Make the Most of MLK Weekend in Tahoe

1/13/2020 |


Next weekend is MLK Weekend (Jan. 18-20) and many are planning to visit Lake Tahoe for some winter fun. Snowfall this week will hit the refresh button around here and we couldn't be more excited. Two systems are expected to hit during mid-week and will hopefully give us significant snow accumulation around the lake and surrounding mountains-- just in time for the holiday weekend!

Visiting Tahoe next weekend? Here are 3 tips to make the most of your MLK weekend:

1. Plan a Snowshoe Adventure

Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to explore Tahoe's alpine wilderness. Whether you need a rest day from skiing or you are completely new to winter activities, it is great for all ages and ability levels. Snowshoeing is also low impact, human-powered, and will lead you to places that can only be accessed by foot.

Snowshoe Star Tour with Tony Berendsen - Monday, January 20th, 2020

Tahoe Adventure Company is hosting one of our very special Snowshoe Star Tours with Tony Berendsen on MLK Day. Enjoy a guided Sunset Snowshoe Tour and learn about Tahoe's natural and human history. Guides will lead you to a viewing point where Tony will open your mind to the unknown world above you. His large aperture telescopes will take you into the mysterious world that blankets the Sierra Nevada. Cap it all off with hot drinks and snacks and enjoy a stellar winter adventure!

Cost: $85 per person
Tour Time: 4:30-8:30pm
Location: North Lake Tahoe (Locations based on snow levels and conditions)
Tour Includes: Snowshoes, trekking poles, knowledgeable guides, permit fees, Sunset Snowshoe Trek followed by Star Tour with Tony Berendsen, permit fees, hot drinks, and snacks.
Book Online Here!

2. Always Remember Après!

No matter what activity you do by day, make sure to enjoy the evening after! If you are staying in North Lake Tahoe or Truckee, try these local favorites:

Alibi Ale Works Public House, Incline Village - One of the best breweries around!
Fat Cat Bar and Grill, Tahoe City - Good music, good vibes, good food.
Old Town Tap, Truckee - Choose from a wide variety of cocktails, craft brews, and on-tap wine.
Best Pies - Truckee - Every pizza lover's dream.

3. Travel Smart

While we are all excited for the upcoming storms this week, this will mean potential road delays for those traveling around the lake and surrounding areas. Start the vacation off right by planning your travel days wisely and being prepared for unexpected delays. Weather is expected to subside on Friday, but significant snow or ice may impact travel when many people are trying to enter the basin. Check out these Winter Travel Tips to see if you are ready for the road!

Travel Tip: The biggest recommendation I always have for travelers is booking their adventures in advance. This provides a seamless vacation experience in the end and will save you from scrambling when you have arrived. Even with three days in advance, you will have a better array of choices and options for tours and activities. Book while space is available and be the king of your own itinerary!

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