A Little Bit About Us

There is quite a story behind Sierra-at-Tahoe and with each new season the story gets better and better.  Sierra has been providing fantastic skiing and riding for people right here in our backyard and many whom travel from faraway. In addition to providing great skiing and riding, Sierra is committed to our environment, because we know that its health is key to our success. We appreciate our sponsors and partnerships allowing us to provide a superior snowsporting experience for our guests.

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A Little More About Us

Brothers Ray and Floyd Barrett successfully opened ski operations in 1946 when they cranked up the bullwheel at what was then known as Sierra Ski Ranch. A few years later in 1953, long-time local Vern Sprock purchased Sierra Ski Ranch. The Sprock family was successful in operating the resort until 1993 when the resort was sold to Fibreboard and the resorts name changed from Sierra Ski Ranch to Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.

The “Ranch,” as it was then known to skiers all over the area, was located further down Highway 50.  The ski resort was moved to its present location in 1968, when the California Department of Transportation began widening Highway 50.

Over time, Sierra-at-Tahoe has grown to be one of Lake Tahoe’s largest ski resorts with over 2,000 skiable acres, serviced by ten chairlifts, including three express quads. In July 1993 new owner Fibreboard brought many changes to Sierra Ski Ranch including the new name – Sierra-at-Tahoe.  Fibreboard also brought several innovative programs and guest focused services to Sierra. 

Booth Creek Ski Holdings' purchase of the resort in 1996 continued to fuel additional industry firsts for Sierra.  Sierra has a long reputation of legendary terrain, excellent location and great value. Sierra’s strategy of being “Lake Tahoe’s Full Service, Value Oriented Day Use Snowsports Resort,” is continually emphasized by providing great service, great value, big fun and a commitment to innovation. Sierra strives to provide the level of service that our guests go home talking about and come back expecting.

Here's A Timeline of Sierra's History

1859-1878: Tahoe is clear-cut to supply lumber to support the nearby Comstock Lode  silver mines. The loggers leave behind all the Red Fir trees because they make poor lumber but their logging activities create a paradise of old growth tree skiing at Sierra.

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