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Alpenglow Sports continues its 11th annual Winter Film Series, sponsored by Tahoe Weekly magazine, with high-altitude mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards on Feb. 23. The pair will round out the series with a tandem show on their #EverestNoFilter oxygen-less, Snapchat-captured attempt of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. |

Know before you go Tahoe venues Sierra Avalanche Center is offering motorized-specific avalanche education this winter. Three-day Level 1 classes are offered to snowmobilers for free. Registration is open for classes now in South Lake Tahoe from Feb. 10 to 12 and Feb. 24 to 25, and Mount Rose from March 17 to 19. |

Snow Camping 101 Area venues Tahoe Rim Trail Association hosts Snow Camp 101 trips from Feb. 11 to 12 and March 11 to 12. Participants can learn how to melt drinking water, enjoy no bugs, test out new equipment, never worry about refrigeration and enjoy complete solitude and silence. |

Lovers run in Reno Reno, Nev. Reno Run 4 Love, a 4-mile Valentine’s themed road race in downtown Reno is on Feb. 12 at 8:30 p.m. The Catholic


Charities of Northern Nevada and St. Vincent’s Programs will be accepting in-kind donations on race morning: toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, soap, hats, scarves, gloves, coats and socks. The post-race party is at 10 a.m. with champagne, beer, chocolate and prizes. |

Wax on, race off Tahoe Donner Tahoe Donner Challenge is on Feb. 12. This is race or tour and participants choose their route on the trails of the crosscountry center, with checkpoints at Drifter Hut, Hawks Peak and in the Euer Valley. |

Racing season in full swing Norden Auburn Ski Club continues the season’s fun racing series. Next up the Chuck Lyda Memorial Biathlon Weekend on Feb. 11 and 12. The 15km Tahoe Mountain Sports President’s Cup is on Feb. 20. | Register

Tahoe venues Despite heavy snowfall during the week of the annual Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Count, many volunteers participated in one of Tahoe Institute For Natural Science’s most successful counts to date, including writer Tim Hauserman for his Tahoe Weekly story on “Majesty of Tahoe’s bald eagles.” This year, volunteers tallied 27 bald eagles, an impressive total given the challenging conditions. Based on the details of each observation, an impressive 23 adults, two sub-adults and two immatures were delineated. A large cluster of activity was concentrated around the southeast corner of Lake Tahoe, but eagles were seen all around the lake. |

New Tahoe XC lodge eyed Tahoe City The Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association, which owns Tahoe Cross Country located outside Tahoe City is holding a series of public workshops for the Historic Lodge Project. The project proposes to reconstruct the historic Schilling Lodge, which was donated to the Association, at Tahoe Cross Country to provide expanded services to skiers. There are five proposed locations for the lodge and the Association is hosting public workshops to garner input on the proposal. The workshops will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 and 12 and on March 11 and 12 at the Fairway Community Center in Tahoe City. As well, an online survey is available to provide input. Details on the project and the lodge are available online. |

Head to Head Kirkwood The 9th annual Head 2 Head Ski Challenge is on Feb. 18 at Kirkwood. This fundraiser for the Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation is a day of racing with an awards ceremony, followed by a dinner and auction at Off the Wall Bar. The kids will enjoy a separate pizza and game night. | Register (831) 662-2975.

Snowshoe Cocktail Races South Lake Tahoe Save the dates for this winter’s returning Snowshoe Cocktail Races on Feb. 18 and March 18 at Beacon Bar & Grill at Camp Richardson. Great prizes awarded to the fastest and cleanest at the obstacle course finish line. Free to participate. |

Get your race on Twin Bridges Sierra-at-Tahoe offers USASA races open to members and riders of all ages. Nonmembers can join at registration. The USASA SBX/SX #2 is on Feb. 11, the USASA Pipe #1 is on Feb. 25 and the USASA Slopestyle #2 is on Feb. 26. Preregistering saves $5. All races are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Competition time is at 10:30 a.m. |

The place to race Soda Springs Boreal hosts the USASA Boardercross as part of the North Tahoe Series on Feb. 11 to 12, with the third annual Boreal Banked Slalom on Feb. 18. This costume race includes live music and après ski party and benefits the High Five Foundation. |

Back-country biking, skiing fun Tahoe City Ski with Tav Streit and brothers Wyatt and Charlie Fereday in a 20km pre-race ski from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Tahoe Cross Country. The Alpenglow 20km XC Ski Race and Fat Bike Race are on Feb. 26. Participate in one for $25 or both for $40. The Fat Bike Race starts at 8 a.m. in the ski area’s Upper Yellow Meadow and the cross-country ski race starts in waves at 10 a.m. Ski 20 km, 10 km or 5 km. All ages welcome. |

Rippin’ video contest Olympic Valley The 4th Annual Shreddit Showdown from Granite Chief is a video-submitted contest where contestants get out on the slopes, in the park or in the back country to put together his or her best shots in a 3-minute edit. The top 3 contestants of each age group get to sit back and watch their edit while the entire theater hoots and hollers in excitement. Deadline for submissions is March 4. Prizes include Blizzard skis and Technica boots. |

Feb.9-22, 2017  

Dane Shannon blasts through winter during a moment of perfection on Tahoe's East Shore. Photography by Ryan Salm | @...

Feb.9-22, 2017  

Dane Shannon blasts through winter during a moment of perfection on Tahoe's East Shore. Photography by Ryan Salm | @...