Snow Reporter's Blog

10/18/2011 | By Steve
Keep Sierra Clean Day Recap

You know what is radical? When more than 175 members of the community come up to Sierra Resort to help clean up the mountain on Keep Sierra Clean Day. That is extremly radical. 

This past Sunday, October 16, 2011, over 1,750 pounds of trash was brought in off the slopes, including 2 snowboards, a few skis, an iPhone (that still worked), a digital camera and even a lift ticket from back when Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort was Sierra Ski Ranch. Plastic bottles, cans, trail fencing and signs were also collected while cleaning up the mountain. “We’re lucky to have such a loyal guests who care deeply enough about the environment to come up here on a weekend and help us clean it up, “ said big dog and SIerra Resort General Manager John Rice. 

Click HERE to see an entire photo gallery of the event on Facebook (also give us a "Like" on our page if you haven't yet). A huge shout-out goes out to everyone who made the day such a huge success and Rob Armenti for providing jams all afternoon.

10/07/2011 | By Steve
Postponed

Due to Mother Nature’s early gift of snow, we will be postponing Keep Sierra Clean Day until Sunday, October 16th.  Next week’s skies are forecasted to be clear which will allow us to get out on the mountain and clean her up to help prep for the coming La Niña winter! Pull out your sturdy hiking boots, grab your friends and family, and get your old gear ready for the ski swap!

Keep Sierra Clean Day

10/06/2011 | By Steve
Deja Vu?

La Nina is back and she is not messing around. She already dropped 16" of snow at the summit and it is still coming down! Will we top last year's record of 763" and 40 powder days? Only time will tell! If this week's storms are a reflection of the winter to come, be sure to have your season pass in hand for when the lifts start spinning. Stay stoked!  

10/03/2011 | By Steve
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Receives Recognition as One of Nation's Top Resorts

We don't like to brag or anything but we can't begin to tell you how stoked we are to be recognized by TransWorld SNOWboarding in their 2012 Resort Poll. We like to think we have a pretty good mountain, great parks, amazing value, awesome snow, and an unbeliveable vibe, TransWorld seems to think the same. Year after year we strive to be one of the best and it's an honor to be recognized by an awesome publication like TransWorld

Resort Poll Coverage

The Resort Poll ranks mountains based on mountain features such as parks and pipe, terrain, and other areas such as vibe, snowfall, lodging, food, and etcetera.

“Every year we ask our readers to rank the best three resorts they rode at in the last year, judging everything from jumps to grooming to rail variety. TransWorld readers have voted Sierra-at-Tahoe into the Resort Poll Top 10 year after year. Our readers love the parks and powder, and the resort consistently ranks in Top 10 Vibe. You know the vibe is good just by the popularity of the Sierra-at-Tahoe hoodies—their riders are loyal.” said TransWorld Editor-in-Chief Annie Fast.

The rankings speak to the commitment by Sierra to creating and maintaining innovative freestyle terrain that appeals to an ever-growing demographic of skiers and snowboarders.   

Designed, built, and maintained throughout the season by Snow Park Technology (SPT) trained operators, who are the lead innovators in the industry, the freestyle terrain at Sierra offers an experience that caters to the young and old, first-time jibbers and seasoned park riders, families and college students alike.

Sierra Resort was recognized among the Top 10 Best Parks in the nation, earned by scoring high in specific categories like jump and rail design, grooming, variety of features, overall vibe, and park challenge. Sierra also landed in the top ten for the following categories: 

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The cumulative rankings for Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort are:

  • #7 Overall Resort
  • # 10 Best Park
  • #9 Best Pipe
  • #2 Best Value
  • #6 Best Vibe
  • #9 Best Snow

Sierra Resort General Manager, John Rice commented “Sierra is honored that TransWorld’s readers would consider us one of the top resorts in the country. Our commitment to quality parks starts with our staff and, in return, benefits our world-class athletes and faithful riders who call Sierra home. To be recognized as one of the best makes it all worthwhile.”

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is proud to be among TransWorld SNOWboarding’s top resorts year after year, after year. 

So where do we go from here? Up! We are stoked to build on our success and continue to commit ourselves to building the best mountain and parks in the Nation. Make sure to pick up a copy of the mag or visit transworld.snowboarding.net for all things snowboarding.  

09/20/2011 | By Steve
Sierra-at-Tahoe 2011-12 "Improvements"

BREAKING NEWS: Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort makes 4 bazillion dollars worth of improvements to its mountain, base area, and terrain parks. Check it out.