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Lake Tahoe Cross Country Skiing

Lake Tahoe Cross Country Skiing at California
925 Country Club Dr, Tahoe National Forest, Tahoe City, California, 96145
530-583-5475  |  Category: Entertainment
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Lake Tahoe Cross Country Skiing

A local's favorite, Tahoe XC Ski Area is conveniently located nine miles from Squaw Valley in Tahoe City with 65km of groomed cross country trails, a day lodge, cafe, rentals and lessons. Head out to ski or snowshoe on scenic trails through Ponderosa Pine and White Fir trees, cruise along open meadows and gentle rolling hills or climb up to enjoy the stunning views of Lake Tahoe.  Two trail side warming huts provide ideal locations for getting out of the weather, enjoying a break and a free hot chocolate or tea. Tahoe XC is the starting point of the Great Ski Race! Those older than 69 and younger than 10 ski free. 
 

Details

Hours -

8:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
 

Price -

$15-$24 
 

Events -

The Great Ski Race, Gourmet Ski Tour, free beginner skate ski lessons.
 

Activities

  • Cross Country Ski
  • Snowshoe
  • Clinics and lessons
  • Cafe
 

Tahoe Cross Country (XC) Skiing

Are you are looking for an alternative to downhill skiing? Maybe you are just in the mood for something new. Cross Country skiing is fun, peaceful, scenic, and can be a relaxing outing or an amazing workout -whatever you are in the mood for. Snowshoes are also an option at Tahoe XC.
 
Tahoe Cross Country offers a high quality recreation experience for all ability levels. The 65 kilometer trail system is machine groomed daily. Nineteen separate trails lead skiers and snowshoers through Ponderosa Pine and White Fir forests, into open meadows, and up to stunning views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding peaks. Two trailside warming huts provide ideal locations for getting out of the weather, enjoying a break and free hot chocolate or tea.
 

Lessons and Rentals

Equipment is available to rent a Tahoe XC. Skis and snowshoes. Free Beginning Skate Ski Lessons Saturday, Sunday 9:15am, Wednesdays 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
 

FAQs

  • When are Tahoe XC's hours??

    The groomed ski area is open 8:00-5:00 p.m. daily
  • Should I take lessons?

    If you prefer, it will help. Tahoe XC's lesson packages include a group lesson, ski rental, and a trail pass. You can learn the basics of safely gliding, turning, and stopping in a supportive group atmosphere. If you know how to ski classic style but want to try skate skiing there are free beginner lessons Saturday, Sunday 9:15a.m., Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. and1:00 p.m.
  • Is there a café?

    Yes, the Free Heel Café in the lodge is open daily.
 

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