Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team (TNSAR) cancels race due to lack of snow; throws party to support fundraising efforts instead

The Great Ski Race

The Great Ski Race

The Great Ski Race 2018 has been cancelled because of a lack of snow. Furthermore, the snow forecast is discouraging for the next few weeks. The cancellation is disappointing because the race is a main fundraiser for Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue.
The good news is that organizers are planning a fundraising party in place of the race. This event will take place on March 4, 2018 at the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area (Tahoe XC). The party is still in its planning stages, and here’s what is lined up so far:
  • The Blues Monsters will provide live music from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.
  • Food from Men Wielding Fire will be available for purchase starting at 12 noon.
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will provide beer.

Donations to Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue (TNSAR) are needed and greatly appreciated. Donate here.

Stay in the loop for more details about this fundraising event. Visit thegreatskirace.com and follow The Great Ski Race on Facebook here. TNSAR appreciates your interest in and support of The Great Ski Race and its team.

About The Great Ski Race

The Great Ski Race is the main fundraising event for the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team (TNSAR), a non-profit all-volunteer organization. Team members, along with community supporters, organize The Great Ski Race. The event is one of the largest Nordic ski races west of the Mississippi.

The 30-kilometer (18.43-mile) course begins at Lake Tahoe and climbs out of the Tahoe Basin over Starratt Pass. It then heads to historic Truckee on a long downhill run along Sawtooth Ridge. The course covers varied terrain and offers panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada. Therefore, participants enjoy inspired views of Squaw Valley and the Sierra Crest before an exhilarating downhill run.

Race proceeds are used to purchase equipment for the Team. Also, funds support winter survival and avalanche education programs sponsored and conducted by the Team.

Read this 2004 race recap by Mark Nadell: adventuresportsjournal.com/the-truly-great-ski-race.

About the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team (TNSAR)

The Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team is an all-volunteer team of over 100 individuals. Its staff stands ready year-round to search for people who are lost or need help in the backcountry. Members put their own lives at risk, and they use much of their own equipment and survival gear. They employ whatever means necessary to find lost hikers, skiers, boarders, bikers, mountaineers, and snowmobilers. Additionally, members are registered disaster relief workers with the Sheriff’s Department.

TNSAR has conducted more than 300 searches. Consequently, over 500 people have been reunited with their loved ones since its founding.