As the holidays fade from memory in the coming weeks, it’s time to look forward to the real winter! The heavy snow the region received over the last 30 days make it perfect timing to hit the slopes, explore the hills and valleys, and enjoy our winter wonderland. Here are five things to do in North Lake Tahoe this winter, with a bonus for people getting rid of Christmas trees.

Get ready for North Lake Tahoe Winter’s pow pow right about now now

Snowshoe Tour & Dinner At Alpine

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  • When: Various dates in January: January 2, 4, 7, 14, 15, 17, 27
  • Where: Palisades Tahoe
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Join a guided snowshoe tour to the mid-mountain Chalet at Alpine Meadows and enjoy a four-course Bavarian inspired meal. Guests will also receive a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival, hand selected wine pairings with each course, and will have beer and wine available for purchase. Snowshoes are provided free of charge; all you need to bring are warm clothes and your appetite. Please note, guests must be 21 years of age to attend. Please make your reservations at least one week in advance to ensure you receive a spot on this exclusive dining experience. Guests can cancel one week before for 100% refund.

Sunset Snowshoe Tour

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  • When: Every every day in January
  • Where: North Shore/Truckee. Exact location is based on snow conditions and level.
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Watch the sun cast a purple alpenglow onto the Sierras while trekking through Tahoe’s peaceful forest. Experience the solitude of winter at this special time of day while learning local natural and human history. Offered daily, November-April or by custom arrangement. No experience necessary. Trailheads are based on snowpack and the group’s activity level.

Trip includes: Snowshoes, trekking poles, hot drinks, trail snacks, knowledgeable guides, natural history discussions, and permit fees.

 Alpenglow Sports Winter Speaker Series

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  • When: 5 and 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Olympic Village Events Center at Palisades Tahoe.
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Alpenglow Sports Winter Speaker Series is an annual event that has become one of the premier North American forums for adventure storytelling.

  • The series will be presented in-person AND online in a virtual capacity.
  • January speakers include Adrian Ballinger on Jan. 5 and Brette Harrington on Jan. 19
  • The goal of the series is to inspire mountain athletes to pursue their own outdoor dreams and educate about, and raise funds for, nonprofit organizations making a tangible difference in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community.
  • Each show is paired with a local nonprofit that has been selected through a rigorous application process.
  • Five-show series runs from December through March at Olympic Village Events Center at Palisades Tahoe.
  • Entirely FREE; each speaker is paired with a local nonprofit; proceeds from giveaways support nonprofits.

Friday Night DJ And Ice Skating At Northstar California

Get out your ice skates and enjoy an evening in The Village from 5:30 to 8:30 pm every Friday through April with live music.

Twilight Snowshoe Tour

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  • When: 7, 14, 21, 28 at 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Northstar California
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Take an evening to slow down and enjoy the peaceful setting of the Sierra Nevada during Northstar’s guided evening snowshoe tours. The 2 to 2.5-hour tour begins at the Cross Country, Telemark & Snowshoe Center at 5 p.m. The group will meander through the pine tree-lined forest, ultimately concluding the tour at The Village at Northstar. During the adventure, snowshoers will also relax around a fire pit to enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate. Dogs on leashes are welcome to join in on the fun.

Holiday Tree Recycling

  • When: 23 0 Jan. 30; various dates
  • Where: Limited curbside pickup or Drop-Off at Preston Field
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 Curbside Tree Collection Week: Jan. 9 to 13 only
Waste Management will collect clean trees, for recycling, curbside on your service day, for free, during this week. Trees must be cut down into segments no longer than 3 feet each. Trees must be clean of all decorations, nails, and tree stands.

Curbside collection is only available to Incline Village and Crystal Bay Residents. Trees placed
curbside at any other time is considered excess trash and will be subject to extra charges/violations.

Drop-Off at Preston Field: Open Dec. 23 to Jan. 30
Trees can be any size but must be clean of all decorations, nails, and tree stands.

At Dickson Realty, our team of local experts knows about all the fun Incline Village things to do. To learn more about how to enjoy the North Lake Tahoe region, contact one of our realtors today.