Tahoe Spring Break Update

Pond skimming at Heavenly. Photo: Russell Kaczmar

Pond skimming at Heavenly. Photo: Russell Kaczmar

If you went to Cancun, you blew it. Tahoe is going off right now. The weather is perfect… as in; the snow has piled up (hell, it’s DUMPING right now). The parks were dialed. They’ll be dug out soon. And the list of events is impressive. If you think the season is over, think again…. then you might want to pack up your bags and head to Tahoe.

Heavenly kicked things off this past weekend with their SpringLoaded event schedule. South Shore saw the ‘I Am Snowboarding’ art exhibit flash through town and Salomon roll the Backyard Bang rail jam into the parking lot. Then Kandi Coded and Thrice kicked off the night and DJ Greyboy closed it down with mellow beats.

A contestant sends it at the AM Triple Air Open at Alpine Meadows. Photo: Russell Kaczmar

Sending it at the AM Triple Air Open at Alpine Meadows. Photo: Russell Kaczmar

Alpine Meadows hosted their first ever AM Triple Air Open. Twelve Gs were up for grabs and many, not-so-AM moves went down. Sam Hulbert, Seth Hill and Danny Tourmarkine linked up huge 9s and 10s to snag the top three spots.

Over at Sierra, Rome’s Stoken event and the Highlander the Jibbening contest got things going. It was sunny, slushy and the pipe was perfect.

That was a taste of the Tahoe basin. Below is a quick list of events. It’s dumping as I type this and winter extending its stay.

Upcoming Events

Alpine Meadows
Get at some good spring jumps and slushy, freeride lines way into May at Alpine. This spring gem is also host to a huge line up of spring events. Check ‘em: SnowBomb Lil’ Air Festival, Spring Beach Bash, Alpine Meadows Gully Banked Slalom, Snow Golf, Mad Cow Downhill.

Boreal
There’s a contest-live music-pool-party-bash on April 10th. Shredding this Donner Summit resort lasts until April 11th. Ride Boreal while you can!

Heavenly
Heavenly has the nightlife on lock. If you want to shred, then party into the wee hours, this is the spot. Their season runs until April 25th.

Kirkwood
Kirkwood is home to Kirkwood Jammin’, the “biggest and longest running spring break party in Tahoe.” It kicks off on Friday, April 2. Then wax your board up for a banked slalom on April 10th. Check the Spring Event Calendar for more.

Mount Rose
Tahoe’s highest resort keeps the season alive until April 18th and the snow stays super well. Check out their Pink Bash end of the season sender on April 3rd.

Northstar-at-Tahoe
Home to some of the best parks in the basin. Northstar is the jam for spring park riding. College Week continues with discounted lift tickets and festivities into April then Spring It On hits April 10th.

Sierra-at-Tahoe
College Week continues with events and discounted lift tickets until April 9th.
Check the Red Bull Butter Cup Finals on Saturday, April 10th.

Squaw Valley
This place is packed with events and known for one of longer seasons in Tahoe. Check their events calendar for the full report. Here a re few shindigs though: Monster Energy Spring Series, Peaks And Lagoons Spring Party Weekend, Snowbomb Sick ‘n Twisted Slopestyle, Hot Tub Time Machine Pool Party.