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2022 Winter Events - All Events are Weather Dependent
Jan 15
Lessons with Luminaries, Session #1

Are you signing up for the Old Skool Klassic Race and want some pointers for your best time? If you are an Intermediate classic skier, have your own waxable or skin skis, and can classic ski 20 minutes + without stopping, this clinic, taught by one of the best, might be right for you! 

Instructor, Glenn Jobe is a Local Luminary! He has coached Far West Juniors for 30+ years and was the Biathlon Coach/Program Director at Auburn Ski Club for 10 years. He was a member of the 1980 Olympic Biathlon Team (at that time biathlon was classic technique) and member of the 1978 and 1979 US Biathlon World Championship Teams. In his free time, he started both Kirkwood and Tahoe Donner Cross-Country Ski Areas and Trail Systems. And, he can ride a horse and wrangle cows; not always at the same time…

Registration: Click Here
Date: January 15
Time: 9:00am-10:30am

Jan 18-Feb 1
Master Class with Tim Hauserman

Tahoe XC and Tim Hauserman are offering a 3-part class series geared towards improving techniques for skate skiing. The goal is not to become a racer, but to learn how to be more efficient so you have more endurance, which will mean you can spend more time having fun. We will work on better glide, and proper poling technique (want to learn V2?) as well as how not to feel like you are dying on the uphills, while feeling confident and under control on the downhills. Need a break for a moment from instruction? Tim will give you a chance to catch your breath while passing on some Tahoe tree info.

Instructor Bio: Tim Hauserman has been running the Strider Glider kids program and teaching beginning skating to adults for nearly two decades at Tahoe XC. He figures he has taught over 1000 students in that time, and is excited to say that quite a few of them are now much faster than he is. During those sad times when there is no snow, he is a freelance writer who wrote the official guidebook to the Tahoe Rim Trail. His latest book “Going it Alone: Ramblings and Reflections from the Trail” will hit bookshelves this summer.

Registration: SOLD OUT
When: Tuesday mornings
Dates: January 18, 25, February 1
Time: 9:30am-11:00am

Clinic Policy: No refunds if you miss a class. If Tahoe XC has to cancel a class due to weather, etc., we will do our best to add a class at the end of the series. Please be ready to ski at 9:30am. If you need to rent equipment for the class, please make arrangements ahead of time as Tahoe XC does not open until 8:30am. Rentals are not included in the clinic fee.

Jan 23
Season Pass Holder Appreciation Sale & Pancake Feed

Passholders, we thank you and invite you to come shop on this one-day sale, enjoying up to 30% off full priced retail items. We have great brands like Salomon, Skida, Hestra, Wild Rye, Craft, Bjorn Daehlie, Cotopaxi, and more. Our retail shop is open 8:30am-5:00pm 7 days a week.

Pancake feed is open to all and we are asking for a $10 suggested donation (proceeds support TCCSEA).

Jan 30
Tahoe Rim Tour

We are hosting the Tahoe Rim Tour which is one of the Far West region’s premier cross-country ski races, with stunning scenery that can’t be beat. It is a fundraiser for the Far West Nordic Ski Education Association so you help support cross-country skiing in California and Nevada while enjoying the event. More details can be found here.

Feb 5
Lessons with Luminaries, Session #2

Are you wanting to dial in your skate skiing? Are you experienced?… yet still struggle on uphills or want to be more well-rounded/efficient? Are you signing up for the Alpenglow 20K and The Great Ski Race and want some pointers for your best time?

If you are an Advanced Beginner or Intermediate+ skate skier and can skate ski for 20minutes + without stopping, this clinic, taught by one of the best in the West, might be for you!

Paul Petersen is a Local Luminary! He was a 12 year member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) National Team. He was the former owner, and trail system designer of Bear Valley Cross-Country. He still teaches and consults there. While Paul is a fully addicted skiaholic pursuing the five skiing disciplines- can you name them all? He likes skating, and teaching skating, the best. His clinics are always fun and informative. And, he can spin a good yarn; if you have any sweaters that need mending…

Registration: Click Here
Date: February 5
Time: 9:00am-10:30am

Feb 11
NTHS Home Race

Come out and support our North Tahoe High School team! More details to come. Be the first to know and sign up for our newsletter.

Feb 13
Shooter Bowl Sunday Women's (specific) Laser Biathlon Relay

Relay teams will be chosen the day of, based on the number of registered participants. Each participant/team will be issued a laser gun to use upon registration. This will be a freestyle race (skate skiing) and you can either bring your own skis or rent from us. If you plan on renting, please arrive with ample time (about 1-2 hours prior to race start time).

If you’ve never used a laser gun before, don’t worry! All registered participants are welcome to arrive early to fire some practice rounds. We’ll teach you how to use and aim the laser guns. This is a fun, no-pressure event designed to get you outside in a fun, team atmosphere. This event is a fundraiser for TCCSEA youth programs, and will comply with our COVID-19 Operations & Safety Plan.

Date: Sunday, Feb 13, 2022
Time: Race start time of 10:00am
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: $25 suggested donation (proceeds support TCCSEA) Note in addition to registration, a Tahoe XC trail pass is required.
Dress: Costumes definitely encouraged!
Special Notes: This event is particularly geared toward women.

Feb 14
Share the Love Valentine's Day Ski

Share the love this Valentine’s Day. Ski with someone special and look for hidden hearts around the trails and in the trees while you share your love of cross-country skiing. Help us share the love with those whom you love by doing something you love! This is a free, self-guided event.

Time: 8:30am-5:00pm
Where: Tahoe XC trails
Cost: This is a free, self-guided event. You can participate at your leisure, so long as you’ve purchased a valid Tahoe XC trail pass.
How do I ‘share the love’:

  1. Look for hearts on Tahoe XC trails and take pictures of each heart you find.
  2. Follow @TahoeXC on Instagram and/or Facebook. Post your pictures using both hashtags #sharethelovetahoe and #tahoexc

Feb 19-21
President's Day Weekend Sale

Enjoy up to 50% off in our retail store this holiday weekend. We have great brands like Salomon, Skida, Hestra, Wild Rye, Craft, Bjorn Daehlie, Cotopaxi, and more.

Our retail shop is open 8:30am-5:00pm 7 days a week. We will be monitoring capacity and require masks to be worn in the lodge, parking lot and trailhead. Some exclusions apply. Please read our COVID-19 Operations & Safety Plan before coming to Tahoe XC.

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Feb 24-27
Alpenglow 20k Race

Join us for this year’s Alpenglow 20k Race, historically one of the most competitive and scenic races hosted by Tahoe XC. Usually, we offer 20k, 10k, and 5k options; however, this year we are shifting our focus to only hosting a 20k option. But don’t worry, you have 4 days to complete it. (Please only ski during the operating hours of 8:30am-5:00pm, and don’t actually take 4 days to ski 20 kilometers.)

Dates: Feb 25-28, 2022
Time: Of your choosing (8:30am-5:00pm)
Where: Tahoe XC trails (race course map will be provided to registered participants in person at outside ticket window)
Cost: $20 suggested donation supports TCCSEA Youth Programs. In addition to registration, a valid Tahoe XC trail pass is required.
Registration: To open closer to event date. Be the first to know and sign up for our newsletter.

March 6
The Great Ski Race

Challenging you since 1977! One of the largest cross-country 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. This year start and finish at Tahoe XC and ski or snowshoe 30 kilometers. Stay tuned for details here and at TheGreatSkiRace.com.

  • Registration: day-of or online at TheGreatSkiRace.com
  • Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
  • Time: Wave 1 starts at 9:00am
  • Start: Tahoe XC, Tahoe City
  • Finish: Tahoe XC, Tahoe City
  • Distance: 30km