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Nordic & Backcountry Ski Swap

2nd weekend in November, this is the biggest Nordic & Backcountry Ski Swap in the west.

Great Ski Race

This 30km race Tahoe XC to Truckee raise funds for Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team

2021 Winter Events
Jan 22-25
Old Skool Klassic

Celebrate the original style of Nordic skiing at this year’s Old Skool Klassic: the classic or striding technique. Unlike our friends at Far West Nordic, who are tech savvy enough to use Strava, we’re old skool, which means we’ll accept your time if its recorded on a Timex start and stop wrist watch. A smart phone. An app like Strava. One bread crumb dropped for every minute you’re skiing. All we ask, is that you be honest about your time and stay true to the course.

Details

Dates: Jan 22-25, 2021
Time: Of your choosing (8:30am-5:00pm)
Where: Tahoe XC Old Skool Klassic Race Course (map provided upon arrival)
Cost: $20 suggested donation supports TCCSEA Youth Programs. In addition to registration, a valid Tahoe XC trail pass is required.
Dress: The more old skool, the better (think woolly knickers)

Registration

Register online in advance, and you’ll have 4 days to beat your own best time. Before arriving to Tahoe XC, you’ll have to print and sign our waiver (English or Spanish, which you will exchange at our outside ticket window for the Race Course Map. The map will only available in person the days of the race (Jan 22-25).

Click here to register.

Submitting Your Time

To submit your time, you can either write it on parchment and deliver it by carrier pigeon, or email your full name and best time to ski@tahoexc.org.

We encourage you to race this course as many times as you want between Jan 22 and 25th. Test different hard waxes, try zeros or skins, as conditions permit. Try to beat your own PR. Our only requirement is that you employ Classic (striding) technique and stay on the course outlined on the map.

Choose your strategy well (wax, skis, trail conditions) because this year’s Old Skool Klassic is a true testament of adapting to the times.

Cancelation or Postponement

If for any reason this event is cancelled, postponed, or cut short, we will be unable to give money back. Thank you for your donation.

Review our COVID-19 Operations & Safety Plan before coming to Tahoe XC. Changes to events and operations may occur at any time.

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Feb 7
Shooter Bowl Sunday Tennis Ball Biathlon

This will be our 4th annual Shooter Bowl Sunday! With a few adjustments for safety. Usually, our Shooter Bowl Sunday Women’s Biathlon Relay uses laser guns to incorporate and practice the shooting component of biathlon. This year, in order to provide a fun, safe, physically distanced, and contactless ski event, we’re trading laser guns for tennis balls. You ladies will need to bring the balls.

Details

Relay teams will be chosen the day of, based on the number of participants who register. Each participant should bring 6 tennis balls from home. These will serve as your “shots” during each round. This will be a freestyle race (skate skiing) and you can either bring your own skis or rent skis from us. If renting, please reserve your gear online at least one day in advance.

Date: Sunday, Feb 7, 2021
Time: 10:00am
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: $20 suggested donation (proceeds support TCCSEA) Note in addition to registration, a Tahoe XC trail pass is required.
Dress: Costumes definitely encouraged!

All ages and participants are welcome. This event is particularly geared toward women.

Registration

Register online in advance, to help us coordinate contactless relay teams. Before arriving to Tahoe XC, please print and sign our waiver, English or Spanish, which you turn in prior to the event.

Each participant is required to bring her own “shots” aka 6 tennis balls from home.

Click here to register.

Cancelation or Postponement

If for any reason this event is cancelled, postponed, or cut short, we will be unable to give money back. Thank you for your donation.

Review our COVID-19 Operations & Safety Plan before coming to Tahoe XC. Changes to events and operations may occur at any time.

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Feb 14
Share the Love Valentine's Day Ski

Ski with someone special and look for hearts hidden around the trails while sharing your love of cross-country skiing. Truly connect this Valentine’s Day at Tahoe XC to Nature, to healthy lifestyles, to each other. You’re already part of this Tahoe XC connection, so why not share it with those you love? (while, of course, physical distancing)

How it works

  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
  3. Help us share the love, with those you love!

Details

Date: Feb 14, 2021
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.

Share the love this Valentine’s Day by skiing or snowshoeing, safely with those in your household, at Tahoe XC.

Please eview our COVID-19 Operations & Safety Plan before coming to Tahoe XC. Changes to events and operations may occur at any time.

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Feb 19-22
Alpenglow 20k Race

The dates are set, but the details are not. Stay tuned for more information by checking this page and signing up for our newsletter.