Know Before You Go | Avalanche training for back-country travels

Do you know what zastrugi is? How familiar are you with firnspiegel? Can you describe the process of faceting? What would you do if...

Bewitched by the back country | Skiing with Jeremy Benson

“I loathe lift lines,” says “Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California” guidebook author Jeremy Benson. “I can’t stand the powder frenzy. I like to...

Shoeing the Castle

We were approaching the middle of a low-tide January winter when I pulled off Interstate 80, Exit 176 to the base of Castle Peak...

Nordic Ski Guide 2017-18

Lake Tahoe’s downhill resorts get the big press, but local cross-country ski areas are first class, as well. In fact, the cross-country ski venues...

Backcountry Film Festival comes to Tahoe

Alpenglow Sports hosts the 13th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival on Dec. 1. Come welcome winter and support Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships...

Short explores the future of freeheel skiing

The short film “Future Freeheel” features some of the most progressive telemark skiing to date. Long-time telemark athlete Ty Dayberry discusses his views about...

Myths about avalanche danger

After one of the biggest snow seasons in recent history, the Lake Tahoe Basin is blanketed in white giving powder hounds and back-country enthusiasts...

Science of snow | Forecasting avalanche conditions

“Know before you go” is the mantra of the Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC), an important resource for the back-country community. The organization, started in...

Accessing Tahoe’s public lands

The 2016-17 season has been one of the largest snow seasons Lake Tahoe has experienced in years as Tahoe ski resorts have reported anywhere...

Skibikes open downhill possibilities

If gliding down a ski slope while in a seated position piques your interest or the prospect of biking during winter without peddling fat...