real deep snow



on the horizon

By ccrossen | November 7, 2018


Models finally showing some long-range activity for Tahoe. Thanksgiving weekend may finally bring some weather our way.

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support your avy center

By ccrossen | November 7, 2018


If you utilize your local avy center’s resources, including their daily reports, consider helping them out. Most of these centers operate on fairly limited funding and need our financial help to get the report out every day.

Visit the Sierra Avalanche Center, which services the Tahoe area and provides daily navy conditions updates, weather-related info, and classes. This group does an excellent job and is a vital resource for anyone heading out of bounds.



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Alpenglow Sports Avy Nights

By ccrossen | October 23, 2018

On November 16th, 28th, and December 11th, Alpenglow Sports will host three Community Avalanche Beacon Seminars and Practice Sessions. Join the North Lake Tahoe shop for a night of avalanche safety training in partnership with outdoor industry-leading brands, Mammut (on the 16th and 11th) and Black Diamond (on the 28th). Fun-filled, free and educational, these evenings will be held behind the shop in the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park.

Each event will consist of an outdoor component that will cover both basic and multiple burial scenarios, as well as over-arching safety themes. During this hands-on practice, Alpenglow Sports will have a small fleet of beacons on hand for practice, and knowledgeable experts will be available to teach proper avalanche beacon usage. If you own your own beacon, we encourage you to bring it for practice. Please bring a headlamp, warm clothing and dress for winter conditions.

This event will help attendees better understand avalanche beacon function and the recent technological advancements of these vital backcountry tools. The evening is free to attend and will last approximately two hours, starting at 5:00 PM.

Alpenglow Sports is Tahoe City’s original California Mountain Shop that, for more than 39 years, has provided locals and visitors with inspiration, local knowledge, and the best equipment to enjoy the great outdoors. Ā For additional information, please contact Brendan Madigan at Alpenglow Sports, 530.583.6917, or

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weather – positive signs

By ccrossen | October 22, 2018

Model runs are showing a big change first week of November. We are still a ways out, but it’s nice to see the high breakdown and a decent system moving down our way. Stay tuned as we approach November and enjoy the amazing fall while we have it.

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tecnica revolution

By ccrossen | October 12, 2018


Killer boot for this season and beyond: Tecnica’s new Zero G lineup…. just 100-200 grams more than the next lightest/truly skiable touring boots, the Zero G line may give us what we’ve all been seeking, truly progressive Alpine drive in a very lightweight setup that is good for 1000s of daily vert. Looking forward to testing out the lineup w a full review once we get some snow started up in Tahoe.

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