The 320 acres to the east of Grandview Express is known as Huckleberry Canyon - long lauded by Tahoe locals as some of the best and most accessible backcountry terrain in Lake Tahoe. Now incorporated inside Sierra-at-Tahoe's boundary, this steep and deep terrain is classified as Extremely Challenging and is appropriate for Experts Only.

The cliff drops, cornices, rock chutes, open bowls, gladed runs, and powder pillows in Huckleberry Canyon are accessible through five backcountry gates from the top of Grandview Express.

THE GATES*

Gate 1 - Castle Creek - mostly untouched tree runs with natural jibs
Gate 2 - North Bowl - gladed skiing and riding at its absolute best
Gate 3 - Big Pine - spines, pillows, cliffs - the doorway to the extreme
Gate 4 - Pandora's - cornice drops, cliff drops, rock chutes, and pillows
Gate 5 - Huckleberry Canyon - more cliffs, cornices, trees, plus big open bowls

Check the status of the Huckleberry Gates on our Mountain Conditions Report

Guided Tours

Sierra offers a great way for expert skiers and riders to explore The Gates with a guide through a private lesson. To learn more and to make reservations, click here.

*Weather and conditions permitting. Avalanches are an inherent risk of the sport due to the nature of snow and its application on steep, mountainous terrain.  Avalanche Safety Tips »

* View avalanche conditions courtesy of Sierra Avalanche Center. Click HERE for more details. 

The 2016/17 Season Has Arrived!

Our Groomicorns have been hard at work and we’re proud to announce that we've opened for the 2016/17 Winter Season! Wax your skis + boards and we’ll see you on the mountain! Early season conditions still exist + look out for unmarked obstacles...

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Sierra Pub Club

If you love skiing and riding, Sierra, beer, saving money...then allow us to introduce the Sierra Pub Club! Become a member and enjoy frosty beers at happy hour prices all day. That's right, any beer, any time in The Sierra Pub! We'll even throw in the first beer to get you started. Plus, you get to drink out of your very own Pub Club mug that is yours to keep at the end of the season. Membership is limited and sells out every year so don't wait to sign up. Sign up on your first visit to the Sierra Pub in the Main Lodge.

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Top 5 Moments of 2016/17

What an incredible season! 2016/17 was definitely a winter for the books. Filled with endless pow days, steezy park days and majestical groomer days, Mother Nature gave us a little bit of everything. You da (wo)man MN! With 625” inches of snowfall, how can we not reminisce on all the radical times with the buds? Time to revisit our top 5 moments… so grab that bucket of popcorn, sit back, kick up your feet and let’s do this.

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