lower elevation courses open in Carson City and Carson Valley.
Ready to schedule your tee time? Click here.
You never know what Mother Nature will bring in March, but the one thing we do know is March brings us the best of the NCAA! Ski all day, taking in some of the best snow conditions anywhere, and head up to the nearest sports bar to watch some playoff action.
Harrah’s is heating up the night every Tuesday with free Blues shows live at Casino Center Stage. Longtime Northern Nevada musician Buddy Emmer will showcase local and regional headliner artists as they front Emmer’s smokin’ band with some of the best blues music around.
The Buddy Emmer Blues Band has been a long-time favorite for the past fifteen years on the West Coast and Northern Nevada Blue’s circuit. A versatile Blue’s Band whose musical style incorporates every style the blues have influenced since its creation in the early ’30s and ’40s. This funky, bluesy, rockin’ dance band will be sure to please all age groups at any venue.
Showtime is 8 p.m. every Tuesday.
No matter what route you take on your next Lake Tahoe expedition, please be sure to have a positive impact on the local environment and wildlife along the way. As a city in the middle of a forest, South Lake Tahoe and its guests have a responsibility to keep wildlife wild by never feeding them and properly disposing of garbage in bear-resistant containers.
Ready to be a next-level visitor? Picking up even a few pieces of discarded trash can go a long way toward “Keeping Tahoe Blue.” Click here to learn more.
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