Annual Events

Nordic & Backcountry Ski Swap

Always the second weekend in November, this is the biggest Nordic & Backcountry Ski Swap in the west, located in Tahoe City, California.

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Great Ski Race

The Great Ski Race, a 30km race from Tahoe XC to Truckee, is the main fundraising event for Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team.

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2019-20 Season Events
Feb 23
Alpenglow 20km

The Alpenglow 20k Race is one of the most scenic and iconic freestyle Nordic races in Tahoe. With 20k, 10k and 5k options this race is perfect for every level of skier. This point-to-point Nordic race starts and finishes at Tahoe XC and is one of the final events of the Alpenglow Mountain Festival.

  • Registration: day of 8:00am-9:30am
  • Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • Time: Race begins at 10:00am
  • Start: Tahoe XC, Tahoe City
  • Finish: Tahoe XC, Tahoe City
  • Distance: 20km, 10km, and 5km options*

There’s a suggested donation fee for kids and adults. Prizes and awards will be given from Alpenglow Sports and Tahoe XC. Classic and skate skiing is allowed; snowshoeing is not permitted at this race.

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Feb 29
Kevin Murnane Scholarship Logo Contest

Calling All Artists!

We’re establishing a logo for the Kevin Murnane Scholarship and we need your help. Kevin Murnane served as our manager from 1999 to 2015 and was a central part of the North Lake Tahoe community. Now we’re reaching out to that same community. Help us by designing a logo that will represent Kevin and his memorial scholarship for years to come.

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Mar 1
The 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 for women is 1:14:03 (Brooke Baughman, 2005) and for men is 1:06:51 (Marshall Greene, 2008). Can you beat that? Start training now. Check out our FREE weekly beginner lessons, group lessons, or private lessons. Even if you’ve been skiing for a while, you may be suprised by what additional foundational techniques will help you shave seconds, even minutes from your time.

  • Registration: day of or online at
  • Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
  • Time: Wave 1 starts at 9:00am
  • Start: Tahoe XC, Tahoe City
  • Finish: Cottonwood Restaurant on the Hilltop in Truckee
  • Distance: 30km

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Mar 31
Kevin Murnane Scholarship Submission Deadline

The Kevin Murnane Student Scholarship is awarded to two graduating North Tahoe High School student-athletes each year who demonstrate selflessness, decency and good nature within our community. Each scholarship is worth up to $1,000 and awarded to deserving North Tahoe High School graduating seniors who have participated in Nordic ski program(s) at Tahoe XC, Auburn Ski Club, Far West, North Tahoe Middle and/or North Tahoe High School. Although it is not required that applications ski competitively in college, we are proud of how many Tahoe Cross-Country skiers go on to compete at national and international levels in Nordic skiing, and how many return to Tahoe XC to participate in this healthy, lifelong sport. Application deadline is March 31st.

Apply Online for the Student Scholarship