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!