Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Donates Coats to Hurricane Sandy Victims Print-version

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. November 14, 2012 – Nationally recognized as one of the best terrain parks in North America by TransWorld SNOWboarding, the Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Terrain Park staff went beyond building jumps to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Partnering with New York Cares, the largest volunteer organization in New York City, Sierra Resort™  collected new and used jackets to send to people who were impacted by Sandy.

As New York Cares works around the clock to restore areas hit hardest by the storm such as, Rockaway in Queens and Long Beach just outside of New York City. Sierra believes the basic need to keep warm should not be a concern. Recognizing this need the Sierra Resort Terrain Park staff collected over a dozen jackets and base layers, along with winter hats to send to those in need.

Well-known for giving back to the Lake Tahoe community, the Sierra Resort Terrain Park staff saw the opportunity to expand our philanthropic efforts to the thousands of New Yorkers who have been displaced and left out in the cold as a result of Hurricane Sandy; creating an immediate and unprecedented demand for warm coats.

Sierra Resort Terrain Parks Supervisor, Doug Mercer said, “We know how important it is to be warm and dry, and after we heard about the demand for coats we wanted to help those in need. We also have a large group of workers from the East Coast, so it hit close to home. The entire Terrain Park staff is glad to help.”

Sierra Resort is happy to lend a hand to New York Cares and support them in their efforts to collect coats and keep New Yorkers warm.

More about Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort: Keepin’ It Real

With 480 inches of average annual snowfall, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates, Sierra Resort is a bastion of the authentic California ski experience. For beginner skiers and riders Sierra Resort is home to the worlds only Burton Star Wars Experience, has over 100 acres of dedicated terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts, a $39 adult beginner package, and PSIA Certified Instructors, Sierra Resort is the place to learn to ski or ride in Lake Tahoe. For freestylers, a commitment to innovative terrain parks has led to Sierra Resort being recognized by TransWorld SNOWboarding as a Top 10 Overall Resort as well as among the Top 10 Best Parks and Pipes in the nation. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort embraces skiers and snowboarders who want to escape from everyday life and enjoy the simple pleasure of winter in the mountains.

For more information, visit www.SierraAtTahoe.comor call 530.659.7453.