The 2014 Alpenglow Mountain Festival presented by Alpenglow Sports and Nature’s Bakery III

The 2014 Alpenglow Mountain Festival presented by Alpenglow Sports and Nature’s Bakery III

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The 2014 Alpenglow Mountain Festival presented by Alpenglow Sports and Nature’s Bakery III

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Welcome to the final installment of a three part series highlighting this one-of-a-kind, two-week winter festival celebrating human-powered outdoor recreation in Lake Tahoe. If you missed the first two blasts, here are links to the first and second posts.

Over the course of two weeks, starting this Friday, February 14th, running until Sunday, March 2nd, clinics, presentations, films and more will take place in North Lake Tahoe exploring some of the best activities our world class region has to offer. Participants will have the opportunity to Nordic ski, backcountry ski, snowshoe and enjoy natural history excursions. In that spirit, the festival has been designed to inspire participants to enjoy and explore North Lake Tahoe’s unique playground with friends and family celebrating the Sierra mountain lifestyle.

The Alpenglow Mountain Festival is geared toward beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiasts, but offers a range of activities for all interests and ability levels. While the majority of events are free, space is limited, and participants are encouraged to register online in advance to reserve a spot, as well as for the opportunity to win spectacular giveaways.

Click on this link and enter to win this week’s package including Fischer Carbonlite Skate Skis, Salomon S-LAB Skate Ski Boots, Salomon Pilot Equipe Skate Bindings, Madshus Skate Ski Poles and a Nature’s Bakery Fuel Kit. Total value of $1,400! A winner will be picked on February 18th.

Keep an eye out for the hashtag contest starting this Friday, Feb. 14th. Fans can submit photos and videos using the hashtag #MtFest on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to be entered to win a complete backcountry ski package.
For this final edition we’ll focus on the Grand Fondo Nordic Ski Event, the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival, and the Lake Tahoe Nordic Ski Demo Event. If you have any questions or need any more details, a full events schedule and a map can easily be found online at AlpenglowSports.com.
Photo: nmsportsystems

Photo: nmsportsystems

The Grand Fondo Nordic Ski Event
On Sunday, February 23rd from 9am-12pm, join Clif Bar athlete and Olympian Katerina Nash at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park for an unforgettable cross country ski tour. This European inspired event in sure to get Nordic skiers of all interest levels inspired!
Another European inspired Nordic ski event will take place on Wednesday, February 26th from 530-730pm. The Cobblestone Relays is a “must watch” event bringing true European flair to Lake Tahoe in the form of Nordic ski racing under street lights.
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The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival
Come on down to Alpenglow Sports on Thursday, February 27th for a spectacular night of backcountry focused films that celebrate the magic of human powered outdoor adventure. The film festival will run from 7-10pm and all proceeds will support SWEP, a local non-profit organization promoting environmental stewardship through education.
After the Nordic Ski Demo Event on Saturday, March 1st, it all comes to a close on Sunday, March 2nd with the 38th anniversary of the Great Ski Race. Photo: gotahoenorth

After the Nordic Ski Demo Event on Saturday, March 1st, it all comes to a close on Sunday, March 2nd with the 38th anniversary of the Great Ski Race. Photo: gotahoenorth

The Lake Tahoe Nordic Ski Demo Event

Not only can you take a clinic, but this event will showcase the best of the best in Nordic ski equipment. Gear up, try a pair of skis and boots out and get the best service in Nordic skiing. The event runs from 9am-3pm on Saturday, March 1st at the Tahoe Cross Country facility.
You can also check out Nordic ski equipment by Salomon, Madshus, and Alpina on Wednesday, February 26th from 9am-12pm. This event will be held at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park.

That’s it folks! This is going to be the strongest backcountry community event to ever take place in Lake Tahoe. Take advantage of these huge opportunities for winter fun, and remember that a full events schedule, a map and additional details can easily be found online by visiting AlpenglowSports.com. I hope to see you at the festival!

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 the mountain lifestyle apparel, Alpenglow is always psyched to offer premier user-based customer service.

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