Alpenglow, Alpine Meadows to host 7th Annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry demoAlpenglow Sports has partnered with Alpine Meadows Ski Resort to provide its 7th annual Backcountry Demo Event on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., weather permitting. The event will provide a forum to perpetuate the enthusiasm for all aspects of in-area and backcountry skiing. Free of charge (not including lift ticket), it will showcase the latest and greatest in both telemark and alpine touring equipment. A new component for the biggest AT and telemark demo on the West Coast is an informal avalanche companion rescue techniques class. Taught by Rich Meyer, the companion rescue clinics will include beacon searches, strategic shoveling, and probing, and will last approximately 60 minutes. Registration will be held onsite Jan. 5. Call 530-583-6917 with questions.Auburn Ski Club bringing back biathlon programAuburn Ski Club will again offer its biathlon program, directed by 1980 Olympic biathlete Glenn Jobe, on Jan. 5, Feb. 23, and April 21. Experienced biathlon skiers can gain US Biathlon Association Red Book certification on Jan. 5 and April 21. Skiers must have their own biathlon rifle to become Red Book certified. On Feb. 24, Auburn Ski Club will host the annual 10th Mountain Division Biathlon held in honor of World War II ski troops. Skiers who have participated in the clinics and certifications can put their skills to the test in the competition. For more information go to http://auburnskiclub.com/nordic/biathlon.Sugar Bowl contest to ski with Daron RahlvesSugar Bowl Resort is giving away an all-inclusive adventure with Sugar Bowl Ski Ambassador and former Olympian Daron Rahlves. Contestants can win a full day with Rahlves by "liking" Sugar Bowl's Facebook page, and entering their email address at www.facebook.com/sugarbowlresort. Once on Sugar Bowl's Facebook page, click the "Enter To Win" sweepstakes tab near the top of the page. The winner will start the day off with Rahlves over breakfast at the lodge, then head out onto the hill for some morning laps, followed by lunch at the Lodge Dining Room. After heading out of bounds in the afternoon, the day concludes at the Sierra Vista Bar for some aprs drinks. The date is Jan. 13, subject to winner's availability.TDRPD offering winter triathlons through JanuaryThe Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District will offer indoor triathlons using the community pool and indoor track facilities through the month of January. The triathlons will consist of three separate exercise segments, to be completed individually at any time throughout the month. Participants' best times for each segment will be recorded and all age-group winners will receive prizes. There will be two distances offered - a sprint (500-yard swim, 10-mile bike, 5-kilometer run) and Olympic (1-mile swim, 25-mile bike, 10K run). Cost is $20 (includes five visits to each facility) or free to members of the pool or track. Participants may use stationary bikes, track or treadmills to complete segments. For more info call 530-550-4458 or email email@example.com.Truckee ice rink open to publicThe Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District's ice rink at Regional Park is open. Ice skating lessons are available for $30, and hockey skills classes for $45.00. New this year is a coed hockey league for children ages 8-14 through March 3. Cost is $100. Equipment is not provided. Call 582-7720 for more info.