The Winter Carnival kicks off at Squaw this weekend.
This winter has been epic in Tahoe. The ski resorts have measure snow by the foot since early December.
That will make for a great Snowfest 2011. Snowfest boasts of being one is the largest winter carnival west of the Mississippi.
It kicks off this weekend and runs through March 13. The festival kicks off with a fireworks show and torchlight parade at Squaw Valley.
So if the massive base snow isn't enough to bring you the slopes, how about the zany/wacky events that begin this weekend. From hometown parades to polar bear swims and extreme food challenges.
Here are the base amounts as of Monday: