World-class mountain gathering returns to Tahoe’s North Shore


Alpenglow Mountain Festival
February 20-28, Tahoe City

Three years ago, Brendan Madigan, owner of Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, fulfilled a dream bringing a world-class mountain gathering to the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The first two Alpenglow Mountain Festival celebrations took place during drought years for the Sierra, with very little snow to accentuate so many incredible events scheduled throughout nine days.

If you made it to either of these events, you know that the lack of snow didn’t matter one bit. Locals and visitors alike continue to champion past events as highlights of the season, and with winter back in the Tahoe area, this year’s promises to be the best yet.

In what’s been called the premier mountain lifestyle event in North America, this year’s Alpenglow Mountain Festival is designed for individuals, couples, and families who are inspired by mountain recreation. If you’re thinking about when to plan a trip to North Lake Tahoe, this is the time.

While the Tahoe community shines during the Alpenglow Mountain Festival, the events this year are of special interest. All levels of ability can enjoy guided backcountry ski/snowboard tours, Nordic events and yoga, and the festival is grounded in being fully accessible to the beginner and intermediate skilled mountain lover.

Natural history excursions and avalanche education clinics will be back this year, and don’t miss out on the first 5Point Film Festival on Saturday, February 20 or Jeremy Collins Drawn on Saturday, February 27. These critically acclaimed films are top highlights for this year and will be enjoyed by everyone, not just mountain enthusiasts.

Most events are FREE and there is something for everyone to enjoy.