The Tahoe Winter Blue Adventure race, which takes place March 9 at Northstar, is a multi-discipline event in which teams of two - coed, male, female, and masters (over 40) - will utilize winter backcountry gear (snowshoe, tele ski, and/or randonee) to make their way around Northstar's backcountry in search of hidden checkpoints. The Tahoe Winter Blue provides an enjoyable experience for professional athletes looking for physical challenge as well as recreational athletes looking for another way to romp around the Sierra backcountry. The event, designed to be completed between 2 and 4 hours, is open to anyone who feels comfortable on snow, so novices are welcome to participate. Entry fee for the race is $200 per team ($220 after March 2). Click to bigblueadventure.com for more information and to register online.