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TMS Nachtspektakel: Group Tour with Dinner, Drinks and Night Ski

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014


As the concluding event of our 2014 Backcountry Experience Series in partnership with Dynafit and Diamond Peak Ski Area, we bring you Nachtspektakel! Hire a sitter if you have to - you don’t want to miss this fun night of good food, drinks and skiing with comrades. Start your evening with a skin up to Snowflake Lodge at Diamond Peak, where you will partake in a delicious catered meal with both new and familiar faces. The Snowflake Lodge is one of the best places to watch a Tahoe sunset, with an incredible view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Conclude this wonderful evening with a ski back down under the stars!

When: Friday, February 28 from 2 to 9 p.m.
Where: Diamond Peak Ski Area
Tickets: $45 – Click Here To Sign Up
What you get: Two hours of lift served skiing, a guided skin up the mountain, dinner and drinks, and a private, nighttime ski down on fresh corduroy that Diamond Peak will groom especially for us!

Bring a headlamp and dress warmly. Comfortable shoes or sandals are recommended for dinner indoors. One beer, wine or will drink is included – the bar will be open if you care for more.

Free Backcountry Rentals will be available at Tahoe Mountain Sports. They must be reserved ahead of time and picked up by 6:00 p.m. on February 27.

Register at Tahoe Mountain Sports, CLICK HERE or call  (530) 546-7001 Sponsors: Diamond Peak Ski Resort, The North Face, Dynafit. Any event changes made due to winter weather will be announced by February 27.

TMS & Coalition Snow Host Ladies’ Night: Snowboarding Mt. Kenya

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014


I Don’t Think The Cracks Will Swallow You:
A Tale of an African Expedition in Search of Disappearing Glaciers and 16,000’ Summits

Weaving together her love of the outdoors and passion for women’s empowerment, Tahoe/Truckee local Jen Gurecki will share what it’s like to work hard and play hard in Kenya. Her latest adventure—Summit For Our Sisters—took her up Mt. Kenya, an ancient, extinct volcano that boasts the second highest peak on the continent of Africa, towering more than 16,000 feet.

With 12 glaciers that are expected to disappear within the next 30 years, Gurecki seized the opportunity to summit and make turns down the Lewis Glacier, while also raising more than $12,000 to help women start small businesses in Kenya through the non-profit she founded, Zawadisha. During Ladies’ Night, Gurecki will share her recent expedition via an inspirational slideshow presentation before raffling off all sorts of great gear in an effort to raise money to grant a scholarship for participants of future S.A.F.E. A.S. clinics!

You don’t want to miss this event. Tahoe Mountain Sports will be raffling off women’s outdoor gear for winter sports, including a Coalition snowboard or pair of skis! (Must be present to win.) All proceeds from the Ladies’ Night raffle and a portion of gear and clothing sales will benefit Tahoe’s local S.A.F.E. A.S. clinics, a women’s introductory avalanche safety series. Started by Elyse Saugstad, Jackie Paaso, Lel Tone, Michelle Parker, Ingrid Backstrom and Sherry McConkey, the goals of the S.A.F.E. A.S. clinics is to heighten community snow safety and avalanche awareness among women.

What: Ladies’ Night Adventure Slideshow and Raffle Benefit
When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Tahoe Mountain Sports, 8331 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach

Thank you to the sponsor of the evening, Coalition Snow.

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Backcountry Experience: Guided Ski Touring at Diamond Peak

Saturday, February 15th, 2014


Tahoe Mountain Sports, in partnership with Diamond Peak Ski Resort and Dynafit, are proud to announce the 2014 Backcountry Experience.  This guided backcountry tour will explore terrain in Diamond Peak’s Golden Eagle Bowl. Open to intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, the Backcountry Experience Series is designed to provide a safe and welcoming introduction to backcountry skiing and boarding.

Never used backcountry equipment before? This is your opportunity to try out Dynafit touring gear before purchasing. Want to learn about avalanche hazards and techniques for avoiding them? Interested in learning the most efficient uphill skinning methods? Or, perhaps you simply want to meet new people and enjoy unskied terrain in a fun, controlled environment. A Backcountry Experience tour in Diamond Peak’s secluded Eagle Bowl is a great way to earn your turns and experience Diamond Peak in a whole new way.

Feb 22, 2014 Tour: 9am-1pm – $90

*$90 tour package includes a partial-day lift ticket, full Dynafit backcountry ski equipment rental and professional guiding services.

Register for the Backcountry Experience guided ski tour online at, at Tahoe Mountain Sports in Kings Beach (8331 N. Lake Blvd), or by calling (530) 546-7001.

Any changes made due to winter weather will be announced within 24 hours of tour departure.




Your guide, Brennan Lagasse, has been skiing since he was two and has spent many years traveling and guiding ski expeditions world-wide. Brennan has training in Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel, along with Wilderness First Responder and AIARE Level I & II certifications.





Diamond Peak Ski Resort is located in Incline Village, Nevada on the scenic north shore of Lake Tahoe with amazing views of world famous Lake Tahoe. Diamond Peak offers skiers and boarders 30 runs and a 1,840-foot vertical drop with beginner to advanced terrain. Connect with Diamond Peak on Facebook , Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, visit or call (775) 832-1177.

2014 Tahoe Mountain Sports Avalanche Education Series

Friday, January 17th, 2014


Part 3 – Feb. 6 – Read, Interpret, Decide – Analyzing Avalanche Reports with the Sierra Avalanche Center

As the third and final installment of our three-part 2014 TMS Avalanche Education Series, representatives from Sierra Avalanche Center, a Lake Tahoe Region non-profit dedicated to providing a free daily avalanche advisory for the central Sierra Nevada, will lead an extremely useful presentation about how to properly read and interpret the avalanche report.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss technical and situational issues that arise in the field to create a good platform for safe decision making in the backcountry. There will be a HUGE raffle at this event and everybody is sure to walk away with something. All raffle proceeds and a portion of sales from this evening will benefit Sierra Avalanche Center.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Come get some free tips to help properly read and interpret the avalanche and snow conditions reports in order to make better decisions and keep safe in the backcountry!

This event will take place between two different locations: Tahoe Mountain Sports (8331 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143) and across the street at the North Tahoe Event Center (8318 N. Lake Blvd)

In case you can’t make the full event or just want to stop by for part of it, here’s the event schedule:

5:00 – 6:00 – Reception with S.A.C. and Backcountry Gear Specials at Tahoe Mountain Sports
6:00-7:15 – Formal Presentation with Sierra Avalanche Center at North Tahoe Event Center (NTEC)
7:15 – 8:00 MEGA Raffle to benefit Sierra Avalanche Center (at NTEC)

Generous raffle donations provided by 22 Designs, Arva EquipmentBlack Diamond, Boreas Gear, Honey Stinger, Marker Bindings, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Ortovox, Osprey, Pieps, Smith Optics and Vapur.

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Avalanche Education Series Recap: Part 1 – Nov. 20 - Beacons & Beers: Avalanche Companion Gear & Rescue Techniques

Many backcountry enthusiasts came to Tahoe Mountain Sports on November 20 to learn the basics of beacon use and brush up on their avalanche expertise and transceiver techniques. Experienced mountain guide and Level 3 AIARE instructor Tom Carter, and Ortovox Rep Jared Rodriguez, were present to lead a discussion about the basics of companion rescue gear and techniques. Tom also led a hands-on lesson on how to properly and efficiently use your avalanche transceiver. Participants brought their own avalanche gear to practice with, and others demo’d some of the newest Ortovox models.


Part 2 – Dec. 20 – Avalanche Airbag Party Sponsored by ABS featuring Pro Skier Elyse Saugstad

As the second of our three-part 2014 TMS Avalanche Education Series, we filled a large room at the North Tahoe Event Center with a bunch of Tahoe backcountry enthusiasts for a free, community-oriented, fun night. Elyse Saugstad, a professional skier and airbag backpack advocate who was saved by her pack in a large avalanche near Stevens Pass, WA (Tunnel Creek, 2012), and ABS backpacks Rep John Clausen were on-site to lead a technical discussion about avalanche airbag backpacks, how they work, survival rates and statistics, personal accounts and learning experiences from the field.

Participants got to activate their airbag packs during the event, which added even more fun to the evening. Since all Avalanche Airbag Backpacks should be serviced annually, this was a great opportunity to receive a free servicing and full canister for their ABS, The North Face, Mammut or Ortovox airbag packs. We also offered special discounts on Avalanche Airbag Backpacks for attendees! Thanks to our sponsors for the evening, ABS Avalanche Airbag SystemsOrtovox Avalanche Safety Equipment and The North Face!

Want a quick course in Avalanche Airbag technologies? Read this detailed blog about ABS packs:

Skiing California’s High Sierra with Ski Mountaineer John Morrison

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

California’s High Sierra offers some of the most incredible ski descents in the lower 48. With a pair of AT skis, skins and a little motivation, you too can experience the thrill of dropping in and linking turns for thousands of vertical feet. John Morrison is one of the most accomplished ski mountaineers in the Sierra. To discuss Tahoe’s local backcountry terrain with such an accomplished ski mountaineer doesn’t come along often. Come to Tahoe Mountain Sports on December 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. for a very special event and join other backcountry enthusiasts for a glimpse into skiing off CA’s highest mountains…A fun night for all!

*This event has reached its maximum capacity! If you’d still like to join us, feel free to stop by, but you will be limited to standing room only.



5:00-6:15 – Reception, Holiday Shopping, Meet & Mingle with John and other backcountry enthusiasts
6:15-7:15ish – Slideshow Presentation with John Morrison

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John Morrison shreds. Waves, singletrack, KT 22, High Sierra couloirs, grand Alaska peaks and pretty much anything in front of him. You usually don’t hear the details, but many mountain adventurers know what’s going on and get inspired by just the thought: “I wonder what J.M. and friends are doing this weekend?” In recent years, John skied from the highest ski-able point on all of California’s 14,000-foot mountains and many of the state’s 13’ers, often nailing more than one ski descent in a day. Learn more about John on his website: john-morrison-couloir-line

To create the best, most intimate setting, Tahoe Mountain Sports is limiting the attendance to 40. This event is free and open to the public; however spaces must be reserved in advance.. Food and beverages will be available for all attendees.

“I love big days, adventuring in the mountains with friends. Bonds created between partners forced into the moment with each other through intense outdoor experiences last forever.” –John 

A big THANK YOU to the sponsors of this event, Tecnica/Blizzard and POC Sports.

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2013 Ladies Night at TMS to Benefit Tahoe Food Hub

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2012, 5 to 8 p.m.
Ladies’ Evening Fundraiser for the Tahoe Food Hub

Special Discounts This Night Only, Fantastic Raffle Prizes!

Tahoe Food Hub

Join your fellow ladies of the lake for a fun night at your local gear hub and get psyched for winter along with the rest of us! Store-wide savings and special deals offer the perfect chance to do some holiday shopping, or to simply spoil yourself! A portion of proceeds from Ladies Night will benefit the Tahoe Food Hub, a local non-profit that works hard to bring our communities nutritious foods grown on local, sustainable farms and connect our local restaurants with food producers for a healthier and happier future.

“The Tahoe Food Hub is a non-profit organization that is building a regional food distribution system for North Lake Tahoe by taking advantage of its close proximity to year-round food production. To be successful, it will take a community. You are that community.”

Take advantage of special discounts on gear and clothing this night only! There are great prizes to be won, including UGG boots, backpacks from Boreas Gear, outfits from Horny Toad and Prana, and lots more. We’re also giving out free socks with purchase! With winter just around the corner, we have everything you need to stay warm outside. If you’re into hiking, yoga, Crossfit, rock climbing, skiing or snowboarding, snowshoeing or Nordic skiing, we’ve got the gear to get you out there!

Thank you to the sponsors of the evening, Uncorked, Prana, Horny Toad, Pistil, Wigwam, Headsweats and Boreas Gear!


Uncorked (Squaw, Tahoe City and Truckee) showcases a large selection of limited production wines from around the world, and is dedicated to bringing great wine and food to the North Lake Tahoe area. You’ll love the flavors they donate for this event!

If you can’t make the event but would still like to donate to a wonderful local community cause, please check out the Tahoe Food Hub Crowd Funding Site. Here’s some more incentive to help out:

“The mission of the Tahoe Food Hub is to galvanize our community to build a regional and equitable food system. Our vision is to be a “hub” for all sustainable food initiatives that promote social, economic and environmental responsibility in our food system.”


7th Annual Tahoe Mountain Sports Pro-Am/Sierra Tahoe Series Recap

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

This post come from Justin Weilacher, a friend of TMS and avid disc golfer (PDGA #41309) residing in Sacramento, CA. With extensive knowledge of the game from years of experience playing in a variety of environments and weather conditions, Justin is a great resource for all sorts of disc golf advice. Read more from Justin at his blog,

Tahoe Mountain Sports hosted the final tournament in the Sierra Tahoe Series October 12 and 13 at North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, California; there was incredible competition at the premier disc golf course in Tahoe. The Sierra Tahoe Series is a newer series that has exploded in popularity over the past few years. Quality courses, intense competition and incredible weather draws golfers from all over. The disc golf communities of Northern California and Nevada quickly realized the high quality events that the series has to offer, and they fill the Tahoe Series events quickly.

Sierra Series events are well planned, well executed and well sponsored by both local and national companies. Tahoe Mountain Sports owner David Polivy treats his involvement in the Series as a business investment and manages the series professionally. Polivy’s continued efforts netted the series a major sponsor, Merrell, who has added value for the series participants. Thanks to the hard work of the folks at Tahoe Mountain Sports and the committed golfers of the Tahoe community, all seven tournaments in the series have sold out. As a courteous perk, at the final event a lunch was provided; not just on Saturday, like many events, but on Sunday as well. And a hot fire was perfect on the chilly Sunday morning as players gathered to discuss the series standings and the hole placements for the final day.


For participants, there is plenty of value just in the disc golf experience provided by the Series Organizers Paul Sanchez, Skot Meyer, Gayle Baker, David Polivy, and Craig Getty. Tournament directors regularly arrived at the courses with hole assignments laid out in advance, player’s packs prepared, and a team of support staff at the ready. There was never a shortage of local golfers willing to lend a hand. The events started on time and information was presented clearly and concisely at the player’s meeting.

Organizers chose the perfect course for the series finale and had the Tahoe Vista course primed for serious competition. The 18-hole course was changed in between every round increasing the challenge for the series competitors. At the meeting prior to the final round of the series, Paul Sanchez announced all the divisions that were in contention – almost all of which had a drama-filled final round as the winners were not decided until the final putts dropped in the baskets.


Sierra Tahoe Series Organizers – Paul Sanchez, Skot Meyer, Gayle Baker, Dave Polivy (missing: Craig Getty)

There were equal parts camaraderie and competition on the course throughout the weekend, and there wasn’t a card I played on that had a single bad egg. We shared stories, exchanged high fives, discussed our fan grips and fore-hand throws. Tempted fate with death-putts on pedestal pins. Discussed the virtues of three-ness. Argued that holes should have been par fours. Argued that lots of holes should have been par fours. One thing I know for sure – I’ll be making the drive up the mountain for next year’s Sierra Tahoe Series.

Read more from Justin about the premier disc golf course in Tahoe: Playing Tahoe Vista – Lake Of The Sky Disc Golf Course

Montrail Trail Run Demo – Action Gear Testing With TMS

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Montrail Demo Run

Montrail Demo Run

Here’s the perfect opportunity to try out that new style of running shoe you’ve been curious about. We’re hosting a free event open to the public, and runners of all abilities are welcome. On Wednesday, August 7 at 5 p.m., come to Tahoe Mountain Sports in Kings Beach for our Montrail Trail Run Demo. We’ll have lots of great trail running shoes for you to check out, and Montrail will present us with a short clinic on proper techniques to keep in mind while you run. Then we’ll head out to jog the network of trails around our neighborhood which, if you haven’t yet explored, are well-maintained, diverse, beautiful and seemingly endless. Bonus: we’re going to raffle off a new pair of Montrail trail running shoes worth up to $110!

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Just one gorgeous view from a trail behind Kings Beach.

Runners of all abilities are encouraged to join in the fun! The run will last approximately 45-60 minutes, and nobody will be pressured to move at an uncomfortable pace. Come out and meet other runners and local trail junkies!

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About Montrail footwear:
Montrail understands and supports the modern runner. They use innovative designs in materials and craftsmanship to maximize efficiency and boost performance on roads and trails in over 30 countries worldwide. Montrail has sold their products in specialty outdoor sports stores since 1993, and Tahoe Mountain Sports is proud to have their latest models on our sales floor.


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Teva Knee-Deep Water Race During Music on the Beach, July 26

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

If you have yet to attend free Music on the Beach, you’ve been missing out on lots of fun for the whole family. Each year on Friday evenings during July and August the North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA) hosts a free concert right on the sand in Kings Beach. This concert series provides a great way to kick off a weekend in Tahoe, soaking up the beauty from the lake’s shoreline and dancing to live music until the sun sets.

On Friday, July 26, during the intermission of Mojo Green’s jamming funk music, we’re putting on a race. And not just any race; it’s a foot race through water. Whoever can run the fastest in knee-deep water wins the Teva sandals of their choice from Tahoe Mountain Sports. Seem too cool to be true? Well, the first annual Teva Knee-Deep Water Race is no fictitious event.

knee deep water raceParticipants will line up side-by-side in the water and race from Point A to Point B, all the while keeping at least their knees submerged in the water. A pair of Teva sandals of choice will be awarded to the male and female winners in the following divisions: 13 and Under, 14-45 and 46 and Over. But not only the winners get a prize…most participants will receive cool gifts from TMS and Teva!

Music on the Beach is a free 9-week concert series that runs every Friday from 6:00-8:30 p.m., from July 5 to August 30 at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

July 26′s Music on the Beach is sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Sports, Teva and the North Tahoe Business Association.

The North Tahoe Business Association responds to the necessary representation of the local business community and promotes the North Shore as a vibrant community.

Teva knows that we “play in the water, but we also need to be protected from it. [They] manage this delicate balance so [we] can go forth without reservation.”music on the beach concert series

According to Mojo Green, “We are a horn-driven Soul Funk explosion of dynamite vocals, infectious rhythms and smokin’ horns.”

Come on out for what is sure to be the best Music On The Beach concert of the entire season! The live music is free, food and beverages are available on-site, and the Teva Knee-Deep Water Race will provide fun entertainment for everyone.

**All participants must wear protection on their feet. Shoes, sandals or water shoes – doesn’t matter – feet just need to be covered. We’d hate for anyone to get hurt because they stepped on a sharp object underwater!

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Teva Eddy Flip Flop - Men's
Teva Eddy Flip Flop – Men’s
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Backpack Demo Hike With Tahoe Mountain Sports And Deuter

Monday, July 8th, 2013
 Are you in the market for a new backpack? Maybe you just want to feel the latest and greatest in backpack carrying technology or airflow and ventilation techniques. We’ve teamed up with Deuter and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association to host these two fun and FREE gear-testing treks both Saturday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m.
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photo credit: Nick Lee

Starting at the Mt. Rose Trailhead, at the summit of Mt. Rose Hwy (S.R. 431), we’ll hike three miles to the wildflower framed Galena Falls. Along the way, hikers will take in incredible views of Lake Tahoe and meander through a beautiful pine forest. Once at the falls, enjoy a snack break, a pack fitting discussion and photo opportunities before heading back to the trailhead. Expert gear advice, packs and a free gift will be provided by Deuter and your favorite outdoor professionals, Tahoe Mountain Sports. Deuter will have packs of all shapes and sizes; from small, lightweight hydration and daypacks up to the largest load-haulers. Participants can test multiple packs throughout the hike!

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Pack fitting discussion and snack break.




“We get tons of people asking which backpack is right for them and it has always been hard to answer that question,” said Jaime Souza (TRTA). “We think it’s a natural fit for us to work alongside Tahoe Mountain Sports and Deuter.”







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Galena Falls



Tahoe Mountain Sports owner Dave Polivy believes that “working with experts and putting packs through the paces on-trail is a great way to learn what kind of backpack works best for you.”


“Tahoe is a hub for backpacking,” explained Christian Mason of Deuter USA. “We’re always excited to get our packs out in the greatest wilderness areas, so we couldn’t be happier bringing them to hikers in Tahoe.”






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Hikers pose during last summer’s hike for a photo opp with a Lake Tahoe backdrop.


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