Mountain Festival returns

Courtesy Scott Rokis

Alpenglow Sports kicks off the seventh annual Mountain Festival on Feb. 15 with a screening of Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour. Alpenglow Mountain Festival is a nine-day celebration of human-powered sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically acclaimed films and more. Geared toward the beginner and intermediate winter-recreation enthusiasts, Mountain Festival showcases some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer: back-country skiing and splitboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, natural history, yoga, educational workshops and more.

Mountain Festival starts with a Mountainfilm on Tour kickoff party, which features a collection of the best films from the Mountainfilm Festival at Olympic Village Lodge at Squaw Valley from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for ages 14 and younger.

From Feb. 16 to 22, Mountain Festival will also feature nightly events, most free of charge. All bar proceeds from the evening events will benefit Tahoe Backcountry Alliance. |

Evening Events

Mountainfilm on Tour Kickoff Party
Feb. 15 | 7 p.m.
Olympic Village Lodge | Olympic Valley

 “Pecha Kucha” & Happy Hour
Feb. 16 | 6 p.m.
Tahoe Mill | Alpine Meadows

Tailgate Talk & Happy Hour
Feb. 17 | 7 p.m.
Alpenglow Sports | Tahoe City

Tailgate Talk with Jim Zellers & Happy Hour
Feb. 18 | 7 p.m.
Alpenglow Sports | Tahoe City

Tahoe Backcountry Women Hour and presentation with Lel Tone (women-only event)
Feb. 19 | 7 p.m.
Alpenglow Sports | Tahoe City

Winter Speaker Series with Hadley Hammer
Feb. 20 | 7 p.m.
Olympic Village Lodge | Olympic Valley