March 6, 2012
Graze and sip on skis or snowshoes at Gourmet Ski Tour

On-snow gourmet grazing and sipping while walking on snowshoes or gliding on cross-country skis?

What a concept, but that's just what will be on offer at the 11th annual Gourmet Ski Tour, 1 to 3 p.m. March 11 at the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Center, 925 Country Club Drive, Tahoe City. If you don't have your own snowshoes or skis, the center will rent you the gear.

Kiosks will be set up along the trail, where purveyors will offer bites and adult beverages. Among the 13 restaurants will be Sunnyside, Jake's On the Lake, Bridgetender, Christy Hill, Mama Sake and North Shore Hawaiian Grill. Children 12 and younger get free admission and complimentary hot dogs, fruit and ice cream.

The afternoon will end with live music and margaritas, 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Wear a dance costume to match the "Snow Dance" theme (disco, hip-hop, ballet and the like) and get a chance to win a Tahoe XC season pass.

Tickets are $32 for adults (includes a half-day trail pass), $27 for ages 13-17. For information and to purchase tickets: (530) 583-5475,

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