North Tahoe’s SnowFest! continues with fun events this week |

North Tahoe’s SnowFest! continues with fun events this week

The 2015 SnowFest! Queen, Katie Butterfield, middle, from North Tahoe High School, was crowned during kick-off ceremonies at Squaw Valley Friday night. She represented the Tahoe City Rotary Club. The other candidates were, from left: Kaya Williams, Avery Spencer, Willow Parks and Picabo Fraas.
Courtesy Dick Morton |

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The 34th annual SnowFest! winter carnival started with a bang Friday at Squaw Valley, where Katie Butterfield, from North Tahoe High School, was crowned as the 2015 Queen.

The fun continued all day Saturday, highlighted by the annual Tahoe City parade and the Polar Bear Swim at Gar Woods in Carnelian Bay. Adding to the excitement, of course, was the fact it snowed much of Friday night and Saturday.

Below is a list of upcoming SnowFest! events through Friday. Visit for updated information, and click here to read more about the 34th annual event and a full calendar of events.

Wednesday, March 4

1-7 p.m.: Truckee River Winery Wine & Ice Competition

Where: Truckee River Winery Tasting Room, 11467 Brockway Road, Truckee

Description: Watch talented local professionals transform large blocks of ice into works of art at Truckee River Winery’s 4th Annual Ice Carving Competition. Listen to the amazing stylings of DJ Chango and enjoy some winter fun. Proceeds will benefit the High Fives Foundation. All ages welcome; $10 cover includes your donation, souvenir wine glass, and Mardi Gras beads. Visit

6-9 p.m.: Girls’ Night Out! “Bunco Bash”

Where: North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach

Description: No experience required. There will be appetizers, wine and beer on hand, along with a raffle and silent auction with lots of Prizes! Tickets available for $25 at, or in advance (cash only), at the following locations: Truckee Visitor Center (10065 Donner Pass Road), The Store (351 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City), Bar Bar Bar (760 Mays Blvd., Incline Village), Rockwood Tree Services (8636 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach). Proceeds will benefit Tahoe Forest Cancer Center patient programs.

9 p.m. – midnight: Rosie’s BINGO Night

Where: Rosie’s Cafe, 571 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City

Description: Come join in the B-I-N-G-O Fun as Rosie’s takes on a whole different feel. There are incredible prizes for each round. Get there early for a good seat. Cocktails will be served. Cost: $5 per card to play, and you can play more than one card at a time. Visit

Thursday, March 5

5:30-7:30 p.m.: Meet the Squaw Rescue Dogs!

Where: North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, 100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City

Description: The Squaw Valley Rescue Dogs are ready for a tail-wagging good time. Learn how they save lives and become rescue dogs. Get your picture taken with a furry friend. All photo proceeds go to the Squaw Valley Avalanche Rescue Dog and Education Fund. Complimentary adult and child beverages provided.

5:30-7:30 p.m.: SnowFest! Skills & Prowess Test

Where: The Blue Agave Restaurant, 425 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City

Description: Contestants will show their prowess and compete in a basketball, football and hockey skills test. Skills include free throws and 3-point shots, hockey goal scoring and football passing accuracy. Prizes awarded. Sign up at Blue Agave or the Tahoe City Downtown Association office. Proceeds will benefit the TCDA Fourth of July fireworks.

Friday, March 6

5-8 p.m.: 7th Annual Bridgetender Rib Fest

Where: Bridgetender, 65 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City

Description: Enjoy the great ribs at the BT for the 7th Annual Rib Fest. An outdoor extravaganza of barbecued ribs will take place on the outside patio and bar, with lots of great ribs & drink to be had by all, starting at 5 p.m. and going until the ribs are all gone.

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