If you are in a love affair with the snow, then you’re in luck this month, as all the ski resorts around the lake and the Tahoe back country have plenty of it to offer. Due to all of the recent storms, February is all about skiing, football and food in North Lake Tahoe, with lots of opportunities to recreate indoors or outdoors with your friends and loved ones.
Locals Deals at Mt. Rose–Ski Tahoe and Diamond Peak, 10th Annual UllrFest on Feb. 1
The huge storms that came through North Lake Tahoe in January unloaded somewhere between 4 to 6 feet of snow, delighting skiers and snowboarders who love to play in fresh, light powder. Fortunately, now that most of the holidays are over, if you go midweek many times you have the mountain all to yourself. Mt. Rose has a new deal for locals — if you live within a 100-mile radius then you can get a $69 lift ticket on Sundays.
Through Diamond Peak’s Bring Your Other Pass deal, present your season pass from another ski resort and get a $69 lift ticket ($79 weekends/$89 holidays). Diamond Peak is also hosting the 10th annual UllrFest on February 1, kicking off the month with a torchlight parade, live music, costume contest, drink specials, and more. All festivities start at 3:30pm.
Feb. 3 – Watch the Big Game at Crosby’s
Patriots fans will once again see their favorite team vie for their 6th Super Bowl title as they take on the LA Rams this Sunday. After putting in your prop bets at the sportsbook at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, head over to Crosby’s to yell at the big screen with good food, good company and some rambunctious fun. Crosby’s will also be introducing a special menu that includes crab cake sliders, spicy grilled shrimp, pretzel bites, and meatball sandwiches.
Feb. 7 and Feb. 11 – Strengthen Your Heart with Food
Bring your partner to the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation for a 2-hour heart-healthy cooking class on either the Thursday afternoon on Feb. 7 (10:30am-12:30pm) or the Monday evening on Feb. 11 (5pm-7pm) to learn how to make heart-supportive dishes using natural, healthy flavorings, taste food, and take recipes home to try on your own. The cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple; pre-register for the Strengthen Your Heart cooking class by calling (530) 587-3769 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
After a Day of Skiing, Stop by the Burrito Window
This popular grab-and-go burrito joint used to be in Tahoe City, but relocated to Kings Beach a couple of months ago and is now right next to The Grid. Their burritos made of shredded chicken, beans, cheese, and rice wrapped in warm, fluffy tortillas are to die for. I don’t know what they use to season the ingredients, but they are straight up addicting. I hear that the battered shrimp burrito bowls are delicious as well, but I haven’t been able to get past the chicken.
Have a happy and safe Valentine’s Day (and month)!
— Kayla Anderson