Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort Profile

Resort Overview
With it’s sheltered location, Sierra at Tahoe is a gem of Tahoe that offers more inches of snow than it’s on-lake competition and more uptime when other resorts have wind problems. It’s a small resort, with big fun to be had in the trees and an exceptional variety of terrain parks for all skill levels. The terrain favors the intermediate skill level, but also has some fun and challenging on and off-piste terrain for the advanced crowd. With great views of the surrounding sierras, closer proximity to the bay area, lesser crowds and a good family atmosphere, Sierra-at-Tahoe is a great choice.

Trail Details
Beginner Runs: 25%
Intermediate Runs: 50%
Advanced Runs: 15%
Expert Runs: 10%
Longest Run: 2.5 miles

Terrain Details
Highest Point: 8,852 ft
Vertical Drop: 2,212 ft
Lowest Point: 7,300 ft
Skiable Terrain: 2000 acres
Backcountry/Off-Piste: Yes
Tree Runs: Yes

Lift Info
Total Number of Lifts: 12
Gondolas & Trams: 0
High Speed Sixes: 0
High Speed Quads: 3
Quad Chairs: 0
Triple Chairs: 1
Double Chairs: 5
Surface Lifts: 3

Lift Hours of Operation
Monday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Thursday:  09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Friday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Saturday:  08:30 AM – 04:00 PM
Sunday: 08:30 AM – 04:00 PM
Night Skiing: No

Lift Tickets
Adult Single Day: $71+
Young Adult Single Day: $61+
Child Single Day: $18+
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Average Annual Snowfall: 480 inches
Snow Making Capability: 200 acres

Terrain Park
Halfpipe: Yes – 1
Terrain Park: Yes – 4
Notes:  Sierra at Tahoe’s terrain parks are tailored to a very wide selection of skill levels. The gaps in skill level required to move from one park to another is lesser than other Tahoe resorts. Park designs continue to be creative and progressive each year.

Ski/Snowboard School
Sierra at Tahoe puts a big emphasis on attracting the first timer crowd. With its dedicated learning areas, children’s programs, beginner lifts, discounted learning packages and small crowds, it’s no surprise many prefer to start their skiing and snowboarding careers here. Ski school is available for all skill levels.

Important Dates
Ski Season Dates: Typically November to April

On and Off-Mountain Services
On-mountain services are limited but not lacking. Childcare is available for kids aged 18 months to 5 years. Ski repair and rental is available at the main lodge, along with multiple indoor and outdoor restaurants.
Off-mountain, the nearest hospital is 15 miles away. All services are available in nearby South Lake Tahoe, 10 miles away.

Lodging Info
On-mountain accommodation is not available, however 250 lodges and motels area available nearby in neighboring cities such as South Lake Tahoe and Placerville. Tahoe Valley campground is also nearby. For those staying in nearby cities, shuttles are available to and from the resort.

Transportation Info
Driving Directions:
Coming from Reno, take I-395 South which goes through Carson City. Then take Highway 50 West and
go over Echo Summit. Finally, turn left onto Sierra-at-Tahoe Road. Total travel time 1.75 hours.
Coming in from San Francisco take highway 80 all the way to Sacramento. Then take highway 50
until you make a right on Sierra-at-Tahoe road. Total travel time 4 hours.

The closest large airport is Reno International. Shuttles are available to South Lake Tahoe with a transfer
time of around 1 hr.
A small airport is also located in South Lake Tahoe.

Busses are available from Reno to South Lake Tahoe with travel time of about 1.5 hours. Busses are
available from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe with a travel time of about 6 hours. Snow busses are
also available to take you from bay area cities directly to and from Sierra-at-Tahoe for day trips.

Other Activities
Heliskiing: Not Available
Snowmobiles: Not Available
Tubing: Yes

Snowboarding Access
Snowboarding is permitted on all lifts.

Clear-cutting in the 1850’s began the genesis of Sierra-at-Tahoe, when the loggers left behind Red Fir trees (because they made poor lumber). These trees created an old growth atmosphere great for tree skiing. However, skiing didn’t arrive here until 1946 when Vern Sprock created the Sierra Ski Ranch with one base lodge, one tow rope and one Poma lift.
In 1968, the resort moves up Highway 50 about a mile due to the new highway construction widens the road. They re-open with a new base lodge and one chairlift, the Nob Hill chair. The resort continued to expand ever since then, adding new chair lifts, lodges and snowmaking.
In 1993, Sierra Ski Ranch is sold to new owners and is renamed Sierra-at-Tahoe. Other significant improvements since then include the opening of five backcountry gates in 2001 and multiple upgrades in chairlift technology.

Summer Activities
The resort is closed in the summer.

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

Other Information
Snowboard Leashes Required: Yes
Common misspellings: Sierr-At-Tahoe, Sierra-At-Tahoe, Sierrra-At-Tahoe, Sierr At Tahoe, Sierra At Tahoe, Sierrra At Tahoe