10 annual Gourmet Ski Tour benefit at Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area | SierraSun.com

10 annual Gourmet Ski Tour benefit at Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; For the past nine years Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area has produced the most exciting on-snow gourmet-tasting event. Sample some of the Nordic centerand#8217;s gentlest trails while enjoying delectable food and beverage from 19 of North Tahoeand#8217;s finest restaurants Sunday, March 13, 1-3 p.m. in the meadow above in Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area. Beginners can rent skis or snowshoes and at their leisure taste seafood, soup, breads, hors dand#8217;oeuvres, pastries and cookies. The day ends with margaritas and live music at the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association Winter Discovery Center Yurt. A sledding hill will be available for the children. Dressing in a Nordic period costume such as a traditional Norwegian skier or a Scandinavian Nordic warrior. Best costume wins a Tahoe XC 2011/12 season pass.

This event sells out fast. Tickets are only $25 for season pass holder adults, $30 for non-pass holders (this includes a 1 1/2 day trail pass from 12:30-5 p.m. valued at $16), $25 for juniors 17-13 years and children 12 and under can eat free from the mobile BBQ.

Proceeds benefit the TCCSEA, a nonprofit group supporting the Strider Glider Program, free Skiing for Schools program, High and Middle School Ski Teams and the Winter Discovery Center.

Participating restaurants include: Jakeand#8217;s on Lake Tahoe, Wolfdaleand#8217;s, Sunnyside, Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, Lanzaand#8217;s, Mamasake, Christy Hill, Men Wielding Fire, West Shore cafe, Uncommon Kitchen, Ron Allen Personal Chef, Bridgetender, Lakeside Pizza, Tahoe House, Viva Treats, Sugarpine Cakery, Truckee River Winery, Northshore Hawaiian Grill and Brockway Bakery.

Your admission ticket to this events is not tax-deductible. For more information call 530-583-5475, e-mail ski@tahoexc.org or visit http://www.tahoexc.org.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

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