The Great Ski Race
The Great Ski Race® is the main fundraising event for the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team. Celebrating its 43rd year, the Great Ski Race is a Tahoe-Truckee tradition, bringing competitive and not as competitive skiers together for this challenging 30k Trek from Tahoe City to the Cottonwood Hilltop Lodge in Truckee. Due to a mile winter, we will not finish in Truckee this year! There is a (click) NEW ROUTE for 2020.
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 Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team, and to support winter survival and avalanche education programs sponsored and conducted by the Team.
Due to the large number of participants, pre-registration is highly encouraged. Racers start in waves according to bib number, starting at 9:00 am.
There are two hot soup stations along the route and the race ends with a hot lunch and party, including live music at Hilltop Lodge outside of Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee.