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Saturday, October 31st, 2015



With forecasts of El Niño ushering a potentially epic winter into the Sierra, Tahoe Mountain Sports’ upcoming Avalanche Education Series will help ensure the safety of you and your backcountry partners.

Tahoe Mountain Sports’ 2015-16 Avy Education Series presented by Ortovox is a free, three-part opportunity to learn practices that can keep you safe while participating in backcountry snow sports.

In addition to free, hands-on activities aimed at learning rescue techniques and how to use and service beacons and avalanche airbag packs, TMS will offer special, in-store deals each night during the series and raffles benefiting the Sierra Avalanche Center.

While the series is not intended to be an end-all education on avalanche safety, it is an exceptional opportunity to learn directly from Truckee-Tahoe’s resident mountain guides, avalanche safety instructors, meteorologists and local non-profits, such as the Sierra Avalanche Center.

All events are free and held at Tahoe Mountain Sports; 11200 Donner Pass Rd. in Truckee. Doors open at 6 p.m. Programs start at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact TMS at 530-536-5200 or

Part I – Reading Avalanche Reports, Understand Mountain Forecasts & Making Good Decisions
Weds. Nov. 18 – 6:30 p.m.
Zach Tolby, a NOAA meteorologist, will discuss mountain-specific forecasts and what a strong El Niño means for the Sierra. Don Triplat from the Sierra Avalanche Center and Steve Reynaud from the Tahoe Mountain School will discuss problem solving in winter scenarios and safe backcountry movement. Interactive weather and decision-making scenarios will follow in a small group setting. Great raffle will cap it all off. Ortovox presents this event with additional support from The North Face and Black Diamond.

Part 2 – Beacons and Beers
Weds. Dec. 9 – 6:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of avalanche rescue including proper transceiver and shovel use and group-rescue strategies. Jared Rodriguez and Tom Carter of Ortovox will discuss the history and tech behind avalanche transceivers. Attendees will break into small groups for outdoor beacon practice including burial scenarios. TMS will offer discounts on products in the store this night only. TMS can update Ortovox, Mammut, Barryvox and Pieps transceivers for $5 this night only. Ortovox presents this event with additional support from The North Face and Arva Equipment.

Part 3 – Avalanche Airbag Sessions – Rep War & Party
Weds Jan. 27, 2016 6:30 p.m.
Learn the physics behind avalanche airbag packs and understand the differences between passive and active backcountry safety gear. The night’s highlight will be the “Rep War,” where representatives from major airbag companies debate each other on who makes superior airbag systems. TMS will offer free exchanges of all air or gas cylinders this night only in an effort to practice and to test your system. A season-ending raffle supporting Sierra Avalanche Center will follow with the grand prize of a Mammut airbag pack ($900 value) highlighting the evening. Ortovox presents this event with additional support from The North Face, Black Diamond, Mammut and Backcountry Access (BCA).



Get Your Outside Mag. Gear of the Year at TMS!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015


Shop Award-Winning Gear Here!

The mission of Outside Magazine is to inspire participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventures, discoveries, environmental issues, health and fitness, gear and apparel, style and culture that define the active lifestyle. View the Gear of the Year HERE!

Amidst the entrance to the legendary Sierra Nevada, Tahoe Mountain Sports brings you the best in outdoor gear, footwear and specialty clothing from top brands. We know why you’re here-for the gear. That’s why we keep our products at the forefront of everything we do.

For summer 2015, we’re happy to announce that the following Outside Magazine “Gear of the Year” is available at Tahoe Mountain Sports!

Join The North Face Athlete Conrad Anker at Truckee Opening Party!

Saturday, October 18th, 2014


Meet and interact with one of the best in the alpine climbing community, Conrad Anker! As Tahoe Mountain Sports celebrates the opening of its new location in Truckee, CA, Conrad will be present to sign posters, answer questions and lead an informal discussion about his inspirational adventures around the world. TMS will offer gear and clothing specials in the store this night only! Join in several interactive contests with Conrad Anker to win a limited edition signed poster. Additionally, anyone that purchases North Face products (over $100) will receive a free gift with purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

Tahoe Mountain Sports has always been a champion of pioneers in the outdoor sports community. With Conrad Anker in town, The North Face Face and Tahoe Mountain Sports are excited to offer an amazing opportunity to the Truckee-Tahoe community to meet a legendary alpine climber and hero to many while learning more about the world of alpine sports.

Where: Tahoe Mountain Sports (New Location: Safeway Shopping Center 11200 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA | Ph: 530.536.5200)

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 ~ 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Join the Event on Facebook

Event Schedule:

  • 4:15 – 7:00pm: Attendees can pack Conrad’s gear bag and try to beat his time to win a HUGE, signed Conrad Anker poster.
  • 4:45 – 5:00pm: Conrad Anker leads first of two discussions.
  • 5:45 – 6:00pm: Ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • 6:15 – 6:30pm: Conrad Anker leads second of two discussions.
  • 6:45 – 7:00pm: Last contestant to enter bag packing contest, winner announced

Conrad Anker (Bio): Conrad Anker’s specialty, simply put, is climbing the most technically challenging terrain in the world. This quest has taken him from the mountains of Alaska and Antarctica to the big walls of Patagonia and Baffin Island and the massive peaks of the Himalaya.

Conrad’s Antarctic experience spans a decade, with first ascents in three regions. In 1997, Conrad teamed up with Alex Lowe and Jon Krakauer to climb Rakekniven, a 2,500-foot wall in Queen Maud Land. In the Sentinel Range, Conrad climbed the Vinson Massif via three new routes. His climbs in Pakistan’s Karakoram include the west face of Latok II along the “Tsering Mosong” route (which begins at the same height as the summit of Denali) where he climbed 26 pitches on a vertical cliff and then topped out at 23,342 feet.

In 1998, Conrad and Peter Croft made a first ascent of Spansar Peak via a 7,000-foot ridge in one day. In Patagonia, he climbed the three towers of the Cerro Torre Massif. On Yosemite’s El Capitan he joined Steve Gerberding and Kevin Thaw to establish “Continental Drift,” a steep “nail-up” on the right side. And in Zion National Park, Mugs Stump and Conrad first climbed the intimidating “Streaked Wall”.

In May of 1999, as a member of the Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition, Conrad discovered the body of George Mallory, the preeminent Everest explorer of the 1920s. The disappearance of Mallory and Sandy Irvine on their summit bid in June 1924 is one of climbing’s great mysteries, and Conrad’s discovery and analysis of the find has shed new light on the pioneering climbs of the early expeditions.

In October 2011, Conrad, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk summited one of the last great unclimbed features of the Himalayas by topping out on the Shark’s Fin route on the northwest face of 20,700-foot Meru in the Garhwal Himalaya. In the game of high-altitude, big-wall mountaineering, the previously unclimbed route represents one of the world’s ultimate mountaineering tests, with the lower third a classic alpine snow-and-ice route, the middle a mix of ice and rock, and the final section an extremely difficult, overhanging headwall. The Shark’s Fin has drawn many of the world’s top alpinists over the past 30 years, none of them able to finish the route.

Conrad graduated from the University of Utah and lives in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife and three sons. Anker serves on the board of the Conservation Alliance, the Rowell Fund for Tibet and the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation. “My involvement with these organizations is intrinsically rewarding,” Conrad says “and it’s among the most important work I do. It feels good to be able to give back to our community of humans and to the natural world.”

Learn more about Conrad via his athlete profile.

Ultralight Backpacking: The North Face Mica FL, Hightail 3S & Casimir

Monday, May 27th, 2013

The North Face just dropped a bomb on the world of backpacking. It’s an ultralight bomb, and it’s incredibly helpful, not harmful. The Casimir 36 backpack has one of the most easily adjustable hip belts (The North Face’s Opti-Fit Technology) in the industry and wears comfortably when filled to the brim. The Mica FL tent uses a single-pole system with vertical tent walls to ensure comfortable living space while remaining incredibly lightweight. The Hightail 3S sleeping bag made from 850-fill Hungarian goose down maximizes warmth and comfort without increasing weight. Together, the combination of tent, sleeping bag and backpack weigh just over 5.5-lbs! All of these items are available at Tahoe Mountain Sports.


the north face casimir backpack

The North Face Casimir 36

Fast Packing, Peak Bagging and Distance Running Backpack
Volume: 36 liters
Weight: S/M: 2 lb, 4 oz ; M/L: 2 lb, 5 oz
Also comes in a 27-Liter women’s version

the north face mica fl tent

The North Face Mica FL

Ultralight Backpacking and Camping Tent
Total Weight: 2 lbs, 5 oz (1.24 kg) Fastpack Weight: 1
Floor Area: 16.9 square feet (1.6 square meters)
Also comes in a two person tent


Mark the Calendar for Ladies Night!

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Hey ladies! Tahoe Mountain Sports is hosting a night of sales, wine and cheese just for you on Tuesday June 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.. Save up to 50 percent on footwear, swim and running apparel, as well as storewide savings with a portion of the profits going to Girls on the Run-Sierras.

The shelves at Tahoe Mountain Sports are stocked with swimwear from brands including Carve Designs, Lole, Next by Athena, Reef, Oakley, and Patagonia. Find the bikini to bring with you on your summer adventures.

Performance wear by The North Face and Horny Toad will also be featured. For every purchase over $50, get a free pair of Wigwam socks.

Deals aside, this is a night to hang with the ladies and support one of the leading female nonprofits in the area, Girls on the Run-Sierras. There will be a raffle with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting Girls on the Run-Sierras. Prizes include a complete outfit from The North Face and Horny Toad, as well as many more. Complimentary wine by Uncorked and cheese by Westminster Cheddar will be served.

Thanks to our sponsors The North Face, Wigwam, Horny Toad, Uncorked, and Westminster Cheddar!

RSVP on Facebook at our Ladies Night event. We’ll see you there!

Horny Toad Dizzie Dress
Horny Toad Dizzie Dress
MSRP: $61.95
The North Face Venture Jacket
The North Face Venture Jacket
MSRP: $98.95


Ladies Night is Back!

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Mark your calendar: You don’t want to miss this night of shopping on Wednesday October 26.

We are devoting the whole store to ladies from 5 to 8 pm for exclusive shopping deals, and free wine and cheese. Uncorked will open up their best bottles for you, while Westminster Cheddar brings some nosh for pairing. Plus, our generous sponsors are donating free gifts to go along with every purchase. Look for freebies from The North Face, Wigwam and Lole.

15% off all fall/winter gear

20% off all fall/winter apparel

up to 60% off all out-of-season apparel

See you at the shop! See who’s coming and RSVP at our Ladies Night Facebook event.

The North Face Cat’s Meow, Blue Kazoo and Footwear, new at Tahoe Mountain Sports

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

We’re excited to be a North Face Store this year at Tahoe Mountain Sports, with great apparel and gear from one of the industry’s top brands. Two of the backpacking sleeping bags reviewed below, the Cat’s Meow and the Blue Kazoo, have been time-tested and add an excellent option to our sleeping bag selection at Tahoe Mountain Sports.

The North Face Cat’s Meow backpacking sleeping bag has been around since the 1980s, and has been many hiker’s first sleeping bag for good reason – it’s a solid performing three season synthetic sleeping bag without any unnecessary bells or whistles. This year they further honed this classic, focusing on quality fabrics and top-of-the-line insulation. The North Face has even integrated details from those big insulation suites you see mountaineers wearing on the way up Mt. Everest – the way the hood wraps around your head to retain heat and the face gasket that keeps elastic off your forehead and chin.

The North Face Blue Kazoo backpacking sleeping bag blends the great performance of Hungarian goose down and synthetic insulation for a great 3 season package. Goose down weighs less for the same warmth, packs smaller and lasts longer – whereas synthetic insulation deals with moisture better and compresses less – staying warmer under your body against the ground. The North Face took advantage of this, placing 650 fill power* goose down on top of and around you, with pads of synthetic insulation under your head, shoulders, hips and feet where the bag is compressed the most.

* Fill power measures how many cubic inches of space 1 ounce of down takes up, so 1 ounce of 650 down takes up 650 cubic inches!

Here’s a video overview of these two great backpacking sleeping bag’s features:

We’re also excited about The North Face footwear this year, from the fast and light The North Face Singletrack TH trail running shoe to The North Face Crestone waterproof hiking boot, one of the best new hiking boots around. They’ve done a great job of coming up with useful features without over-engineering.

Here’s a video overview of the men’s and women’s The North Face shoes we’re carrying this year:

We’ve also started carrying The North Face Tents, and have a full line of The North Face clothing and apparel, from the classic The North Face Half Dome T-Shirt to the Backpacker Magazine Editor’s Choice Green Award winning The North Face Venture Jacket. So check out our selection of The North Face gear and apparel today, and see why we’re so excited!

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