Alpenglow Mountain Festival
February 18-26, North Lake Tahoe

Skiers ascending snowy slope during Alpenglow Mountain Festival in North Lake Tahoe

Photo: Scott Rokis

Alpenglow Sports’ fourth annual winter Alpenglow Mountain Festival, presented by DPS Skis, is a much-anticipated nine-day celebration of human-powered mountain sports in North Lake Tahoe. This vibrant festival is tailored for beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiasts and offers a rich array of activities that highlight the best of what Lake Tahoe has to offer.

The festival showcases backcountry skiing, splitboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and natural history events, providing participants with ample opportunities to explore and enjoy the region’s stunning winter landscape. These activities cater to a variety of interests and skill levels, ensuring that there is something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned outdoor adventurer or just beginning to explore winter sports.

Driven by the principles of fun, community, health, education, and the mountain lifestyle, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival is designed to inspire and engage participants. It encourages them to immerse themselves in North Lake Tahoe’s natural playground alongside friends and family. The festival’s extensive lineup includes over 50 individual events, ranging from daily ski and splitboard tours to avalanche education sessions and critically-acclaimed film screenings. There are also natural history excursions that appeal to outdoor enthusiasts who are eager to learn more about the area’s environment and wildlife.

A standout feature of the festival is the array of free events, although space is limited, which adds to the festival’s appeal. Participants are encouraged to register online to secure their spots, ensuring they don’t miss out on the unique experiences the festival has to offer. This accessibility makes the festival inclusive, allowing a broad audience to partake in and benefit from the activities and educational opportunities available.

The festival is not only about physical activities but also about fostering a sense of community and shared appreciation for the mountain lifestyle. Through various clinics and equipment demonstrations, participants can enhance their skills and knowledge, gaining confidence in their abilities and a deeper understanding of the sports they love.

For those interested in participating in the Alpenglow Mountain Festival, it is highly recommended to visit the official website and register for the events early, given the high demand and limited availability of spots. This festival is a fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty and adventure of North Lake Tahoe, all while being part of a community that values and celebrates outdoor recreation and education.

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