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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Sports, Winter Sports

Mission: The tahoe cross country ski education association's (tccsea) mission is to promote the sport of cross country skiing through educational activities for children and adults in the north lake tahoe/truckee region of northern california/northern nevada. Through the partnership with the tahoe city public utility district, tccsea provides several educational programs to its community members. Tccsea provides school children in the community with a unique opportunity to not only learn and participate in a sport that will provide lifelong enjoyment and health benefits but also can provide motivated individuals with a foundation for world class competitive training. Many young athletes from the area move on to competition at the national and international level in nordic skiing. Tccsea supports its local nordic ski team from north tahoe middle and high schools by providing free trail access, coaching support and ski equipment.

Programs: The strider gliders after-school ski program is an 8-week program that includes ski instruction, equipment use for the entire winter, and ski trail access, all for a nominal fee, thanks to over 2,000 hours of community support donated each season.

the winter discovery center program provides a place-based science/ski program to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students and their teachers from the lake tahoe region. The academic and physical education program correlates with the california state science standards and benchmarks.

sponsorship of of the tahoe cross country junior development (devo)team. The devo program is an early development program for cross-country ski racing. This is an excellent training program for athletes participating in other sports or who want to stay active in their "off" season. The goal of the program is to introduce and develop cross-country ski skills, promote general fitness, and create a love of the sport to last a lifetime.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My kids have loved being a part of the Strider Glider Program! This is our 4th year! It seems every year more and more kids enjoy being a part of it too!
The staff and the instructors and simply amazing! Thanks!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my third season coaching strider gliders. The kids all love this program and have so much fun nordic skiing. I think every kid in Tahoe should get to enjoy this experience. The other volunteers I've worked with have all been fabulous too as well as the staff at Tahoe XC.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the best things about growing up in Tahoe! The after-school program is a great way to fit in XC instruction for young students. I'm grateful we have such a great program available for our kids here.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Strider Gliders for years and now have a child moving up the ranks and nearly ready to skate! It has been such a wonderful experience for our community! I teach at the middle school which has a continuously growing Nordic team, many of whom started their experience at TCXC.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Strider Glider program is the greatest thing going in Tahoe City. Our kids love it!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have three children in the Strider Glider program. They all love it and are enthusiastic each week to attend. It is a wonderful program. The instructors are so positive and make it fun for the kids. It is reasonably priced and gives kids of all ages the opportunity to learn a life-long skill. Thank you for having this program and a huge thanks to all of the instructors who donate their time and energy.
Wendy

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My 5 year old daughter loves this program. This was her first year Nordic skiing and her first ski program. It was a great introduction to a sport that she can do for years to come. We'll be back next year. Thank you very much to Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education ASS-Strider Gliders.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This program is affordable and amazing. It's staffed with great teachers who really motivate the students. it is a wonderful way to get your child out nordic skiing and also get a set of gear for the season.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We love the Strider Gliders program. The people who work at Tahoe Cross Country are the best and make the program so wonderful.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association has been making an incredible difference for the children in our community. They have been able to expose a significant percent of the children in out community to cc skiing. We have seen huge increases in the number of school age students participating in healthy exercise through skiing all the way through elementary and middle school. They are able to expose many low income students to skiing through the school field trip program as well as the Stride Glide program. Their work grows each year to benefit more students in our community.

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