We’re delighted to announce that TAMBA has been selected as a non-profit beneficiary for the kick-off show in Alpenglow’s Winter Speaker Series! Read on to find out more about the series, Michelle Parker’s highly-anticipated show on November 30th, and how you can support the event and TAMBA’s work.
What is the Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series?
Now in its 18th year, the 2023-24 Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series, presented by Tahoe Mountain Realty, has become one of the premier North American forums for adventure storytelling, mountain culture, and holistic community fundraising.
From November 30th, 2023 through March 7th, 2024, the Tahoe City retailer and community event provider will welcome five world-famous athletes to Palisades Tahoe’s Olympic Village Events Center for an intimate evening of inspirational tales of mountain adventure. Each year, the Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series welcomes over 3,000 in-person and 50,000 online attendees. Attendees can join in person or stream online using Alpenglow’s YouTube channel.
Past speakers of the Winter Speaker Series include Lynn Hill, Hillaree Nelson, Tommy Caldwell, Emily Harrington, Cody Townsend, Alex Honnold, Adrian Ballinger, and Glen Plake. Every show is free to the public and all ages are encouraged to attend.
Michelle Parker’s ‘A Shift in Perspective’
Local freeskiing legend Michelle Parker will kick off the 18th annual Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series on Thursday, November 30th, 2023 with her show ‘A Shift in Perspective’. The show, which documents her father’s battle with dementia and Parkinson’s, chronicles Parker’s effort to balance a life of caregiving and professional skiing. Parker, one of the ski industry’s most versatile female skiers, has appeared in over a dozen ski films and in 2013, won Best Female Performance at the Powder Video Awards and at the International Freeski Film Festival for her segment in Matchstick Productions’ Superheroes of Stoke.
This new experience gifted one of the darlings of the ski industry a new perspective on the fragility of life. In her show, Parker will take us on an emotional journey that illustrates how time spent with her father was life’s biggest gift yet, and how this new perspective helped her succeed on a recent big mountain Alaskan ski expedition from the spring of 2023.
TAMBA Selected as a Non-Profit Beneficiary
Each speaker is paired with a local non-profit organization and through two separate giveaways (one in person, one online), bar sales, and the anonymous Donor Party, each show is responsible for raising nearly $75,000. To date, the 18-year-old Winter Speaker Series has raised over $1.35 million dollars for local Tahoe area nonprofit organizations.
TAMBA is excited to be paired with Michelle as the non-profit beneficiary for her show on November 30th. Proceeds will go directly towards our work to build, maintain, and advocate for multi-use trails in the Tahoe Basin.
Join us on November 30th for this FREE event at Palisades Tahoe’s Olympic Village Events Center. No registration is required, doors open at 6pm, and each show begins shortly after 7pm. Learn more about Michelle’s inspirational story and enjoy delicious food from MOGROG Rotisserie, drinks, and some awesome prize giveaways.
Following Parker, the 2023-24 season is stacked with a lineup of awe-inspiring athletes including: a tandem show from local Tahoe brothers Jim and John Morrison (1/4/24), Elyse Saugstad (1/17/24), Jess Kimura (2/15/24), and Dave Nettle (3/7/24).