Lake Tahoe is one of eight semifinalists seeking to host the extreme snow sports Winter X Games starting in 2015, area boosters announced Thursday.
The competition, owned by the ESPN network, features freewheeling, high-risk events.
Finalists will be announced in April with host cities announced by the end of 2013.
The bid, written by a collaboration of north and south Lake Tahoe boosters, would bring the games to Heavenly Mountain Resort and Squaw Valley in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Aspen, Colo., which is hosting this year's X Games, estimates the games generate up to $10 million in benefits, from sales to exposure.