Mountainfilm kicks off Alpenglow Mountain Festival

Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City’s 39-year-old mountain shop, will host the critically acclaimed Telluride Mountainfilm as the kickoff for California’s premier mountain lifestyle event, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival.

Telluride Mountainfilm brings inspiration and education about important issues to audiences around the world. The tour stops at Olympic Village Lodge on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. with documentary films that will explore the themes connected to Telluride Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. A special guest Mountainfilm presenter will introduce the films and engage the audience in discussion following the films. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for kids.

The nine-day Alpenglow Mountain Festival is a celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, film and more at venues throughout North Lake Tahoe.

Geared toward beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiast, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival showcases some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer – back-country skiing and splitboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, natural history events and more.

“The Mountain Festival was born out of a desire to share our beloved human-powered winter sports with others,” said Brendan Madigan, founder of the Alpenglow Mountain Festival, in a press release. “We’ve designed the Mountain Festival as a destination event for mountain enthusiasts of all ability levels who are interested in trying a multitude of human-powered sports in a safe and welcoming environment.”

With more than 50 individual events, the festival offers an immense range of activities that span daily ski and splitboard tours, avalanche education, film and natural history excursions for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and ability levels. The majority of events are free, so space is limited and participants are encouraged to register online.

For the daily schedule see the Events calendar or visit

Scott Rokis Photography | Alpenglow Mountain Festival