Annual Events

Nordic Ski Swap

The biggest Nordic ski swap in the west is held the 2nd weekend in November. More Details

Alpenglow 20k

This race is one of the most scenic and iconic Nordic races in Tahoe. With 20k, 10k and 2k options, this race is perfect for every level of skier. More Details

Alpenglow Mountain Festival

Each winter, Alpenglow Sports hosts a 2 week festival to profile winter sports of all kinds. Many events are held at Tahoe XC as well as other venues around North Lake Tahoe. Mountain Festival Info

Great Ski Race

The Great Ski Race is one of the largest Nordic ski races west of the Mississippi and is the main fund raising event for the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team, a non-profit all-volunteer organization. Ski from Tahoe City to Truckee. More Details

2018-19 Season Events
Jan 20
Old Skool Klassic Race

We’re going old skool on January 20, 2019, with a single groomed classic track race course through the woods with occasional passing lanes where the single track overlaps with the regular Tahoe XC trail system.

Registration: day of only 8:00-8:30am
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: Race begins at 9:00am
Suggested donation: $20 (all proceeds go to TCCSEA programs)

Race details:

  • There will be a 5k (1 lap) and 10k (2 laps) race option.
  • All ages are welcome!
  • Klister only (just kidding).
  • All participants must sign a waiver (not kidding).
  • The race will be unofficially timed.
  • The more old skool you look, the better…

Jan 27
Tahoe Rim Tour

  • Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
  • Start: North Tahoe High School, Tahoe City
  • Finish: Northstar California XC Ski Center
  • Distance: 26 km (Classic or Skate)

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Feb 3
Shooter Bowl Sunday - Women's Laser Biathlon Relay

Always wanted to try biathlon? Think it’s too nice to stay inside? Don’t care about football?

Our 2nd annual Shooter Bowl Sunday is a fun, no-pressure, women’s only laser biathlon relay. It begins with free yoga in the yurt, followed by a fun, un-timed laser biathlon relay. All ages are welcome. Women only. Costumes are encouraged!

Registration: day of from 8:00-9:00am
Gear: laser gun rentals are free with registration (after you sign your waiver, we’ll give you a quick instructional on how to use your laser gun)
Suggested donation: $20 (yoga, team placement, laser gun rental, 4 raffle tickets)
Time: Yoga begins at 9:00am; relay begins at 10:30am
Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019

Ski rentals and trail passes will be available at 1/2 price for all participants.

All proceeds go to the North Tahoe Family Resource Center.

Feb 13
Sunnyside Fish Taco Fundraiser

The iconic Fish Taco Night at Sunnyside is a fundraiser for Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association. Great raffle prizes! Including two 10-pack Trail Pass vouchers. All raffle proceeds go to offset the cost of our wonderful programs.

Feb 24
Alpenglow 20km

20k and 10k and 5k options. Race Day registration only. One of Tahoe’s best, and most scenic, nordic races. A point-to-point race within the Tahoe XC trail system. Part of the Alpenglow Sports Winter Mountain Festival.

Mar 3
42nd Annual Great Ski Race

One of the largest Nordic ski races west of the Mississippi, the Great Ski Race is the main fundraising event for the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Start at Tahoe XC and ski or snowshoe 30 kilometers (18.43 miles) to Truckee.

The fastest time is 1:06:51 – can you beat that? Don’t worry, the slowest time is about 7 hours. Registration is now open at