Alpenglow Sports Kicks Off 16th Annual Winter Speaker Series in Tahoe and Worldwide

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On Thursday, November 18th, Alpenglow Sports will be kicking off its 16th annual Winter Speaker Series, presented by Peak Design. Established in 2006 at Alpenglow Sports, the Winter Speaker Series is a free event designed to motivate, inspire and educate.

Since its inception, the Winter Speaker Series has raised over $500,000 for various non-profit groups within the Lake Tahoe region. Traditionally held at Squaw Valley’s Olympic Village Lodge in California, the Series is a five-part event that showcases one show per month from November through February. Past speakers include Lynn Hill, Jeremy Jones, Tommy Caldwell, Chris Burkard, Alex Honnold, Emily Harrington, and more. While each show is free, Alpenglow Sports uses products donated by the sponsors of each presenter to sell raffle tickets. 100% of proceeds are given to the associated non-profit to utilize in their community endeavors. 

Due to the global pandemic, last year Alpenglow Sports took the 2020-21 season “on the road” to living rooms around the globe in a virtual capacity, attracting thousands of viewers and raising over $350k for Tahoe non-profits that season. This year, the series is back both in person at Squaw Valley’s Olympic Village Lodge and streaming live and free with five shows and another ambitious line-up, including Dave NettleElena HightNick Russell, and other outdoor sports icons to be announced. The goal for this year is to raise 100k per show for local non-profits.

Ticketing information and more details on each show and presenters will go live on the Alpenglow Sports website in October. 

Alpenglow Sports is an original California Mountain Shop that, for over 40 years, has provided locals and visitors with inspiration, local knowledge, and the best equipment to enjoy the great outdoors. Based in Tahoe City, Alpenglow Sports takes pride in being community-minded and socially and environmentally responsible for ensuring Lake Tahoe stays one of the best places to play, visit, and live in California. 

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