As the storms dumped multiple feet of snow on us last weekend, Sierra hosted a few unforgettable events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – AKA St. Powder’s Day! In case you missed out on all the fun – I’m here to bring you a recap of everything that went down!
We started Saturday off with some killer energy at the resort! Our snow removal crew had their work cut out for them with the 2+ feet of new snow that fell Friday night, but it was nothing they couldn’t handle!
I’m proud to report that not only did we open on time, when other resorts were unable to; we even pulled off the early load into West Bowl, as promised to Sierra Season Pass Holders!
Local Boy Scouts joined us for this unforgettable weekend to earn a Snowsports Merit Badge as they learned about on mountain safety straight from our ski patrol staff! To earn this merit badge each scout had to demonstrate their skiing/riding abilities and knowledge of snowsport safety.
GNU Greenhorn Games
That same day, 16 little groms signed up for the coolest 13 & under snowboarding competition in the world – The GNU Greenhorn Games!
These little ones spent the day learning new tricks, making new friends, and having a super fun day in our signature terrain park on Upper Main! GNU hooked all these youngsters up with tons of free shwag and lunch which consisted of hot dogs, pickle dogs, and some brave kiddos went for it with the double dog!
College Shred Fest Presented by popchips
At the base of the mountain – College Shred Fest presented by popchips was in full swing with tons of exciting activities going down! Popchips hosted potato sack races at the bottom of Broadway, bringing a lot of great energy to the mountain!
Meanwhile, a party was going down in the Sierra Pub with St. Patty’s Day drink specials and a live DJ! Contests were hosted inside the Pub as the lucky winner of our Frozen T-shirt Contest scored a month supply of popchips! The big giveaway of the day was the 2012-13 Sierra Season Pass, but we definitely made contestants work for it! To win the Sierra Season Pass, contestants entered the Shred Fest Taco Eating Contest and stuffed down some super spicy tacos in record time! This contest was both really fun and really disgusting at the same time!
The contest came down to the wire and tension was high! In the end though, it seems the winner of the 2012-13 Sierra Season Pass is either in shock or beyond stuffed!
If you missed out on all the fun, there’s no need to get bummed out! We’re gearing up for another weekend chocked full of sweet events as we continue Sierra’s Spring Fiesta! On Saturday, the California Repercussions is bringing you live music to groove to as you slide down Broadway!
Also this Saturday, Vans and Pro Tec are bringing style to the slopes of Sierra Resort! The Hi-Standard Double Big Air brings snowboarding “back to the basics” by limiting riders to spinning 540’s or less – this comp is strictly based on style and creativity. And with a $2,100 cash purse up for grabs – this is one event you don’t want to miss out on!!
Listen up ladies – We’ve got another round of Women’s Camp presented by GNU Snowboards comin up this Sunday! Sierra’s best female snowboard instructors will help you attain your goals in an all female environment. Hit the slopes or session the park and then hit Sierra’s Apres scene! You’ll also have a chance to win a brand new GNU snowboard!! Cruise on over to SierraatTahoe.com to register today!
With so many awesome events jam-packed into one weekend – lets face it, Sierra is the place to be!!