Snow Reporter's Blog

01/31/2012 | By Leslie
Three Talented Ladies, Three X Games Medals!!!

In order to get the inside scoop for all of you, I spent my weekend riding and watching the Winter X Games here at Sierra Resort! I know, it’s a tough job…but someone’s gotta do it!

There was a great vibe around the resort this past weekend while everyone was rooting for the Sierra Resort professional athletes as they competed in the 2012 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. The ladies definitely represented for their home mountain and all three scored a spot on the podium!

Jamie Anderson continued to push the limits of Women’s snowboarding this season, as she took home gold in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle, making her a three time X Games gold medalist! (2007,2008, 2012) Check out the link below for the flawless run that earned her a 95.33 - the highest score in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle history! Killing it!!!!

Maddie Bowman has also been killing it this season, already earning first place at Dew Tour and second at the North Face Park and Pipe in 2012. In only her second X Games appearance, Bowman took home silver in Women’s Ski Superpipe! This girl has tons to be smiling about as she continues her dominating 2012 competition campaign!

Finally, X Games veteran Hannah Teter stood on the podium with a bronze in Women’s Snowboard Superpipe. Teter adds to her already impressive list of snowboard accomplishments, including Olympic gold medal and bronze medals.

From all of us here at Sierra Resort, CONGRATS LADIES!!! Way to represent for your home mountain!!!

The memory of Sarah Burke will live on in the way you all continue to push the limits of women’s skiing and snowboarding!!

01/25/2012 | By Leslie
A Snowboarders’/Skiers' Paradise

Everyone was super stoked when West Bowl Chair Lift started spinning yesterday morning, even the Sierra employees couldn’t contain their excitement!

West Bowl has been my favorite place in the world since I started riding at Sierra over 13 years ago, so I’m sure you can imagine how excited I was yesterday when I got the call that it was finally opening!! Just like all my fellow winter worshippers, I literally could not wait to go carve up the 3-4 feet of untouched snow!!

While taking my first turn down Beaver, I became so giddy like a little kid that I had to stop for a moment to truly take it all in! As the snow-covered tree tops sparkled in the sunshine and I caught a glimpse of the clouds hanging low on Mt Pyramid – I was reminded that this truly is a snowboarders’/skiers' paradise!

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend that you blaze your own trail through this paradise I know and love as soon as you get the chance! Just remember, when venturing into the trees, obstacles do exist! If this season is your first opportunity to carve through West Bowl…..watch out, you just might fall in love!

01/14/2012 | By Steve
Winter on the Way? We think so!

There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. Tahoe Weather Discussion is calling for a shift in weather patterns around January 16. A BIG shift! Will winter finally come out of hiatus and grace us with its presence? Only time will tell. 

Either way here at Sierra we want to recognize those doing everything they can to keep the mountain open. If you think we've been sitting back and waiting for it to snow you are incorrect. 

 

Our snowmakers literally have been working around the clock and when weather permits blowing snow. We do not have millions of dollars in snowmaking equipment or the latest and greatest but we are making magic with the guns that we do have. Also, we'd like to tip our hats to those on the park staff. Each day guests have the option of more than a dozen jibs and rails along with a jump!  

 

While we've been optimistic throughout the winter it is fair to say that we are ecstatic about the storm that is on it's way. Our lifts are ready to spin and when we get that large dump we'll be ready to go. Our lifts are wind-protected so on those stormy days when the pow is fresh, you can ride Sierra, our parking is right in front of the mountain so you are on the lift quickly, and our burgers are $10.95 AND that comes with the fries and soda! 

 

Winter Dreaming! Rider: Jordan Nield Photo: Terren Gomez

 

See you on the Mountain! 

12/31/2011 | By Steve
Happy New Year!

Wow. What a year! On this exact date a year ago there was over 300 inches of snow on the ground and it would continue to fall throughout the spring. When all was said and done we’d enjoyed 40+ powder days (6” or more constitutes as a powder day for those of you who are wondering where we get that number) and 763” of snow throughout the winter.

Fast-forward to today and it is a far different story. We are rocking an 18” base and working around the clock to open as much terrain for our guests as possible.  What a difference a year makes huh?

After a few hot laps today it dawned on me. Although the waist deep powder days are magical and 63 feet of snow is nice that’s not what it is about and nothing exemplifies this like the season thus far.

18” may not be a whole lot but I’ll tell you what it’s enough to put a smile on your face and realize just how lucky we are.  After all, isn’t skiing or riding about having a good time, enjoying the crisp mountain air, taking in the amazing Sierra mountains, laughing with your friends and having a “soda” or two? I sure think so. If you don’t believe me come try it out for yourself.

Cheers to the year that was and another amazing one that is to come. See you on the mountain. 

 

Team rider Robby Franco ringing in the new year in style.

12/22/2011 | By Steve
Celebrate the Holidays at Sierra

Come celebrate the holidays with Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. Sierra has teamed up with Timmy, Santa's official 2011 spokesperson, and are stoked to announce the first ever Broadway Holiday Bash! The Holiday Bash will include a DJ, ornament decorating, karaoke, tacky sweaters and more.

Hope to see you here. Happy Holidays