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Luggi Foeger Uphill / Downhill Festival

5th Annual Luggi Foeger Uphill/Downhill Festival & SkiMo Race: March 24, 2024

The Lake Tahoe Basin’s premier SkiMo competition and an incredibly family-friendly event. Competitors race to the top of the mountain using whatever human-powered method you prefer – skins, snowshoes, running shoes, etc. – then ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or run back down to the finish line. For those of a less competitive nature, a recreational course to mid-mountain is available. The event will also include activities in the base area including uphill demos, a DJ and awards ceremony in the Loft Bar! Then, the fun continues with a winter-wildlife snowshoe hike Sunday morning.

*Sorry, no sledding allowed.  

2024 Race Results

Thanks to all our sponsors, partners and everyone who made this event possible! We had an amazing event with a great group of participants and spectators. 2024 podium results and times are posted and photos will be posted shortly on the Luggi Foeger Race Results news post.

Updated Schedule of Events – Race moved to Sunday

Due to the predicted winter storm impacting the Tahoe Basin this Saturday, we have made the decision to move the Luggi Foeger Uphill/Downhill Festival to Sunday, March 24 (instead of Saturday, March 23). Competitors who have pre-registered for the race but cannot do Sunday can request a full refund of registration fees by filling out this online form. (Note: Beer Luggi competitors who can’t make it Sunday but wish to receive the souvenir beer stein and beer voucher can request no refund and a “beer rain check” and we’ll get you your items on Saturday.)

Sunday, March 24, 2024

  • Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Hike, presented by Tahoe Institute for Natural Science – 7:30am (Meet on Base Lodge Deck for a 1 mile hike followed by a presentation in the Base Lodge), register online
  • Registration – 8:00am – 12:00pm (Ticket Windows)
  • On Snow Uphill Gear Demos presented by Tahoe Mountain Sports – 10:00am – 3:00pm  (Base Lodge “Beach” by the trail map)
  • Race bib pick up – 2:00pm – 4:00pm (Base Lodge Deck)
  • Uphill/Downhill Race – 4:30pm 
  • Award Ceremony – 6:30pm approximately (Loft Bar)

Race Descriptions & Categories:

  • Elite Luggi = 4.6 Miles (double lap) – Men’s & Women’s Divisions
  • Big Luggi = 2.6 Miles (single lap – 1.3 miles uphill to the top) –  Men’s, Women’s, Men’s Masters (ages 50+), Women’s Masters (ages 50+), Youth (ages 15 & under) and Beer Luggi Divisions 
  • Lil’ Luggi = 1.2 Miles (short course – .8 miles uphill to top of Wiggle) – Adult (16 & up), Youth (ages 11-15) and Child (ages 10 & under) Divisions
  • Beer Luggi = Non-competitive – choose either the Big or Lil’ Luggi course and have fun. No prizes will be awarded, but your registration includes a 16oz. Alibi beer and souvenir pint glass. Cheers! 

Safety note: While we love seeing the little ones at this event, competitors carrying children in backpacks will not be allowed to participate in the race for safety reasons. Your little one must be able to make it up and down the course under their own power to participate.


Register in advance to save! Register online at

Pre-Registration (March 10-22)Day of Event
Elite Luggi$45$59
Big Luggi$40$49
Lil Luggi$20$29
Beer Luggi (21+)$45$59

Prizes & Awards

First place winners in each competitive division will receive prizes and top finishers will receive awards and bragging rights. All racers will be entered into a raffle for DP swag and prizes from our sponsors and partners. Participants are encouraged to race in costume and prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Beer Luggi participants are only eligible for the raffle and costume awards. 

Volunteers & Sponsors 

We need volunteer Course Marshalls, Photographers, and Time Keepers to help make the Luggi run smoothly. If you’re interested in helping out on race day, we’ll give you a complimentary lift ticket for the day of (or the next day) and all the supplies you need. Email to sponsor, volunteer or get involved.

2024 Sponsors & Partners:

Where to Stay

Competitors coming from out of town are encouraged to stay at one of our preferred lodging partners for the Luggi! These are amazing hotels that have gone over the top to support this event:

The Incline Lodge is Incline Village’s first luxury boutique hotel. Combining sophisticated, laid-back style with graceful hospitality, The Incline Lodge is where guests create exceptional memories in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Located just 1 mile from the slopes of Diamond Peak, guests can catch the free ski shuttle to the resort from this property*. Click here for a discounted rate for Luggi Foeger competitors (enter coupon code “LUGGI2024” when booking)

The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino offers incredible lakefront luxury and the convenience of daily free shuttles to the slopes as well as a full-service rental and retail shop in the Hyatt lobby. You can book lessons and pick up your lift tickets at the Diamond Peak Sport Shop and then jump on the free shuttle for the 1.9-mile trip to the ski resort.*

* Note that the last Free Shuttle return trips end before the Luggi race ends, so please make other arrangements for return transportation to your lodging if you take the shuttle to the resort that day.

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