Are you looking for people to do fun things with outdoors? Maybe you have a friend that is new to the area and they want someone to hike with, or your significant other desperately needs to find their own set of biking friends. Well, we have a meetup group! It’s a place to meet others in the area who share the same passion for outdoor activities, and it’s free to join. Once you’ve signed up you can post your plans (or ideas for future plans) to OUR MEETUP PAGE ON MEETUP.COM, and start discussing arrangements for cool activities like day hikes, trail runs, bike rides, yoga on the beach, and anything else you can (or can’t) think of. Collaborate with others to come up with a creative outing, or invite someone to tag along on a trip you’re already planning. That’s the beauty of being part of a group!
With a fun-filled winter behind us, we’re excited to see many more meet-ups as the warmer months roll in. You’ll start to hear about events like Trail Run Demo Days where companies like Montrail or Salomon bring boxes of new shoes for you to try out on a local trail, or Ultimate Frisbee on the beach or Disc Golf Tournaments at a local course. We also have a couple Ladies Nights each year, where local backcountry babes and mountain mamas snack, drink, socialize and score rare discounts on women’s products. Help us put more cool ideas on the board so we can get together with our local community more often! Visit meetup.com and search for Lake Tahoe Outdoor Adventure Group or CLICK THIS LINK to go directly to our group’s page.
Earlier this winter some of us posted that we were going on an early morning backcountry ski mission. We watched the sun rise over the lake and the snow was awesome! Then we went ice climbing at the Donner Summit train tunnel. The ice season was really short and wasn’t great this year, but we got a fun day in and practiced a few new techniques. Skate Skiing 101 was really cool – two of us had never skate skied before, and we had a blast getting some good cardio while learning a new sport. We also hosted a couple events that we promoted through our meetup page, like a Nachtspektakel (German for ‘ski tour with friends, food and drinks’) at Diamond Peak Ski Resort, which attracted about thirty other local outdoor enthusiasts!
Head over to our meetup page and become a fellow Tahoe Trekker so we can all get together more often in this great big backyard of ours! Be as cliche or creative as you want when you propose an outing – from renting kayaks or SUP boards across the street from our shop (8331 N. Lake Tahoe Blvd), to an overnight spring skiing trip in the Eastern Sierras – others may want to join you! It’s a great way to meet locals and share some good times, enjoy new activities you may not have thought up on your own, and even save money on outdoor gear (we give a 10% in-store discount to members of our meetup group).
Knowing our neighbors and customers means everything to us at Tahoe Mountain Sports, and we hope to share fun times outdoors with each of you soon!
Adam Broderick manages the web content at Tahoe Mountain Sports. When he is not in the office, he tries his best to be in the field doing something awesome.