Reno area easter egg hunts
Easter Sunday in 2017 is on April 16. Enjoy Easter weekend with family and kids by attending one of the Easter egg hunt events happening all around the Truckee Meadows. Note that most of them are on Saturday, April 15, so plan accordingly. They are also free. Should you be up at north Lake Tahoe for Easter weekend, you will find a nice selection of Easter egg hunts to enjoy with the family.

Before heading out, check the weather forecast just in case since Easter egg hunts are outside. Spring is here and chances are it will be a nice time to enjoy being out and about in the Reno / Tahoe area.

Easter Sunday Brunch / Dining – Some really nice Easter Sunday dining is available in the Reno / Sparks area, making for an enjoyable way to top off all that Easter egg hunting and candy eating. Some of the casinos will have big buffets with lots of choices. Many of these will be open during brunch hours, from morning through the afternoon. Some others, both in casinos and at independent restaurants, will be serving into the evening for an actual dinnertime meal. All will have some pretty fancy stuff most of us are unlikely to want to prepare at home. Go to “Easter Dining in Reno and Sparks” to see who is serving and where.

It’s been snowing and raining like crazy this winter. We’re talking about an all-time precipitation record for Reno plus snowfall measured in tens of feet up in the Sierra Nevada. Since the winter water season began on October 1, 2016, Reno recorded 12.74 inches of precipitation as of the end of February, 2017, as measured by the National Weather Service. It has since rained and snowed even more, so the total to date is higher yet. The previous record for a year was 12.72 inches in 1982-1983. The average annual precipitation for Reno is 7.4 inches.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has received 678 inches of snow this season (that’s 56.5 feet) and leads ski resorts in North America with the most cumulative snowfall this season. Other Tahoe area ski resorts aren’t far behind.

This has all been great for ending the multi-year drought in Nevada and California, but it hasn’t been a smooth transition from parched back to wet. The Reno region (and areas over in California) have endured periods of flooding, damaged roadways, mud and rock slides, avalanches, tough travel and closed highways, and a serious high water crisis at Oroville Dam north of Sacramento.

If you are going to be heading for the mountains this season, check highway conditions and the weather forecast. There’s no point in driving into trouble if you don’t have to.

Carson Pass, Highway 88, California, CA

Snowfall at Carson Pass on Highway 88. Since this photo was taken on March 4, 2017, it has snowed even more. Photo © Stan White

We’ve endured an epic winter with all kinds of weather-related issues. Some have been devastating, like flooding, while others have been beneficial, like drought-busting precipitation. We still have some winter-related activities to enjoy in March, but sure signs of spring are on the way. At least that’s what the daffodils starting to pop up in my yard think.

  • Art Walk Reno
  • Reno Bighorns Basketball
  • North Lake Tahoe SnowFest
  • Kerak Shrine Circus
  • Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry
  • Leprechaun Crawl
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Beer Crawls
  • Reno Expo 2017
  • CannaGrow Expo
  • Free Gardening Classes
  • Spring Break at Washoe County Schools

These are only a sample of things to do this month. Learn about even more from “March 2017 Events and Activities in the Reno Region.”