The Main Stage at the 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.