Unlock the Extreme: Sierra Resort Snowcat Tours Print-version
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Sierra Resort’s new backcountry cat tours take expert skiers and riders straight to the top of Huckleberry Canyon, allowing skiers and riders to save energy for those deep powder turns, bypassing the hike out to The Gates.
Starting at $79 per person, backcountry enthusiasts can get an exclusive tour of Huckleberry’s myriad cliff drops, cornice drops, rock chutes, open bowls, gladed runs and powder pillows. Each snowcat tour will include a guide who will educate riders on backcountry safety, teach them how to properly use avalanche equipment (shovel, probe, avalanche beacon, and backpack will be provided), and a lunch. The Sierra snowcat can hold up to seven people or can be rented out for private tours by groups of five or more.
The tours are appropriate for advanced skiers and snowboarders seeking a one of a kind backcountry experience and will run on select days throughout the season (weather and conditions permitting) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 530.659.7453 x150.
* Avalanches are an inherent risk of the sport due to the nature of snow and its application on steep, mountainous terrain.
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 Wars Experience, has over 100 acres of dedicated terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts, a $39 adult beginner package, and multi-lingual 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.
For more information, visit www.SierraAtTahoe.comor call 530.659.7453.