Weekend Drop, April Edition

As March comes to a close, it’s safe to say that Mother Nature delivered this month. Miracle March truly earned its name, bringing as much as 200 inches of snow to Lake Tahoe! At Northstar California, the top of the mountain saw 186 inches of new snow over the course of the month. Hello, fresh powder days!

It all began in the first couple days of March, with several feet of snow over the first weekend. And that trend of new snowfall just continued throughout the month, setting up for what is a great spring skiing season as winter winds down.

The mornings here are almost as pretty as the days. 📷:03.11.18 @deep__days

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April is historically one of the most beautiful months around Lake Tahoe. The month is often the starkest contrast of Lake Tahoe's unique seasons. An April day around Lake Tahoe could include hitting groomers in the am, paddling in the afternoon, and hitting a sunset hike. Plus, it's not unusual to even see fresh snowfall during April, like we saw last winter.

With spring having officially arrived, many of Lake Tahoe's ski resorts will be closing in the coming weeks. Northstar's annual Spring It On event series continues this weekend, while closing day at the resort is Sunday, April 15. That means that the hiking and downhill mountain biking season is just around the corner! Memorial Day weekend marks the planned opening of the Northstar Bike Park, weather permitting.

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Meanwhile, check out a few of the upcoming events below. Thanks for a great Lake Tahoe winter ski season!

Upcoming Events

  • Spring It On. Northstar California’s annual spring event continues into April through Sunday, April 8. This weekend marks Pass Appreciation Weekend, with the Pass Holder Concert, featuring music by The Peelers, on Saturday, and the Pass Holder Taco Tour on Sunday.
  • Northstar California Closing Day. The following weekend, on Sunday, April 15, will mark the last day of winter operations at Northstar. It's your last chance for getting in turns, s'mores, and live music.
  • Truckee Craw Thaw Music FestivalTruckee Craw Thaw is a free, New Orleans-inspired event taking place in downtown Truckee April 27 and 28. The family-friendly event descends on downtown Truckee for a weekend of eclectic live music and Creole cuisine,.