The 2024 race is cancelled!

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!

Cost & Deadlines

Registration fees will increase up to race day, so register early!

  • $65 ($20 if under 18) until Jan 3
  • $75 ($30 if under 18) until Feb 4
  • $85 ($40 if under 18) until Feb 29
  • $90 ($50 if under 18) on March 1 and 2
  • $120 ($70 if under 18) on race day

All race fees are non-refundable. Your entry fee buys you refreshments and hot lunch plus live music and dancing at the finish!

Donations above and beyond these amounts to the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team are always appreciated (all donations above and beyond race fees are tax-deductible; non-profit tax ID #94-2737988).

Wave Starts

The start field is divided into wave starts. Wave 1 starts at 9:00AM sharp and the subsequent waves start at 3 minute intervals after that. When registering you will be asked to specify which wave you would like to start in.


Categories & Prizes

TGSR is considered a skate race, and the categories are broken down by gender (M/F) and age (10 year increments). Awards for the top 3 finishers in each age category will be awarded medals at the awards ceremony at approximately 12:00. Age groups are 9 and under, 10-11, 12-13,14-15,16-17,18-19, 20-29 and up by tens.


A band will play from 11:30 to 3:00 PM. This means for one low price you will receive a groomed and supported nordic race, an Après ski party and an excellent warm meal with musical entertainment!