11th Annual Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series
Contact: Brendan Madigan
11th Annual Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series
to Feature Dave Nettle, Will Gadd, Tommy Caldwell, Adrian
Ballinger and Cory Richards
Lake Tahoe’s premier winter film series returns with co-founder Dave Nettle on
November 17th, 2016 7pm at Squaw Valley. FREE Admission. All ages are welcome.
Tahoe City, Calif. (October 11th, 2016) – Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City’s iconic 39-year-old
mountain shop is proud to announce their 11th annual Winter Film Series. On Thursday, November
17th, 2016 at 7pm local hero Dave Nettle will kick off the series at Squaw Valley’s world-famous
Olympic Village Lodge with his show “Ski Mountaineering in the Tyrol: Hut to Hut Ski Touring the
Each November, the eagerly anticipated winter tradition for North Tahoe’s skiing, climbing and
adventure community begins with co-founder and local hero Dave Nettle. Designed to inspire,
motivate and educate, the event runs from November through February and showcases four to five
famous athletes who tell various tales of adventure from remote mountain ranges across the globe.
All shows are free and raffle prizes from sponsors are sold to raise funds for local non-profit
To date, the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series has raised over $70,000 for the North Lake Tahoe
non-profit community. Past beneficiaries include the Sierra Avalanche Center, Tahoe Nordic Search
and Rescue, Disabled Sports Far West, the Tahoe Food Hub, High Fives Foundation and many more.
“The Winter Film Series represents a unique opportunity for our community to come together and
celebrate a shared passion of mountain adventure,” according to event director and owner of
Alpenglow Sports, Brendan Madigan.
“It’s a special event that perpetuates the connectivity of our mountain tribe while raising vital funds
for local non-profits making a tangible difference in our community,” added Madigan.
“While all of our presenters are world-famous, amazing athletes, they are even better story tellers.
We believe that there is a certain magic in story telling, and these speakers empower our
community to live more engaged and connected lives,” according to Madigan.
While the 2016-17 edition showcases world-famous athletes such as Will Gadd, Tommy Caldwell,
Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards, each season always begins with local hero Dave Nettle. Living
life to the fullest through mountain adventures while having fun with great friends is the theme of
each of Nettle’s stories. For his 2016 show, Nettle will present his show “Ski Mountaineering in the
Tyrol: Hut to Hut Ski Touring the Stubai Alps.” The story captures the ski adventure of six friends
while hut skiing across the Tyrol region of Austria.
Madigan added, “As co-founder of the Winter Film Series, Dave Nettle has been cultivating
community in North Lake Tahoe through his compelling tales of adventure, for well over thirty
years, and it’s always such an honor to kick off the series with him.”
Nettle’s show is driven by beautiful images, hilarious narrative, and just enough emotion to bring a
tear to the eye. Armed with the best Euro exchange rate in years and a lot of ski days under the belt
from a fantastic backcountry season in Tahoe, the crew was able to make the most of what the
Austrian Tyrol is all about: mountains, skiing, hospitality and great food and wine. The show is sure
to get you fired up for your own upcoming winter adventures.
The non-profit beneficiary for the evening is the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance. The Tahoe
Backcountry Alliance is the voice for the human-powered winter backcountry community in the
Lake Tahoe area, advocating for and informing our community about critical issues affecting winter
backcountry recreation in Tahoe. Amazing raffle prizes will be on hand from generous sponsors
Millet, LEKI, Western Mountaineering, prAna, Strength Solutions and more.
In addition to Nettle, the 11th annual Winter Film Series will showcase the best lineup in over a
decade. Series speakers include cutting-edge ice and alpine climber Will Gadd on December 1st,
who will present his show “30 Trips of a Lifetime in 60 High-Speed Minutes.” On January 5th, Tommy
Caldwell will present a once-in-a-lifetime show on his historic ascent of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall, the
hardest traditional free-climb on earth. On February 23rd high-altitude mountaineers Adrian
Ballinger and Cory Richards will round out the series with a tandem show on their
#EverestNoFilter oxygen-less, Snapchat-captured attempt of the world’s tallest peak, 20,3320-foot
Please come early for drink specials and good seating. The show begins at 7pm. Doors open at
615pm and participants are encouraged to take advantage of drink and dinner specials from
Fireside Pizza, both on site and at their restaurant. Please call Alpenglow Sports at 530.583.6917
for further details.
About the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series:
Established in 2006, the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series is a free event designed to motivate,
inspire and educate. Held at world-renown Squaw Valley, California, the Winter Film Series is a
four-part series that runs once-a-month, from November through February.
Each show packs the house at Squaw Valley’s famous Olympic Village Lodge with over 500
attendees. Past speakers have included Lynn Hill, Chris Davenport, Alex Honhold, Emily Harrington,
Mike Libecki and Greg Hill.
Since it’s inception the Winter Film Series has raised well over $70,000 for various non-profit
groups in need within the Lake Tahoe region. While the show is free, Alpenglow Sports uses
product donated by the sponsors of each presenter in order to sell raffle tickets. 100% of proceeds
are given to the associated non-profit.
About Dave Nettle
Dave Nettle started backpacking at the early age of 10 in the Pacific Northwest and never looked
back. He took up rock climbing and mountaineering in high school, which over the years has taken
him to the far mountain ranges of the world with travels and ascents throughout Europe, Asia,
North and South America. Since 2002 he has been an Industrial Rope Access Instructor for
Ropeworks, training people to work at height on ropes. When he’s not climbing you will usually find
him mountain biking or backcountry skiing. He lives in Reno with his wife Cadence.
About Alpenglow Sports:
Alpenglow Sports is an original California Mountain Shop that has been providing locals and
visitors with inspiration, local knowledge and the best equipment to enjoy the great outdoors for
over thirty-five years. Based in Tahoe City, Alpenglow Sports takes pride in being communityminded
and socially and environmentally responsible to ensure Lake Tahoe stays one of the best
places to play, visit, and live in California.
For additional information, please contact Brendan Madigan at Alpenglow Sports 530.583.6917 or