Skier and South Shore Local Kyle Smaine Joins Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Pro Team Print-version

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – October 29, 2013 – Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is excited to announce that South Lake Tahoe local and professional skier Kyle Smaine will join the Sierra Resort Pro Team. Smaine was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and learned to ski at Sierra Resort.

“I’m excited to join the Sierra-at-Tahoe family. I love the mountain. It’s where I learned to ski with my family. The laid-back vibe, and focus on terrain parks have kept my friends and I coming back year after year. It is a natural fit, and I’m excited to shred at Sierra-at-Tahoe this season,” said Smaine.

Smaine has a very impressive resume. He is ranked amongst the top 30 Halfpipe and Overall skiers in the world by the Association of Freesking Professionals and has multiple podium finishes at events such as the North Face Park and Pipe Open. Some may remember him as the “poacher” from last season’s Tanner Hall Invitational where he received votes for the best overall performance.

For the 2013-14 season, Smaine has his sights set on the Winter Olympics and would love to represent the United States this season in Sochi, Russia. He also plans to compete in major halfpipe competitions such as the Grand Prix, North Face Park and Pipe Open, and more. His other current sponsors include Oakley, Fischer, TOKO, and Seirus.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is excited to welcome more local talent to the professional team that already includes skier Maddie Bowman, and snowboarders Jamie Anderson, Hannah Teter, and Mark Hoyt. 

Keep your eyes peeled for Smaine cruising around the Sierra Resort, flying high above the halfpipe, and shredding our award winning terrain parks all season long.

Click HERE for Smaine's Welcome to the Team edit.

More about Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort: Keepin’ It Real

With 480 inches of average annual snowfall, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates, Sierra Resort is a bastion of the authentic California ski experience. For beginner skiers and riders Sierra Resort is home to the world’s only Burton Star WarsÔExperience, has over 100 acres of dedicated terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts, a $45 adult beginner package, and PSIA Certified Instructors. Sierra Resort is the place to learn to ski or ride in Lake Tahoe. For freestylers, a commitment to innovative terrain parks has led to Sierra Resort being recognized by TransWorld SNOWboarding as a Top 10 Overall Resort as well as among the Top 10 Best Parks and Pipes in the nation. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort embraces skiers and snowboarders who want to escape from everyday life and enjoy the simple pleasure of winter in the mountains.

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