Tahoe resorts will offer a variety of family activities for the holidays. The Village’s at Northstar and Squaw will have ongoing activities including carolers, pictures with Santa, bonfires and live music.

Dec. 16

Noel Nights at the Village at Northstar
Enjoy free ice skating, s’mores by the fire, cocoa, carolers, Santa and more.

Dec. 16
Diamond Peak opens

Dec. 17, 8 pm
World Premier of G.N.A.R., The Movie
Alpine Meadows Resort base lodge
A parody inspired by the G.N.A.R. game, the movie captures 20 local skiers and snowboarders in stunts ranging from snowlerblading to skiing naked.
This movie is for mature audiences.
A donation is suggested for entry.

Dec. 17
Squaw Valley USA night skiing begins
Select lifts will be open Friday-Sunday and holidays until 9 p.m. and Monday-Thursday until 7 p.m.

Dec. 18
Grand re-opening of Alpine Meadows Kids Camp

The new children’s center for kids 3-6 now features automated registration kiosks, education stations and indoor play space. Ribbon cutting is at 10 a.m.
They will offer a 2-for-1 special on all Kids Camp full-day lessons.

Dec. 18, 5:30 p.m
Moonlight Snow Shoe Tours of Olympic Valley
Squaw Valley USA and Tubbs will host a Moonlight snowshoe tour starting at High Camp. Package includes Tour, Cable Car and snowshoe rental: Adults $34, youth $29, 12 and under $22. $18 with lift ticket or season pass. Wear winter clothes and boots. For more information and reservations call (530) 452-7123. details

Dec. 19
Everyone skis for $5
Tahoe Donner Downhill hosts its Customer Appreciation Day with $5 lift tickets.

Dec. 19 & 26
Horse Drawn Sleight Rides at Northstar Resort
2-4 pm, $10 pp at the season pass & ticket office.

Dec. 20 & 21, 5 p.m.

Moonlight Snowshoe Tours at Northstar
There will be 2 – 3 different routes ranging in difficulty and distance. The tour ends at the Cross-Country Ski, Telemark & Snowshoe Center for some live acoustic music, s’mores and hot chocolate around a fire pit and a bonfire. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Adults (13+) $40, Kids (10-12) $$25 Snowshoe rentals are an additional $15. details

Dec. 22-24 & Dec. 26-30
Ski with Jonny Moseley at Squaw Valley USA
Intermediate and expert skiers can take a few runs with Olympic Gold Metalist and Squaw Valley Chief Mountain Host, Jonny Moseley. Join Jonny at the top of the Funitel at 2 p.m. for a few laps on Shirley Lake, then try to keep up with Jonny for the rest of the day, if you can. details

Dec. 23 & 24, 2-5 p.m.
Holiday music at the North Lodge at Homewood.

Dec. 24 at dusk (6 p.m.)
Holiday Torchlight Parade at Squaw Valley
Squaw Valley Ski School instructors descend the lower mountain carrying brightly lit torches in a beautiful procession of lights that can be seen from the village and base area.