The Great Ski Race
The Ski Race is the largest on the Western half of the United States. In its humble 1977 beginnings, the Great Ski Race was compromised of 66 locals. Today the program features over one thousand skiers who all race down the slopes for a good cause.
Organization: Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team, Inc.
Date: 03/05/2017 update info
Time: 9:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM
Event Cost: TBA
Venue: The Great Ski Race in Tahoe City,CA
Contact: Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team, Inc.
Phone: (530) 581-4038
Tahoe City to Truckee March 5, 2017
The Great Ski Race® is the main fund raising event for the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team, a non-profit all-volunteer organization. Team members, along with community supporters, organize The Great Ski Race®, which continues to be one of the largest Nordic ski races west of the Mississippi. Race proceeds are used primarily to purchase equipment for the Team, and to support winter survival and avalanche education programs sponsored and conducted by the Team.
- Helps raise money for the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team
- An early March event each year
- Held at the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area - Tahoe City, CA
Overview: Held each March, the great skiing race helps raise money for the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team, a nonprofit organization. The race provides enough money to aid the Rescue Team in purchasing new equipment and to fund winter survival and avalanche education classes.
When: An early march event each year
Where: Tahoe Cross Country Ski area
Fees: Entry fees vary. Free to the public to watch
Details: Registration opens in January. Entry fees also award amenities like refreshments, a hot lunch and a chance to win a number of prizes. A party will also be held after the Great Ski Race to celebrate.
To get to the starting line, once in Tahoe City, take highway 28 straight away and a left onto Fabian Way. Take a right on Village Road, a left onto Country Club Drive and arrive at the Tahoe Cross Country entrance. Buses from Truckee's Hilltop Lodge will also be taking skiers and watchers to the entrance.
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