Watch Ingrid Backstrom's Winter Speaker Series!

"Searching for the Answer" was a Winter Speaker Series show for the ages, and we couldn’t be more grateful to Ingrid for sharing her honest, funny, down-to-earth, and raw reflection on what skiing means to her today!

This was not just a presentation about rad skiing, although that was included in spades throughout, but it was a much deeper study of skiing and life; how one reflects, supports, and influences the other, and how the interplay between the two is constantly evolving.

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We curate gear from trusted brands so that you can ski, climb, hike, and run with confidence. We test new gear each season, looking for exceptional products and brands that deliver the best quality.

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Upcoming Events

February 24th, 2024 10am-12:30pm

Nordic Wax Clinic

Enjoy this cross-country focused (skate or classic) glide ski wax clinic. In this interactive clinic you will learn how to care for your 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. Come out to Tahoe XC from 10-12:30 for this event.

If you are interested in using this clinic to prepare your skis for tomorrow’s race, please bring your race wax so we can prep your skis together. This clinic will be taught by Toko Tech Team member Roger Chaney, who has extensive knowledge of the ski-industry, and works 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(20% off!)at the Tahoe XC Retail Shop and at Alpenglow Sports. Space is limited, please sign up at the Tahoe XC Front Desk to reserve your spot.

February 25th, 2024 @ 10am

Alpenglow Sports 10/20K Freestyle

In partnership with Tahoe XC and Atomic, Salomon, and Fischer, Alpenglow Sports is thrilled to offer this community-oriented nordic race that is welcoming to all disciplines and ability levels. The Alpenglow Sports 10/20K Freestyle, returns to Tahoe XC on Sunday, February 25th at 10am. For those skiers craving a shorter distance, we are also happy to offer the Alpenglow 10k! Both distances depart together in a mass start fashion at 10am, where skate and classic skiers begin together.

Date: Sunday, February 25
Race Start Time: 10:00am
Where: Tahoe XC trails
Cost: $40 Adults, $25 Youth (under 19), suggested donation support TCCSEA Youth Programs.
Registration: Day-of registration only, from 8:00am-9:30am.
Registration includes: Trail pass, one raffle ticket, and a bowl of chili with cornbread.

March 7th, 2024

Dave Nettle's "Ski Touring the Tyrol"

Join us for the last Winter Speaker Series of the 2023/24 season! Winter Speaker Series founder Dave Nettle will present "Ski Touring the Tyrol" and all proceeds will benefit Slow Food Lake Tahoe.

Spanning the borders of southern Austria and Northern Italy, the Tyrol region is a place of magnificent alpine beauty that includes some of the most dramatic peaks and valleys in the Alps as well as the iconic Dolomites.

Join Dave Nettle for a lively and humorous tour through the Tyrol in images and stories of some of his favorite adventures during his 25 year love affair with this magical region famous for climbing, skiing, via ferrata, friendly locals and outstanding food and wine. 

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