Sierra-at-Tahoe 2020/21 Winter Operations Update

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – September 15, 2020 – The notion of play runs deep at Sierra-at-Tahoe, and as we eagerly await the start of the 2020/21 Winter Season, keeping the essence of play alive via skiing and riding is more important to us than ever. Over the summer months our team has been working tirelessly to prepare both the mountain and operational procedures regarding COVID-19 so we can welcome back the Sierra Family to the place Where Play Reigns Free with open (yet socially distanced) arms.

In order to get back to your mountain playground this winter, there are some mandatory rules and procedures that we ask you to follow in compliance with local, state and federal guidelines. Sierra has always lived by the notion that “Respect Gets Respect,” and we request all of our guests respect and follow the new measures put in place. In doing so, you’re playing your part in keeping Sierra open for everyone to enjoy, all season long. Please note that the following list is dynamic, subject to change, and is not an exhaustive list—additional procedures and operational updates will follow as the beginning of the season grows closer.

  • Face coverings will be required in all indoor spaces, the base area, when loading / unloading a lift, as well as whenever physical distancing cannot be achieved
  • Physical distancing protocols will be in place for both indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Daily staff wellness checks will be in place for guest and employee safety
  • Lodge capacity will be limited in compliance with local, state and federal regulations
  • Sierra restaurants have been redesigned to emphasize grab and go options with limited seating available
  • At this time, Sierra-at-Tahoe does not plan on operating under a reservation system for Season Passholders
  • Guests will not be required to ride a chairlift with people they do not know, and will be asked to self-group with members of their party
  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas will take place

In addition, Sierra is committed to following the guidelines outlined by the National Ski Area Association’s “Ski Well, Be Well” initiative.

We know that change does not always come easy, but it is through embracing it together that we will find success. With months to go before the start of the season and in a dynamically shifting world, there may be modifications to this list. We will do our best to clearly communicate these updates to you as they come so you can plan your turns this winter. And no, it’s not too early to start your snow dance.  

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Sarah Sherman


About Sierra-at-Tahoe

Play is the name of the game at Sierra-at-Tahoe, where 2,000 acres and 2,212 vertical feet of skiable terrain offer skiers and riders the freedom to explore their style at any level. Whether it’s sending big mountain terrain via the Huckleberry Canyon Gates, carving down sun bathed groomers in West Bowl, learning a new trick in the Sierra Playgrounds or the exhilaration of making one’s first turns on Sierra’s Sculpted Learning Terrain, there is a place for you here that’s just waiting to be found. Welcome to Sierra, #WherePlayReignsFree