9 Things to Expect This Ski Season

Two skiers with view of Lake Tahoe

What to Expect This Ski Season at Tahoe XC

More than ever, we appreciate your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we do our best to provide a safe experience for all. Here are 9 things to expect when you come to Tahoe XC this winter:

1. NEW Online Day Tickets

Day tickets must be purchased online at least one day in advance, depending upon availability. We will be monitoring and limiting the number of day tickets sold each day to help reduce overcrowding.

2. NEW Rental Reservations Online

All equipment rentals must be reserved online at least one day in advance, depending upon availability. When you arrive at Tahoe XC, you will be fitted in person.

3. Private Lessons

Lessons will be restricted to no more than 5 people from the same household. Reservations for private lessons must be made online at least one day in advance, depending upon availability. There will be no drop-in or group lessons this season.

  • NOTE: Our online portal for all of the above is not yet open. As soon as we are open to day ticket users, rentals, and lessons, we will activate our online purchasing portal. Thank you for your patience!

4. NEW Trail Stewards

Expect to see staff outside monitoring how many skiers enter and exit the trail system. Be prepared to show your day ticket or season pass, whether at the trailhead or on the trail. If we reach capacity at any certain hour, a Trail Steward may temporarily close the trailhead until enough skiers have exited.

5. Wear a Mask

Expect to wear your face mask when in the parking lot, at the trailhead, or in the lodge, regardless of how many people are nearby. Once you have left the trailhead and are actively exercising, you are not required to wear a face mask. When passing others on the trail, be courteous, move to the side (6 feet apart), and cover your mouth and nose.

6. Follow Directional Signage

Abide by directional signage on the trails, trailhead, and in/around the lodge. These are designed to reduce congestion and maintain a safe flow. We expect that only the most popular trails will need directional signage.

7. Use Your Vehicle To Get Ready

Help us reduce congestion in the lodge, trailhead, and deck by using your vehicle as a makeshift locker room. We appreciate your help in reducing congestion in our small lodge. The restrooms and retail area will be open at limited capacity. Before and after your ski or snowshoe, please do not linger. Enjoy your exercise, then go forth and enjoy the rest of your day.

8. Events & Programs

We cannot wait to tell you about upcoming events this season! We just need to figure out what those look like. As soon as we know more about our beloved events, we will let you know. We intend to continue to provide fun, safe, and responsible outlets for our community, but will only do so by following local and state directives.

9. Be Flexible

It’s hard to say what will happen this season, so please be prepared for possible changes in operation. They could happen at any time. Please know that our priorities are these:

  1. Staff and guest safety
  2. Providing unique outdoor experiences for all
  3. Staying open and in operation by monitoring capacity and following safety guidelines

We need your help to have a safe, responsible winter ski season. Please stay informed by reading our full COVID-19 Operations & Safety Plan, subscribing to our newsletters and checking the “Trails Update” box on our home page before coming to Tahoe XC.

Let’s do everything we can to stay healthy and keep our community safe. Thank you!