Sierra-at-Tahoe Announces Improvements for 2015-16 Winter Season

Sierra-at-Tahoe Announces Improvements for 2015-16 Winter Season

In anticipation of an El Nino winter, Sierra-at-Tahoe has made improvements for the 2015-16 season in increased connectivity, guest benefits technology, culture, and celebration of local talent. 

Diversification and Addition to Grooming Fleet

Sierra-at-Tahoe has diversified its fleet of high-performance snowcats to include a new Prinoth Bison X. In addition to two new terrain park snow cats that were added to the fleet last year, Sierra is equipped to continue offering an elite product where it matters; in order to shape snow for teaching-based terrain and in Sierra’s nationally recognized terrain parks. This new Tier 4 Prinoth Bison X model features significantly reduced pollutants while conserving fuel and minimizing the impact on the environment, upholding Sierra’s highest grade in pollutions standards.

Enhancement of Learn to Ride Program

The Burton Backhill snowboard is a reissue of a classic early 1980's board that became the inspiration many kids to stand sideways. Sierra will use it as a learning tool both on dry land and on snow lessons. Call it Biglet, big kids can now experience what little kids have been enjoying in Riglet Parks, learning balance, movement and control on a throwback board that started it all. The boards will be available in beginner lessons and at Blizzard Mountain, Sierra's snow play and tubing adventure park.


Sierra-at-Tahoe has teamed up with local High Fives non-profit Foundation, industry leader in injury prevention awareness, to add to Sierra’s current safety initiatives such as Lids on Kids, Know the Code and Smart Style in terrain parks. The High Fives Foundation has developed a BASICS program designed to promote safety and awareness through world-class fundamentals coaching, education and video presentations to winter action sports enthusiasts of all ages. Their mission is also to support and provide resources for mountain action sports athletes to preserve their bodies and minds while chasing their dreams.

Increased Wifi connectivity in the base area

Guests will have access to free WiFi in the Sierra-at-Tahoe base area, which will give them better connectivity with friends and family on and off the mountain. We encourage our guests to share content of their experience at Sierra-at-Tahoe, including videos, photos and Snapchats as well as interacting with the Sierra Mobile App, which can gauge a skiers’ speed, distance, vertical number of runs and even daily calories burned over the course of the season.

Live well, eat well, and ride well at Sierra!

Long known for creative, emerging food trends, Sierra will continue to source sustainable, healthier, organic food options in the Solstice Eatery. If you show up early enough, you can catch free Yoga sessions in the Solstice as well. 

Powder Alliance Grows in Canada – Offers Added Value for Passholders

Whitewater Ski Resort in British Columbia joins the Powder Alliance – our ability to stretch the guests’ dollar is part of why Sierra-at-Tahoe offers the best value in Tahoe for passholders. In addition to Sierra-at-Tahoe, our Unlimited passholders receive access to 13 other resorts, now including Whitewater Ski Resort, the second resort in British Columbia, Canada to join the Powder Alliance. With 39 free days at 13 other resorts, our passholders can experience the ultimate West Coast roadtrip, visiting all of the best powder stashes in the west.

Local Skier Claims World Title

Kyle Smaine joins an elite team of athletes who have also claimed best in the world titles, Jamie Anderson and Maddie Bowman, Gold medalists in Sochi, and two-time Olympic medalist, Hannah Teter. Sierra continues to produce world-class champions through its ski school and competition services programs. Smaine represents elite skiing talent and the attitude that personifies Sierra-at-Tahoe. He can be found on the slopes at Sierra at any point during the season, going deep in powder, getting inverted in the park or simply cruising with his buddies.

About Sierra-at-Tahoe

With 400+ inches of average annual snowfall, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates, Sierra-at-Tahoe is the epitome of the authentic California ski experience. For beginner skiers and riders, Sierra offers over 100 acres of dedicated learning terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts and PSIA Certified Instructors. Sierra is the place to learn skiing or riding in Lake Tahoe. For freestylers, a commitment to innovative terrain parks has led to Sierra being recognized by TransWorld SNOWboarding as the #1 Best Value and a Top 10 Overall Resort as well as among the Top 10 Best Parks and Pipes in the nation. Sierra-at-Tahoe embraces skiers and snowboarders who want to escape from everyday life and enjoy the simple pleasure of winter in the mountains.