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Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort Profile

About The Resort
Sierra at Tahoe is a small but fantastic resort that has a few tricks up its sleeve. Due to its natural sheltered location, storms tend to hang around to give it more snow than the other nearby South Lake Tahoe resorts. These natural features also give Sierra a wind advantage, in which there is a good chance their lifts will be running during a storm when other resorts are on wind hold.
The old growth trees give Sierra at Tahoe a great selection of off-piste tree riding. For the freestyle rider, the terrain parks are highly creative, varied in skill level and all around a lot of fun. With smaller crowds and a great ski school, Sierra is a locals and family favorite. For those staying or visiting from the Bay Area, the location of the resort on Highway 50 makes for a convenient day trip.

Resort Daily Hours
Mon: 9 AM – 4 PM
Tues: 9 AM – 4 PM
Wed: 9 AM – 4 PM
Thurs: 9 AM – 4 PM
Fri: 9 AM – 4 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Sun: 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Night Hours: No

Lift Operations
Total # Lifts: 12
Surface Lift: 3
Double Chair: 5
Triple Chair: 1
Quad Chair: 0
High Speed Quad Chair: 3
High Speed Six Chair: 0
Gondola/Tram: 0

Trail Information
Beginner Trails: 25 percent
Intermediate Trails: 50 percent
Advanced Trails: 15 percent
Expert Trails: 10 percent
Longest Trail: 2.5 miles long

Terrain Information
Accessible Terrain: 2000 acres
Elevation Info
Highest Elevation: 8,852 ft
Total Vertical Drop: 2,212 ft
Lowest Elevation: 7,300 ft
Tree Skiing: Yes
Off-Piste Terrain: Yes

Freestyle Terrain and Jib Parks
Terrain Parks: 4
Half-pipes: 1

Notes:  All skill levels are catered too at Sierra’s variety of terrain parks. The transition between skill levels from park to park is small, which allows a smooth progression of learning. The design crew also keeps the layout fresh and ever changing.

Misc Activities
Tubing: Available
Helicopter Ski: Not Available
Snowmobiling: Not Available

Snow Conditions

Snow-making Capacity: 200 acres
Seasonal Snowfall: 480 inches

Services available on the mountain are somewhat limited in comparison to a larger resort, but adequate. The main lodge includes ski repair, rental and sales. Restaurants are also available at the lodge. For parents with younger children, child care is available for ages 18 months to 5 years old.
Emergency services are located at the nearest hospital about 15 miles from the resort. In addition, any services not provided at the resort are likely to be available 10 or so miles away in South Lake Tahoe.

Lift Passes/Day
Adult: $71+
Young Adult: $61+
Child: $18+

Private and Group Ski Schools
With their family atmosphere, Sierra’s ski school emphasizes catering to beginners and first-time skiers and snowboarders. There are beginner lifts, children’s specific clinics, discount lift ticket/school packages and more. Learning here is a superb experience, and as a result many first timers come here to start their skiing and snowboarding careers.

Car, Bus and Air Transportation
Via Air:
Closest airport is Reno International (RNO). The shuttles from the airport to South Lake Tahoe have a
transfer time of about 1 hr.
The airport in South Lake Tahoe is also available for smaller flights and charter planes.

Via Car:
From Reno, I-395 South through Carson City. Then Highway 50 West over over Echo Summit. Lastly,
turn left on Sierra-at-Tahoe Road.
From San Francisco, highway 80 to Sacramento. Then highway 50 towards South Lake Tahoe and right
on Sierra-at-Tahoe road.

Via Bus:
You can hire a bus from Reno to South Lake Tahoe, which takes about 1.5 hrs.
You can hire a bus from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe, which takes about 6 hours.
You can hire a snow bus from bay area cities round trip to Sierra-at-Tahoe for day ski trips.

Accommodation Information
Lodging for Sierra at Tahoe can only be found off the mountain. 250 motels and other accommodations are nearby. In addition, 20,000 rooms are available in South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Valley campground is also close. Shuttles are available to the resort for those staying in nearby areas.
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Typical Season Dates: Between November and April

Things To Do in Summer
Resort operations are closed during the summer.

Resort History
The early days of Sierra began in the 1850′s when clear cutting in the area left behind large areas of Red Fir Trees. Since these trees were not good for lumber, they were left behind, creating a perfect atmosphere for tree skiing.
In 1946, skiing arrived to Sierra at Tahoe when Vern Sprock established Sierra Ski Ranch which included one base lodge, one lift and one tow rope.
In 1968, Highway 50 is widened and in response the resort is moved up the road one mile. The new construction includes a new base lodge and a new chairlift. Since then, the resort slowly expanded with new lifts and snow making capacity.
The name Sierra-at-Tahoe was given to the resort in 1993 when the Sierra Ski Ranch was sold to new owners. Since then, significant updates included five new backcountry gates in 2001 and various upgrades in chairlift technology.

Snowboarding Access: Allowed
Snowboard Leashes: Required
Common misspellings: Sierr-At-Tahoe, Sierra-At-Tahoe, Sierrra-At-Tahoe, Sierr At Tahoe, Sierra At Tahoe, Sierrra At Tahoe

Contact Information
1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Road
Twin Bridges, CA 95735
Phone: (530) 659-7453