About the Tahoe League

The Tahoe League is a developmental alpine ski race league for athletes from age 7 to 18. The League consists of approximately 15 teams representing ski areas and clubs in the Lake Tahoe, California vicinity. For links to each team’s own website, see “League Info”.

Teams practice throughout the winter and four races are conducted each season. In each race, athletes compete against others in their age and gender group. Age groups are: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16+. For links to the schedules and results from each individual race, see “Schedule/Results”.

During the season, points are awarded for placement in all the scored races. The Finals races are not included in the overalls. The 1st place finisher in each group gets 25 points, 2nd place is worth 20, 3rd place 15. From 4th place down to 15th, the finisher gets 12, 11, 10, 9, etc. down to 1 point for the 15th place finisher. At the end of the season, awards are given to the top 15 within each age group. The racer in each group with the most points is declared the Overall Winner. For links to the up-to-date standings for each age group, see “Overall Standings”.

The Tahoe League has been a fixture in the Tahoe basin for over 30 years. The League provides an opportunity for young skiers to have fun and compete in quality competition while learning racing skills. Many racers from the Tahoe League go on to compete in USSA competitions in the Far West division. Since the League is developmental, special rules apply to restrict eligibility for top-level USSA racers. This keeps the focus on learning and fun in the Tahoe League.

For more information, contacts are listed on the “League Info” page.