15th Annual Keep Sierra Clean Day A Success

Snow Reporter
Friday, October 23, 2020

For the last fifteen years, autumn has been filled with the anticipation of ski season and the excitement of one of our favorite community events: Keep Sierra Clean Day. Even amid all of the challenges that 2020 has presented, skiers and snowboarders from far and wide joined forces last Sunday with that same excitement, and to do their part in keeping our mountain home clean and ready for the snowy days to come.

While grins may have been hidden behind the required face coverings, the air was filled with greetings as old friends were reunited after time spent apart. Kids exclaimed as they saw the boulders that cover Sierra’s slopes, which are usually buried in snow. Newcomers squirmed in anticipation as they scoped out lines for the very first time. And everyone did their part, collecting trash and lost items across the mountain, while enjoying the fresh air the outdoors provides.

This year, not only did we have the largest group of registered participants ever, but they made some incredible finds! At least two wallets were successfully returned to their owners, relics of Sierra Ski Ranch were found, and the heaviest item discovered—a 15lb piece of metal cable—was admired. Many people noted that they had a hard time finding large pieces of trash; while it may have felt like a bummer, it’s truly a huge win. Less trash being found means that throughout the season we are all doing our part to recreate responsibly while making turns, leaving less behind.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Keep Sierra Clean Day this year. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the mountain when it’s covered in snow, but in the meantime, check out our all new PLAY Series to keep the stoke building!