Getting to Sierra-at-Tahoe is easy! We are located 12 miles west of South Lake Tahoe, about 90 minutes from Reno and roughly three hours from the Bay Area. Come get some of our locally sourced, GMO FREE Snow!

Page Sections: By Air | Driving Directions | Carpool + Rideshare | Shuttles | About Lake Tahoe

Getting Here By Air

To get to Sierra-at-Tahoe, you can fly into the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO - 75 miles), the Sacramento International Airport (SMF - 98 miles), Oakland International Airport (OAK - 175 miles), or San Francisco International Airport (SFO - 181 miles).

Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO) - 75 miles

Located about an hour from the largest concentration of world-class skiing in North America, Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers over 140 daily flights to and from 15 non-stop destinations and 31 same plane, one-stop destinations.

Non-Stop Destinations: Chicago/Midway (MDW), Chicago/O'Hare (ORD), Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle.

Same Plane One-Stop Destinations: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Boston, Buffalo, Burbank , Calgary, Cleveland, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Junction, Honolulu, Houston/Hobby (HOU), Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, Newark, New York (JFK), Omaha, Ontario, Orange County, Orlando, San Antonio, Spokane, St. Louis, Tucson and Tulsa.

Airlines That Provide Service To & From Reno

South Tahoe Express shuttle provides round-trip transportation from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to South Lake Tahoe.

Driving Directions

Driving to Sierra by car is one of the most breathtaking journeys you'll ever take. Towering snow-capped mountains, lush green National Forests, fast-flowing rivers and breathtaking views of the largest alpine lake in North America will be forever etched into your memory.

Check the most current road conditions before you leave.

From San Francisco

  • Approximate drive time 2.5 - 3.5 hours
  • Take I-80E east into Sacramento
  • Continue on US-50 E toward Sacramento/South Lake Tahoe 
  • Bear right at US-50
  • Turn right at Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd

From Sacramento

  • Approximate Drive Time 1.5 hours
  • Take the I-80-BR E ramp to Reno/Placerville/Fresno (CA-99 S)
  • Merge into US-50 E
  • Bear right at US-50
  • Turn right at Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd

From South Lake Tahoe

  • Approximate Drive Time 15 - 30 minutes
  • Head west on Emerald Bay Rd/US-50/HWY 89 toward Sacramento
  • Continue on US-50 over Echo Summit
  • Turn left at Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd

From Reno

  • Approximate Drive Time 1.5 - 1.75 Hours
  • Take the US-395 S ramp to Carson City
  • Continue through Carson City
  • Take Exit 38 for Fairview Dr
  • Turn Right onto Fairview Dr
  • Turn Left onto S Carson St/US-50/US-395
  • Turn right to take the US-50 exit to South Lake Tahoe
  • US-50 becomes Lake Tahoe Blvd
  • Turn left at Emerald Bay Rd/US-50/HWY 89
  • Continue on US-50 over Echo Summit
  • Turn left at Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd
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Carpool + Rideshare

Save some gas, carbon emissions and money by carpooling to Sierra or sharing a ride!

Skedaddle: Start and Join Bus Rides 

Skedaddle Skedaddle believes travel should no longer be hindered by renting expensive cars, hassling friends for rides, or piecing together antiquated mass transportation. By pairing crowdsourced route demand with luxurious rides, Skedaddle makes affordable, inspiring, and flexible travel available to all. Get to Sierra, together! 

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Zimride: Share a Ride to the Slopes

Zimride is a simple way to find friends, classmates and coworkers who are headed to Sierra. Combining social networks and Zimride's proprietary route-matching algorithm, they make it easy to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. Catch a ride to Sierra and create social, sustainable and convenient transportation.

Get social and start ride-sharing.

NorCal Snowboarders

Serving Sacramento, San Francisco, South Bay, on A winter sports community passionate about snowboarding and skiing, organizes carpools to Sierra-at-Tahoe so you can experience the mountain with new friends, and you don't have to drive! | 530.321.0376

*PLEASE NOTE: While we are pleased to make you aware of these resources, Sierra-at-Tahoe is not responsible in any way with your use of these programs. You are responsible for your own safety. Sierra-at-Tahoe will not be held liable for delays caused by road conditions, weather, breakdowns and other conditions beyond their control, and do not guarantee to arrive or depart from any location at a specific time.


If you're coming from the Tahoe area, Sacramento, or San Francisco, there are shuttle bus options to Sierra.

FREE South Shore Shuttle

Jump on the complimentary South Shore Shuttle providing a comfortable and convenient alternative to driving from South Lake Tahoe to Sierra-at-Tahoe! Shuttle starts December 17th, 2016.

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Shuttle Bus Info:  530.659.7453

Bay Area Ski Bus

Bay Area Ski Bus is the premier shuttle-bus service from the San Francisco Bay and Stockton areas since 1996! Trips are open to the public and private groups. Sleep in the am, breakfast when you wake up, grab your ticket as you exit, ski or ride all day, return to the bus for the ares ski party, then watch movies on the way home!  Pure convenience and fun!  With over 1500 bus trips under their belt, they have it dialed. 

Enjoy all that's involved with basb's service to the slopes:

  • Sleep in our luxury bus seats on the way
  • Wake up to continental breakfast
  • Grab your lift ticket and a Red Bull before heading for shredding
  • Enjoy complimentary snacks, hot drinks and wine during the apres-ski at the buses
  • Uunwind on the way back with movies, trivia, or just more sleep!

Enjoy all this and more for not much more than a lift ticket. Please call 925.680.4386 or visit for pricing and dates!

North American Charter Ski

North American Charter Ski is offering ski bus trips from South Bay, Mid-peninsular, San Francisco and East Bay on multiple weekends throughout the season. Besides discounted lift tickets, you can also book various rentals, beginners package, group lessons, etc. Please visit to reserve your seat. Please call 925.230.2086, email or visit for more information.

Attention College Students! - NAC SKI offers campus pickups from the below locations. Get out of bed, hop on the bus!

  • UC Berkeley
  • US Davis
  • Sac State University
  • SF State University

Santa Rosa Ski and Sports

Ride with Santa Rosa Ski and Sports on one of their many premiere shuttle bus trips serving the Greater North Bay and Wine Country for 25+ yrs. Join scheduled public trip dates or book a private excursion for your group throughout the season. Take a nap on the way up, wake to your choice of multiple breakfast options, upon arrival enjoy the multiple amenities Sierra-at-Tahoe has to offer, rendezvous back at the shuttle for movies, trivia, prizes/giveaways before touching back down in Santa Rosa. To sign up, please call Santa Rosa Ski and Sports at 707.578.4754 or stop by 1125 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Scheduled dates and rates can also be found at

Tahoe Tech Bus

Tahoe Tech Bus, serving San Francisco + Silicon Valley, is a planning and transportation platform for Bay Area residents looking to spend the weekend in Lake Tahoe without the hassle of driving.  They use premium Wi-Fi enabled buses so you can stay connected on the ride.  They also have a user-friendly booking interface that lets you book transportation and lift tickets all in one place.  Ride with friends, stay all weekend, and let us drive! More info:

Tahoe Snow And Sun Tours

TSAST is a South Lake Tahoe based company specializing in planning and hosting bus trips from the Bay Area. They offer affordable pay-by-seat trips to Sierra-at-Tahoe.  Private groups can also take advantage of their well-organized all-inclusive trips. What makes them different? TSAST is family owned and operated by Tahoe locals committed to providing unmatched customer service, resort guidance and end of day cookouts at the bus. Day trips depart from San Jose, San Francisco and Berkeley. Details and dates are available at or call 530.318.8821

About Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, which straddles the California-Nevada state line, is one of the most beautiful lakes in the USA. Located just 200 miles from San Francisco, Lake Tahoe is famous for its clarity, deep blue water, and surrounding snowcapped peaks. It is also the largest alpine lake in North America. 

Lake Tahoe waters soak up the colors of the sky and the mountains, creating a kaleidoscope of sparkling blues, greens, and purples.It's no wonder, Mark Twain declared it "the fairest picture the whole earth affords."

Fun Facts About Lake Tahoe

  • Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest lake in the U.S.
  • If Lake Tahoe was emptied, it would submerge California under 14” of water. 
  • There is enough water in Lake Tahoe to supply everyone in the United Sates with 50 gallons of water per day for five years. 
  • The amount of water that evaporates from the surface of Lake Tahoe every year could supply a city the size of Los Angeles for 5 years.
  • Due to its depth, Lake Tahoe never freezes.

Lake Tahoe Statistics

  • Maximum Elevation:  6,229 feet     
  • Surface Area:193 sq. mi. or 122,200 acres
  • Length:  22 miles     
  • Width:  12 miles     
  • Maximum Depth:  1,645 feet
  • Average Depth:  989 feet
  • Shoreline:  72 miles     
  • Volume:  39 trillion gallons
  • Surface Water Temp:  68 degrees F (max), 41 degrees F (min)

Our South Lake Tahoe Picks

Here are a few of our favorite places around South Shore - where we take our friends & family.

Top 5 Reasons to Go To Lake Tahoe

  1. The Lake - Blue, deep, and alpine pure, Lake Tahoe offers breathtaking views as well as fun water activities and scenic cruises.
  2. The Sun - It is sunny in Lake Tahoe 75% of the year, or 274 days. Check out the 5-day forecast for Sierra-at-Tahoe.
  3. Snow, Snow, Snow - At lake level, annual snowfall averages 125 inches. At alpine skiing elevations, the snowfall averages 300-500 inches each year making for spectacular skiing and snowboarding! Check out the snow conditions at Sierra-at-Tahoe.
  4. The Great Outdoors  - A ring of national forests, recreation areas, and miles of trails make Lake Tahoe a nature lover's paradise year round. 
  5. Gaming & Nightlife - Put on your dancing shoes, grab a lucky penny and check out Lake Tahoe's hotspots for twenty-four hour gaming, cabaret shows, live music & dancing.

Customer Appreciation Day

Hit the slopes for the final day of the season & send winter out with a bang on your favorite mountain! Customer Appreciation Day is dedicated to reminiscing about the plentiful powder days with high fives in celebration of another awesome season! Lift ticket proceeds will benefit youth recreation and education including baseball, soccer, swimming and other youth activities in South Lake Tahoe. 

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Spend Your Spring at Sierra-at-Cabo

Springtime is here and Sierra-at-Tahoe is bringing those sunshine spring vibes to you with #SierraAtCabo. In classic #CertifiedUnserious fashion, we're taking it to the next level this spring and turning the resort into your very own spring-break mountain getaway with fun events, sunshine + high fives! Not to mention all the sunscreen and Hawaiian t-shirts you can get your hands on.

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