Success Stories



Friday 12/18 | Motorized Travel Safety & Tips   There are tons of ways to enjoy the backcountry. One of those is by snowmobile or snow bike. Motorized backcountry travelers have a whole slew of safety concerns to pay attention to. This day of Backcountry Safety Awareness Week is for all motorized users, especially those new to the sport. Where…

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Thursday 12/17 | Athlete Summit   What's a better way to learn about the backcountry than from the best in the business? Tune into the Athlete Summit tonight from 7:30-8:30 p.m. for first-hand accounts from people who spend more time than most in the backcountry. Watch live on Alpenglow Expeditions YouTube Channel at 7:30 p.m. Athlete Summit Join the best in the…

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Wednesday 12/16 | Get the training.    Education is everything. So far this week, we've learned the backcountry is dangerous and uncertain. Good thing we can overcome this uncertainty by getting educated! Taking an AIARE Level 1 or avalanche 101 class is a great way to learn how you can make the proper decision in the backcountry. Today, we will cover why…

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 Get the gear.   More Gear? Yep. The uncertainty of traveling in the backcountry and associated dangers requires you to have a unique set of safety equipment (and the knowledge of how to use it). In this section, learn what gear is necessary to travel in the backcountry and tips on how to use it. Don’t miss the video from…

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 Get the picture.   Welcome and thanks for tuning in to Tahoe Backcountry Safety Awareness Week! Each day of the week will feature a different backcountry topic leading up to a live - panel of professional athletes on Thursday, December 17th, hosted by Alpenglow Expeditions! Sign-up for it HERE. Today Alpenglow Expeditions, Sierra Avalanche Center, Tahoe Backcountry Alliance, and Tahoe…

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DROPS of Hope program protects the Truckee River Watershed through community collaboration and education Several years ago Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) was presented with an opportunity to collaborate with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District to implement a watershed protection project that would have lasting impacts on North Tahoe and Truckee's schools, students, watershed & community. The project, known…

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  This past Monday, September 14th was the ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate a huge milestone in restoring the 102-year-old Pioneer Monument at Donner Memorial State Park. The Sierra State Parks Foundation along with California State Parks and the Native Sons of the Golden West co-hosted a virtual ribbon cutting event to celebrate the awarding of the contract for the…

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How regional stewardship campaigns can effectively educate and protect beloved places. Across the Sierra Nevada and beyond, communities struggle with educating locals and tourists about how to take care of the environment. Trash overflows from garbage cans, endangering wildlife and becoming a blight. Dog poop lines trails and seeps into waterways. And unattended campfires or errant cigarettes threaten to engulf…

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