Tahoe XC: Connect with friends. Connect with nature.
Trails Update

9 December 2023

Another brisk, clear morning here at Tahoe XC. The trails are currently CLOSED. Please refrain from walking/running/biking/hiking and taking your dogs on any groomed surface while we try our best to preserve snow for our chance to give you the best groomed surface we can, when we can. While many factors play into when we are able to open for skiing and snowshoeing, it usually takes 12-24” of “the right kind and amount of snow” and we currently have ~6”to work with. Please stay tuned to this page for updates on conditions.

In the meantime, the Tahoe XC Retail Shop will be Open Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 December, from 8:30-5pm. We will be hosting a Special Sale- all new skis, boots, and poles left over from the Ski Swap will be further discounted (additional 10-30% off!) on these dates only.

December 18-23, the Retail Shop will be open 2pm- 6pm. Stop by for a hot cocoa or cider and a cookie and browse our great clothing and unique accessories. Pick up your season pass or purchase a new one during open hours the week of December 18-23, and receive an extra guest ticket or cookie card- your choice!

Except for the times listed above, Tahoe XC will not be open on a regular basis. Please call before making a trip over.

Purchase your 2023-24 XC Season Pass online now (

Read our Community Blog

November 1, 2023 - Anticipation! Anticipation!

There is a classic tune that encapsulates what is going on in the heads of skiers every fall: “Anticipation! Anticipation!” (Carly Simon by the way is the one that does a much better job of it then the version I just belted out). What kind of winter will it be? A big one? A drought? A normal winter? When will it arrive? And when will it end? And will I have to shovel the dang roof again? Of course everyone has their theories..…Read more

October 10, 2023 - Keeping a Forest Healthy

Ever since a series of major forest fires hit our region, including the Caldor Fire which burned all the way from near Placerville to South Lake Tahoe, the issue of our overly dense forests leading to more conflagrations has been a top concern for the region. In fact, Tahoe Fund CEO Amy Berry says, “our number one priority is to remove trees from our forest. Simply put, we have too many trees, and if we don’t figure out how to lose some of them, we face the very real risk of losing all of them.”…Read more