Alpenglow Sports is thrilled to announce the fourth winter Alpenglow Mountain Festival, presented by DPS Skis. The nine-day festival in North Lake Tahoe, California is a celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically- acclaimed film and more.

Geared toward beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiasts, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival showcases some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer – backcountry skiing and splitboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, natural history events and more.

“The Mountain Festival was born out of a desire to share our beloved human-powered winter sports with others,” said Brendan Madigan, founder of the Alpenglow Mountain Festival. “We’ve designed the Mountain Festival as a destination event for mountain enthusiasts of all ability levels who are interested in trying a multitude of human-powered sports in a safe and welcoming environment. “

Madigan added, “We’ve assembled a world-class calendar of events led by some of the best athletes and community leaders in North Lake Tahoe. Our community collective is enthusiastic about helping aspiring adventurers bridge the gap between accessibility and passion.”Driven by fun, community, health, education and the embodiment of the mountain lifestyle, the festival has

Driven by fun, community, health, education and the embodiment of the mountain lifestyle, the festival has been designed to inspire participants as they enjoy and explore North Lake Tahoe’s playground with friends and family.

With over 50 individual events, the festival offers an immense range of activities that span daily ski and splitboard tours, avalanche education, critically-acclaimed film and natural history excursions for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and ability levels. The majority of events are free, so space is limited and participants are encouraged to register online to secure spots.

The complete events schedule can be found online at

Mountain Festival highlights include:

 15+ guided backcountry ski and splitboard tours

 Overnight hut trip to the Benson Hut

 Exclusive Northern California screening of critically-acclaimed Mountainfilm

 Cross-country skiing and waxing clinics

 Nordic Racing and community events with Olympians Katerina Nash and Glen Jobe

 Alpenglow Winter Film Series with Everest climbers Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards

 Avalanche safety field event with Sierra Avalanche Center forecastor Brandon Schwartz

 Natural history snowshoe tours

 3rd annual Lake Tahoe Fat Bike Challenge

 Women’s specific backcountry ski tours and Nordic events

 Guided snowshoe tours

 Daily winter sport-specific yoga

 Youth splitboard tour

 Two FREE AIARE-certified Level I field and classroom avalanche clinics

 Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival

About Alpenglow Sports:

Alpenglow Sports is an original California Mountain Shop that has been providing locals and visitors with inspiration, local knowledge, and the best equipment to enjoy the great outdoors for over thirty-six years. Based in Tahoe City, Alpenglow Sports takes pride in being community-minded and socially and environmentally responsible to ensure Lake Tahoe stays one of the best places to play, live, and visit in California.