Snow Reporter's Blog

11/25/2013 | By Leslie
Start Shreddin' With Your Sierra Season Pass

Insurance is good. (No, we're not looking for a healthcare convo.) We're talking snow insurance!* Your Sierra-at-Tahoe Season Pass comes with snow insurance; no open enrollment period, no co-pay, no generic prescription, just days to ski, ride and enjoy on someone else's snow while we summon Mother Nature and set up our goods. Your in-network snow insurance provders are:

With ANY Purchased Sierra Season Pass**

With Purchased Unlimited Sierra Season Passes**

Grab your insurance card (your Sierra Season Pass), load up the car and get your fix! We at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort care about your well-being; plus, we want you to get your winter legs back under you before you shred our mountain on opening day! When you arrive at one of our partner mountains head to their ticket/pass office with your ID and pass, and they'll get you on the hill!

Check out the mountains your Sierra snow insurance includes!

See you on the mountain!

*Snow Insurance refers to being able to use your Sierra-at-Tahoe Season Pass at other resorts this winter. Conditions apply. Date restrictions apply, includeing, non-holiday/blackout. See website for full details.

**Benefits at other partner resorts are for purchased 2013-14 Sierra Season Passholders only.

11/21/2013 | By Leslie
Sierra Resort "Snowmaking" in Full Effect

It's starting to look a lot like winter around the resort thanks to the 9" of snow Mother Nature has delivered in the past couple days. We couldn't be more excited to see the mountains and tree-tops covered in snow!

Keep you snow dances up and pray for these cold temps to stick around! We'll keep you updated on Opening Day, stay tuned and pray for snow!

11/14/2013 | By Leslie
Sierra Snowball Fight: A Dodgeball Tournament

Sierra Resort passholders and friends came together at Steamers Bar and Grill to grab winter by the balls and celebrate the upcoming 2013-14 season. Along with a dodgeball tournament the night was full of laughter, live music, and good times.

Big thank  you to all of our event sponsors and partners who helped make this great night happen: Steamers Bar and Grill, Ike & Martin, DJ Mo Funk, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Tahoe Blue Vodka, Rome Snowboards, Powder House, Shoreline of Tahoe, and Beach Hut Deli.

11/12/2013 | By Leslie
Ditch Those Pre-season Blues

Despite the colder temps and vigorous snow dancing, Jack Frost has yet to make his official entrance for the season. This has caused a pandemic to spread rapidly and many of us have caught it… the pre-season blues, the winter itch, an insatiable craving for fresh pow; whatever you want to call it, winter is on the brain! While the cure for pre-season blues is still in the R&D phases, I’ve gathered a few tips from all the seasoned pros here at Sierra that will provide some temporary relief and prepare you for a snow-filled season ahead!

1) Get your gear in check
There’s nothing worse than being unprepared for the first day of the season. Don’t be that guy/girl, scrambling for your other glove and hastily trying to apply a fresh coat of wax to your skis while all your friends are snagging that coveted first chair of the season.

Pull those boards/skis out from the back of the closet and show them a little love. I prefer to take my board into the pros at one of the many Powderhouse locations in South Lake for a full tune up this time of year.  While you’re at it, unpack all of your winter gear – from base layers, to goggles, outerwear, and gloves; make sure it’s all in good shape and treat yourself to some fresh digs if you can spring it. Wouldn’t hurt to get your Sierra Season Pass on lock as well! FYI, our Season Pass Office is open Monday-Friday to get you set up.

2) Go Outside
Check a couple more hikes off your list or get your adrenaline pumping with a few mountain bike laps before we fall into winter. Life is always better outside, so get out there and enjoy it!

If the cold temps (or your desk job) are keeping you indoors, you’ll have to use a little creativity to get blood pumping, but your quads will thank you the first time you slash up a fresh pow line. Our General Manager, John Rice, recommends wall sits and cookies to get those quads burning at the office.

3) Prep for the first big storm
The two smartest things you can do to prep for winter is tune up your snow blower and purchase some new snow tires before the first big storm hits. If you don’t own a snow blower, I suggest making some baked goods for your closest neighbor who does! A little baked love (or a 6 pack) can go a long way in this little mountain town!

4) Practice sacred rituals
Skiers and snowboarders tend to be very superstitious with all sorts of wild rituals to entice the snow gods. Breakin’ it down with your best snow dance, beltin’ out your loudest snow calls, and washing your car are all great ways help inspire the snow gods to bring in the goods!

5) Gather and celebrate
When you come together with good friends and family who share your passion for snow, all your worries quickly melt away. Add in some rockin’ live music, killer food and drink specials, and a dodgeball tournament and you’ve got one heck of a pre-season party! Join us at Steamers this Thursday as we gather and celebrate the lifestyle that unites us all. The party starts at 7pm with passholder appreciation from 6-7. See you on the court this Thursday!

10/21/2013 | By Steve
A Plaza, Lots of Parties, and Powder: Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Preps for winter

Do you feel it? It’s that time of year. The anticipation is building; trees continue to lose their leaves, weekends are filled with football, everyone has a pumpkin spice latte, and our personal favorite SNOW! 

Winter is around the corner, and while you’ve been enjoying summer we’ve been busy and hard at work. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has a ton of new surprises for the upcoming 2013-14 season. One of those includes a new plaza at the base area. We’ve invested $5 million into a new facility that will transform the current skier services area into a mecca for gathering and services that improve your overall experience. What’s that mean? It means 9,000 square feet of new indoor space with retail options, a demo center, and a new restaurant. We will also have a HUGE deck giving you new fire pits, lounge chairs, concerts, and an overall enhanced après atmosphere. Party? Yes please. 

Along with a new plaza we’re giving Unlimited Passholders the ultimate value with the Powder Alliance. What’s the Powder Alliance? It’s a ticket to the ultimate road trip and access to the best mountains west of the Mississippi. Get three free days at eleven other resorts; enjoy pow-stashes from Utah to Washington. Visit for more info.

Oh, and that reminds me. If you haven’t bought your 2013-14 Season Pass yet, get on it! The Unlimited Pass is ONLY $389. Youwon’t regret it. Come join us for another amazing season of powder filled, award winning terrain park, snow-sliding fun at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. Do those snow dances and we'll see you on the mountain!