Annual Events

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

2018-19 Season Events
Apr 21
Ski to the Trees! (rescheduled)

Due to popular demand, we’re combining the Ski to the Trees event (previously scheduled for April 14th) with our All-ages Easter Egg Hunt and Customer Appreciation Lunch on Sunday, April 21st. This means free lunch at the Orange Hut for all participants!

Join your guide, Tim Hauserman, for a guided intermediate level skate ski tour from 9:00 to 11:00am, beginning at the Tahoe XC Lodge. Locate and learn to identify white fir, Jeffrey pine, lodgepole, sugar pine, incense cedar, red fir, and western white pine and discuss the range and altitude they prefer to grow. Expect to ski about 20km, with short stops to talk about the trees. At 11:00am, the tour will end at Orange Hut where there is a free Customer Appreciation Lunch and All-ages Easter Egg Hunt.

Your guide: Tim Hauserman wrote the official guidebook to the Tahoe Rim Trail as well as Cross Country Skiing in the Sierra Nevada. He worked as a hiking guide for Tahoe Trips and Trails for over 15 years, and often writes about outdoor adventures.
Date: April 21, 2019
Time: 9:00 to 11:00am
Cost: $15 (proceeds support TCCSEA youth programs)

Participants must have a trail pass. Special day pass rates are available for $22 on this day only.

Please RSVP to Tim Hauserman at by April 20, 2019.

Apr 21
Easter Egg Hunt + Lunch

Customer Appreciation Lunch
Chef Read is firing up the grill once again at Orange Hut. This time, he’s serving brats with condiments and saurkraut, vegan soup with bread, soda, juice, and water. This is a Free offering to our customers to say thank you for supporting Tahoe XC and TCCSEA programs. Donations will be gladly accepted as well.

All-Ages Easter Egg Hunt
Get the kids, teenagers and adults out to Orange Hut from 11am to 1pm on Easter Sunday, April 21. Everyone will want these prizes, which include trail passes, candy, healthy treats, keys to a Subaru (kidding), and “The Golden Egg” has a 10-pack (not kidding)!

Appreciation lunch will be from 11am to 1pm at Orange Hut, weather and conditions permitting. All-ages egg hunt will be from 11:30am to 12pm. (Also, check out the above event Ski to the Trees! also happening this day from 9:00 to 11:00am!)

Date: April 21, 2019
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Orange Hut at Tahoe XC
Cost: Free! (donations accepted; proceeds support TCCSEA programs)

Apr 24
Cardiac Relays Are Back!

We’re reviving an old tradition of the Cardiac Relays! It’s a rare spring opportunity to ski at Tahoe XC after work, with teams of 2 relay racing around Yellow Trail. All ages are welcome and liquid refreshments are provided for participants after the race. This is a great event that Kevin Murnane started and hearkens back to the days of the Cobblestone Relay. Join us for more springtime fun!

When: Wed, April 24 at 5:30pm
What: 2-person relay around Yellow Trail (freestyle skiing, meaning you choose if you want skate or classic)
Prize: bragging rights
Cost: $10 suggested donation (proceeds support TCCSEA programs)
Registration: day-of only from 4:30-5:15 (must sign waiver)

May 5
Closing Day Sombrero Relay

We will be open daily and grooming (as we can) until May 1st, 2019. We will be closed May 2nd and 3rd. Then re-open (conditions permitting) with limited grooming for Saturday, May 4th, and Sunday, May 5th.

May 5th will be our official last day of the season. Since it’s already a holiday, why not celebrate with a Closing Day Sombrero Relay! Break out your sombreros, lederhosen, burning man hat, whatever you want! Bring a team or come solo, and get ready for a fun freestyle relay to celebrate the end of a fantastic ski season.

After the Sunday relays, enjoy Spring festivities on the deck with sunshine, friends and some really great outfits.

Cinco de Mayo weekend will be your last chance to pick up a sweet new ski outfit and gear. Our retail store is at 40% off (some exclusions apply) and we’re having a rental equipment blowout sale!

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Relay Time: 11:00am
Cost: $10 suggested donation (proceeds go to TCCSEA programs)