Spring break is “spring loaded” in Lake Tahoe

The March weather gods sent a blizzard of white coating Lake Tahoe with several feet of fresh powder just in time for spring break. To go along with all this fresh winter goodness there is a full slate of activities, events, dining specials, and lodging deals on tap March 16 through April 1. And it all starts with your headquarters at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

Get the best deal on your two-room suite with the promo code RIDE18. After you check in, make the most of your stay by checking out Tahoe South’s #SpringLoaded festivities. From on mountain events to happy hours, and dining deals — including a free appetizer special at our own Echo Restaurant — the value-add of a spring break vacation on Lake Tahoe’s south shore is undeniable.

On Mountain Events

What would spring break be without a little silliness? Tahoe’s answer is Pond Skimming. Outrageous costumes, tricks, and crash landings face first in an icy pond are all crowd pleasers. Fun is really what it’s all about. You don’t even have to make it across the pond to get the loudest cheer. You can test the waters for yourself or just spectate at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Where you will also find slope-side concerts, pop-up DJ Cat dance parties, and Unbuckle Après parties.

Catch the 14th annual Gunbarrel25 on March 31. This race of endurance that includes 25 or more laps on Heavenly’s famous mogul run, Gunbarrel is a highly anticipated tradition. Open to skiers and snowboarders, the winner with the quickest finishing time earns a place on the famous Gunbarrel25 plaque that resides in Heavenly’s California Lodge.

Sierra-at-Tahoe is hosting Vans Hi-Standard Series on March 18. This free event brings snowboarding “back to basics” rewarding riders for individual style, creativity, and self-expression, all at the resort that is the home mountain for three Olympic gold medalists – Jaime Anderson, Maddie Bowman, and Hannah Teter.

Fun, Food and More

Lake Tahoe’s famed waters are crystal clear and cold, especially in March, but a group of brave souls will take the plunge to raise money for Special Olympics on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 at Zephyr Cove Beach. From plunges to racing all in the same day, on the opposite side of the lake, Camp Richardson will host a Saint Paddy’s Day Snowshoe cocktail race. Participants balance a full cocktail tray race with snowshoes through obstacles on the beach in front of the Beacon Bar & Grill. The races are free to enter, and prizes are offered for the fastest and cleanest at the finish line. Racing starts at 7 p.m.

The Shops at Heavenly Village, right next door to Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, is hosting a Wine Walk March 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sample wines, food specials and chances to win great prizes for a $20 donation. Or if a beer is more your thing, check out the Brew Fest & IPA Ski Fun Run March 30-31. The Brew Fest includes live music, beer tasting, 5k run, Tito’s Corn Hole Tournament, Homebrew Contest, and Brewery Speaker Series with tips from regional brewers, as well as major beer companies.

With the March snow lions roaring Spring Break 2018 in South Lake Tahoe is shaping up to be one of the best yet.