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Nordic Ski Swap

The biggest Nordic ski swap in the west is held the 2nd weekend in November. More Details

Alpenglow 20k

This race is one of the most scenic and iconic Nordic races in Tahoe. With 20k, 10k and 5k options, this race is perfect for every level of skier. More Details

Alpenglow Mountain Festival

Each winter, Alpenglow Sports hosts a 2 week festival to profile winter sports of all kinds. Many events are held at Tahoe XC as well as other venues around North Lake Tahoe. Mountain Festival Info

Great Ski Race

The Great Ski Race is one of the largest Nordic ski races west of the Mississippi and is the main fund raising event for the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team, a non-profit all-volunteer organization. Ski from Tahoe City to Truckee. More Details

2019 Season Events
Aug 3, 10 & 17
Tahoe XC Women's Mountain Bike Clinics

Bike Clinic Registration

Women of Tahoe!

Join us for a progressive series of mountain bike clinics on August 3rd, 10th and 17th. Each 3-hour clinic will begin at Tahoe XC lodge and end with a short ride on the nearby trails to apply your newly acquired skills.

Clinics are from 9am to noon and include:

  • Professional instruction
  • Free bike rental (if needed)
  • Refreshments on the deck
  • Yoga (August 10 and 17)
  • Plus, participants receive a coupon for 20% off our summer store

Clinic Schedule

August 3rd: Basic Bike Maintenance & Fundamental Skills and Intro to Cornering Explore the ranges of motion that are possible on your bike. We will use drills to create better spatial awareness on our bike, explore bike/body separation, and improve our ability to dynamically maintain balance and stability on our bike. Next, start to explore better bike/body positioning for cornering.

August 10th: Advanced Cornering and Wheel Lifts & Yoga Continue to master cornering by exploring different tactics and techniques to apply to all types of corners: flat to berms, slow to high speed, flow to tight switchbacks. Learn the technique for front, rear and level lifts. Mastering wheel lifts allows you to have better control of your suspension and is the foundation for learning jumps and drops. End this session with yoga on the deck.

August 17th: Cornering Review and Technical Terrain Skills & Yoga We will review our progress for cornering and begin to explore technical terrain skills. To better attack technical terrain, we’ll introduce the following key skills: roll down lunge maneuver, ratcheting, pumping and track stands. End the day with yoga on the deck.

Your Instructors

Mountain Bike Coach: Kristen Martin del Campo

Kristen has over ten years of experience coaching mountain biking. When she first arrived in Tahoe, she started mountain biking casually in Chacos with many bad habits and many bloody knees. Eventually, she was recruited to be part of the new mountain bike coaching program at Northstar. Training and a more focused practice allowed her to progress her skills and create a knowledge base to transfer to new students. Kristen loves exploring new trails and races recreationally in enduro and downhill. Kristen is a certified Wilderness First Responder, BICP Level 2 mountain bike instructor, PSIA level 2 ski instructor, AASI level 1 snowboard instructor, and level 1 cross-country instructor.

Bike Maintenance Guru: Quincy Young
Quincy Young is a bike technician and employee at Tahoe XC and Factory Bike. She has worked as an outdoor guide with Tahoe Adventure Company and ski coach at Sugar Bowl Academy and Snowbird Sports Education Foundation. Her enthusiasm for the outdoors is contagious. She will be assisting Kristen during the mountain bike skills clinics.

Yoga Instructor: Shari Beard
Shari Beard was introduced to yoga in 1996, took the leap to start teaching in Truckee in 2003 and has been teaching full time ever since. She is a mediator, yogi, climber, skier, dancer, art dabbler, and nature enthusiast. In her classes, Shari encourages people to learn how to love, be loved and remember they are love, as well as to embrace the tougher emotions such as shame, guilt, anger, grief and doubt. She says, “I walk alongside students where we support each other in this school of life, where life is continuing to experience itself.”

Yoga Instructor: Jenna Minnes
Jenna’s classes are an exploration of energies via the body, the breath and our being. Tantric Vinyasa is her primary expression of teaching, which honors all paths of yoga and lifestyle that support the expression of personal truth. For Jenna, yoga shows itself everywhere. She says, “Through the quiet beauty of our external environment in Lake Tahoe, we can see that we are that beauty. It feels like a spiritual experience every time I breathe in the trees, water, the sky, snow and sun. These elements inspire me on a daily basis, and bring me to teaching as a way of self-learning. The path has led me to embrace the teachings of Astanga, Anusara, Vinyasa, Iyengar and Tantric Yoga.” The culmination of over 1,000 hours of training have inspired her to become ERYT-200 and offer teacher trainings.

Dates: August 3rd, 10th and 17th
Time: 9am-12pm
Registration: Online here or at the first clinic
Clinic cost: $95 per session, or $250 when you sign up for all 3 at the same time
Includes: 3 hours of professional instruction (per session), free bike rental (if needed), refreshments on the deck, yoga (August 10 and 17 only); and a 20% off coupon at Tahoe XC’s summer retail store.

  • We encourage you to follow your progression from week to week.
  • Drop-ins are welcome during any of the 3 clinics, but we will try to move the group forward by building from knowledge learned during the previous week.
  • This is a womens-only clinic.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at ski@tahoexc.org.

Bike Clinic Registration

Sept 7-8
Trails & Vistas Art Hikes

Immerse yourself in the arts and experience Lake Tahoe like never before.

September 7th & 8th

Trails & Vistas presents a truly unique experience in environment through art, based out of Tahoe XC. This year’s guided art hikes will take place on a trail overlooking the clear waters of Lake Tahoe and feature award-winning:

  • Musicians
  • Dancers
  • Poets
  • Installation land artists
  • All working with the theme of Blue

The trail is just under 4 miles and starts at Tahoe XC. The first hike begins at 9:30am and various time slots are available throughout the day. Select hikes offer slower pace hikes, adult mindfulness hikes, family hikes, and nature buff hikes. Read more….

Purchase Tickets

This is an inspiring event for all ages and walks of life. Enjoy art and nature, trails and vistas. Reserve your spot today!

Sept 9-Oct 14
Fall Junior Mountain Riders

Fall 6-week session begins Sept 9, 2019. Drop-ins welcome!

Tahoe XC Junior Mountain Riders Program provides children in our community with an opportunity to experience and grow in the sport of mountain biking. Our weekly club rides focus on developing safe, strong, responsible riders through instruction, practice, and fun in a healthy, supportive environment. We want our local kids to become life-long bike enthusiasts (as well as Nordic skiers!). Mountain biking is an ideal activity to help condition your body outside of the cross country ski season. The trails here at Tahoe XC are perfect for all abilities.

Learn more and sign up!

Nov 9
Nordic Ski Swap

Get it on the calendar now. Our 21st annual Ski Swap is on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Learn full details, including our How to Shop A Ski Swap Guide.