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Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Guide

Sierra-at-Tahoe, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift2,700m8,858ft
Resort Height2,020m6,627ft
 Nearest AirportsReno Tahoe and Chico Muni
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Sierra-at-Tahoe at a glance

One of the closest ski areas to the major West Coast conurbations with no mountain passes to negotiate to reach it (San Francisco 3.5 hours, Sacramento 83 miles). A free bus service operates from the lakeside.

 When will it snow in Sierra-at-Tahoe?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Sierra-at-Tahoe.

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Sierra-at-Tahoe Facts, Stats and Ratings

Sierra-at-Tahoe Rated

Ratings for Sierra-at-Tahoe
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Sierra-at-Tahoe?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Sierra-at-Tahoe
Highest Lift2,700m8,858ft
Lowest Piste2,020m6,627ft
Resort Altitude (Sierra-at-Tahoe)2,020m6,627ft
Max Vertical680m2,231ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Sierra-at-Tahoe
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
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Sierra-at-Tahoe Summary

The American Ski Resort of Sierra-at-Tahoe has direct access to 46 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,020m6,627ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,700m8,858ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Overview

Everybody, just chill is the most succinct and accurate description of Sierra-at-Tahoe. It's pretty impressive their marketing department has got it down to three words, but we're supposed to have more here.

So this is a medium sized mountain with good uplift and whilst dubbed a good intermediate mountain by those needing a blanket qualification, there are great things for experts whop bother to look to do here. The atmosphere is, well, chilled, on and off the lifts. Enjoy.

On the Mountain

Skiing in Sierra-at-Tahoe

Sierra has around 50 trails spread across Huckleberry Mountain and West Bowl, they divide up about a quarter easy, a quarter difficult and a half intermediate. High speed quads cut deep in to all corners of the terrain so its easy and efficient to get around. There are spectacular views northward to the Tahoe lake from the top of the lifts and after breathing that in, advanced skiers can descend the explosively exciting Dynamite trail. Preacher's Passion, which descends on the other side of the Sensation Quad, is equally worthwhile. For something a little longer there's the 4km (two and a quarter mile) long Academy trail. Sierra also offers Learn To Fly lessons courtesy of US National Freestyle Mogul Skiing Champion Travis Ramos. He leads special clinics giving you the opportunity to learn to fly in the park, over any terrain, and out of the halfpipe. The resort participates in the multi resort international Ski Lake Tahoe ticket available through some UK tour operators before you leave.

Sierra operates five magical Backcountry Gates passing through which takes you from the world of conventional skiing and in to a land containing some of the best tree skiing in Tahoe and the biggest steeps Sierra has to offer, all within the gorgeous solitude of the Sierra Nevada. Backcountry tours are available for only $25 (About £15) and include three and a half hours of emergency training and breath-taking, thigh-burning jaunts through the best of the hidden Sierra. All guides are professional patrollers and are Level 1 avalanche certified. Group sizes are minimum two, maximum six people, all of whom must be advanced or expert level (You'll be tested on that before you're allowed through the gate).

Sierra-at-Tahoe offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding in Sierra-at-Tahoe

Snowboarding legend Shaun Palmer is reportedly a big fan of Sierra.

When is Sierra-at-Tahoe open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Sierra-at-Tahoe.


Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Sierra-at-Tahoe.

Snow Making

Sierra-at-Tahoe is able to make snow, with 4 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts of Sierra-at-Tahoe are able to uplift 15,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Sierra-at-Tahoe?

Sierra-at-Tahoe is in Lassen, California, United States.

How can I get to Sierra-at-Tahoe?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Sierra-at-Tahoe are Reno Tahoe and Chico Muni, all within three hours drive. Reno Tahoe is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Off the Mountain

Sierra-at-Tahoe Aprés Ski

The main place locally is the Sierra Pub in the base lodge, this serves you pizza, sandwiches and even infamous nachos to accompany a fine selection of micro brew beers, oh and there's wine. Beyond this local attraction it's best to head for the bright lights of South Lake Tahoe with its hundreds of bars and restaurants. You'll find a good mix of night sports within the Caesar's and Harvey's casinos a few feet over the state line in to Nevada.


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