Tahoe Cross-Country Lodge Replacement and Expansion Project
The Tahoe Cross-Country Lodge Replacement and Expansion Project refers to the reconstruction, reuse and re-purposing of the historic Schilling Lodge, which was donated to TCCSEA with the vision of becoming the new Tahoe XC lodge. The purpose of the Project is to better serve year-round recreation activities and services; address existing operational deficiencies relative to circulation, parking, storage, staff facilities, and community space; better accommodate existing and projected recreation demands; and improve the quality of the recreation user experience at the lodge. The planned use of the new lodge is for pubic enjoyment of winter Nordic skiing and summer hiking and biking activities. Moreover, it will continue to serve as an educational resource and provide enhanced community space. Additional uses, as determined by the TCPUD, may also be proposed.
The existing Tahoe Cross-Country Lodge, which also serves as the Highlands Park and Community Center, is owned by TCPUD and operated by Tahoe Cross-Country and the Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, under a Concession Agreement with TCPUD. The existing lodge is located at 925 Country Club Drive within the Highlands Community in Tahoe City, CA, and the proposed Project involves replacing and relocating the lodge to a site off Polaris Road adjacent to the North Tahoe Middle/High School.
Consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements, the TCPUD is the lead agency under CEQA for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Tahoe Cross-Country Lodge Replacement and Expansion Project.
The TCPUD released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) pursuant to Section 15082 of the CEQA Guidelines on June 22, 2018. The NOP is intended to inform responsible, trustee, and other affected or interested agencies and the public that an EIR will be prepared to address potential impacts resulting from implementation of the Tahoe Cross-Country Lodge Replacement and Expansion Project.