There's nowhere else quite as magical as Lake Tahoe during the holidays. The Tahoe area boasts over a dozen world-class ski resorts, and is the very definition of a winter wonderland — although admittedly, our snowfall this season has been rather disappointing thus far — #prayforsnow!
Sometimes it's easier to take an Uber to the slopes to avoid driving in icy conditions — I always take uBerXL to fit all my snowboard gear. When riding with friends, I love the Multiple Destinations feature for taking us all all our respective homes after a long day on-hill. Planning rides ahead of time is just as important at night, especially on New Years Eve. Ensure you have a designated driver ahead of time this Sunday with Uber's Scheduled Rides feature!
If you're in Tahoe this weekend, here are some fun events happening in the area to ring in 2018:
Snowglobe Music Festival
One of the most famous Tahoe music events, South Lake's Snowglobe is not to be missed. We're not making it this year, but it's definitely my New Years Resolution to go next year!
Peppermill Reno — Edge New Year's Eve
This resort casino in Reno, 30 minutes from Tahoe, recently unveiled more than $400 million in Tuscan-themed renovations including an all-suites tower, 9 award-winning restaurants and 16 bars and restaurants. Peppermill’s Edge Nightclub will be ringing in 2018 with DJ Four Color Zack, complimentary champagne tastings and a midnight balloon drop. So fun! More info can be found here.
West Shore Cafe & Inn
Just steps from Homewood Ski Resort, West Shore Cafe & Inn is my newest Tahoe obsession. Situated right on Lake Tahoe, West Shore is reminiscent of an old Swiss ski chalet. With a scrumptious local-friendly menu and live music planned from 8:30-12:30, this is your best bet if you're looking for a more intimate experience right on the Lake this New Year's Eve. Bonus: you'll be treated to a stunning sunrise to start 2018 off right!
New Year's Family Celebration at Squaw Alpine
It doesn't get more Tahoe than ringing in the new year with fireworks above the snow at Squaw Valley. There's a plethora of family-friendly events lined up (including the traditional Squaw Valley prom!) so be sure to plan ahead. More info can be found here.
Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
Those who visit the Stateline casino on New Year's Eve are in for a treat: three parties for the price of one! MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa will host parties in its Opal Ultra Lounge, Blu Nightclub and newly renovated Convention Center, where attendees will experience live music, body painting and much more.