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.
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.
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!