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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 Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.