by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 01, 2013
Squaw ValleySnowbound. March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lion in the mountains, so snow activities still are on the docket at this time of year. Aside from the fine skiing available on offer at Squaw Valley (above), site of the eighth Winter Olympics, there's dogsledding with Wilderness Adventures, and snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing from the Nordic Center.

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe ResortGood for body and mind. The 422-room Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino offers soothing sanctuary in its Stillwater Spa. Choose from a full menu of treatments such as the 50-minute Moor Mud Detox Wrap, the 80-minute Anti-Aging Indulgence Facial and the 50-minute Golfer's Massage. The resort also offers a total of more than 80,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.

BiteAll mixed up. Bite American Tapas, a favorite in North Lake Tahoe, offers small plates of creative combinations such as dyed-green eggs, ham, deviled eggs, wasabi tobiko (fish roe) and prosciutto. Sliders include "hand-pattied" cheeseburgers, and ahi with arugula, pickled ginger and wasabi aioli.

Potlatch Souvenir station. Bring home mementos of your trip from The Potlatch, known for its extensive selection of local crafts. You'll find everything you need and more, from colorfully kitschy place-branded items to beautiful American Indian jewelry and unique pieces of art. (775) 833-2485;

History lesson:  At nearby Donner Memorial State Park, the Emigrant Trail Museum celebrates those who trekked across the country in the mid-1800s, including the infamous Donner Party.