Snow Reporter's Blog

10/01/2012 | By Steve
Sierra Resort Earns Recognition from TransWorld SNOWboarding

Over the past twelve years TransWorld SNOWboarding has been polling thier readers and ranking the best overall resorts, parks and pipes in North America. In 2013 TransWorld SNOWboarding ranked Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort among the Top Ten Overall Resorts, Terrain Parks and received the editor’s pick for Best Value. It's the third year in a row Sierra has been recognized as a Top Ten Overall Resort and for the fifth time recognized for its terrain parks. 

The Resort Poll ranks mountains based on mountain features such as parks and pipe, terrain, and other areas including vibe, snowfall, lodging, value, and food. Each year TransWorld readers are polled to rank their three favorite resorts based on their overall experience.

#6 Overall, #5 Terrain Parks, #3 in Value

The 2013 Resort Poll ranked Sierra Resort as the sixth best overall mountain in North America and fifth best park. Sierra Resort not only offers innovative terrain parks, but also a 2,000 acre mountain receiving 480 inches of snowfall annually, giving guests access to a powder paradise and variety of terrain for all abilities.

Sierra Resort was recognized as the fifth best terrain park in the nation, earned by scoring high in specific categories like jump and rail design, grooming, variety of features, overall vibe, and park challenge.

Nov. 2012 TransWorld SNOWboarding Resort Poll 

Sierra Resort General Manager, John Rice, also known as the OG of snowboarding commented “Sierra is honored that TransWorld’s readers would consider us one of the top resorts in the country. Our commitment to quality parks starts with our staff and, in return, benefits our world-class athletes and faithful riders who call Sierra home. Year after year we are privileged to be among the top resorts and the recognition makes all the hard work worthwhile.” 

Although we're stoked on the results we are commited to bringing you better parks and a better mountain this season. If you haven't bought your season pass yet do so TODAY! We'll see you on the slopes.

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!