Springtime in Reno Tahoe might just be my favorite season. The days are longer, the weather is warmer and you can participate in all your favorite activities in one day. And on years when we have epic snowfall (like this one), springtime is even more amazing.
This past February some of the Lake Tahoe Ski resorts received over 200 inches of snow and the year to date snow total is over 35 feet! We “Spring Forward” on March 10th, so bring on those longer, warmer bluebird days and get ready to shred some amazing pow! If you’re looking to pull that “Double Day” only possible in Reno Tahoe, I suggest hitting up the ski resort in the morning.
Because of our epic February 2019 snowfall, hiking and biking will have to take place at lower elevations, but that is perfectly okay. Located just north of Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is endless miles of single-track trails ideal for hiking or biking. Hike to the ‘N’ for an unbelievable view of the University of Nevada, Reno and downtown Reno. And if you time it just right, you’ll be joined by a plethora of high-desert wildflowers.
Picture this, you’re on the gorgeous turquoise pristine waters of Lake Tahoe surrounded by snowcapped mountains. This is what it’s like paddle boarding or kayaking in Tahoe during spring. Peak Tahoe beach season has yet to begin, so enjoy solitude and relaxation after a fun morning on the slopes. Great launch spots include Sand Harbor or Kings Beach.
You can keep the party going all night in Reno – the land of no last call. Here is a short list of some upcoming spring events. For more options, visit Reno Tahoe’s events calendar.
Reno Leprechaun Crawl | March 16
Squaw Valley WinterWonderGrass | March 29-31
Reno River Festival | May 11-12
What is your favorite springtime activity? Tell me in the comments below. Until next time…