Sports Briefs | Great Ski Race scheduled for Sunday, March 5 |

Sports Briefs | Great Ski Race scheduled for Sunday, March 5

The Great Ski Race

The 35th annual Great Ski Race from the Tahoe Cross Country Center to the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee is scheduled for Sunday, March 6 starting at 9 a.m. The 30-kilometer race benefits the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team. Sign up by March 5 for a lower entry fee. Race-day registration in person by 8:30 a.m. The course was to be groomed Tuesday morning for those wishing to pre-ski it. Visit for more information.

Tahoe Twins fundraiser

The Tahoe Twins baseball team is holding a fundraising party with live music at the North Lake Tahoe Events Center in Kings Beach on Saturday, March 19 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. The party will include live music from the band Remley, as well as raffles for a flatscreen TV and Tahoe Twins apparel. Cost is $10.

Open gym

Open gym is being offered at the Rideout in Tahoe City on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $2 per person.

Sugar Bowl to host big hip competition

Sugar Bowl’s Switching Yard Terrain Park will host the and#8220;Hip Hurrayand#8221; big hip competition on Sunday, March 6. All competitors will be given two runs to show off their best trick on the hip feature. Ages 15 and up are eligible to participate. Entry is $20, with a chance to win prizes from top companies. Sign-ups are available the day of the event starting at 9 a.m. in the Mt. Judah Day Lodge. The contest starts at 11 a.m. in the Coldstream Terrain Park. For more |information, visit

Author event coming to Tahoe City

Author Jeremy Evans will be at Uncorked Wine Bar in Tahoe City on Wednesday, March 9 for an author event in connection with his book, and#8220;In Search of Powder.and#8221; The book has been reviewed in The Wall Street Journal and has been on University of Nebraska Pressand#8217; bestseller list each month since its November release date. The event starts at 6 p.m.

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