Snowglobe Music Festival
Courtesy of Snowglobe Music Festival

DECEMBER

Snowglobe Music Festival

Combine top performers, top skiing and snowboarding, and New Years Eve, and you know you’re in for a one-of-a-kind happening. This South Lake Tahoe outdoor blowout is an annual three-day celebration all about mountains and music. Ultra-current performers—Skrillex, Zedd, Snoop Dogg—keep things cranked up loud at the park-like (and often snow-covered) grounds of the town’s community college. Between performances, watch skiers and snowboarders catch big air during live demonstrations.

Insider’s tip: This is one event where puffy down parkas win out over flow-y festival wear; heated enclosures also help you warm up if dancing hasn’t done it for you. Also, convenient shuttles link the event to Stateline lodging.