Whether coming from the direction of Sacramento or Reno, you can check the Caltrans web page on the status of the major highways (Hwy 80, Hwy 50, Hwy 89, Hwy 267, Hwy 431) into Lake Tahoe. You can get similar information by dialing (800) 427-7623.
Parking at both the start and finish is limited; please carpool if possible. Parking at the start will be strictly enforced; you will be towed if you park outside the designated areas. Designated parking will be available on the North side of Polaris and Cedarwood; on the East side of Village; on the West side of Country Club; and on the South side of Highland. However, your best option is parking at the High School at the end of Polaris; a groomed track will be available to skate to the start at the Nordic Center, a distance of less than .5 miles. Plus bag trucks and bathrooms will also be available.
Please do not park in any undesignated areas.
THE MORNING BUSES ARE NOW FULL.
Morning Buses (provided by Northstar) will run from Truckee to the Tahoe Cross Country ski area on race morning, leaving Truckee at 7:00 AM. The morning buses are by reservation only, and are limited in numbers. The price for a morning bus ride is $3, which you include when registering. Parking for the 7:00 am buses from Truckee is in the Truckee Regional Park, 10500 Old Brockway Road, across the street from Hilltop Lodge. Parking attendants will be there to direct you in. Afternoon buses (provided by Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows) will leave Cottonwoods parking lot (finish line party) at approximately 12:00, 1:15 and 2:30 and return you to North Tahoe High School and Tahoe Cross County. Seating is limited, but they are free and on a first come first serve basis!
There will be a drop off at the race start for personal gear (clothes, etc) that will be ready for pickup at the finish line.
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association Visitor Information