What is the Winter Speaker Series?

The Alpenglow Sports Winter Speaker Series is the largest free community speaker series in the country. We host the biggest names in the outdoor industry who share stories about outdoor adventure. We have two simple goals: 1) to inspire and motivate mountain athletes to pursue their outdoor dreams and 2) to raise funds for nonprofit organizations making a tangible difference in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community. With over 3,000 in-person attendees and 100,000+ views online, the 17-year-old event has become one of the premier North American forums for adventure storytelling.
3000+ Attendees
1.3 Million raised
100,000+ views
17 years running

All shows are FREE
Our five-show series runs from December through March at Olympic Village Events Center at Palisades Tahoe and is entirely FREE. You do not need to register, merely show up and join the fun. Each speaker is paired with a local nonprofit beneficiary. Giveaway and bar proceeds, in conjunction with anonymous donations, raise more than $75,000 per show for the chosen North Lake Tahoe non-profit organization.
Watch on youtube
Each show is also live streamed on Alpenglow’s YouTube channel. No registration is required to watch online. After the show, we post a video of the show that you can watch all year long. Check out past Winter Speaker Series events here and make sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel.
Win free stuff
Our incredible athletes give away gear from their incredible sponsors. There are two giveaways per show. The much loved in-person raffle is for all in-person attendees with additional giveaway tickets for sale at the show. The second giveaway happens on our YouTube channel and includes all giveaway tickets purchased online. Tickets for the online giveaway are available until midnight PST on the night of each show.

Recommend non-profit beneficiaries
The best way to support the Alpenglow Sports Winter Speaker Series is to come to an event and hug a friend. The next best way is to support our non-profit organizations. Please encourage your favorite local non-profits to apply for Winter Speaker Series sponsorship during our application window. The application window for the upcoming 2023-24 season is from June 1st to June 30th. Email us at for an application form.
Sponsor the winter speaker series
If you or your company are looking to supercharge your community contributions, please consider sponsoring the Winter Speaker Series. Title sponsors, key sponsors, and event sponsors help keep the Winter Speaker Series free and accessible to all. Our sponsors help us reach more people by supporting our livestream and video creation efforts.
Join the donor party
If you are looking for a way to give back and don't know where to start, consider joining the donor party. The donor party is an anonymous group of families and philanthropists that commit to an annual giving amount. The donor party contributes 100% of funds to our non-profit beneficiaries and we absolutely could not do this without them. There is no management fee or overhead that cuts into your giving. For donor party inquiries, please reach out to us at
Thanks to our 2022-23 title sponsor