In our 38-year history we have responded to over 300 missions and rescued over 500 people. TNSAR is a non-profit 501c3 100% volunteer organization. We do not charge for our services nor has anyone in our organization ever taken a paycheck. We have no paid staff. We average about a dozen search and rescue missions each year.
TNSAR has been fortunate to be largely self-supported over our 38-year history. The team’s primary fundraiser, which our members put on, is “The Great Ski Race”. Due to the lack of snow the team has been forced to cancel the event three out of the last four years. The year in-between we did host the race, conditions were not ideal and the entries were way down. In short we have lost most of our operating revenue for the last four years, approximately $100k net. The team operates on an extremely frugal budget and has no paid staff whatsoever.
We’ve highlighted a few of our major areas of need. Check ‘em out below and make a contribution today! Thank you very much for considering helping The Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team in accomplishing our mission of saving lives.