Event Profiles

Check out these stellar events as featured in our magazine!

The Great Ski Race 2017

The Great Ski Race 2017

The Great Ski Race March 5, Truckee Photo: The Great Ski Race The 40th annual Great Ski Race offers a 30K (18-mile) event that starts at Tahoe Cross Country in Tahoe City, winds through the forest and mountains of North Lake Tahoe on groomed trails, and ends at Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Hundreds of ski racers, touring skiers, and disabled athletes turn out for the race looking for achievement, adventure, and the famous finish-line party, with live music, hot lunch, refreshments and raffles. The Race is the primary fundraiser for Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team, volunteer skiers and snowmobilers who locate lost people in the Sierra Nevada. Race proceeds help purchase equipment and support winter survival education programs. Fees are $60 through February 24, $70 until March 4, then $110 on March 5 (race day), and $25 for skiers 18 and under. Tax-deductible donations above these amounts to...
Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival February 18-26, North Lake Tahoe Photo: Scott Rokis Alpenglow Sports’ fourth winter Alpenglow Mountain Festival, presented by DPS Skis, is a nine-day festival in North Lake Tahoe that celebrates 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. 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, and critically-acclaimed film and natural history excursions for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and...
Event Profiles: Feb/March 2017

Event Profiles: Feb/March 2017

A sneak peek at our favorite upcoming events Alpenglow Mountain Festival February 18-26, North Lake Tahoe Photo: Scott Rokis Alpenglow Sports’ fourth winter Alpenglow Mountain Festival, presented by DPS Skis, is a nine-day festival in North Lake Tahoe that celebrates 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. 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, and critically-acclaimed film and natural history excursions...
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017 February 23 – 26 • Santa Cruz Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz February 23, 24, 25 & 26 at 7pm. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. This year the tour debuts a new program format, offering two programs (Program A & B; ratings in descriptions), four shows. See listing below. This stop on the world tour is hosted by UC Santa Cruz Recreation and benefits the UCSC Wilderness Orientation Scholarship Fund. The Santa Cruz event is proudly sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal, Adventure Sports Unlimited, Allterra Solar, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bicycle Trip,...
11th Annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event

11th Annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event

11th Annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event, presented by Alpenglow Sports Saturday, January 21, 2016 • 9am-3pm Alpine Meadows Ski Resort Photo: Alpenglow Sports The Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event – North America’s largest venue for all things alpine touring, telemark and splitboard – returns this January. Alpenglow Sports has once again partnered with Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Ski Resort to provide its eagerly anticipated 11th annual Backcountry Demo Event on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 from 9am to 3pm. The event offers FREE Admission, and all ages are welcome. A community-oriented leader in the backcountry industry for 30-plus years, the Tahoe City shop has worked hard to foster the largest, and most well-known backcountry demo event in North America. “With the mainstream popularization of backcountry skiing and riding, we felt there was a great opportunity to create a fun demo event,” according to owner Brendan Madigan. “When...
Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend

Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend

Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend Tahoe City, November 12-13, 2016 Granlibakken Resort hosts the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend (WWW), November 12-13, 2016. This long loved program is alive with a complete schedule of speakers, exercise classes, vendor booths, health fair, food and wine. Medical doctors and health professionals present information on nutrition, hormone therapy, sexual health, brain health, will & trust, and the benefits of laughter. The event starts on Saturday with an optional yoga class (7:30am) and ends with the beloved health fair. WWW is $120.00, additional charge for lodging and continuing education credit. Book now at granlibakken.com or contact shawnalee@granlibakken.com for more information....
Vendée Globe: “Everest of Endurance Sport on the Seas”

Vendée Globe: “Everest of Endurance Sport on the Seas”

Elite sailing race sends competitors around the world … nonstop and alone By Martha Blanchfield British skipper Alex Thomson during training for the Vendée Globe 2016. Photo: Cleo Barnham / Hugo Boss • Vendée Globe Images. The concept of the Vendée Globe is simple and easy to understand. You sail around the world alone without stopping and without assistance. The Vendée Globe remains the only non-stop solo round the world race without assistance. It’s a voyage to the ends of the sea and deep down into a sailor’s soul. The eighth edition commences from the west coast of France at Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 08:50am local time. Competitor boats hit the start line at 12:02pm local time. Termed the Everest of endurance sport on the seas, only a scant 138 sailors have crossed the start line; merely 71 have crossed the finish. This tally...
A Singletrack Mind’s Santa Cruz MTB Core Fundamentals Clinic

A Singletrack Mind’s Santa Cruz MTB Core Fundamentals Clinic

Santa Cruz MTB Core Fundamentals Clinic Wilder Ranch State Park in Santa Cruz • October 29-30 The rain has ushered in the awesome, tracky trails of fall riding in Santa Cruz County. A Singletrack Mind wants to take YOU to those trails to teach you MTB core fundamentals. Sign up now and get $100 off by entering “fall100” promo code at registration. GET SPOOKY ON THE TRAIL WITH SINGLETRACK MIND’S SANTA CRUZ MTB SKILLS CLINIC Pre-Halloween weekend Oct 29-30! Santa Cruz Weekend MTB Clinics – Core Fundamentals When: Oct 29-30, 2016 • Saturday Clinic; Sunday Clinic and Ride – 9am-4pm+ Where: Wilder Ranch State Park Core MTB Fundamentals – 2-day weekend (14 hrs), set curriculum to master and improve your bike skills. Learn solid foundation skill such as cornering, braking, slow speed, balance, body position, wheel lifts, variance of the skills, switch backs, basic drops, vision, and more. Our core...
Teal Stetson-Lee’s Women’s MTB Ride Weekend in the Lost Sierra

Teal Stetson-Lee’s Women’s MTB Ride Weekend in the Lost Sierra

Teal Stetson-Lee’s Women’s MTB Ride Weekend in the Lost Sierra October 21-22, 2016 • Nakoma Resort, Clio Teal Stetson-Lee (contributed). Ride, wine and dine in the Lost Sierra with pro mountain biker Teal Stetson-Lee on October 21-22, 2016. This sweet women’s ride weekend is a stay-and-cycle package hosted by Nakoma Resort and will hit the trails that make up the Downieville Downhill. Get in one more weekend of Sierra riding before Mother Nature and her Old Man Winter do their thing. The ride package includes a Friday evening of appetizers and a libation or two with your riding compatriots as well as two nights in the super-luxe Lodge at Nakoma. On Saturday you’ll shuttle to Packer Saddle and explore fantastic singletrack, enjoy a picnic lunch followed by a gourmet dinner with Teal in Nakoma’s stunning restaurant designed by Frank Lloyd-Wright.  Along with the no-hassle, door-to-door shuttle, you can...
Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour 2016

Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour 2016

Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour November 12 • Santa Cruz Photo: Contributed Press Release // Santa Cruz, CA – Mountainfilm on Tour brings inspiration and education about important issues to audiences around the world. The tour will soon visit Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre on November 12, 2016 with documentary films that will explore the themes connected to Telluride Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Started in 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, an ice cream...
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