Opening Day: Let's Party

Snow Reporter
Friday, December 1, 2017

You’ve been patient, done your leg workouts and cursed the warm weather. The consensus? We all want more of that fluffy white stuff! While it’s certainly a tough act to follow last season's record snowfall, we’re going to make the best of what we've got!

Over the past few days, we’ve done everything in our power to dial sliding surfaces and get you up on the mountain. After some coaxing, both Mother Nature and our Mountain Ops have given us the green light to open! We'll say it again:


Are you stoked yet?! So are we. Wipe off your goggle lenses, get one last check of your winter outfit in the mirror and load up the rig. It’s time.

This weekend is slated to have plenty of sunshine and good vibes! It goes without saying, but early season conditions do exist . Here are a few more tidbits:

Operating Hours

Weekdays: 9AM to 3PM

Weekends & Holidays: 9AM to 4PM

Open Lifts

  • Grandview Express
  • Easy Rider Express

Open Trails

  • Upper Snowshoe
  • Sugar N' Spice
  • Marten
  • Hemlock
  • ShortSwing
  • Spur
  • Ego
  • Corkscrew
  • Echo
  • Broadway
  • Easy Street

*Watch out for snow snakes, shark fins, and run closures as you cruise down the slopes. 

* Go Slow to Save the Snow!

Open Parks

  • Snowshoe
  • Spur (Earn your jibing', hiking only)​

2017/18 Early Season Lift Ticket Rates

Single Day Lift Ticket Pricing*
Adults (23-64): $71 Buy Now
Young Adult (13-22): $65 Buy Now
Senior (65-69): $57 Buy Now
Child (5-12): $39 Buy Now
Super Senior (70+): $39 Buy Now
Kids 4 & Under (4 & under): FREE -
*No half day tickets will be available.


Open Food + Beverage Outlets

Ski + Snowboard Lessons*

It never hurts to start off with a refresher course. Sierra Snowsports School will be open with a limited offering of lessons and beginner packages.

Fine Tune Your Whip

To spruce up your gear, our wax shop located across from the base of the Grandview lift.

Need to Rent Gear?

We have a full line of great skis, snowboards, boots + poles at our slope side rental shops. Plus, our knowledgeable staff is always available to assist you. Check out our rental options.

If you'd like to purchase a new clothing setup or other great gear, visit Sierra Mountain Sports at the base of the mountain.

We've Got The Kiddos Covered

With plenty of indoor + outdoor activities for your little ones who aren't ready to hit the slopes, our licensed childcare center will keep them playing all day. Conveniently located at the base of the mountain, you'll be able to check in on them between laps. Learn more about our  Sierra Day Care here .

As always, we're keeping it  #CertifiedUnserious  and are excited to get in some turns with you all! See you on opening day!

2018/19 Season Passes On Sale Now

Grab your pass today for maximum days at Sierra + endless Certified Unserious fun for only $479.

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Fixin' for Winter

We're itching to start another snow-tacular season at Sierra! See what's going on and how we're prepping the mountain just for YOU.

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Work Where You Play

Imagine trading in your cubicle, textbook, business suit, or dead end job for an unforgettable snowy season, or even for a lifetime in the mountains. If you like to work hard and play hard, Sierra is the place for you. Join the Sierra Fam this winter + see why we're Tahoe's favorite place to work!

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