Winter Films Series features adventure athletes

Courtesy Dave Nettle

The 12th annual Alpenglow Winter Film Series will be showcasing the outdoor industry’s most respected athletes during the 2017-18 season with professionals sharing stories of his or her incredible adventures in the mountains.

The free, five-show series kicks off with Winter Film Series co-founder Dave Nettle’s “Double Trouble: A World Traveler’s Quest for the Vertical World” on Nov. 16. Crowd-favorite Nettle will highlight journeys to Patagonia, Morocco and the Swiss Alps through a series of spectacular images and humorous narrative, complete with a sampling of alpine climbs from each destination.

The Winter Film Series is a chance to step into the lives of some of the most inspiring athletes in the outdoor industry. Other speakers in the series include elite high-altitude mountaineer Adrian Ballinger (Dec. 7), adventure surf photographer Chris Burkard (Jan. 4), big mountain skier/climber Hilaree O’Neil (Feb. 8) and “the Bonatti of the Rockies” alpinist Barry Blanchard (Feb. 22).

To date the series has raised more than $120,000 for local nonprofits making a tangible difference in the North Lake Tahoe community. Beneficiaries for the 2017-18 season include the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance, Sierra Avalanche Center, Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue, Tahoe Food Hub, Truckee Tahoe Humane Society and Squaw Dogs.

Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Olympic Village Lodge and shows are free. |