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November 13, 2012
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Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association announces programs, ski swap

TAHOE - The Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association (TCCSEA) is a nonprofit 501©(3) corporation whose mission is to promote the sport of cross country skiing through educational activities for children and adults.

In 1999, the TCCSEA Board of Directors, consisting of several local residents, business owners, coaches and athletes, entered a concession agreement with the Tahoe City Public Utility District to operate Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area. Over the past decade, Tahoe Cross Country has established itself as one of the top ski areas in the United States.

The programs

Through the partnership with the Tahoe City Public Utility District, Tahoe Cross Country provides several educational programs to its community members. The Strider Gliders After-School Ski Program is an eight-week program that includes ski instruction, equipment use for the winter, and ski trail access for a nominal fee, thanks to more than 2,000 hours of community support donated each season. The Winter Discovery Center provides a place-based science/ski program to third, fourth and fifth-grade students from the Lake Tahoe region. Free Skiing for Schools Program provides free skiing to teachers and their students, giving all children the opportunity to participate in winter physical activity. These are examples of the programs developed over the years.

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association provides school children in the community with an opportunity to learn and participate in a sport that will provide lifelong enjoyment and health benefits. Motivated individuals gain a foundation for world-class competitive training. Many young athletes from the area move on to national and international Nordic skiing competition. TCCSEA supports its local Nordic ski team from North Tahoe Middle and High Schools by providing free trail access, coaching support and ski equipment.

Lake Tahoe's Largest Cross Country Ski Swap-

Check out the Tahoe XC Ski Swap, Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Tahoe Cross Country Center, a fundraiser for the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association.-

It's a great place to find skate skis, classic skis, kid's pull sleds, snowshoes, backcountry gear, rollerskis, boots, poles, clothing, accessories, bikes, more. Find gear from TXC's rental department, demos, rep samples, retailers.

Are you selling? Offering the lowest commission in Tahoe. Only 15 percent on sold items.

Register your sale items Friday, Nov. 16, 4-9 p.m.

Pick up your check and/or unsold items Sunday, Nov. 18, 2-5 p.m.

Also on Nov. 17, Tahoe XC raffle tickets will be on sale: Win a season pass and other prizes. Have breakfast with Jack from Men Wielding Fire; Laser Biathlon demos offer a chance to check out the new laser biathlon rifles and test your skill.

Volunteers are needed for Friday and Saturday.

Contact ski@tahoexc.org or 530-583-5475 to sign up. Also, mark your calendar for the 14th annual Open House Potluck Saturday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. at Tahoe XC, just 3 miles north of Tahoe City at 925 Country Club Drive.

Visit www.tahoexc.org for information.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Nov 13, 2012 04:12PM Published Nov 13, 2012 04:07PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.