Featured Upcoming Events


Bjornloppet XC Ski Races

February 8-9, Bear Valley

The Bjornloppet is the longest-running cross country ski race on the west coast and is a special opportunity to visit Bear Valley and test your skills on some of the most scenic groomed trails in California. Saturday races are Open Division Freestyle which allows both skating and striding equipment and techniques. Sunday is all about classic striding and offers both a 5K and 10K course. There will be post-race food and awards each day. All ages and abilities welcome. The event is presented by the Bear Valley Adventure Company.

Learn more at bvadventures.com.


upcoming events

Alpenglow Mountain Festival

February 15-23, North Lake Tahoe

The seventh iteration of the Alpenglow Mountain Festival — presented by The North Face— takes place across North Lake Tahoe and showcases over 75 individual events, most of which are entirely free. The nine-day festival is a celebration of human-powered mountain sports with a heavy focus on backcountry and Nordic skiing. The event is geared specifically for the beginner to intermediate winter recreationalist. Space is limited and participants are encouraged to register online to secure spots.

Learn more at alpenglowsports.com.

Use discount code ADVENTURE for 20% off entry fee.


February 20-23, Santa Cruz

Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to Santa Cruz with four shows and two programs to choose from. This stop on the world tour is hosted by UCSC Recreation and is a benefit for the Wilderness Orientation Scholarship Fund and Recreation Program Scholarships.

Learn more at riotheatre.com.

Surfer’s Path 10k/5k

February 23, Capitola

This 10k/5k event covers a portion of the epic Surfer’s Path Marathon & Capitola Half Marathon course. The distance is reduced but the scenery remains breathtaking. Participants will be treated to beachfront and bluff views of the Monterey Bay along the majestic Santa Cruz County coastline. Travel along the Surfer’s Path, passing many of the world’s most famous surf breaks.

There will be plenty of surf music and celebration at the finish area located in the heart of Capitola Village.

Learn more at runsurferspath.com.

Use discount code ADVENTURE for 20% off entry fee.

Buffalo Banked Slalom

March 7, Mt. Shasta

This event is unique in that it uses a natural gully (called Buffalo Gulch) while most banked slalom courses consist of man-made berms on open ski slopes. The course descends over approximately 1,000 feet from the top of Coyote Butte to its base. The event is open to men and women, skiers and snowboarders of all ages.

Fun fact: Bill Buffalo, a legendary Mt. Shasta local, was one of the first men to bring a snowboard to Mt. Shasta during its conception years, giving Buffalo Gulch its name.

Learn more at skipark.com.

Use discount code ADVENTURE for 20% off entry fee.

Santa Cruz PaddleFest

March 26-29, Santa Cruz

Mark your calendars as all manner of paddling crafts take over West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz.

The Santa Cruz Paddlefest is a community-run and organized festival that focuses on racing and surfing paddlesports. Categories are offered for all ages and experience levels. Whether it is kayaking, SUP, waveski, outrigger, or surfski there is a category for you.

Visitors are welcome to spectate for free but event participants are required to register in advance.

Learn more at santacruzpaddlefest.com.

Use discount code ADVENTURE for 20% off entry fee.

Sea Otter Classic

April 16-19, Monterey

This world-renowned family-friendly cycling festival boasts mountain bike XC, downhill, dual slalom & short track racing. A new timed gravel race is also on the schedule, and road cyclists can compete in circuit and road racing. Non-competitive tours are also offered, such as Gran Fondos and recreational events for riders of all ages. An expo, food court, stunt shows, carnival activites and so much more round out the festivities.

Learn more at seaotterclassic.com.

Truckee Running festival

May 31, Truckee

Join in for a morning of Truckee running and fun at Riverview Park. Sign up for a 5K (benefiting Girls on the Run Sierras) or 10K along the Legacy Trail or a half marathon featuring beautiful and scenic trails of Waddle Ranch. Bring the kids for age appropriate distance fun races. Salomon Running will be onsite providing several new running shoes for demo. Tahoe Sports Hub will also be onsite with a selection of running gear. o

Learn more at tahoetrailrunning.com.

Nevada County Cycling Festival

June 13-14, Nevada City CA

The legendary Nevada City Classic ProAm Criterium will be joined by five other Nevada County cycling events for a weekend of cycling fun. The Nevada County Cycling Festival will include the Rotary Gold Country Challenge road ride, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters gravel ride challenge, the Nevada City Fat Tire Festival, YBONC’s CA Dirt MTB Series and the Nevada City Brewfest — making for a cycling festival like no other. Us

Learn more at NevadaCityClassic.com.