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This is the biggest cross-country & backcountry Ski Swap in the West. Annually, the 2nd Saturday in November. Learn more…

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2024 Events Calendar
Wednesday Evenings
Yoga by the Fire

Unwind and re-charge with the incomparable yoga offerings from instructor Shari Beard. This evening time slot allows you to flow right off the trails or your work day, and into your practice. Join us fireside every Wednesday night at 5:45-7:00pm in the lodge. Please Venmo @Shari-Beard-1 ahead of time to reserve your space and save $5 ($15 in advance, $20 drop-in). We have a small number of yoga mats available.

Date: Wednesday
Time: 5:45-7:00pm
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: $20
Instructor: Shari Beard

February 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. How it works - it’s quite simple

  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 hashtags #sharethelovetahoe and #tahoexc

Date: Feb 14, 2024
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.

February 17-19
President's Day Sale

Enjoy a sale this holiday weekend, Saturday through Monday (President’s Day), enjoy up to 40% off in our retail store. Adventure in style with brands like Salomon, Skida, Hestra, Wild Rye, Craft, Bjorn Daehlie, Cotopaxi, and more. Our retail shop is open 8:30am-5:00pm. Some exclusions apply.

February 21
Alpenglow Sports 10/20K Freestyle Demo

On Wednesday, 2/21, come out to the lodge at Tahoe XC at 9am to demo Atomic, Salomon and Fischer nordic equipment and participate in both classic and skate mini clinics from Alpenglow Sports’ resident nordic ski guru, Cooper Anderson and Far West board member Spencer Eusden. We encourage you to take advantage of both of these opportunities to get ready for the Alpenglow Sports 10k/20k Freestyle on Sunday, 2/25!

Remember, the Alpenglow 10k/20k Freestyle is a race, but also a recreational opportunity for fun with friends. The event is welcoming to skiers of ALL ability levels. There is no pre-registration required for the demo or mini clinics, merely show up for fun and learning. While the demo and mini clinic opportunities are free, all participants must possess a valid Tahoe XC trail pass and fill out Alpenglow’s liability forms on the day of the event. All demo and mini clinic participants will receive a unique 20% off coupon to be used on alpenglowsports.com for any in-stock nordic equipment.

The clinic schedule for the day is as follows: -10am Mini Skate Clinic w/ Cooper Anderson -11am Mini Classic Clinic w/ Spencer Eusden -12pm Mini Skate Clinic w/ Spencer Eusden -1pm Mini Classic Clinic w/ Cooper Anderson

Date: February 21
Time: 9:00a - 1:00p
Cost: Free

February 24
Glide Wax Clinic with Toko Tech Team Member, Roger Chaney

This is a cross-country (skate or classic) glide ski wax clinic only. In this interactive clinic you will learn how to care for you skis what tools are needed to wax, and participate in a hands-on how to wax your skis so that you can glide smoothly across any type of snow. This clinic will be taught by Toko Tech Team member, Roger Chaney who has extensive knowledge of the ski-industry, and works for Toko as a wax expert. Roger’s goal is to reveal for you some of the mysteries of making skis fast and keeping the bases healthy and clean. Wax and basic tools will be provided for you to use in this clinic, and available for purchase at our Retail Shop. Space is limited, sign up at the Front Desk to reserve your spot. To learn more about Roger, read about him here.

If you are interested in using this clinic to prepare your skis for tomorrow’s race (2/25, Aplenglow 10k & 20K) please bring your race wax so we can prep your skis together.

Date: Saturday, February 24th
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: Free
Instructor: Roger Chaney
Registration: Sign up at the Front Desk, limited spots

February 25
Alpenglow Sports 10/20K Freestyle

Join us for this year’s Alpenglow Sports 10/20K Freestyle; historically one of the most competitive and scenic races in the Far West. Hosted by Tahoe XC and Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City. Each year, Alpenglow gives out outstanding prizes to top-3 Men and Women in each distance. Give it a go; you’ll be glad you did! This is a mass start race, freestyle (classic or skate). View the Facebook Event listing and be sure to share it with your friends.

Date: Sunday, February 25
Race Start Time: 10:00am
Where: Tahoe XC trails
Cost: $40 Adults, $25 Youth (under 19), suggested donation support TCCSEA Youth Programs. Registration includes trail pass, one raffle ticket, and a bowl of chili with cornbread.
Registration: Day-of registration only, from 8:00am-9:30am.

March 2
Glide Wax Clinic with Toko Tech Team Member, Roger Chaney

This is a cross-country (skate or classic) glide ski wax clinic only. In this interactive clinic you will learn how to care for you skis what tools are needed to wax, and participate in a hands-on how to wax your skis so that you can glide smoothly across any type of snow. This clinic will be taught by Toko Tech Team Member, Roger Chaney, who has extensive knowledge of the ski-industry, and works for Toko as a wax expert. Roger’s goal is to reveal for you some of the mysteries of making skis fast and keeping the bases healthy and clean. Wax and basic tools will be provided for you to use in this clinic, and available for purchase at our Retail Shop. Space is limited, sign up at the Front Desk to reserve your spot. To learn more about Roger, read about him here.

If you are interested in using this clinic to prepare your skis for the Great Ski Race, please bring your race wax so we can prep your skis together.

Date: March 2
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: Free
Instructor: Roger Chaney
Registration: Sign up sheet at the Front Desk, call or stop by to reserve your spot

March 3
The Great Ski Race 2024

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. Following the new course from last year, racers now start and finish at Tahoe XC completing 26 KMs (16.2 miles) around Mt Watson: up to Soup Station 1, right (east) on the 73 road (Fiberboard Fwy) to 4 Corners, down the 74 road back to Carnelian Bay and onto the Blue Trail at TXC. For more detail visit here.

Date: March 3, 2024
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: $80 until March 2, $120 day-of registration
Registration: Click here for details.

August 3, 2024
The Great Gravel Ride - Lake Tahoe

The 2nd annual Great Gravel Grind will start and finish at Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area (Tahoe XC) in Tahoe City, CA. Participants can choose a 15 mile (1 lap) or 30 mile (2 laps) course. Riders will see stunning views of Lake Tahoe and pedal rolling terrain throughout. This ride is sure to please your senses and challenge your legs and heart. With 1 aid station on the course, a fantastic after party, and a raffle with great prizes, you will be well taken care of. While the ride is untimed, if you use Strava, we will have 3 Strava sections to test yourself: an Uphill, a Downhill, and a Rolling section. Your registration donation includes; the ride, cheerleaders and an aid station on course, 10 raffle tickets (you can purchase more), great food from MogRog Catering, and refreshing beverages at the end. All proceeds benefit our Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association’s Junior Cross-Country Ski Teams.

Bike Specifics: This course would be best tackled with a gravel bike with 40c + tires, or a hardtail mountain bike. Pedal assist bikes are not allowed.

Course Description: The course departs from the trailhead at Tahoe XC and heads Northwest. Folding in on itself several times, the route meanders through rolling terrain, beautiful meadows, and forested hills. There are a couple of challenging, yet short uphills and a mix of pavement, double track, and a fair amount of single track throughout the course that’ll keep the psych level high. Each lap is almost exactly 15 miles in length, and riders will occasionally catch great views of Lake Tahoe.

Date: August 3rd, 2024
Distance: 15 miles (1 lap) or 30 miles (2laps)
Course Details: Click Here
Race Start Time: Rolling Start, 7:00am+
Level: All Abilities Welcome
Cost: $125/adults, $75/juniors (riders under the age of 19 years)
Registration:Event Page & Registration