Why is March the best month in Tahoe

March in Lake Tahoe / Truckee is fun-filled and, arguably, one of the best months to experience the area. The skiing is still ripping, the days become warmer and longer and there is plenty to do off the slopes. See why TEG looks forward to this month each year.

Sunny & Snowy Weather

While the first day of spring is March 20, don’t be fooled. Tahoe has been known to really turn on the winter storm faucet. Don’t get us wrong, we love all the sunshine that spring brings, but late winter storms are still incredibly fun, and we love getting the best of both worlds in March. 

“March is usually the best snow month with drier snowstorms arriving more from Alaska and the northwest. It's also a great time for backcountry skiing with longer daylight hours.”

- Mark Lowenstern

Spring Skiing 

It doesn’t get much better than spring skiing in Tahoe. Our significant snowfall always leads to one of the longest ski seasons in the country. Palisades Tahoe typically stays open until Memorial Day, which means you’re skiing in a t-shirt for at least a month. And that’s not even the best part. As the days get longer, you can really maximize your daytime adventures. In March, it’s not uncommon to multi-sport and catch some rays all month long.

“A lightweight jacket, sunblock on my face, and powder skis for the slushy melting snow.”

- Sally Gardner

Paved & Plowed Trails

Our community loves the outdoors, and our town council knows it. Which is why it is incredible to live in a place where the priority is to clear our paved walking trails. Areas like the Legacy Trail are beautiful trails that allow us all to get outside and enjoy our fresh, mountain air. 

“Walking my dog on one of Truckee’s paved and plowed trails is one of the best ways to unwind after a long work day”

- Katie Benty

Sunny Après Moments

Spring brings longer days and that equals quiet, warm moments out in nature. Fortunately, Lake Tahoe offers plenty of those sunny apres adventure moments. A place where you can look out at snow capped mountains, take a deep breath and soak it all in. We are so lucky to live in such a special place. 

“Hanging out on a dock on Lake Tahoe with my puppy looking at the snow capped mountains while the sun warms us is one of my favorite ways to close out a day”

- Sally Gardner