Shop our Summer Staff Picks!

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Every staff member has their own collection of staff picks. We've also grouped picks by category: Climb Picks, Run Picks, Hike & Camp Picks, Footwear Picks, and Nutrition Picks.

Read the articles

Every Alpenglow Educator has written a full-length article detailing each of their staff picks. Get to know the staff and read deep-dives into their top picks.

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Staff picks are the online equivalent of our favorite customer question, "What would you recommend?" Come to Alpenglow Sports or give us a call at (530)583-6917 and ask!

Who are we?

Your specialty gear shop for backcountry adventures on snow, dirt, and rock

We curate gear from trusted brands so that you can ski, climb, hike, and run with confidence. We test new gear each season, looking for exceptional products and brands that deliver the best quality.

What we do

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HOKA demo!

HOKA is launching a new shoe on July 15th and we get to try it first! Join us at Tahoe XC for a FREE Hoka shoe demo and fun run!

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Gear Reviews

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The new Zero G Tour Pro boot from Tecnica

The new Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro: The best just got better.

We tested the new Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro boot in a variety of snow conditions alongside Tecnica's pro athletes to learn about each of the new improvements and asses the performance uphill and down...

The new Raide Research LF 40 Pack

Testing the new Raide Research LF40 Ski Mountaineering Pack

We test the features and functionality of the new Raide Research LF 40 Ski Mountaineering pack. We recommend this pack as a daily carry with a compelling feature set for your biggest days when need...

The new Dynafit Ridge Pro backcountry ski boot demonstrates it's forward cuff rotation

Introducing the New Dynafit Ridge Pro boot

Learn about Dynafit's new no-compromise 1,250 gram backcountry boot. We are excited to see new capabilities and technologies in a lightweight ski boot that charges hard. Learn more about the new Ri...

Layering Guides

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A rack of insulated outer layers hangs at Alpenglow Sports

Why we use an insulated outer layer

An insulated outer layer is a single ski jacket that includes waterproofing and insulation. An insulated outer layer replaces your hardshell and midlayer and serves as the outer most layer in your ...

A skier wears a softshell jacket while backcountry skiing

Softshell jackets, explained

A softshell is a breathable, performance-oriented jacket or pant that achieves weather resistance without the need of a waterproof membrane. Softshells are often minimalistic, made with lightweight...

John Munson demonstrates a softshell layering system for backcountry skiing

How to layer for backcountry skiing

Alpenglow Sports has been outfitting our customers for backcountry travel for almost 50 years. Learn how we combine technical fabrics, insulation, and waterproofing into an effective layering syste...

I think people derive happiness not from things, but from experiences and relationships. Our whole business centers around giving back to the community.

Brendan Madigan, Owner

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Alpenglow Sports provides locals and visitors with inspiration, local knowledge, and the best gear to enjoy Lake Tahoe's outdoor adventures. We take pride in being community-minded, responsible recreationalists who bring backcountry, nordic, and trail running expertise to North Lake Tahoe and beyond.

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Join our Mountain Running Club or come to a Winter Speaker Series to hear amazing stories and connect with likeminded community. Everything we do connects our customers to knowledge that you can use to engage deeply with your outdoor pursuits.

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Introducing the Ridge Pro Boot!

Read our article to see why this might just be THE backcountry boot of the season!

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Dogs of Alpenglow

Meet the dogs of Alpenglow! Millie, Fred, Kola, Molly, Sunny, and Waco are always happy to say hi!

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415 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145

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