What's Happening in Truckee This March
ATTEND THIS → On Saturday, March 4 from 6 PM - 8 PM, join Keoki Flagg at Gallery Keoki for an artist reception and first look at his newest images from the series "January... Just Add Snow". With over 500" of snow this winter we are expecting to see some great shots!
CELEBRATE HERE → The North Lake Tahoe SnowFest kicks off the evening of March 3 in Tahoe City with a fireworks display at Commons Beach and will continue through March 12. With the majority of events being free to spectators, our annual favorites include the Tahoe Donner I-Did-A-Run Dogsled Race, The Polar Bear Swim at Garwoods, Rib Cook Off at Bridgetender Tavern, and the Wine n' Ice Carving Competition at Truckee River Winery. Click here to see the full list of events.
SKI THIS → On Sunday, March 5 join over 1,000 other skate skiers and ski the 30 kilometers from Tahoe City to Truckee in The Great Ski Race. One of the largest races west of the Mississippi, this jewel supports the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team. If you don't feel up to the challenge, join the rest of the community at the finish line (Cottonwood Restaurant) and watch the racers slide in.
SIP WINE HERE → Truckee River Winery hosts the 7th Annual Wine n' Ice carving competition as a part of North Lake Tahoe Snowfest on March 8. The main attraction will be the ice carving competition, but guests will also be able to enjoy a glass of wine, special treats from various local eateries, a local DJ, and many fun outdoor winter games. The event benefits the Truckee River Watershed Council.
DON'T MISS → The Audi FIS World Cup at Squaw Valley from March 9 - 12. This event marks the return of World Cup ski racing to California for the first time in 19 years. Events held will consist of a Women's Giant Slalom on Friday, March 10 and Women's Slalom on Saturday, March 11. Olympic champions like Squaw Valley's own Julia Mancuso and Mikaela Shiffrin will compete on the legendary Red Dog run, which also played host to the 1969 World Cup and 1960 Winter Olympics.
GET OUTSIDE → On March 11 at 7 PM and join State Park Interpreters on a Full Moon Snowshoe Tour exploring the natural and cultural history around the Hellman-Ehrman Estate and Lake Tahoe shoreline on Sugar Pine Point State Park. Few experiences are as magical as snowshoeing by the light of a full moon along the snow-covered Tahoe shore! All proceeds from the tour benefit the Sierra State Parks Foundation's educational programming.
BRING YOUR PUP HERE → Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area hosts the 13th annual I-Did-A-Run on Sunday, March 12 at 12 PM. This event is a timed dog race for your furry, four-legged friends to pull weighted sleds down a snow-covered chute in a race against the clock. Along with the race, there will be a raffle with loads of amazing prizes to benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
DINE HERE → On Friday, March 17, The Mountain Table Dinner Series offers guests a unique dining experience in their iconic Zephyr Lodge. This dinner will feature wines from Merryvale Vineyard which will be complemented by a menu featuring locally and regionally sustained produce and proteins. Guests will not only enjoy a fantastic menu, breathtaking views, and live music, but there will be a few surprises along the way! Northstar is excited to donate a portion of proceeds to a local non-profit for each dinner of the series, as part of our EpicPromise program.
LISTEN TO THIS → returns to Squaw Valley for 3 days of world-class Bluegrass/Acoustic Roots music on four stages, California and Nevada craft breweries and beer tasting all under the snow covered peaks at Squaw Valley. March 31 - April 2 is going to be another epic weekend bringing together those who love music, mountains and a good time. Artists include: Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, Dead Winter Carpenters, Dustbowl Revival, Mandolin Orange, and many more.