INCLINE VILLAGE, NV - John and Bonnie Wade are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in Incline Village on North Lake Tahoe. They came to spend time with their family and enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe but there was just one thing missing.
"We expected to have more snow, but we welcome the sunshine even if there isn't any snow," says John and Bonnie Wade.
Instead of a typical Tahoe winter, the Wades are experiencing the area's dryest December in decades. You'd think that kind of weather would scare off tourists in this ski haven. Not so says the Hyatt.
"There's a big correlation between bookings and the snow, that's been proven over and over again, but really I think people see the mountain destination as like a winter holiday getaway," says Hyatt Marketing Manager Hanna Bankston.
Despite this holiday season's uncharacteristic weather, people are making the most of their time at Lake Tahoe.
"Fortunately we still have some beautiful country to hike around here and beaches to go to this time of year," says Art Cross.
"I think they're having a good time, it's family. Family's important," says John and Bonnie Wade.
For the Wades, that's the most important ingredient for the holiday season.