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Alpenglow Mountain Festival returns to Tahoe and Truckee Saturday

The Alpenglow Mountain Festival offers several backcountry tours designed to introduce newbies to the sport in a safe and comfortable environment.
Courtesy Scott Rokis

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What: Alpenglow Mountain Festival

When: Feb. 16-24

Where: Multiple locations

Tickets: Varies

Info: http://www.alpenglowsports.com

An annual celebration of winter mountain sports returns to Tahoe and Truckee on Saturday.

The Alpenglow Mountain Festival kicks off with a day packed full of outdoor fun.

What, you ask, is Alpenglow Mountain Festival?

Named after the Tahoe City-based gear shop, the festival “is a nine-day celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically acclaimed films and more,” per the Alpenglow Mountain Festival website.

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“Geared toward beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiasts, Alpenglow Mountain Festival showcases some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer — backcountry skiing and splitboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, natural history, yoga, live music, educational workshops, social gatherings and more.”

This year’s festival, which runs from Feb. 16-24, includes more than 75 events, most of which are free but require a deposit intended to maximize participation.

Basically, if you attend the events you registered for then you get your deposit back. Pull a “no show” and no deposit. (All deposits will be refunded by Feb. 27.)

Other events are ticketed or don’t require registration.

Throughout the nine days the festival offers a range of events from beginner backcountry tours to group yoga to avalanche safety classes.

Many of the offerings are already at capacity — visit http://www.alpenglowsports.com/mtfestregistration to check availability.


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