Tahoe is covered in white after several heavy storms over the past few weeks delivered the goods as low as 3,000 feet. As you can imagine, the local mountain resorts are in heaven – and soon you will be, too.

With more fresh snow than the Basin has seen in years, you have ample opportunities to find fresh lines. And one of the best places to find them is at Sierra-at-Tahoe.

Hit the trees when you visit Sierra-at-Tahoe. Photo Credit: Brian Walker

Hit the trees when you visit Sierra-at-Tahoe.
Photo Credit: Brian Walker

Nestled 12 miles away from South Lake Tahoe in Twin Bridges, Ca., Sierra-at-Tahoe offers an oasis for winter enthusiasts. Sierra offers 2,000 acres of terrain for all levels: 25% of terrain is suitable for beginners, 50% for intermediate riders and 25% for advanced riders.

Mother Nature delivered over 149” inches of snow to Sierra and with it comes the opening of several trails with more terrain anticipated to open shortly. Getting in a solid day of runs is easy at Sierra, as the resort is perfectly sized and situated for riders to access a variety of trails. You can even cap off a day on the mountain with tubing, snowshoeing or a well-deserved beer from the Golden Bear Terrace in the Main Lodge. (We won’t judge you if you choose the beer.)

Sierra also offers resort visitors the opportunity to get higher than ever at the Grandview Lodge. Situated at 8,852 elevation, the Lodge includes the 360° Smokehouse BBQ, which house Sierra’s famed BBQ. You can’t go wrong with any of their dishes (or the views!), but one of the fan favorites is the smoked brisket with a side of jalapeno maple cornbread and kale slaw. You’ll walk away with enough energy to take on Black Diamond runs like Castle and Jackrabbit.

Sierra offers something for everyone, whether it be long runs, terrain parks or backcountry. Photo: Matt Bombino Photography.

Sierra offers something for everyone, whether it be long runs, terrain parks or backcountry.
Photo: Matt Bombino Photography

Locals love Sierra for many of the reasons mentioned above, but also because the resort can help individuals build their confidence as riders with a number of mogul filled runs and boulder drops.

If you think you have what it takes to compete against other amateur snowboarders and skiers, you’ll have a chance to prove yourself! Sierra will host the USASA Slopestyle South Shore Series on Jan. 3 and Jan. 10. First time event participants can trial the competition atmosphere for only $35. The resort hosts a number of other events through the year like wine tasting and live music.

You might even run into one of three Olympians that call Sierra-at-Tahoe “home.” Jamie Anderson, Hannah Teter and Maddie Bowman are known to frequent the mountain. If one Olympian, let alone three, love Sierra, you will, too!

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.