TAHOE CITY, Calif. - Alpenglow Sports has teamed up with Tahoe Cross Country to present the inaugural Lake Tahoe Nordic Festival, Dec. 14-16. All events are free and open to the public at Tahoe Cross Country.
The Lake Tahoe Nordic Festival is a three-day event that will cater to one of the fastest growing cross-country regions in the United States. Lake Tahoe is a famous alpine skiing destination, however, the area also boasts world-class Nordic skiing with multiple cross-country ski resorts and hundreds of kilometers of groomed trails.
Friday evening kicks off the festival with a community party and film presentation by local athletes. An on-snow demo with the latest and greatest in Nordic equipment from many industry brands will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Technical and health clinics, group skis, historical snowshoe tours and race series are slated for Dec. 15 and 16.
The festival has gathered the local Nordic ski and snowshoe community to lead its clinics, groups skis and races, including olympians Marcus Nash and Glenn Jobe; Far West Nordic Head Coach Ben Grassechi; Tahoe Peak Endurance's Colleen Connors-Pace; Andy Pasternak and Julie Young of Silver Sage Sports Performance; Tim Hauserman of Tahoe Cross Country; Kara LaPoint of NTHS Nordic; and Peter Fain of Atlas Snowshoes. Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and Tahoe Rim Trail Association will lead a natural history snowshoe tour and snowshoe hike, respectively.
"We are excited to be hosting this first annual event at Tahoe Cross Country with Brendan and Alpenglow Sports. We have had a long standing partnership in Tahoe City promoting Nordic skiing together," said Kevin Murnane of Tahoe Cross Country. "Our goal is to offer something for everyone: from the complete beginner looking for a first lesson, to the veteran racer looking for the best equipment available, to the trail runner looking for a great snowshoe to help them stay fit in winter."
The Lake Tahoe Nordic Festival has been made possible through a grant from the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, as well as the partnerships with Atlas Snowshoes, Fischer, Leki, Madshus, Rossignol, Salomon, Swix, Toko, Silver Sage Sports Performance, Tahoe Peak Endurance, Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Far West Nordic, Sugar Pine Cakery, Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, and Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue.
Tahoe Cross Country is located at 925 Country Club Drive in Tahoe City. A full schedule of events is available at www.tahoenordicfestival.com.
Call Alpenglow Sports at 530-583-6917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.