Your Season & Trail Pass Purchase Means Investing in Our Community... 

Did you know TCCSEA programs 
support over 2,000 local kids?

With 5 consistent programs, Tahoe Cross-Country Education Association (TCCSEA) is able to encourage children, who otherwise may not have access to snow sports, to learn to ski. We do so by subsidizing programs with income generated from Tahoe XC trail passes :
Strider Gliders - Children ages 4-11 learn ski and snow skills during this fun, 8-week, after-school program. It is very affordable and includes season ski equipment rentals to use all winter long. An average of 185 students participate annually and we've even added a laser biathlon element!
Free Skiing for the Schools - More than 800 kids from Tahoe, Truckee and Kings Beach elementary schools borrow gear and ski on Tahoe XC groomed trails completely free! TTUSD teachers just have to sign up their classes by January 1st.

Winter Discovery Center - 3rd, 4th and 5th graders learn place-based science that aligns with the California State Science Standards while skiing right from the Tahoe XC Yurt. The curriculum is award winning and provided by our partner, Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP).

Junior Development (DEVO) Team - Anywhere from 25-40 kids participate in this year-round training program geared towards specific race training and improvement skills for ambitious young Nordic athletes.

Junior Mountain Riders - Currently our only summer program, it provides elementary age children with a safe and positive opportunity to grow mountain bike skills while riding with their peers.

Photo by Scott Rokis
What's the Difference 
between Tahoe XC and TCCSEA?
Tahoe Cross-Country (Tahoe XC)  is the Nordic ski area that sells passes, operates the facility, rental shop, yurt, huts, Free Heel Cafe and is responsible for the world-class grooming of our trails.
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association (TCCSEA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults learn, have access to and enjoy cross-country skiing. Programs such as Strider Gliders, Free Skiing for the Schools, Winter Discovery Center and Junior Development (DEVO) Team are largely subsidized by income generated by Tahoe XC.
How Are They Subsidized?

Strider Gliders, for example, averages 185 participants per season and includes season-long gear rentals for kids to take home and/or ski elsewhere.
Our operational cost for Strider Gliders is approximately $345 per child per season. This includes season passes for volunteer instructors, kids' rental gear, trail use, radio and safety equipment, one fearlessly mad-hatted program director, and more. The current price we charge is $95 per child.
Why do we subsidize so heavily?

Because we believe all kids deserve to learn the joys of skiing.

And our mission is to promote a healthy, outdoor-oriented lifestyle for children and adults through education, cross-country skiing, and other self-powered recreation.
Therefore, when you purchase your season or trail pass, you're ensuring that over 2,000 kids in our community can look forward to their favorite TCCSEA programs.

We promise to keep these programs affordable for our community. And we will continue  to provide world-class terrain and expertly groomed trails for cross-country skiing.

We appreciate your support. Thank you!
Miss the Early Bird Season Pass Special? 

Don't worry. 

2018-19 Adult Passes are only $249 from now until November (then price goes up to $299).
You can donate anytime to your favorite TCCSEA programs, or to TCCSEA in general. 
Our mission is to promote a healthy, outdoor-oriented lifestyle for children and adults through education, cross-country skiing, and other self-powered recreation.

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