Voted Top 10 Best XC Ski Resort in North America by USA Today
Trails Update

Updated 28 March 2020

The groomers were out last night packing the trails into perfect corduroy for you. Today might be your best day ever…

We’ve simplified how you can purchase your $20 day ticket, which includes the required waiver.

Safety is our Priority

In order for Tahoe XC to continue grooming, every single person must follow the CDC’s guidelines of practicing social distancing. Our intentention is that you arrive, exercise, and go home. Do NOT linger in the parking lot or at the trailhead. Do NOT ski or snowshoe within 6 feet of another person. It is not “business as usual”. Our lodge and facilities are closed. We are not offering rentals. Only those who come with their own equipment can use the trails. Do not come if you are feeling sick or at risk of exposing anyone else. We are a small community and we need to respect each one of our residents and visitors. If you have questions about the COVID-19 crisis, visit


Tahoe XC has elected to groom and maintain its trails for season pass holders and $20 day ticket purchasers. Tahoe XC deems this policy to be consistent with our state and county directives that encourage people to continue with outdoor activities. It is critical that people comply with the CDC’s guidelines, practice social distancing, and limit unnecessary travel.

Anyone skiing at Tahoe XC is required to purchase a day ticket or season pass and sign the required waiver. All users must bring your own equipment. Trails are available 8:30am-5:00pm. ALL trails close at 5:00pm. This is a matter of safety and to ensure quality grooming for the following day. Please do not ski after hours. If you are exercising “Fido” he/she needs to be on the Dog Specific Trails only and abide by our dog trail rules.

Tahoe XC shall not be liable to anyone using Tahoe XC trails without having purchased a season pass or day ticket and signed the required waiver.

3 Ways to Pay

All of which helps to offset the cost of grooming

1) Purchase your $20 day ticket

2) Purchase your season pass

3) Make a donation

Early Early Bird Season Pass – $249 until April 4th

From now until April 4th, purchase your 2020-21 Season Pass for only $249 and ski the rest of this season and all of next. For the safety of our staff, we will postpone the picture-taking part of season passes until a later date. Your info, name and waiver will be on file.

To purchase your season pass, each participant (or guardian) will need to create an account in order to purchase a season pass and sign the waiver. Once you login to your account, click “Season Passes” to purchase your Early Early Bird Pass. We will do our best to answer questions, but our staff is extremely limited, so we appreciate your patience. Watch this instructional video on how to create an account.

Season pass holders may consider parking at North Tahoe High School to avoid congestion.

Snowshoers and Walkers – Community Trail

As a community service, we have snowmobile packed a trail from our Winter Discovery Yurt to the North Tahoe High School. Here, you can snowshoe or walk without affecting our groomed ski trails. We will do our best to keep this trail available, conditions permitting. Dogs are allowed on this special Yurt-to-High-School trail. Please pick up after your dogs and remember this is an unusual and free service we are providing to encourage outdoor recreation while maintaining social distancing.

We are a Nonprofit Ski Area

It costs up to $500 per day to groom the trails, which means we cannot survive, or continue to be your community nonprofit, without the sale of trail passes. We are grooming in order to provide a healthy outlet for our community. You can help by spreading the word about Tahoe XC and by purcahsing a season pass and by donating.

Have a beautiful ski and thank you for your support!

Below are the trails we currently have open. ALL trails close at 5pm. This is a matter of safety and to ensure quality grooming for the following day. Please do not ski after hours.

  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Extra Green
  • Special Green
  • Special Orange
  • Lakeview Cutoff
  • Snowshoe Trail
  • Yellow Hut
  • Dogonit
  • Orange
  • Shady Red
  • Blue
    Inner Blue
  • Wintergreen
  • Purple
  • Special Gold
  • Orange Hut
  • Uff Da
  • Lakeview
    To Kevin's Crest and back...
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Extra Gold
  • Nose Dive
  • Bronze
  • Platinum
  • Silver Hut
Notes & Policies

2020-21 Pass Price Schedule

March 13-April 4 - Early Early Bird Season Pass $249
April 5-November 14 - Early Bird Season Pass $289
November 15+ - Regular Season Pass $339

60-69 Senior Pass $249
70+ Senior Pass FREE
0-18 Youth Pass FREE
19-69 Snowshoe Pass $249
Dog Pass $69

*Note FREE passes do have a $5 processing fee.

Dog Trail Hours

Please note the following dog-friendly hours and read our Dog Trail Rules. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Holidays: Dogs are not allowed between 11:00am-2:00pm any day during holiday periods.
  • Non-holidays: Dogs are allowed on dog-specific trails only, Sunday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.
  • Saturdays: Dogs are not allowed on trails between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

Fat Bike Policy

We do not allow any fat bikes at Tahoe XC during the winter season. We apologize for any inconvenience, but our trail system is groomed specifically for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. At this time, we do not have the capacity to create specific trails for fat bikes and we cannot allow them on our ski and snowshoe trails because they affect the quality of our grooming. Thank you for your cooperation and for understanding.