March 1, 2014
Filed Under North Tahoe Events
Glide, stride, or snowshoe your way through a gourmet lover’s on-snow wonderland at the annual Gourmet Ski Tour at the Tahoe Cross Country Center on Sunday, March 9th from 12:30 -2:30PM.
Work up a hearty appetite and experience quilt free noshing before, during, or after touring some of the cross country center’s 65 kilometers of beautiful forested trails.
On Sunday, March 9th, beginning at 12:30pm, Chefs from Bridgetender, Christy Hill, Jakes on the Lake, Lanza’s, Mamasake, Men Wielding Fire, Chef Ron, Sugar Pine Cakery, Sunnyside, Tahoe House Bakery, Uncommon Kitchen , and Wolfdale’s will excite your taste buds with savory and sweet treats during the 13th Annual Gourmet Ski Tour.
For about two hours the meadow above Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area is filled with hungry gliders and striders, leisurely traveling around a freeform food course. (No need to be an expert skier to participate. Beginners can rent skis or snowshoes at the ski shop inside the lodge). Besides the scrumptious food, there will be wine tasting by Truckee River Winery, beer tasting by Deschutes Brewery, and coffee from Coffee Connexion.
Following the feast, Tahoe Cross Country is featuring music by “Sneaky Creatures”, a unique band full of surprises, with a little gypsy jazz, country rock, folk and swing, providing no excuses, no chance but to get out and dance. When the band takes a break we will judge the “Wild, Wild, Wild West”- themed costume contest.
The Gourmet Ski Tour is the major fundraiser for the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Foundation , a no –profit group supporting young skiers who participate in the Strider Glider program, Free skiing for Schools program, the middle and high school ski teams and the Winter Discovery Center. This fun and tasty event will goe on no matter what Mother Nature decides to serve up in the weather department. for Schools program, the Middle/High School Ski Teams, and the Winter Discovery Center.
This is a very popular community event. Purchase tickets soon. $40 general admission. Children under 13 years of age can eat free at the mobile BBQ. For more information call (530) 583-5475 or visit www.tahoexc.com