The Start

The Great Ski Race® has gone from 60 racers being manually timed in 1977, to more than 600 racers with electronic timing in 1985, to more than 750 racers since 1993. In 2005 all records were broken, with 1109 registered racers, 1029 finishers, and the fastest mens and womens times yet! In 2022 the course was changed from a 30km point to point race, to a 26km loop from the Tahoe Cross Country Center with exceptional views of Lake Tahoe and fast, fun downhills!


For those who park at the North Tahoe High School there will be a drop off for personal gear (clothes, etc) that will be ready for pickup at the finish line.

Wave Starts

The start field is divided into waves; wave 1 starts at 9:00AM sharp and subsequent waves start at 3 minute intervals after that.