New lodge construction to begin in 2023 at Tahoe XC

Tahoe XC

Tahoe Cross Country is the place to go for a community-based, cross-country ski and snowshoe experience with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. Dogs are welcome on designated trails. Fat bikes are not allowed.

Clinics | This year Skiing with Grace returns, incorporating mindfulness and cross-country skiing technique along the creek-side routes and towering pines of Burton Creek State Park.

New base lodge | A capital fundraising campaign is underway for Tahoe XC new base lodge, which will be relocated next to the North Tahoe High School.

The current base lodge, located at a lower elevation that the high school, limits the resort’s ski season as trails from the base area melt faster than other trails in the network. The move next to the high school will allow for access to those higher-elevation Nordic trails, thus expanding the resort’s ski season.

The lodge will be built using the historic Pennoyer/Schilling home built in 1937 at Rubicon Bay. The home was gifted to the nonprofit ski area for use as a base area. The new lodge will feature rentals, a cafe, lockers and community meeting areas.

The Lodge Project will need to secure fundraising commitments equal to 80 percent of the $13 million construction budget before beginning construction, according to the Tahoe Cross Country Lodge Project website. If the fundraising goal is met as planned, groundbreaking could occur in summer or fall 2024. This means the earliest the new Lodge may be open is the for the 2025-26 ski season. |

Free skiing | Free trail access is offered to those 19 years of age and younger and those 70 and older.

Read the 17th Annual Tahoe Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Guide


  • Jan. 13-15 | Old Skool Klassic
  • Jan. 20-21 | Season Passholder Appreciation Weekend
  • Jan. 27 | Wax Clinic w/ Roger Chaney
  • Jan. 28 | Tahoe Rim Tour
  • Feb. 8 | Red Lips, Wine Sips & Waxing Tips
  • Feb. 10 | Wax Clinic w/ Roger Chaney
  • Feb. 11 | She Bowl Laser Biathlon Relay
  • Feb. 14 | Share the Love Scavenger Hunt
  • Feb. 25 | Alpenglow 10K & 20K
  • March 3 | Great Ski Race