At Sierra we’re dedicated to keeping the essence of play alive through skiing, riding and snow play, especially this winter season. Our team has been working hard to adjust operations based on the mandatory rules and procedures laid out by local, state and federal guidelines to ensure that we can safely welcome back our Sierra Family to the place Where Play Reigns Free.

This winter clearly won’t be “business as usual”. More than ever, it will be critically important for every guest to arrive at the resort with an understanding of the various policies and procedures in place to ensure that everyone’s health and safety remains the top priority. It’s through working together and following these regulations that we can not only open for a day or week, but for the whole season to come.

Know Before You Go: Similar to how frequently you check the weather forecast in the winter, before traveling to Sierra this season, check in here to ensure you’re familiar with current policies and procedures, as they are subject to change.

Despite the challenges of this new time, Sierra is looking forward to a fun and playful 2020/21 Winter Season. We appreciate skiers and riders working with us to ensure the safety of all guests and staff members. We’re excited for the storms to come and the lifts to spin, and we know you are too.

Do Your Part to Play Today

Please follow the below COVID-19 guidelines. Thank you.

Covid - How to play guidlines

What To Expect This Winter

We have modified many of our operations informed by the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of California, and the El Dorado County Health Department. As new information becomes available, we will continue to adapt so that you can enjoy time recharging in the mountains.

We are all in this together and guests have various levels of sensitivity to the health impacts of COVID-19. Please respect others' views and be a conscientious part of our community.

Tickets + Passes

Currently, we do not plan to require daily reservations for season passes but we strongly encourage guests to purchase lift tickets in advance through our Sierra online store. Online tickets are priced lower if you purchase them in advance and it provides contactless pickup at our Online Lift Ticket pickup boxes in the base area. Ticket windows will be available for same day transactions if needed.

Buy Your Lift Ticket Here

More Details About Our Activities

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Personal Responsibility

What We Expect of You →

Parking at Sierra

Resort Access + Parking

Access + Parking Info →

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Cleaning + Sanitation

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Lifts at Sierra

Lift Loading + Mazes

Lift Loading Info →

View of Lake From Sierra

Base Area Lodges

Lodges Info →

Retail Shop at Sierra

Sierra Mountain Sports + Demo Shop

Mountain Sports Info →

Demo Shop Info →

Retail Shop at Sierra

Sierra In-town Store

In-town Store Info →

⛷️ Ski Well, Be Well 🏂

This plan was developed in alignment with NSAA’s Ski Well, Be Well guidelines. The National Ski Areas Association supports a thoughtful return to outdoor winter recreation. An advisory group of ski industry leaders developed the Ski Well, Be Well operational best practices based on scientific guidelines from experts.

Best Practices for Low Risk Recreation

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have questions as you prepare to travel again, and we want to help! We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers. We'll add more as necessary, so check back frequently prior to your visit.


Show Us Your Play

We love to see what you're up to around Sierra. Get featured on our channels and this page by simply taggin your pics with @sierra_at_tahoe and #WherePlayReignsFree.

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Season Passholder Appreciation Week

The wait is over! Sierra's officially open for the 2020/21 winter season + we are excited to welcome you back for Season Passholder Appreciation Week. To show our gratitude for our most loyal guests, early-season access will be exclusively for season pass and seasonal product holders at the place Where Play Reigns Free through Sunday.

Appreciation Week Details
What You Need To Know

We’ve been working all summer to plan for the 2020/21 winter season, and not change anything and change everything at the same time. Please review all of our current guidelines and check back every time you plan to visit.

How to Play This Winter