Snow Reporter's Blog

11/30/2015 | By Eric Anspach
Snow Reporter Life

Many people hear of a Snow Reporter and picture pre-opening laps in untouched powder or perfectly groomed courdorouy tracks, and posting witty updates about mountain conditions and talking to radio stations. Im not gonna lie…it’s a lot of that. However, when I walked in for my first day on November 26. My mind was far from powder laps and Turkey. I was petrified that I would key a wrong number in to the snow report spreadsheet or select the wrong lift for opening, or worse, get totally lost while doing the daily snow report over the phone. I couldn’t wait to get back to my safe desk in Sales! 

Luckily for me, Sierra-at-Tahoe has a great team of people who won't let eachother fail. After a few hours of collecting weather and mountain info I began the hilarously tedious task of updating the snow phone… undisclosed number of tries later I was happy with my recording. I was then told to head to Grandview lift to start my phone-in chat with the local TV station to tell the listening world about what Sierra had to offer. I was told that it is a lot easier to talk about mountain conditions while actually on the mountain and feeling the fresh powder under your skis (yeah I’m a skier).  It was at this point that I  knew I was living the dream, working at the greatest resort and having two of the coolest jobs I have ever had. Im stoked for next Thursday to roll around so I can update the masses and tell the good news of what Mother Nature has provided. 

p.s. Come see what its all about here at Sierra-at-Tahoe and follow my journey as Snow Reporter  with #snowreporterlife. 



11/18/2015 | By Leslie
Sierra Resort is Opening Friday, November 20th

When you have a constant love affair with snow, opening day at your favorite resort is better than Christmas morning, it’s better than turning 21, its better than the new Wu-Tang album…. Let’s be real it’s better than EVERYTHING! 

The rumors are true, we’re opening this Friday, November 20th! It has been over a decade since we opened the resort this early. Does anyone else remember that season in 2004 where mother nature dropped 499 inches of snowfall? Bring it, El Niño!

Now’s the time to get back in the winter groove, say what’s up to all your favorite sierra peeps, and get those quads ready for a season filled with shred! 

Make plans to join us this weekend! We’ll be spinning 5 lifts and tows from 9am – 4pm with access to 10 beginner and intermediate trails. We’ll be serving up free high fives and good vibes across the mountain with a beautiful sunny day and live outdoor music on tap. 

More great news! Remember last year, when we closed about a month earlier than we would've liked to? We're going to make that month up to you. As a way of thanking last year’s loyalists, Sierra-at-Tahoe has created “Sierra Bonus Laps,” a program that honors all purchased 2014-15 Season Passes, unfinished 3-PAK lift tickets and unfinished 3-PAK and 10-PAK lesson programs, to be valid through December 20, 2015. Last year’s Season Passholders will need to visit the Sierra Season Pass Office for activation.

NOAA’s extended forecast shows storms on the way so turn Drake up to 11, get your snow dance on and stay tuned for updates! 


02/28/2015 | By Leslie
Another Taste of Winter

Cold temps, light winds, and finally some snow making this snow reporter happy as can be!

I was stoked to get on the hill this morning to enjoy the 4 inches of freshies Mother Nature delivered overnight. Gear up in extra warm layers, rock those low light lenses and join us for a weekend of fun in this winter wonderland! Don't let off those snow dances just yet, there's more snow in the forecast through Tuesday!

02/09/2015 | By Leslie
Kicking off the Week in Style! POW!

Fresh Snow + First Chair + Pow Laps with Friends = A Perfect Monday!

We've been snow dancing for weeks and Mother Nature finally answered our prayers with a nice layer of fresh snow! Temps and snow levels finally dropped late last night leaving us with 3-5 inches of freshies when I arrived at 5:00 a.m. this morning. By the time patrol reported the official total, another inch of snow had stacked on top of that, bringing our storm total for the past 72 hours up to 21 inches and counting!

Being the thorough snow reporter that I am, I had to get out and test the product for first chair! Since we had a slight delay on Grandview due to ice, I hopped on Nob Hill to catch some incredbile fresh turns down Lower Main. Even with only a few inches of freshies every turn felt like a little slice of heaven!

After taking a short break to rest up and hydrate, I met up with my favorite lady shredders for more laps down Castle and Preachers! Couldn't be more stoked to share a snowy day with some of my best friends. I hope you all go to get out there and do the same!

01/29/2015 | By Leslie
Shred Party

The mid-week storm that dropped 3 inches at Sierra made me one happy snow reporter! I am grateful for a good friend that captured the essence of my happiness as I was all up in my element!

I was able to spend an entire day off shredding with some of my favorite people! The conditions in West Bowl were unbelievable that day! Here's a glimpse at the freshies we scored on Horsetail this past Wednesday.

The groomers are making magic with the snow we have and I strongly encourage each of you to get out there and take some turns! Have fun with what we have an keep the faith, it WILL SNOW!