Mountain Festival celebrates human power

The Alpenglow Mountain Festival returns with a nine-day celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demos, presentations, film and more from Feb. 20 to 28 featuring back-country ski touring, snowshoeing and yoga.

The Alpenglow Mountain Festival is geared toward beginner and intermediate mountain enthusiasts, offering a range of activities for all interests and ability levels. Try something new, hone your skills, enjoy the outdoors and explore Tahoe. Most events are free, but registration is required for many events. | Register alpenglowsports.com

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Julian Hanna | Alpenglow Sports

 

*Events are full

SATURDAY, Feb. 20

9-11 a.m. | Beginner Classic Skiing Clinic
Presented by Fischer Skis and Former Far West Coach Ben Grasseschi. Free.

9- 10 a.m. | Flow Style Yoga
For beginners presented by prAna and The Yoga Room. Free.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Beginner Backcountry Ski Tour*
Presented by Black Diamond. Free.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Beginner Backcountry Splitboard Tour*
Presented by Jones Snowboards. Free.

7- 9 p.m. | 5Point Film Festival
North America’s most inspiring and critically acclaimed adventure film tour. $10.

 

SUNDAY, Feb. 21

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 2nd Annual Lake Tahoe Fat Bike Challenge
Lake Tahoe’s only fat bike race presented by Paco’s Truckee Bike & Ski. Free.

9-10 a.m. | Beginner Skate Skiing Clinic
Presented by Fischer Skis and former Far West Coach Ben Grasseschi. Free.

9-10 a.m. | Stretch Style Yoga
Led by local yogi Tammy Graham. Presented by prAna and The Yoga Room. Free.

9 a.m.-noon | Lake Tahoe Natural History & Birding Snowshoe Tour
Led by Tahoe Institute for Natural Science. Free.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Intermediate Backcountry Ski Tour*
Presented by Black Diamond and Alpenglow Sports. Free.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Intermediate Backcountry Splitboard Tour*
Presented by Jones Snowboards. Free.

 

MONDAY, Feb. 22

9-11 a.m. | Intermediate Skate Ski Clinic
An intermediate level lesson with former Far West Coach and Alpenglow Nordic guru Ben Grasseschi, presented by Madshus. Free.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Beginner Backcountry Ski Tour*
Presented by Discrete Clothing, Klean Kanteen and Arc’teryx. Free

Noon-2 p.m. | Avalanche Beacon Practice
Join Alpenglow beacon specialist Jason Layh for practice and fine tuning. Presented by PIEPS, BUFF USA and Klean Kanteen. Free.

4-5 p.m. | Flow Style Yoga
For beginners presented by prAna and The Yoga Room. Free.

6-8 p.m. | Full Moon Snowshoe Run
A Fun Run on Atlas running snowshoes led by Peter Broomhall of the Donner Party Mountain Runners. Presented by Atlas Snowshoes. Free.

6-8 p.m. | Full Moon Snowshoe Hike*
A recreational snowshoe for all ability levels under Tahoe’s bright and beautiful full moon. Presented by Atlas Snowshoes and LEKI. Free.

 

TUSDAY, Feb. 23

9-11 a.m. | Community Fun Ski
Join Meghan Robins for a community skate ski at Tahoe Cross Country. Free.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Snow Safety Field Session*
Session with Sierra Avalanche Center forecaster Brandon Schwartz. Free.

4-5 p.m. | Après Style Yoga
For all levels presented by prAna and The Yoga Room. Free.

7-9 p.m. | Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival
A film festival that celebrates the human-powered winter experience. Fundraiser for Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships. $10.

 

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24

9-11 a.m. | Intermediate Skate Ski Clinic
With former Far West Coach and Alpenglow Nordic guru Ben Grasseschi, presented by Madshus. Free.

4-5 p.m. | Restorative Yoga
Led by The Yoga Room’s Tammy Graham. Free.

6-7 p.m. | Winter Recreation Tips Seminar
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a fun and informative evening of winter recreation tips. Free.

6:15-8:15 p.m. | Women, Wine and Wax
A women’s only ski wax clinic with wine, cheese and fun. Presented by Tahoe Backcountry Women. Free.

 

THURSDAY, Feb. 25

9-11 a.m. | Intermediate Classic Skiing Clinic
With former Far West Coach and Alpenglow Nordic guru Ben Grasseschi. Presented by Madshus Skis. Free

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Intermediate Backcountry Ski Tour*
Presented by Dynafit and Julbo. Free.

Noon-2 p.m. | Avalanche Beacon Practice
Join Alpenglow beacon specialist Jason Layh for practice and fine tuning. Presented by PIEPS, Julbo Eyewear and Arc’teryx. Free.

4-5 p.m. | Après Style Yoga
For all levels presented by prAna and The Yoga Room. Free.

7-9 p.m. | Winter Film Series
Join Alpenglow Sports for the fourth installment of the 10th annual Winter Film Series with world-renowned alpinist Kelly Cordes. Free

 

FRIDAY, Feb. 26

9-11 a.m. | Community Classic Ski
Join Meghan Robins for a community classic ski at Tahoe Cross Country. Free.

9 a.m.–1 p.m. | Backcountry Basics Safety Tour
Presented by Black Diamond and Pieps. Free.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Certified AIARE Level I Avalanche Course
A certified Level I classroom and field clinic presented by Rich Meyer Alpine Guide. Must attend all three days for certification. Free.

Noon-1 p.m. | Core Focus Yoga
A Flow-style yoga class for beginners presented by prAna and The Yoga Room. Free.

5 p.m. | Tahoe-Style Nachtspektakel
European Ski Touring flair in Lake Tahoe. Free.

 

SATURDAY, Feb. 27

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Beginner’s Backcountry Ski Tour*
Presented by Black Diamond and Pieps. Free.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Women’s Intermediate Backcountry Ski Tour*
With Alaska Heli Ski guide Robin McElroy. Presented by Tahoe Backcountry Women. Free.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Certified AIARE Level I Avalanche Course
A certified Level I classroom and field clinic presented by Rich Meyer Alpine Guide. Must attend all three days for certification. Free.

9-10 a.m. | Classic Ski Clinic
Join Olympian Glen Jobe for a classic ski clinic. Free.

9-10 a.m. | Flow Style Yoga
A Flow-style yoga class for all levels presented by prAna and The Yoga Room at Tahoe Cross Country’s yurt. Free.

10:30 a.m.-noon | Women’s Skate Ski Clinic
Led by Hanni Schwiesow. Free.

11-11:45 a.m. | Beginner’s Skate Skiing Clinic
Led by local Far West Nordic athletes. Free.

11 a.m.- 1 p.m. | Biathlon Clinic
With Dave Eastwood. Free.

Noon-12:45 p.m. | Beginner’s Classic Skiing Clinic
Led by local Far West Nordic athletes. Free.

1-1:45 p.m. | Beginner’s Skate Skiing Clinic
Led by local Far West Nordic athletes. Free.

7-9 p.m. | Screening of Jeremy Collin’s “Drawn: The Art of Ascent”
Join us for the critically acclaimed artist and filmmaker Jeremy Collins and his film “Drawn: The Art of Ascent.” $10.

 

SUNDAY, Feb. 28

9-10 a.m. | Restorative Yoga
Led by The Yoga Room’s Tammy Graham. Free.

9 a.m.-Noon | Natural History Snowshoe Tour
Led by Tahoe Institute for Natural Science. Free.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Fitness Skinning Citizen Uphill & Demo
Fitness Skinning (aka Rando Racing) is a fast-growing trend as a valid winter aerobic outlet. Join us to see why Nordic skiers, runners and cyclists are eating this new sport up. Free.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Certified AIARE Level I Avalanche Course
A certified Level I classroom and field clinic presented by Rich Meyer Alpine Guide. Must attend all three days for certification. Free.

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