|All the cross country trails are filled with snow this year.|
The popular Great Ski Race for cross country skiers will take place March 6, 2016 without fear of the course melting away. The race has been plagued with cancellations over the past few years due to lack of snow. This year won't be a problem because the snowpack is at 130% of normal.
The Great Ski Race begins in Tahoe City and ends at the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Skiers begin at 6,600 feet and reach a peak altitude of 7,700 in the first half of the race. The second half features some steep uphill portions with a net elevation loss to just under 6,000 feet at the finish line.