About South Lake Tahoe

Population: approx. 30,000

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort isn't just about working at the mountain...it's also about playing in South Lake Tahoe. Everything we do here is big, from big lake, to big sky, to living the big life! With six casinos, tons of nightclubs, and over 15 other resorts a stone's throw away, you have no excuses to hang out at home. If you are into expanding your horizons, we've got a community college offering everything from Art History to Yoga. And that's just what you can do around the lake! Reno and Sacramento are both just a 1.5 hour car ride away, and San Francisco is 3.5 hours down the road. At Sierra Resort, you're right in the middle of things!
South Lake Tahoe, California, the closest city to Sierra Resort, is located on the border of California and Nevada. While South Lake Tahoe is known for its 4 major casinos, it is also a thriving town. South Lake Tahoe offers great restaurants, bars, live entertainment, movie theaters, a recreation complex with swimming, ice-skating, health club facilities, and a public library with access to the Internet.

Getting to South Lake Tahoe

Planes, trains, automobiles, or snowboard, we don’t care how you get to Sierra Resort, as long as you make it!  We are located 12 miles west of South Lake Tahoe (about 100 miles east of Sacramento) on U.S. Highway 50, at the top of Echo Summit . The nearest airports in California are Sacramento International Airport or San Francisco International Airport, or you can fly into the Reno/Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nevada.

If you fly in to one of these cities, you should be able to reach South Lake Tahoe by rental car, bus, or airport shuttle (from the Reno airport). The most recognizable landmark in South Lake is Harvey's Casino, which has many cheap hotels nearby. If you get lost, or just want general travel information, give Sierra Employee Services Department a call at 530.659.7453 x107, and let them know when you expect to arrive in South Lake Tahoe.

Helpful Links

MapsGround TransportationFlight Reservations
Regional MapSouthTahoeExpress.com (Shuttle)Cheaptickets.com
Interactive MapAmtrak.com  (train)

RenoAirport.com (shuttle)