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North Lake Tahoe; (photo/Scott Rokis Photography)

Alpenglow Ski Shop Runs 16th Year of Athlete ‘Speaker Series,’ Raises Money for Charity

A small Lake Tahoe snowsports shop is raising money for charity with thousands in gear giveaways at its upcoming Speaker Series.

Want to hear from some of the most renowned athletes in winter and mountain sports? Want a chance to win free gear? And best of all, want to do it all for a great cause? Tahoe’s Alpenglow Ski Shop Speaker Series is the place to do all three.

Here’s how it works: Alpenglow Sports’ Winter Speaker Series raises a ton of money for nonprofits by giving away free gear from brands like Jones Snowboards, Arc’teryx, YETI, Voelkl, and more to anyone who watches the Speaker Series show.

This year, the series is a hybrid format: in person at the Palisades Tahoe Resort and streaming live online (it’s free to attend). Here is the schedule and which athletes are slated to speak:

In its 16th year running, Alpenglow Sports expects the series is will break the $1 million mark raised for charity.

For each event within the series, the brand will donate the proceeds to a different charity organization: Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, SOS Outreach, Sierra Senior Services, the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, and the Gateway Mountain Center.

Get more Speaker Series details online.

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Mary Murphy

Mary is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.