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Go Nordic with Tahoe Cross-Country Skiing

Glide your way across snowy fields and icy trails with cross-country skiing, a local favorite. Just nine miles from Olympic Valley, Tahoe Cross Country (XC) Ski Area features miles of groomed cross-country trails, a day lodge, cafe, rentals and lessons. Head out to ski or snowshoe on snow-covered trails through Ponderosa Pine and White Fir trees. Cruise along open meadows and gentle rolling hills, or climb up to enjoy fantastic views of Lake Tahoe. Two trail-side warming huts provide ideal locations for getting out of the weather and warming up with a free hot chocolate or tea. Those older than 69 and younger than 10 enjoy free Tahoe cross-country skiing at Tahoe XC - and dogs are welcome too!



8:00 am to 5:00 pm


$32 for a day pass or $28 after 12:30 pm


The Great Ski Race, Gourmet Ski Tour, Old Skool Klassic Race


  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Warming Huts with Hot Cocoa
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cafe
  • Clinics & Lessons
  • Sledding


  • Is cross-country skiing good for any age?

    Tahoe cross-country skiing is suitable for children ages 5 and up that have practiced the basics of the sport. Keep in mind that XC skiing can be a hefty workout, so be sure to tailor your excursion to the age and skill level of the child.
  • Are lessons and rentals available?

    Lessons and rentals are available at Tahoe XC. All-day lessons for adults cost $70 (or $50 for youth and seniors). There are also longer clinics. Guests can also rent cross-country skis ($22-30), snowshoes ($15-20), and pull sleds ($25) by the day.

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