The Great Ski Race, Lake Tahoe

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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.

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Organization: Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team, Inc.
Date: 03/02/2014 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
Email:
Website: www.thegreatskirace.com
Event Details:

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.

  • 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.