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Cross-country & Backcountry Ski Swap

This is the biggest Cross-country & Backcountry Ski Swap in the west. Annually, the 2nd Saturday in November. Learn more…

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The 2nd Saturday in June marks our annual Summer Gear & Bike Swap. Shop new and used bikes, boards, backpacks & beyond! Learn more…

2023 Winter Events Calendar
Winter Events
Event Listings Below

The Winter events calendar is listed below and mostly complete. We will continue to add clinics and various other events as the snowfalls and the stoke continues. If you’d like to learn what’s going on around here, the best way to stay updated is to receive our newsletter, please sign up today.

Jan 10 - Feb 7, happening Tuesdays
Women's Clinic Skate, Intermediate

Women’s specific skate clinic for intermediate skate skiers wanting to improve their technique and be more energy efficient while skating. The focus of this clinic is on techniques V1, V2, climbing and downhill. The clinic will span over 5 consecutive weeks. Please note: There are two different time slots for you to choose from. Registration will commit you to one time slot, as they are not interchangeable. Clinics will be taught by Quinn Lehmkuhl, and have limited space.

Date: January 10, 17, 24, 31, and February 7
Time: 2 time slots available: 7:30-8:45 and 9-10:15
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: $175
Instructor: Quinn Lehmkuhl
Registration: Open

Jan 14-16
Old Skool Klassic Race

Go Old Skool this January, with a single groomed classic track race course through the woods. This is a virtual race and unofficially timed. The course will occasionally have passing lanes where the single track overlaps with the regular Tahoe XC trail system. All ages are welcome. You can do it any, or all, of the days, in the hours Tahoe XC is open, from 8:30am-5:00pm. Please be off the trails by 5:00pm. Race details below:

  • All participants must have a day ticket for each day he/she is participating, or a season pass.
  • There is a 5km or 10km option. 10km will be 2 laps of the 5km.
  • Classic skis only, no skating.
  • On the first day you plan to participate in the event, you can pick up your Day Ticket and Course Map at the Tahoe XC Lodge Retail Shop.
  • You can time yourself via the STRAVA App (link will be available upon map pickup at the Front Desk), old skool wrist watch, or a sundial. Please specify which distance you are timing. If you use an analog watch you will get a special prize. Honesty is the best policy. And we will have trail gnomes keeping an eye on you…
  • Submit your favorite time to Far West Nordic. Far West will compile all the times after the end of the day on January 17 and have them available on their website.
  • All proceeds go to the TCCSEA Programs.

The more Old Skool you look, the better…
This event is a fundraiser for TCCSEA youth programs, and will comply with our COVID-19 Operations & Safety Plan. Enjoy kickin’ it Old Skool!

Registration: Click Here
Date: January 14-16
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: $25 suggested donation (proceeds support TCCSEA) Note in addition to registration, a Tahoe XC trail pass is required.
Dress: Costumes definitely encouraged! The more Old Skool you look, the better!

Jan 15
JC Schoonmaker, Strider Glider Alum to Olympian

We welcome home Strider Glider alumni and Olympian JC Schoonmaker. Momentarily home from the World Cup, JC is excited to visit us, his old stomping ground, and will deliver some personal race insight from this season’s World Cup Tour. Let’s gather and fill the Lodge to support JC as he share stories and draws from his personal experience. There is no charge for this event, and no registration. Simply show up at the Lodge and gather with us.

Date: January 15
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: Free
Registration: None, Simply Show Up

Jan 17, 24, 31
Skating Master Clinic

Looking to improve your skate skiing but not planning on winning the Great Ski Race? Join long time Tahoe XC instructor Tim Hauserman for this clinic geared towards improving the techniques of the more mature skate skier. The focus of this clinic is to learn how to be more efficient so you have more endurance, which means you can spend more time having fun. Tim will focus on a better glide, and proper poling technique (V2) as well as how not to feel like you are dying on the uphills, while feeling confident and under control on the downhills. Need a break? Tim will give you a chance to catch your breath while passing on some Tahoe tree info.  Space is limited.

Date: January 17, 24, 31
Time: 9:30-10:45am
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: $105
Instructor: Tim Hauserman
Registration: Open

Jan 18
Community Clinic Intro to Skating

This clinic is geared for beginner community members to learn how to skate, taught by long-time Tahoe XC instructor Tim Hauserman. Learn the foundation and fundamentals of how to skate within a safe and encouraging group setting.This clinic includes a lesson, your trail pass, and rentals for just $60. A savings of $79.

Date: January 18
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: $60
Instructor: Tim Hauserman
Registration: Open

Jan 21
Glide Wax Clinic with 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 Board Member, Roger Chaney who has extensive knowledge of the ski-industry, and worked 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.

For those competing in the Tahoe Rim Tour race, don’t miss this opportunity. It is the ideal clinic for you to get your skis waxed so that you can compete with your skis in optimal condition!

Date: January 21
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: Free
Instructor: Roger Chaney
Registration: Sign up at the Front Desk, limited spots

Jan 22
Season Pass Holder Appreciation Sale & Pancake Feed

We appreciate you, our season pass holders. Let us show our appreciation with a pancake feed. Enjoy a ski, and a pancake breakfast on the deck cooked up and served by Tahoe XC Founders and Board Members. Pancakes will be served 9:00 - 11:00am. $10 suggested donation per order, all proceeds benefit our youth programs.

To learn more about Tahoe XC Founder, read our latest blog.

Jan 25
Tahoe Rim Tour, Pre-ski the Course

For those looking for the cross-country ski vibes, this day is for you!

For the racer, we are offering a $10 savings, get your day ticket for $29 (race registration required), then head out for a guided course preview departing at 9:15am. Both classic and skate skiing disciplines are welcome. Skiers should expect a two-hour ski to Starrett Pass and return to Tahoe XC.

For those looking to learn classic skiing, take advantage of this unique and free opportunity. Classic clinics, offered by Executive Director, and former Far West coach, Ben Grasseschi AND Olympian and local legend Glenn Jobe. Lessons will be available in 30-minute windows each hour, beginning at 9:30am until 12:30pm.

Additionally, together with Atomic, we will offer free demo equipment, as well as the latest “skin ski” wax technology. Representatives from Atomic, Salomon, Fischer, One Way and Leki will join with demos and professional advice. This is a day that you will not want to miss, so mark your calendars and join us for some cross-country ski fun.

Jan 29
Tahoe Rim Tour

The Tahoe Rim Tour is a unique point-to-point Nordic ski event that begins at North Tahoe High School (Tahoe XC trails) and ends at Northstar California XC Ski Center. There is one aid station at about halfway point. Lunch and awards at the finish. Buses available for return to North Tahoe High School. You are welcome to be serious, go fast, and do this as a race OR you can relax and do it as a supported tour.

Date: January 29
Time: Race begins at 9:00am (Classic) and 9:30am (Skate)
Start: North Tahoe High School, Tahoe City
Finish: Northstar California XC Ski Center
Distance: 26km (Classic or Skate)*
Registration: Click Here

This is a Far West Nordic ski event. For more information visit their website at FarWestNordic.org.

Feb 1
Community Clinic Intro to Skating

This clinic is geared for beginner community members to learn how to skate, taught by long-time Tahoe XC instructor Tim Hauserman. Learn the foundation and fundamentals of how to skate within a safe and encouraging group setting.This clinic includes a lesson, your trail pass, and rentals for just $60. A savings of $79.

Date: February 1
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: $60
Instructor: Tim Hauserman
Registration: Open

Feb 9
Red Lips, Wine Sips, Waxing Tips

Join the lovely ladies of Tahoe XC for a FREE Nordic ski waxing clinic. Learn tips and tricks on how waxing can increase your performance, scraping techniques, the reasons for waxing, how often to wax, and with what colors and types of wax. This is a Nordic ski wax clinic only, so please only bring Nordic skis (skate or classic is fine). Participation is free, and all wax and waxing tools in our retail store will be 20% off for participants. Register at the Front Desk, space is limited.

Light refreshments will be provided, but if you want your skis waxed, expect to provide the muscle yourself. You do not need to bring skis to participate. There is plenty to learn by simply observing and asking questions. Plus, this is a great chance to meet your fellow Nordic skiers!

Date: Feb 9
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: Free
Registration: Sign up at the Front Desk, limited spots

Feb 12
She Bowl Laser Biathlon Relay (previously know as Shooter Bowl)

Relay teams will be chosen on the day-of, based on the number of registered participants. Each participant/team will be issued a laser gun to use upon registration. This will be a freestyle race (skate skiing) and you can either bring your own skis or rent skis from us. If you plan on renting, please arrive at 8:30am. If you’d like to race with specific teammates, please arrive at 8:30am.

If you’ve never used a laser gun before, don’t worry! All registered participants are welcome to arrive early to fire some practice rounds. We’ll teach you how to use and aim the laser guns. This is a fun, no-pressure event designed to get you outside in a fun, team atmosphere. This event is a fundraiser, and in partnership with Sierra Community House.

Date: February 12
Time: Race start time of 10:00am
Where: Tahoe XC
Registration Table: 8:30-9:30am
Cost: $25 entry fee per registrant (proceeds support TCCSEA) Note: In addition to registration, a Tahoe XC trail pass is required.
Dress: Costumes definitely encouraged!
Special Notes: This event is particularly geared toward women.
Registration: Click Here

Feb 12
Glide Wax Clinic with 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 Board Member, Roger Chaney who has extensive knowledge of the ski-industry, and worked 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.

For those competing in the Alpenglow race, don’t miss this opportunity. It is the ideal clinic for you to get your skis waxed so that you can compete with your skis in optimal condition!

Date: February 12
Time: TBD
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: Free
Instructor: Roger Chaney
Registration: Openning Soon

Feb 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, 2023
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.

Feb 14- March 7, happening Tuesdays
Women's Clinic Skate, Advanced

Women’s specific skate clinic for high intermediate to advanced skate skiers wanting to fine tune technique. The focus of this clinic is on efficiency, transitions, intervals, and possible race prep. The clinic is taught by Quinn Lehmkuhl, and has limited space.

Date: February 14, 21, 28, and March 7
Time: 7:30-9:00am
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: $140
Instructor: Quinn Lehmkuhl
Registration: Open

Feb 15
Community Clinic Intro to Skating

This clinic is geared for beginner community members to learn how to skate, taught by long-time Tahoe XC instructor Tim Hauserman. Learn the foundation and fundamentals of how to skate within a safe and encouraging group setting.This clinic includes a lesson, your trail pass, and rentals for just $60. A savings of $79.

Date: February 15
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: $60
Instructor: Tim Hauserman
Registration: Open

Feb 18-20
President's Day Weekend Retail Sale

Enjoy a sale this holiday weekend, starting Saturday thru Monday enjoy up to 50% 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.

Feb 26
Alpenglow 10k and 20k Race

Join us for this year’s Alpenglow 10k and 20k Race; historically one of the most competitive and scenic races in the Far West. Hosted by Tahoe XC and supported by 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).

Date: February 26
Race Start Time: 10:00am
Where: Tahoe XC trails
Cost: $40 suggested donation support TCCSEA Youth Programs. In addition to registration, a valid Tahoe XC trail pass is required.
Registration: Race day-of registration only, open 8:00 - 9:30am

March 1
Community Clinic Intro to Skating

This clinic is geared for beginner community members to learn how to skate, taught by long-time Tahoe XC instructor Tim Hauserman. Learn the foundation and fundamentals of how to skate within a safe and encouraging group setting.This clinic includes a lesson, your trail pass, and rentals for just $60. A savings of $79.

Date: March 1
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: $60
Instructor: Tim Hauserman
Registration: Open

March 4
Glide Wax Clinic with 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 Board Member, Roger Chaney who has extensive knowledge of the ski-industry, and worked 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.

For those competing in the Great Ski race, don’t miss this opportunity. It is the ideal clinic for you to get your skis waxed so that you can compete with your skis in optimal condition!

Date: March 4
Time: TBD
Where: Tahoe XC
Cost: Free
Instructor: Roger Chaney
Registration: Openning Soon

March 5
Great Ski Race

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 5
Where: Tahoe XC trails
Cost: $80 until March 2, $120 day-of registration
Registration: Click here for details.