Sierra-at-Tahoe Opens Up South Shore's Only Superpipe Print-version



Over 300 inches of snowfall to date allows earliest Superpipe opening in resort’s history

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – January 12, 2011 – Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has opened the South Shore’s Only Superpipe thanks to abundant early season snowfall. The Superpipe has 18 foot walls, stretches 52 feet wide and is 450 feet long. Professional and amateur skiers and snowboarders have been enjoying the Superpipe, which is located on the Aspen West trail off the Rock Garden lift.

“The Superpipe is one of Sierra Resort’s trademark freestyle terrain features and one of the reasons we’re consistently ranked among the country’s Top Ten resorts by Transworld SNOWboarding,” said Doug Mercer, Terrain Park Supervisor. “In addition to our other terrain parks, the Superpipe gives freestyle skiers and riders plenty of space on the mountain to jump, jib, and spin.”

Sierra Resort is an industry leader in creating innovative, ability-appropriate terrain for freestyle skiers and snowboarders of every level. Six terrain parks, built and maintained on an on-going basis throughout the season, have features from barely-off-the-ground to supersize.

  • Burton Progression Park– In partnership with Burton Snowboards, Sierra Resort creates this park on Easy Street with low-to-the-ground features that allows freestylers to get comfortable with the feel of jumps, jibs, and rollers that are just inches off the snow. This park will open by MLK weekend. 
  • Upper Snowshoeand The Alley – Two parks will small features perfect for skiers and riders who have mastered the Burton Progression Park and are ready for the next step. Upper Snowshoe is an urban-influenced jib line, while The Alley, which is currently under construction, will have multiple lines with both jump and jib features.
  • Bashful– A slopestyle flow park with a line of medium jumps, rails and boxes. The next step after the small parks, or a great place for advanced jibbers to perfect a new trick.
  • Aspen– Built mid-to-late season, this park has large features as well as a large jumpline for advanced skiers and riders that are comfortable landing anything in the small and medium sized parks.
  • Smokey BoarderX– A full-time boardercross course, the Smokey park is tons of fun for families and friends to experience the thrill of an Olympic event. Rollers, jumps, and wall rides extend the length of the run.

These upcoming events showcase the Superpipe and terrain parks at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort:


Link: Burton Progression Park Video

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Media Opportunities: Photos and video of sponsored athletes riding the Superpipe

Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resort: Keepin’ It Real

With over 100 acres of dedicated beginner terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts, a $35 adult beginner package, and a full compliment of multi-lingual PSIA Certified Instructors, Sierra Resort is one of the top places to learn to ski or ride in the western states. 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. And for all-mountain skiers and riders, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates make Sierra Resort a bastion of the authentic California ski experience. Easy to get to and always welcoming, 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. Sierra Resort is a partner in recreation with the Eldorado National Forest.

The closest major resort to Sacramento, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is located just 12 miles west of Lake Tahoe and receives an annual average of 480 inches of snowfall.

For more information, visit or call 530.659.7453.

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