Reasons to Visit South Lake Tahoe in February

By: Trent Unruh

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Reasons to Visit South Lake Tahoe in February

February might be the shortest month of the year, but it can hold just as much fun as any other month when you visit the south shores of Lake Tahoe. From unforgettable indoor experiences to outdoor activities that are sure to leave you breathless (in so many ways), see why a trip to Tahoe in February is a must-do.

Get in Some Groomer Runs at Heavenly 

Heavenly Ski Resort offers amazing views and equally impressive terrain. Photo by Rachid Dahnoun

Clearly, January didn’t set any records when it comes to snowfall, but thanks to a record-setting December, there is plenty of snow to enjoy some pristine groomer runs on one of South Lake Tahoe’s legendary bluebird days at Heavenly Ski Resort

More of a powder hound? Visit our real-time webcam page to keep an eye on upcoming storms.

Make it a Three Dog Night at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Legendary music icons, Three Dog Night, are set to perform Saturday, February 5th in the South Shore Room at Harrah’s lake Tahoe. This legendary act is responsible for 21 Top 40 hits so don’t miss out.

Get your tickets here.

Take a Tree-Trivia Snowshoe Trek

Think you know trees? Think again.

Join the Sugar Pine Foundation and Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a morning of education and fun on February 8th as the two organizations invite guests and locals to snowshoe along the Tahoe Rim Trail to the iconic Castle Rock and loop back to the Kingsbury North Trailhead. Along the way, guides will reveal the mysterious world of trees including a discussion of the fate of Lake Tahoe’s favorite woody perennial, the magnificent Sugar Pine.

To learn more, click here.

Have a Laugh with Comedian David Spade at Bally’s Lake Tahoe

Get ready to laugh

Don’t miss out on the fun as comedian David Spade takes the stage live at the Bally’s Lake Tahoe Showroom for a night of side-splitting laughter on Saturday, February 19. Doors open at 7:00 pm, mature audiences only.

Get your tickets here.

Turn Up the Heat at the Tahoe Chili Classic

Chili? Yes please!

If Thursday, February 24th isn’t already marked off as National Chili Day on your calendar, you may want to add it. The 2nd Annual Lake Tahoe Mid-Winter Chili Classic takes place at Stateline Brewery in Heavenly Village as some of the area’s best restaurants go head-to-head and compete to see who brings home the trophy, cash, and bragging rights for “Lake Tahoe’s Best Chili”. Enjoy tasting signature chili from master chefs and the recipes they’ve been perfecting for years. 

Find your spice of life here.

Rock Hard Burlesque Winter 2022

Catch a show before it’s gone.

Rock Hard Burlesque is an erotic mixture of classic and modern Rock & Roll songs, seductive dancers, and risqué aerialists. Enjoy the night as your suggestive hosts guides you through the night with her comedic fun and games. The Rock Hard Burlesque ladies are sure to have you at the edge of your seat wanting more.

Add a Little Excitement to Your Evening at Vino Veritas

Join Valhalla Tahoe and Lake Tahoe Golf Course on February 25th and 26th as they partner to present another hilarious adult comedy in the golf course club house which will seat the audience cabaret style with full bar, for an evening of fun.

It’s Halloween night, but everyone is dropping their masks. When two couples drink a strange blue Peruvian wine together, the evening turns eventful as their traditions and their relationships to one another begin to unravel. Will the truth set them free or is it another trap to escape? A dark comedy about the perils of honesty.

Do Some Figure Eights at an Ice Rink

Heavenly Village Ice Skating | Photo: Heavenly Village

The ice skating rinks in the Heavenly Village, Edgewood Tahoe Resort and the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena are ready and waiting for you to lutz and loop to your heart’s (or ankle’s) content. February is all about family fun in South Lake Tahoe, so be sure to bring the little ones!

Make Some Real Life Fish Stories

Tahoe’s clear waters are where the California record 37-pound Mackinaw was caught | Photo: Marcello Rostagni

Several outfitters steeped in fish stories, history, and some secret spots that will almost guarantee success, are available to make this a true Lake Tahoe fishing adventure. Teeming nearby streams and rivers will get your heart — and your line — jumping while several local restaurants will gladly turn your trophy into dinner prepared to your liking. And with the waters of big blue never freezing, you can book a charter ANY time of year. Fishing is one of the best and most rewarding water sports in Lake Tahoe!

Take a Good Old Fashioned Sleigh or Carriage Ride

Since 1967, the Borges Family has been delighting visitors to the Lake Tahoe area, offering horse-drawn narrated sleigh rides. In the spring, summer, and autumn months, their carriages meander from the Stateline area to the sandy shores of Lake Tahoe and through a quiet neighborhood.

Click here to make reservations online for Sleigh Rides at Sand Harbor.

See South Lake Tahoe by Snowmobile

Snowmobiling can be a fun experience for the whole family | Photo: Rachid Dahnoun

Another great family activity to consider when visiting “Big Blue” is snowmobiling. If you have a few hours to enjoy being outside, we HIGHLY recommend taking the guided tour from Zephyr Cove. The two-hour tour provides panoramic views of Lake Tahoe’s cobalt blue waters that very few others get a chance to see during this time of year. For those with only a bit of time or just want to try the sport, you can rent a snowmobile for 30 minutes and take it on a racetrack. For more ideas on how to saddle up, head over to our Snowmobiling in South Lake Tahoe article.

Test Your Luck at the Tables

The Hard Rock Hotel offers craps and other exciting table games | Photo: Brian Walker

You don’t have to be a high-roller to roll the dice up here. Lake Tahoe is home to world-class casinos that are refreshingly free of Vegas-style glitz. There’s nothing like pulling up to a table and putting down a drink or two after spending the day exploring the great outdoors.

Melting into relaxation is easy at each of the four casino day spas. All feature massage, facials and all the other services one would expect. There are also gyms for those that want a little exercise and pools to keep children entertained.

Catch a Live Show

Band performing at the Heavenly Village Lake Tahoe

Looking for some live music in South Lake Tahoe? If your dream vacation includes entertainment venues and bars with live music, look no further! South Lake Tahoe is the place to be after the sun goes down all year long. Check out our picks for daily and weekly shows and live music in Lake Tahoe for your next trip!

Try Cross Country Skiing

Cross country skiing Lake Tahoe | Photo: Kyle Smaine

The options on where to go cross-country skiing are quite endless, especially during mid-season. For residents, once there are more than two feet of snow on the ground at lake level, they venture to the Mountain Sports Center at Camp Richardson. Located just below Mt. Tallac, the scenery of this impressive peak and on the shores of Tahoe is what put this destination near the top of the list. If the snowpack hasn’t reached two feet just yet, head up to Kirkwood Resort. At an elevation of 7,800’ above sea level, it’s a great option for early or late season. The trail pass includes a vast network of trails with three warming huts including the Kirkwood Inn (est. 1864).

Check here for a full list of where to cross-country ski in and around Lake Tahoe’s south shore.

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