Sierra-at-Tahoe has long been known as a gathering place for families of all ages to come together and play. Whether your kids are just learning how to make turns or you ride from top to bottom, together, you’re sure to make new memories on the mountain that will last a lifetime. Sierra prides itself on its family-friendly layout, from its sculpted learning terrain to its meal offerings. Explore it all, below, and start planning your next family getaway!
Service, Staff and Personality
A combination of friendliness and playful vibes ensure that your Sierra experience will be nothing short of a good time. We believe that skiing and riding are at their best when they’re rooted in play, and you’ll find that’s easy to accomplish at Sierra, all while keeping safety in mind.
Sierra has several “Slow Zones” that visibly designate an entire run or area as a “Go Slow Area”. These Zones are marked with yellow fencing and are patrolled by Ski Patrol and Mountain Safety to ensure a maximum 15 mph speed limit.
We are an avid supporter of “Smart Style” - a Freestyle Terrain Safety initiative developed by the National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards.
The style consists of:
- Make A Plan
- Look Before You Leap
- Easy Style It
- Respect Gets Respect
Sierra's Prime Location
Need a family photo for your next holiday card? Take Grandview Express chair to the top of the mountain and soak in views of beautiful Lake Tahoe from a peak of 8,852 feet. After you’ve nailed the shot, shred down 2,000 acres of your own personal playground, whether it’s on our top-to-bottom beginner run, Sugar ‘n’ Spice, or something more advanced.
Sierra is just a stone's throw away from Sacramento (If you could throw a stone 91 miles - we believe in you!). Traveling from even further? We’ve got you covered. Sierra is only 51 miles from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport and 187 miles from San Francisco International Airport. The South Tahoe Express Shuttle provides round-trip transportation from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to South Lake Tahoe.
Value and Affordability at Sierra:
UNLIMITED Season Pass
The Unlimited Pass comes fully loaded with all that Sierra has to offer. This pass not only gives skiers and riders unrestricted access, but unlimited BFF tickets, too! It also comes with Free Fridays (bring a friend on select Fridays) and a Powder Alliance Membership, giving passholders access to 18 other resorts to shred next winter.
WEEKDAY Season Pass
If shredding Monday-Friday is your jam, so is the Weekday Pass! Designed with local rippers in mind, it comes with all standard Passholder Benefits, including 10 BFF tickets, for just $459.
2020/21 Season Pass Add Ons
My Sierra Rewards PLUS
Get more out of your Season Pass, like access to member's only priority lift lines with a free Fast Pass (including four $20 Day Fast Passes for friends and family), 2 Mid-Week non-holiday lift tickets for a pal + more!
Fast Pass Season Pass
Access the priority "Fast Pass" lane at Grandview, Easy Rider and West Bowl chairlifts + get to playing quicker than ever! Valid for all ages, any day. Valid season pass is required.
Parking Season Pass
Enjoy Preferred Parking any day throughout the season and park just steps from the slopes You'll spend more time on the mountain by avoiding having to carry gear from the outer reaches of the parking lots.
Save with 3-PAK Lift Tickets
Sierra’s 3-PAK lift tickets are perfect for those who aren’t ready to commit to a Season Pass but still want flexibility. Ski/ride for just $85 ANY day with NO blackout dates. Since you don’t have to use your days consecutively, you can save your 3-PAK for those powder days when you just can’t stay home on the computer.
Learn to Ski/Ride for up to 50% Off
Learning to Ski or Ride can be daunting—especially when it comes down to the dollar. Sierra’s First Time Group Lesson Special is a thought out money-saving option to get you feeling confident on the hill without emptying your wallet. Package includes a limited access lift ticket, rental equipment + a 2-hour lesson.
Save with a Sierra 3-PAK Demo Deal
If you've got your eyes on new gear, or just want to check out the new technology everyone is raving about in the lift lines, try a top-of-the-line pair of skis or a snowboard from the Sierra Demo Rentals Shop! Save your hard earned cash money with the best demo deal around at only $70/day. The 3-PAK Demo Rental is valid any three days during the season. Non-transferable.
Stats on Stats on Stats!
- Sierra-at-Tahoe is 2,000 acres of top-to-bottom fun, starting from our base at 6,640’ elevation, all the way up to 8,852’ at our peak. That includes 2,212’ of vertical rise, for all you adrenaline junkies!
- With 47 trails and 14 lifts we’re confident you’ll be able to experience it all.
- 6 different zones including adventure zones for kids.
- 6 different terrain parks hand sculpted and perfected by our very own park gnomies. Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Park is recognized among the Top 10 in the nation.
- If you’re feelin’ a little sendy, are craving some untouched pow, or missed out on breakfast and just need some Huckleberry Jam in your life… check out our Huckleberry Canyon which is accessible from 5 different gates.
- Any local will tell you Sierra has the best tree riding in the Tahoe basin! That’s probably because we re-arrange the trees each night to keep the runs fresh and fun every day.
Mother Nature blesses Sierra with an average of 400+ inches of fresh pow every winter, making Sierra your personal winter playground from late November to late April.
Activities and Events at Sierra:
Tubing, Snow Play + Family Fun
No winter vacation to Lake Tahoe is complete until you have raced down the tubing hill at Sierra-at-Tahoe in a gigantic doughnut, building snowmen (or snowballs!) or eating smore’s while warming up with hot chocolate around a fire pit at Blizzard Mountain!
Explore Sierra at a Different Pace
Sierra-at-Tahoe isn’t just for skiers and snowboarders, it’s very anyone and everyone that likes to enjoy fresh Tahoe air and 100% organic GMO-free snow. That’s why we maintain 3 miles of snowshoe trails that wind through scenic hideaways and pristine alpine terrain. Take a self-guided romp through the woods and enjoy all the mountain has to offer.
There's Endless Fun on + off the Slopes!
There’s more fun to be had once you’re off the slopes here at Sierra - from live music, competitions, events + more. So, once you’ve had your snow fix, rest those legs + scope out our event calendar to see what’s crackin.
For the Love of Food:
Sierra's on-hill food options cover all the bases, from Southern-style BBQ, juicy burgers and soul-warming chili to ancient grain rice bowls, surf tacos and Spanish-style bocadillos ... we've got something for everyone to eat while spending a day on the slopes!
With plenty of indoor + outdoor activities for your little ones who aren't ready to hit the slopes, our licensed childcare center will keep them playing all day. Conveniently located at the base of the mountain, you'll be able to check in on them between laps.
Ski/Ride any three days this season for only $85/day, no blackouts + enjoy the freedom of choosing to ride on your schedule while saving some serious cash!
Before we jump to the high-fives (now elbow-fives) and good times, there are some important operating guidelines we have to share with you. Please check back every time you plan to visit.