October will be remembered for when fall met winter. What a treat for our region to see so much snow so early in the season! The snow on the ground and the fall foliage still peaking brought a new term to town, “snowliage.” And we can only hope that this is a sign of a much needed, incredible winter ahead. It’s always a good time to explore North Lake Tahoe, especially now with snow on our mountains, the last of the foliage falling from the trees, plentiful sunshine in the forecast, local ski resorts opening, and of course enjoying all of our amazing local businesses.
- Boreal | OPEN (Wednesday – Sunday)
- Diamond Peak | Thursday, December 9
- Donner Ski Ranch | mid-Dec., TBD
- Homewood | Saturday, December 11
- Heavenly | Friday, November 19
- Kirkwood | Friday, December 3
- Mt. Rose | TBD
Northstar | Friday, November 19
- Palisades Tahoe | opened Oct. 29-31; reopening date TBD
- Sierra-at-Tahoe | Thursday, November 25
- Sugar Bowl | Friday, November 26
- Tahoe Donner | Saturday, December 4
- Take a hike. Now’s the time to catch the last of the stunning fall colors. Head outside and enjoy a hike of various difficulty levels (but be prepared and mindful of surprise early winter conditions). Aspen groves around the lake we recommend are: Mt. Rose, Page Meadows, Marlette Lake, and Spooner Lake. Make sure to dress in layers for the cooler weather and bring plenty of water. Contact Tahoe Adventure Company for more information on guided hikes!
- Play a round of golf. Old Brockway Golf Course has reopened after our early winter snow storm and plans to stay open through Thanksgiving weekend 2021. Enjoy this historic 9-hole course with 3,400 yards in a beautiful setting made even better by fewer golfers on the course towards the end of the season.
- Explore by bike. The Tahoe Rim Trail, Tunnel Creek Trail in Incline Village, or Northstar California, home to Northern California’s largest bike park are our favorites. Pro tip: Use the Mountain Biking Guide for more routes. Be mindful: trails may be snow permitting at higher elevations and shady areas.
- Explore the shore. Take advantage of less crowded beaches and fewer people on the water.
- Climb beautiful settings. The mountains and crags in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin offer a great opportunity for rock climbing for all ability levels as well as a picturesque venue.
- Gather up some friends and head to Bear Belly Brewing Company for Trivia Night, every Thursday night from 7-9pm.
- All Night Happy Hour every Tuesday at Spindleshanks from 5-8pm. $10 appetizers + $8 house wine and well drinks. If Tuesdays don’t align with your schedule, come see us Wednesdays through Sundays from 5-6pm for the same stellar deals. Check Facebook or call us (530) 546-2191 for upcoming live music dates.
Form a team or just drop in Alibi Ale Works to play at little trivia for some awesome prizes! Trivia Tuesday in Incline Village begins at 7pm. Or visit on Wednesdays in Incline for Bingo Night.
- Live music. We always on the hunt for live music in North Lake Tahoe. Look no further than the Crystal Bay Casino for live shows almost every Friday and Saturday throughout fall. Check out the lineup on their event calendar.
- Did you hear the news? Karaoke at The Grid Bar & Grill will continue into the fall! Every Thursday and Sunday night 9pm to close.
- Monday Night Football. Need we say more? Join Tahoe Biltmore each Monday during the NFL regular season for Happy Hour starting at 3pm including drinks, food, fun atmosphere, and free entry to the $175 prize board. $1 domestic drafts (including 805 drafts on Monday nights only), $2 well drinks, $2 Jäger shots, and $4 Patron shots. Stay for all the SWAG and great food including $0.25 wings.
Our favorite keytar hero, Chris Costa performs Friday and Saturday nights at the Tahoe Biltmore. Happy Hour goes until 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.
- The Sierra State Parks Foundation is hosting a virtual auction, Parks for All Holiday Auction, Nov. 1 – Dec. 3 in support of the Lake Tahoe-Donner Lake California State Parks. This auction is a beneficial fundraiser and offers unique gifts and experiences only found during this event. The Parks for All Auction comes just in time for holiday gift shopping and will host exclusive, unique private items. The proceeds from this auction will allow the Foundation to have the required capital to prepare for summer operations in 2022 and resiliency to complete its mission of supporting the parks through restoration projects and education programs, to enrich visitors’ experiences and connect visitors to the area’s rich cultural heritage and natural resources. Donations (tax-deductible) of auction items and experiences are still being accepted and greatly appreciated. For information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kids Art Thursdays are back in Kings Beach at North Tahoe Arts’ satellite workshop, The Art Barn. Dates scheduled for Nov. 4, 11, & 18, from 3-5pm. Kids aged 7-12 are welcome. Email us at email@example.com for more info.
- Join North Tahoe Arts for a unique chance to explore the artistic practice of Pine Needle Basketry at a 4-hour workshop on Nov. 20 from 10am-2pm. You will learn simple stitches and techniques of this ancient art form. Participants will create a basket with an eclectic flair, made of authentic Tahoe pine needles, sure to remind you of your experience enjoying the beauty of the area. Register here.
North Tahoe Arts annual Holly Arts Fair is just around the corner returning from Nov. 7 to Jan. 4, 2022. Guest artists join NTA’s existing Artisan group, bringing a a huge selection of handmade art, fine crafts and holiday specials. Find original art, prints, fiber arts, mosaic, jewelry, sculpture, art glass, wood, ceramics, photography, note cards, eclectic wall hangings and much, much more. There is something for every interest and every pocketbook, many reflective of our rich Tahoe environment and lifestyle.