Nordic & Backcountry Ski Swap
Always the second weekend in November, this is the biggest Nordic & Backcountry Ski Swap in the west, located in Tahoe City, California.
Great Ski Race
The Great Ski Race, a 30km race from Tahoe XC to Truckee, is the main fundraising event for Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team.
Every year since March 15th, 2015, we’ve celebrated Kevin Murnane’s life. We honor who he was and what he means to us by fundraising for the Kevin Murnane Student Scholarship and Coaches Grant Funds.
From the get-go, Kevin encouraged Tahoe XC’s Board of Directors to look for ways to promote quality coaching because he knew that supported and skilled coaches are the key to successful youth athletics. He accelerated our youth programs and constantly found ways to grow each of them. For 15 years, Kevin dedicated himself to establishing and enhancing our ski education foundation, local Nordic coaches, and Tahoe XC’s general community outreach.
In the last 5 years, 4 coaches and 8 NTHS graduates have benefited from our Kevin Murnane Scholarship & Coaches Grant programs:
Kevin Murnane Coaches Grant Recipients
- Lourdes Shaurette (NTMS coach, 2017)
- Marty Schoonmaker (NTMS coach, 2017)
- Craig Smith (NTMS coach, 2017)
- Eliska Albrigtsen (DEVO coach, 2016)
Kevin Murnane Student Scholarship Recipients
- Matt Roske (2019)
- Cooper Anderson (2019)
- JC Schoonmaker (2018)
- Jake Inclan (2018)
- Quinn Lehmkuhl (2017)
- Kristen Gallant (2017)
- Kaya Williams (2016)
- Brynn Anderson (2016)
Help more North Tahoe student-athletes attend college and more local coaches attend clinics and trainings, which directly support our programs, by donating to the Kevin Murnane Student Scholarship Fund and/or Coaches Grant Fund today.
As you may remember, Kevin was not only one of the most beautiful cross-country skiers, he could do complex mathematics in his head.
This isn’t hard math. Supporting our Nordic ski community is important. Help us raise money for our athletes and coaches with a one-time or recurring donation to the causes Kevin believed in.
With sincere thanks,
The Team at Tahoe Cross-Country
For more information on donating to the Kevin Murnane Scholarship Fund and how to apply for these scholarships & grants, please visit our Kevin Murnane Scholarship page.
Updated 16 March 2020: Gear give back is being delayed so you can enjoy the new snowfall. We’ll be in touch with parents for when to return Strider Glider gear. For now, get outside and ski!
Thank you to all who participated in Strider Gliders this year. Our gear return days are as follows:
- Gear Drop off #1: TBA
- Gear Drop off #2: TBA
All gear should be returned to Tahoe XC at the above times. If you cannot make these times, please arrive for a friend to help you, as we won’t be set up to take gear outside of these times.
Please clean and disenfect the skis, poles and boots. Use rubber bands (not tape) to tie sets of skis and poles together. Please tie boot strings together. Children do not need to be present to return gear. The process should take just a few minutes to return gear and check paperwork.
Thank you for being diligent about returning all gear to us on time.
The Kevin Murnane Student Scholarship is awarded to two graduating North Tahoe High School student-athletes each year who demonstrate selflessness, decency and good nature within our community.
Each scholarship is worth up to $1,000 and awarded to deserving North Tahoe High School graduating seniors who have participated in Nordic ski program(s) at Tahoe XC, Auburn Ski Club, Far West, North Tahoe Middle and/or North Tahoe High School.
Although it is not required that applications ski competitively in college, we are proud of how many Tahoe Cross-Country skiers go on to compete at national and international levels in Nordic skiing, and how many return to Tahoe XC to participate in this healthy, lifelong sport. Application deadline is March 31st.
See if you qualify: Scholarship Guidelines
Apply online via Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation