What is Happening in March in Truckee
Where is 2019 going?! March is almost here and there’s still so much winter-ing we want to do. Good thing Truckee has plenty of snow! This March, we’re excited about getting out to the resorts and these amazing snowshoe trails to enjoy February’s record breaking snowfall, but we’re also very excited about the fun local traditions March brings to the area. Here’s the roundup of events you should not miss this month.
RACE up the steep hills of Sugar Bowl at the annual Quad Crusher on the 9th. This is Northern California's premier uphill event. The course covers all 4 of the resorts peaks and will test your touring stamina. With three different divisions, including Elite, Team, and Citizen, there is an uphill class for every enthusiast. Prizes, festivities, and cold beverages to follow! RSVP here.
CELEBRATE the amazing winter we’ve been having at the annual Snowfest! The festival has been a local favorite since the early 1980s and features not stop fun from February 28th - March 1st. Watch the parade through Kings Beach, party all night long to live music, take part in the great ski race, and paint snowpeople in Tahoe City or wine barrels in Truckee. There will be a little something for everyone, and enough music, drinks, food, and s’mores to last us until summer. This is one festival you seriously cannot miss! Find the full schedule of events here.
WATCH the final part of the Homewood Community Cup series on the 11th. At this fun events, “it’s not about who won the race, but how cold the beer is at the bottom.” New this winter, Homewood started the Community Cup modeled after summer club sport leagues. Cheer on the teams and enjoy a cold one at the finish line. It’ll be sure to be a good time! Find more information here.
DANCE the night away at Alibi Truckee Public House on the 19th. The pup is offering FREE swing dance lessons with seasoned instructors Jeff Freeman and Michelle Erskine. The hour-long lesson will be followed by DJ’d swing dancing to show off your new skills. This is social dancing format (rotating partners), so feel free to come solo and you'll have a blast! All levels are welcome. And it's free, so no excuses! Find more information here.
LET LOOSE at Squaw’s annual Pain McSchlonkey event on the 23rd. Dress up in your most outrageous ski duds and come out to the mountain for a day full of belly laughs, camaraderie and philanthropy in celebration of legendary skier Shane McConkey. Festivities include the Extreme Small Mountain Invitational and a downhill race, where pros and amateurs battle it out on snowblades for the highly coveted Golden Saucer trophy and ultimate bragging rights. See the full schedule of events here.
LISTEN to the best Bluegrass at the 5th annual WinterWonderGrass festival the weekend of 29th-31st. WinterWonderGrass Tahoe returns 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. It's going to be an epic weekend bringing together those who love music, mountains and a good time. This year’s headliners include the Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles and many more! More information can be found here.