Giving Back

Supporting the Community One Effort At a Time

Following is a summary of the philanthropic efforts for Sierra Resort:

  • Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation: Sierra Resort donated $70,525 in lift tickets to Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation during the annual Snowsports Week in February. Barton Foundation then sold the tickets through retail shops in town for a discounted price of $25, raising $39,570 for local organizations benefiting children and wildlife.
  • Local Sports - On Customer Appreciation Day, April 21, 2008, Sierra Resort raised $5,583 from the day's lift ticket sales. The money was donated to sponsor local sports teams including South Tahoe High School's baseball, softball, basketball and football teams, as well as the High Sierra Soccer League, to name a few.
  • Buckle Up Big Air - To honor the memory of Greg Smith, one of Sierra Resort's freestyle team members and a beloved friend to many local skiers and riders, Sierra Resort hosted a memorial slopestyle event, Buckle Up Big Air, raising $2,800. Part of the funds raised went to the Greg Smith scholarship fund for the Sierra Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists families whose children want to be a part of Sierra Resort's competitive teams. The remaining funds will go to create a memorial terrain feature in Sierra Resort's terrain parks, where Greg spent many happy days with his friends.
  • World Vision - In partnership with Hannah Teter, Sierra Resort offered Hannah's Gold maple syrup for sale to the public with proceeds benefiting World Vision, a relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. Sierra Resort and Hannah raised $1,000 for World Vision at the Hannah's Gold event held in December and through the sale of bottles in the retail shop.
  • Local Students - More than 370 complimentary season passes were made available to local students with a "Straight A" report card. Over 145 students picked up their passes, a donation valued at more than $44,805.
  • Ryan Shreve Memorial Fire Fighters Race - In memory of Ryan Shreve, a South Tahoe local and fire fighter, Sierra Resort hosts an annual race for South Tahoe Fire Fighters. Proceeds from the annual race are used to produce flyers that educate people about Second Impact Syndrome. The flyers had been placed on all ALS equipment in El Dorado County and the Sierra Resort first aid clinic.