Photo courtesy of Alpenglow Sports.

Alpenglow Sports and Dynafit Present the 3rd Annual Community-Wide Fundraising Initiative to Benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC)

Tahoe City, California – The 2012/2013 Tahoe Backcountry Vertical Challenge continues its third year as Lake Tahoe’s community-wide fundraising initiative to benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center, a vital yet underfunded resource for the Tahoe backcountry community.

For the winter of 2012/2013, participants will register for free at to log human-powered, backcountry vertical travel. When the cumulative goal of 15 million vertical feet of human-powered uphill travel is reached, Alpenglow Sports will make a $3000 donation to the Sierra Avalanche Center.

This is the opportunity for local backcountry enthusiasts to give back to the Sierra Avalanche Center at zero cost. Every single foot of uphill travel matters, and no number is too small. The event is designed to motivate, inspire, and bond the Tahoe backcountry community around a key resource for all methods of backcountry travel and recreation.

Photo courtesy of Alpenglow Sports.

Photo courtesy of Arc'teryx

The event will run from November 15, 2012 through April 30, 2013 and data will be recorded at As extra incentive, podium prizes will be awarded for the top three men and women. Throughout the challenge any skier or rider that registers data is also eligible for a FREE bi-monthly raffle! Title sponsors include Dynafit and Black Diamond, with additional help from Scarpa, G3, Marmot, Suunto, Clif Bar and Smith Optics.

About Alpenglow Sports:
Established in 1979, Alpenglow Sports is Tahoe City’s original mountain shop. Specializing in backcountry and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, trail running, backpacking, hiking, camping, and mountain lifestyle apparel, Alpenglow is always psyched to offer premier user-based customer service.

If you would like more information about this event, or to schedule an interview, please call Alpenglow Sports at 530.583.6917 or email