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SNOWFEST: Polar Bear Swim

  • Gar Woods 5000 North Lake Boulevard Carnelian Bay, CA, 96140 United States (map)

SnowFest's "coolest" event for 29 years running! Each year, hundreds of spectators line the pier and deck at Gar Woods to watch hardy souls brave the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe. Participants swim approx. 250 yards in 39 degree, bone-chilling waters before returning to Gar Woods Bar to "minimize the pain." Free appetizers will be provided following the event and everyone is encouraged to stick around for the hugely popular raffle after the swim.

"Warmups" @ 11:30, Race @ 2:30
1st Prize = $150
2nd Prize = $100
3rd Prize = $50
Male and Female Categories

Earlier Event: March 4
SNOWFEST: Post Parade Party