Voted Top 10 Best XC Ski Resort in North America by USA Today
Trails Update

Updated 7 April 2020

We have received a solid dusting of snow overnight. The groomers were out tracking the trails last night and beautiful corduroy will be prevalent under the new snow. Also present are thin spots, dirt spots, rocks, and other hazards- ski with caution. FYI- today could be the last day for Dog Trails- especially inner Blue…

We are currently limiting trail use to season pass holders only. We appreciate your support and understanding. Please read the following:

We Are Grooming for Season Pass Holders Only

Effective immediately, we will no longer be selling day tickets to Tahoe XC. For the rest of the season, we will only be open to current season pass holders. At this time, we are not allowing 10-packs or trail vouchers to be used. Our trailhead stewards have a list of current season pass holders, updated each day. We are taking these measures seriously in order to remain an outlet for physical exercise and mental health for our community.

Safety is Our Priority

Every single person must follow the CDC’s guidelines of practicing social distancing. Our lodge and facilities are closed. We are not offering rentals. Only season pass holders who come with their own equipment can use the trails. Do not come if you are at risk or could risk exposing anyone else. We are a small community and we need to support one another.

All Season Pass Holders Must Follow These Guidelines:

  • Remain 6 feet apart, or farther, from another person AT ALL TIMES.
  • Do NOT linger in the parking lot. Get your exercise, ski or snowshoe, then immediately go home.
  • Consider wearing a buff or face cover, especially when passing other trail users.
  • Remember, just because you are fit and outside does not make you immune to this pandemic: There are currently more than 100 cases in Placer County
  • Reduce the number of trips you make outside of your home. Protect yourself and our community by following the CDC’s guidelines.

Trail Hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm

Anyone skiing at Tahoe XC is required to be a current season pass holder. All users must bring your own equipment. Trails are available 8:30am-5:00pm. ALL trails close at 5:00pm. This is a matter of safety and to ensure quality grooming for the following day. Please do not ski after hours. If you are exercising “Fido” he/she needs to be on the Dog Specific Trails only and abide by our dog trail rules.

We are Grooming

Tahoe XC has elected to groom and maintain its trails for season pass holders. Tahoe XC deems this policy to be consistent with our state and county directives that encourage people to continue with outdoor activities. It is critical that people comply with the CDC’s guidelines, practice social distancing, and limit unnecessary travel.

Tahoe XC shall not be liable to anyone using Tahoe XC trails without having purchased a season pass and signed the required waiver.

We are a Nonprofit Ski Area

It costs up to $500 per day to groom the trails. We are grooming in order to provide a healthy outlet for our community. You can help by purchasing a season pass and by donating online.

Have a beautiful ski and thank you for your support!

Below are the trails we currently have groomed.

  • Yellow
  • Green
    Modified loop
  • Extra Green
  • Special Green
    Modified loop
  • Special Orange
  • Lakeview Cutoff
  • Snowshoe Trail
  • Yellow Hut
  • Dogonit
  • Orange
  • Shady Red
  • Blue
    Modified Inner Blue to Special Green
  • Wintergreen
  • Purple
  • Special Gold
  • Orange Hut
  • Uff Da
  • Lakeview
  • Gold
  • Silver
    Modified loop
  • Extra Gold
  • Nose Dive
  • Bronze
  • Platinum
  • Silver Hut
Notes & Policies

2020-21 Pass Price Schedule

April 5-November 14 - Early Bird Season Pass $289
November 15+ - Regular Season Pass $339

60-69 Senior Pass $249
70+ Senior Pass FREE
0-18 Youth Pass FREE
19-69 Snowshoe Pass $249
Dog Pass $69

*Note FREE passes do have a $5 processing fee.

Dog Trail Hours

Please note the following dog-friendly hours and read our Dog Trail Rules. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Holidays: Dogs are not allowed between 11:00am-2:00pm any day during holiday periods.
  • Non-holidays: Dogs are allowed on dog-specific trails only, Sunday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.
  • Saturdays: Dogs are not allowed on trails between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

Fat Bike Policy

We do not allow any fat bikes at Tahoe XC during the winter season. We apologize for any inconvenience, but our trail system is groomed specifically for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. At this time, we do not have the capacity to create specific trails for fat bikes and we cannot allow them on our ski and snowshoe trails because they affect the quality of our grooming. Thank you for your cooperation and for understanding.