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The Donor Party, established in 2017, is the philanthropic arm of the Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series.

Each season, over 75 community-minded individuals make per-show pledges between $500 to $50,000. This is done anonymously and without fanfare for the holistic benefit of the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee community. For the 2021-22 Winter Speaker Series season, the Donor Party was responsible for raising nearly $315,000 for local nonprofit organizations. This amount means each of the five non-profit beneficiaries of the series, when combined with the giveaway and bar proceeds, received approximately $75,000 each. The goal is to grow this to $500,000 or more in the next 3-5 years. Please reach out to us at if you are interested in joining the Donor Party.

Check out these featured articles in Outdoor Retailer and SFGate. We're also quoted in the NY Times!
Winter Speaker Series is an eagerly anticipated winter tradition for North Tahoe’s adventure community. With over 4,000 attendees annually, the 16-year-old Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series has become the premier North American forum for adventure storytelling. Five times per winter, a premier outdoor athlete presents an inspirational tale of adventure, creating an unrivaled forum for motivation, inspiration and community awareness. Simultaneously, raffle and bar proceeds in conjunction with anonymous donations, raises vital funds for local non-profits.

Each show raises more than $75,000. Every show is free to attend and open to all ages.

Tailgate Talks have become a cherished tradition at Alpenglow Sports. Hosted in the cozy environment of the Alpenglow Sports shop, Tailgate Talks bring the greater North Lake Tahoe community together and celebrate various aspects of the mountain lifestyle that we all love. Showcasing a diverse range of speakers (local and non-local alike) that include athletes, authors, photographers and activists – or sometime all of those things rolled into one – the common thread is someone passionate about their respective sport, environment and their community.

Tailgate Talks are the ultimate way to come together and connect with our neighbors. New this year Tailgate Talks will have a no-host bar with proceed benefitting a local non-profit.