Let me just start by introducing myself as the newest snow reporter here at Sierra-At-Tahoe! It’s hard to describe how stoked I am to be an official part of the Sierra-At-Tahoe family—I say ‘official’ because I learned to ride at Sierra and it has always been my home away from home, except now I get paid to show up! Chicka chicka yeah! Not to mention I get to kick it with my main squeeze/best friend Leslie everyday--keepin' it real has never been so fun!
#twinning in our matching hats from Sierra Mountain Sports!
Anyways, we are amped to see another New Year full of possibilities here at Sierra! Let’s be real though, 2014 was a pretty rad year full of stoke-worthy moments! Here’s a list of my personal Sierra highlights from 2014!
3. Opening of Solstice Plaza
Sierra got a $5,000,000 makeover last year, and the results are more beautiful than my wildest imagination! Our brand-spankin-new Solstice Plaza is a 30,000 sq. foot experience, featuring a wordly cuisine in Solstice Eatery, the beautiful new Corkscrew Bar, and an amazing fire pit and lounge chairs for kicking it on your mid-day pow break. Solstice is also the location of the new-and-improved Sierra Mountain Sports, Sierra’s prime retail and demo shop. I'm also super pumped for our annual Equinox Festival to return this March, stay tuned for the lineup announcement coming soon!
2. TransWorld Street Cred
Sierra was more than honored to place in TransWorld Snowboard Mag’s Resort Poll in 2014 in THREE different arenas! Sierra-At-Tahoe was rated by riders like YOU as the #1 resort in overall value as well as the #4 best resort to ride! Additionally, our amazing park setup landed us at #6 in Terrain Parks & Pipe! My personal fav park is the Smokey Border X, and I can’t wait to charge it when it opens! Let’s be real, from tree riding, to groomers, to terrain parks, Sierra has got all the bases covered. The Newschoolers crew just rolled through this week and in a recent writeup gave Sierra's park setup "Eight greased rails out of ten"!
1. Sierra Goes Gold!
One of my (many) favorite things about Sierra is how hard our lovely lady athletes work to show that girls can shred hard, too! That’s why my absolute highlight of 2014 was watching Serra’s very own athletes Jamie Anderson and Maddie Bowman go for Gold in the Sochi Olympics! Jamie won the gold in the first ever women’s snowboard slope style competition, while Maddie took the gold in the first ever women’s ski half-pipe. Not only are Jamie and Maddie an inspiration to other female riders like myself, they are the poster girls for what Sierra-At-Tahoe is all about: keepin’ it real and shredding hard. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but a little gold doesn’t hurt, am I right ladiieeez?!
Have a favorite moment from 2014? Email me the lowdown at firstname.lastname@example.org and be featured in my next blog post! Pictures are welcome...keep it clean, keep it real!