There are ups and downs living in a mountain town. No, not relating to the happiness factor so don’t get me wrong. Every day living in Tahoe is better than the last. I’m speaking about the entertainment! Right now we just so happen to be starting one of the best spring skiing seasons in the last five years. We’ve covered why it’s so good on the snow, but what else is going on? I have to preface by saying Tahoe is definitely the place to be this weekend! There are so many things to do, you must choose wisely. The bad news is, you can’t make them all! Hopefully, the information below will help you select the best option for you and your crew to make the kickoff to spring a good one!
Boarding 4 Breast Cancer
This year marks the 20th anniversary for this star studded event. We’ve already posted information about this one, so check out the details. With such a great cause, celebrities and fun this will be a solid choice for any and all crowds!
This race is designed for everyone, but won’t be completed by just anyone. If GB25 doesn’t ring a bell let me elaborate. This event is also known as the Gunbarrel 25. Just the name is intimidating! Essentially, racer will compete to see who can complete 25 laps down Heavenly’s most challenging mogul run in six hours. One of South Lakes favorite annual events, the GB25 will be fun to watch if you enjoy seeing skiers and riders push themselves to the limits.!
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration: [email protected], (775) 586-7000 ext. 6204 or (530) 542-5129, On-site (day of event) at California Bar 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Check In: California Bar 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Participant Cost: $50 for pass holders and $115 for non-pass holders
Spectators: Viewing from the California Lodge
17th Annual Heavenly Ski Patrol Fundraiser Party – 3 Ring Circus and Beer Fest
For anyone who is a patron of a ski resort, we all go there under the assumption the mountain is relatively safe in regards to avalanche danger and the snow. It is also assumed that if something happens and we need help, someone will be there. This reassurance all comes from the great men and women who make up the ski-patrol. This Saturday evening in South Lake the 3 Ring Circus and Beer Fest will be held to benefit Heavenly Ski Patrol Fund. There will be carnival games, live music, clowns, an avalanche dog shaved to look like a lion, of course beer and more! The fund supports Special Olympics Team Tahoe, Live Violence Free, St. Baldricks, Bread and Broth and many other local organizations.
When: Saturday April 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, 50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV 89449
Cost (All Ages): $5.00 Entrance and one season pass raffle ticket, $15: Entrance, one season pass raffle ticket and a plastic beer stein or $25: Entrance, one season pass raffle ticket and a glass beer stein (unlimited refills)
Legendary Banked Slalom at Kirkwood Mountain Resort
This is no doubt going to be one of the rowdiest events of the weekend in Tahoe. The Legendary Banked Slalom is in it’s 21st year and promises to be off the hook. Amateurs age five and up compete against the pros in this no-holds barred race. Skiers, snowboarders and snowskaters will race down Snow Snake Gully at Kirkwood vying for the fastest time down this challenging banked slalom course.
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Kirkwood Mountain Resort, 1501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr., Kirkwood, CA 95646
Registration: Red Cliffs Club 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Participant Cost: $50 for Lift and race entry or $25 race entry only
Spectators: Viewing from Snow Snake Gully
Cost: Must have lift ticket
Bluegrass, beer and the beautiful Sierra Nevada’s…what more could you want? This community gathering focuses on sustainability, local non-profits and support of the arts while planting the seed for long term growth into two premier winter bluegrass, roots music & beer festivals in the United States. This is one of the largest and fastest winter music and beer festivals sweeping the nation. There will be 20 bands, 16 California breweries and three stages of fun spread out over this three day event. WinterWonderGrass will be an experience you won’t want to miss!
When: Friday, April 1- Sunday, April 3, 2016; Schedule (http://www.winterwondergrasstahoe.com/daily-schedule)
Where: Squaw Valley Resort, 1630 Squaw Valley Rd., Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Cost: $139.00 “KT-22” Pass, $249.00 “Snowbird” VIP Pass, $328.00 “Music + Mountains” Pass or $448.00 “music + Mountains” VIP Pass
Side Hit Social
This is guaranteed to be one of the coolest benefits this weekend as Airblaster partners with Boreal Mountain Resort to bring you one rad competition. All proceeds go the High Fives Foundation and participants will be judged on the most creative and smooth surfy style snowboard maneuvers they can pull. All skill levels are welcome! If you are around say hello! We will see you there!
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 19749 Boreal Ridge Rd., Soda Springs, CA 95728
Registration: The Coffee Shop at Woodward Tahoe 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Participant Cost: $40.00 Lift ticket
Spectators: Must have lift ticket