Looking back at an awesome 2011 at Tahoe Mountain Sports

It’s been another great year here at Lake Tahoe, and we’ve had a lot of great events, made successful by you, our friends, fans and customers. Here’s a quick look back at some of the fun stuff from the last year that we hope will get you looking forward to 2012 at Tahoe Mountain Sports.

We started the year off with a demo of our MSR Snowshoes at National Winter Trails Day with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association – folks got to try out all the awesome snowshoes from Mountain Safety Research in the beautiful setting of Tahoe Meadows near Mount Rose.

Then we hosted a Leave No Trace Winter Awareness Workshop in March to help every outdoor lover leave the winter wilderness in as good a shape as they found it. Thanks to Leave No Trace for your partnership!

Then in May we headed down to Reno for Riverfest with Keen Sandals and Outdoor Research to check out all the zany whitewater antics.

The Big Blue Adventure Series Run to the Beach in July broke records for attendance, and we teamed up to get athletes great deals and prizes with Suunto Watches and Salomon trail running gear.

Too many of our brands to list showed up this summer for our sample sale that hooked customers up with crazy prices – don’t miss this one in 2012!

Tahoe Beneath The Surface Author Scott Lankford gave a fascinating talk on Lake Tahoe History that even surprised some of our most knowledgeable locals. Thanks Scott!

We hosted two Ladies Night events with special deals just for women, with the help of Lole, and of course some tasty wine from Uncorked in Tahoe City and snacks from Westminster Cheddar!

Our 5th Annual Pro/Am Disc Golf Tournament was also a record breaker, reaching the full 90 player capacity for the first time ever! Thanks to the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, NutSac Disc Golf Bags, Vibram, Merrell Footwear, Hostel Tahoe, Ferrari’s Crown Resort, Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards, Faux Pro, Tahoe Valuation Services, Plumas Bank, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, Alpen Software, Brimm’s A Catering Co., LOKI, North Tahoe Public Utility District, Kavu and Tahoe Adventure Company for helping us with such a fun event!

This fall we gave thanks to the mountain safety professionals that we all depend on when we’re out having fun in the snow with Pro Night. Brands like Black Diamond, Mountain Hardwear, Hestra, Marmot, Mammut (shown here blowing up an avalanche airbag!) K2, Dynafit and others gave great deals to these important folks.

A new event this year, we hosted “Drink to That” Night, an evening of beer and holiday shopping that raised funds for the Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences. Here TMS owner Dave hands $1,000 from Patagonia to Will Richardson of TINS! Thanks to sponsors Outdoor Research, Horny Toad, Black Diamond.

And so, thanks for a great year from all of us at Tahoe Mountain Sports – we look forward to more fun events, great deals and exciting opportunities in 2012!

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