Snow Reporter's Blog

09/28/2012 | By Steve
Happy National Drink Beer Day

Not only is today National Drink Beer Day. It's also Friday which means there is only two days left to buy your 2012-13 Season Pass at the lowest price. Grab your season pass today at the best price possible! 

$359 Unlimited Adult - No restrictions, no blackout days. Unlimited fun, fresh snow and terrain parks.
$259 Unlimited Young Adult/ College - No more missed powder days! 
$99 Unlimited Super Senior/ Child - An Unlimited pass for one Benjamin! 
$219 - Value Pass- Tahoe's Best Value.

Grab your Season Pass today. Click HERE! See you on the slopes. 

09/05/2012 | By Steve
What's New for 2012-13 at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort

Football is underway, the colors are starting to change, the days are getting shorter, and the smell of fireplaces are starting to fill the evening air. Fall is on the way which means only one thing. Winter is right around the corner. With the 2012-13 season less than one hundred days away we are excited to tell you about some new developments at the resort this season. Kids, ages three to six, can learn to snowboard through the world’s only Burton Star Wars Experience, while experts can enjoy Sierra Resort’s new backcountry cat tours that take skilled skiers and riders straight to the steep and deep without the hike. The ultimate Lake Tahoe winter lodging package includes luxurious accommodations, two lift tickets, and two scenic helicopter rides. Sierra Resort season passholders also get the added value and the option of riding free at multiple mountains around the country. 

Play in a Powder Playground at Sierra Resort this Season

Burton Star Wars Experience  

Who doesn't love Star Wars?!? This season the Force is strong at Sierra Resort for Younglings and Padawans in Yoda's Riglet Park at the Wild Mountain Children's Center. The Burton Star Wars Experience uses the beloved intergalactic saga to help children ages three to six make their first snowboard turns using Burton's innovative Riglet Reel Technology. This singular on-mountain experience filled with visuals from the Star Wars galaxy, combines Burton's industry-leading technology with Jedi Master Yoda's teaching methods. Younglings and Padawans will learn using the ways of the Force through interactive drop-in nodes showcasing custom-made wood carvings of R2-D2, C-3P0, Chewbacca and more. It's outta this galaxy... literally! 

Huckleberry Cat Tours: Access Raw Backcountry Terrain with Less Hassle

Sierra Resort’s new backcountry cat tours take skilled skiers and riders straight to the top of Huckleberry Canyon, allowing backcountry enthusiasts to save energy for those deep powder turns, by-passing the hike to the gates.

Huckleberry Canyon offers cliff drops, cornice drops, rock chutes, open bowls, gladed runs and powder pillows to those ready to unlock the extreme. 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.

Grab your friends then grab some powder. It's going to be awesome. 

Ski, Stay, and Soar: Experience Lake Tahoe Like Never Before Starting at Just $265

Helicopters, luxurious accommodations and skiing all in one package?!? Yup, you heard right.   

Experience Lake Tahoe like never before with the all new Ski, Stay, and Soar Package. Go from Tahoe’s best gladed tree runs at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort to soaring above Lake Tahoe with Reno Tahoe Helicopters and sleeping in the luxurious Inn by the Lake, all in the same day. 

The ultimate Tahoe package starts at just $265 per person and includes a two night stay, two lift tickets to Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, and two twenty-minute helicopter rides operated by Reno Tahoe Helicopters. The scenic helicopter rides will take passengers on a breathtaking scenic route over Sierra Resort, Desolation Wilderness or Emerald Bay. Ski one day then soar the next, or do it all in one day and see exactly what you skied. It is the best way to experience Lake Tahoe in the winter.

You Are Now Free to Ski About the Country

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort passholders now have the added benefit of skiing and riding for free at multiple mountains around the country. Unlimited Season Passholders can ski or ride free for ten days, non-holiday, at Mt. High in Southern California and Stevens Pass in Washington. All passholders get the opportunity to ski Monarch Mountain in Colorado for free any three days this season. If that wasn’t enough all passholders get 50% off tickets at China Peak Sunday-Friday, non-holiday all season long.

So pull out that dusty road-map, stock up on ramen, and start planning the ultimate powder road trip this winter. 

... If you haven't already grab your Season Pass TODAY and we'll see you on the mountain soon enough. Do your snow dance! 

07/13/2012 | By Steve
Jamie Anderson Wins ESPN ESPY

Huge shout-out to Jamie Anderson who added another award to her trophy case last night. The South Lake Tahoe local won the ESPY for Best Female Action Sports Athlete. In the 2011-12 season Anderson won almost every event she entered. Some of those included Winter X Games Aspen and Winter X Games Tignes in Women’s Slopestyle. Jamie also defended her title in the Burton Global Open Series and the TTR World Snowboard Tour. 

Jamie Anderson with her ESPY (photo: @jme_anderson)

Way to go Jamie. You deserve it. 

04/21/2012 | By Leslie
Sierra's Crew LOVES to Shred Just as Much as You!!

Disneyland might be known as the “happiest place on Earth” to visit, but in my opinion, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is absolutely the happiest place on Earth to work & ski/ride! You know we like to keep it real, so you will find that to be true with every visit to Sierra! This mountain is operated by people who love to ski and snowboard right here at Sierra, and you can always catch our crew carving up the slopes! In fact, one of the best perks of working at Sierra is catching first chair each morning.

From Snowboard Rentals to Human Resources, to Events and Park Crew, you’ll even see our General Manager, John Rice, catching a few turns on his snowboard quite often! Everyone that works here has a passion for this mountain and that’s truly what makes the atmosphere so great and it's a big part of why we are the locals choice resort!

Buggy & Jimmy from Snowboard Rentals soakin’ up the sun with a few Grandview Laps

Brian Crane catching a powder day ride break after handing out paychecks in Human Resources

Race Department's Christina Griffith hosting a photo shoot for Gatorade’s next ad

Ski School’s finest: Matt, Sandy, & Mark “Hoffmeister”

Taking a break from selling you gear at Sierra Mtn. Sports to shred down Lower Main

Katie Hunter, Sierra’s Events & Promotions Manager, quenching her thirst

Jordan Nield “working” hard – Classic Park Crew

As your trusty Snow Reporter, I know the importance of “quality control” so I ride every day!

As my final blog of this season, I’d like to thank all of you for tuning in to my awesome adventures and I want to give a big shout out to everyone in my Sierra Family! Thank you for making my first season as a Snow Reporter absolutely spectacular! I look forward to another amazing season next year!

Until then….stay stoked!

04/20/2012 | By Leslie
Spotted At Sierra

As the season winds down and the temperatures start to get warmer, our guests’ quirkiness starts to shine a little brighter! Yesterday I took my usual ride break around 9am to discover just how silly people were starting to get out on the hill! In keeping up with my snow reporting duties, I was snapping photos all around the resort when I noticed a few guests that really stood out…

Spotted at Sierra….the Cookie Monster and his friend Mr. Hot Dog were enjoying a fabulous day of spring riding at Sierra Resort!

As many of you know, this is our final weekend for the 2011-12 season and I hope to see even more outrageous costumes out on the hill! Especially on our final day of the season, Customer Appreciation Day on Monday April 23rd! This celebratory day has become widely known by the locals as “Pirate Day” so you can expect a day of $20 lift tickets, sunshine, and plenty of pirates all around the resort!

Get your crazy costumes ready, and keep your eyes peeled for your trusty snow reporter on the slopes and you could be the star of my next blog!!