North Lake Tahoe celebrates its 35th annual SnowFest on March 3-13

NORTH LAKE TAHOE CELEBRATES its long winter season with SnowFest, a 10-day event and one of the region’s most beloved annual family celebrations. SnowFest is set for March 3-13, 2016, and is being held at a variety of venues throughout North Lake Tahoe.

SnowFest is celebrating its 35th year and is expecting to draw thousands of attendees, with the majority of events being free to spectators.

The annual favorites are back including but not limited to the opening ceremonies, queen coronation, fireworks, dog-pull, polar bear swim, rib cook off , and the Great Ski Race. In addition, the annual parades will be held in Tahoe City and in Kings Beach.

Opening Ceremonies and coronation of the SnowFest Queen will take place at Gar Woods on Thursday, March 3. Fireworks will be held at Squaw Valley on Saturday, March 5.

For more information about SnowFest and a complete list of events, visit

North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport, and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 380 North Lake Tahoe Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village.

(Photo: Scott Thompson)

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