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Michelle Parker's "A Shift in Perspective" was delivered to a packed house on November 30th, 2023. There were many calls of, "Best Ever" and we don't disagree. This was one of our most charitable events yet, raising $14,500 for TAMBA. See you next time!

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Your specialty gear shop for human-powered 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.

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Upcoming Events

January 4, 2024 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Jim & John Morrison’s Skiing the High Sierra and Beyond

In Skiing the High Sierra and Beyond, you’ll join Jim & John on a walk & ski through iconic peaks and destinations, including Lake Tahoe, the High Sierra, and the remote mountain regions of the world.

From the old growth trees of Rubicon Peak to the steeps of Red Slate couloir, from the ruggedness of the Matterhorn, to the intensity of the Messner, from sunrises in Emerald Bay to sunsets over Mt. Everest, the Morrison brothers eptiomize how the ski dream is meant to be chased.

Jim & John's nonprofit beneficiary is The Send It Foundation.

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Saturday, January 6th, 2024 @ 9AM

Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Days

The Annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Days is North America’s largest demo event for all things alpine touring, telemark and splitboarding.

The event is free, but participants must possess a valid lift ticket or season pass purchased from Palisades Tahoe, along with a driver’s license and credit card for deposit.

Demo as many skis and boards as you can! Do 3-4 runs to asses the downhill performance and then hop on another ski or board.

Participants can register beforehand or at the event. Demos begin at 9am and all demos must be returned no later than 2:30pm.

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January 17, 2024 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Elyse Saugstad’s If There’s a Will, There’s a Way

For freeskier Elyse Saugstad, if there’s a will there’s a way. In her years as an outdoorswoman, Elyse has brushed against death, faced mind-numbing fear, and won the respect of her peers in a male-dominated field.

Saugstad’s experiences have given her a unique perspective that is valuable not only to athletes but to anyone who wants to develop their mountain and life instincts, learn how to conquer and use fear to find success, and achieve their goals. Join Saugstad for a funny, honest and down-to-earth presentation about what it means to be a successful woman and mother in the ski industry.

Elyse's nonprofit beneficiary is The Courage Project

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February 15, 2024 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Jess Kimura’s The Uninvited

One of the most influential snowboarders of the past decade, Jess Kimura transcends all boundaries. She holds more awards and accolades than anyone else in her category, yet her true impact reaches far beyond the sport.

An extraordinary dedication to progressing women’s snowboarding led to her commitment to create a better space for those following in her footsteps. Follow her unique journey as she unapologetically shatters stereotypes with her unwavering determination and ‘go-for-broke’ mentality, discovering what it truly means to take others along for the ride.

Jess's nonprofit beneficiary is The Scotty Lapp Foundation.

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

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