March 8, 2011
Sample food and wine on the snow in the Gourmet Ski Tour

By Allen Pierleoni

Snow play will go upscale Sunday, March 13, when Tahoe Cross Country hosts its 10th annual Gourmet Ski Tour. Participants will sample food and wine from 19 area restaurants and bakeries, which will be stationed in tents along the "gourmet food course."

Tahoe Cross Country maintains 40 miles of groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, and this "on-snow food-tasting along gentle terrain" is one-of-a-kind.

Bring your own skis and/or snowshoes or rent gear there. From 1 to 3 p.m., participants will meander along a one-mile-long trail, stopping at kiosks for food and wine samplings. Participating restaurants include Jake's on the Lake, Sunnyside, Wolfdale's, Bridgetender, Christy Hill and Brockway Bakery.

"Dessert in the yurt" concludes the event, with baked treats, winetasting and live music until 5 p.m.

Cost is $30 adults, $25 ages 13 to 17, free for 12 and younger. The price includes an afternoon trail pass. The ski center is at 925 Country Club Drive, three miles east of downtown Tahoe City, along Highway 28.

For more information: (530) 5823-5475,

Call The Bee's Allen Pierleoni at (916) 321-11128.

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