Snow Reporter's Blog

02/08/2014 | By Leslie
Stormy Weekend at Sierra

The view is lookin’ pretty good at the base of Sierra, which sits up at 7200 feet in elevation. NOAA is forecasting lots of snow over the weekend with varying snow levels and strong winds. I’m stoked to report that it’s currently snowing hard and there are lots of smiling skiers and riders all around the mountain! Don’t let the nay sayers fool you; it is white and beautiful up here today!


So far this storm has brought in 19 inches of new snow and there is still LOTS more on the way! The past couple days I’ve been getting’ in some incredible buttery turns which has kept my stoke level very high. Check out the conditions from yesterday’s edition of The Goggles Don’t Lie.

The stoke level was high for this little one too! In between sledding hot laps, he built a rad snowman (with some help from his parents) and had an ear-to-ear grin while playing in the snow!

Winter is back, baby! Bring out your inner child and come play in the snow with us at Sierra!

Shoutout to Brian Walker Photography for capturing the magic today!

02/06/2014 | By Leslie
Goggles Don't Lie Contest Winner

Last month we ran a photo contest with Zeal Optics to see who could capture the best shred pic of live conditions. Big congrats goin' out to Riley McConaughey for winning our #gogglesdontlie contest  with this incredible shot.

Mr. McConaughey is the proud new owner of some Zeal Optics HD Goggles and a pair of Sierra Resort lift tickets. As your snow reporter who brings you the weekly episodes of the Goggles Don't Lie, I have a small favor to ask Riley... if you have any relation to Matt McConaughey, please give him your other ticket and be sure to grab me so I can film all the action!

All jokes aside, thank you for the great shot. Make sure to tune in tomorrow for an extra special pow edition of the Goggles Don't Lie. In case you haven't heard, there's snow in the forecast all weekend long and we should be measuring fresh pow in FEET by Monday!!!

02/02/2014 | By Leslie
Share Your Sierra

Instagram, it’s all the rave these days. If you had a rad day on the mountain, it’s like it didn’t even happen until you post your chair lift selfie shot and start racking up likes and comments! I’m guilty of contributing to this madness, just check out my Instagram feed @Leslieallison33.

I want to encourage all of you to Share Your Sierra by adding the tag #sierraattahoe to all your shred pics. Not only will our favorites be posted on our website, I’ll be selecting my personal favorites to be featured on this blog! I’m a sucker for a good shot of the mountain, the clouds, and of course, fresh tracks through the pow! Check out my favorite Instagram pics from this past weeks’ storm!

Shout out to @instasickpix, @_mattriley, @dylwah, and @robbbyyg25 for posting these incredible shots! Keep your shred pics coming and stay tuned as I'll be posting more of my favorites next week!

01/31/2014 | By Leslie

16” of fresh snow at Sierra!! When the tree tops are covered in pillows of powdery goodness, the clouds start to clear and beautiful bluebird skies stretch out above the mountain tops. These are the days we live for!!  With breathtaking views in every direction, I’ve concluded that I must be living in a dream.

I was lucky enough to spend my morning chasing fresh tracks with a snowboarding legend, our GM, and some really great friends!! Seriously, I have to be living in a dream world! I am far too spoiled for this to be real life! Here’s a glimpse into this beautiful dream known as the Snow Reporter's Life!


01/30/2014 | By Leslie
It's Snowing at Sierra!

I couldn’t be more excited to see snow falling from the sky! I’ve already received a dozen excited texts that read something like, “Sweet! You get to do your job! Report that snow, girl!” Stoked to know that all of my friends know what is truly important to me in life… SNOW!

I couldn’t sleep much last night because I kept waking up with high hopes of seeing snow outside my window. Around 2:00 am the storm finally turned to snow and it’s been dumping since! I had to take my usual 9:00 am ride break to make sure it was as much fun as it looked (after stopping by the repair shop for a quick wax, of course). Don’t be jealous, it’s quality control people!!

Screams of joy filled the slopes as happy shredders carved up the 3-6” of fresh snow! Lower Main and Aspen were my favorite runs of the day - complete with free refills, face shots, surprisingly smooth lines, and an excellent pitch that will keep you moving through the pow!

Even though Grandview and West Bowl did not spin today, the snow has been piling up all day and I’m really looking forward to when they reopen (possibly tomorrow!) Keep up the snow dances and I’ll see you on the mountain!