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Challenging you since 1977

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A Fundraiser for

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Loop from Tahoe XC Nordic Center

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First Sunday in March

The Great Ski Race® Sunday March 3, 2024


For the first time in 45+ years, we've made the unfortunate decision to cancel the 2024 The Great Ski Race - due to it being too stormy and very dangerous driving conditions.

Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue is a tough group of individuals, but prudence demands that we not put any racers or volunteers into harm's way by encouraging anyone to be driving on the roads on race day while the National Weather Service Blizzard Warning is still in effect. All 2024 registrants will automatically be rolled over for 2025 - thanks for your understanding!

The Great Ski Race is a 26km (16.2 miles) loop around Mt Watson: up to Soup Station 1, right (east) on the 73 road (Fiberboard Fwy) to 4 Corners, down the 74 road back to Carnelian Bay and onto the Blue Trail at TXC.

The Great Ski Race® is the main fund raising event for the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team, a non-profit all-volunteer organization. Team members, along with community supporters, organize The Great Ski Race®, which continues to be one of the largest Nordic ski races west of the Mississippi. Race proceeds are used primarily to purchase equipment for the Team, and to support winter survival and avalanche education programs sponsored and conducted by the Team.