Snow Reporter's Blog

02/14/2014 | By Leslie
Slopes are Extra Sweet on this 3-Day Weekend

Happy Valentine’s Day from Sierra! Come celebrate with fresh mountain air, sweets on the slopes, new terrain park features, and endless corduroy laps!

Fella’s, listen up! If you’re attached, bring your sweetie to the slopes and you’ll score some serious points – especially if you make it up here in time for our wine tasting! Local El Dorado wineries including Madrona Vineyards, Boeger Winery, and Lava Cap Winery will all be featured this afternoon outside on the Tiki Deck. Don't worry, there's another round of wine tasting lined up for tomorrow afternoon too!

If you’re single, then you’ll want to spend your 3-day weekend cruising through the singles lift lines to scope out all the Shred Betties tearin’ it up on the hill! Need some help with your chair lift game? I’ve got you covered with a few cheesy pick-up lines guaranteed to make her laugh. She might be laughing at you, but at least you’ll be half way there!

  • Do you believe in love at first sight? Or should I ski by again?
  • I wanna be the pizza to your french fries.
  • Looks like they have been doing avalanche control around here, because I just found me a bombshell!
  • I think my heart just did a double cork 1080 and got 15 feet of air out of my throat.

If these don’t do the trick, there are 4 simple words that are a surefire way to steal a Shred Betties heart, “I have a job!”

All jokes aside, conditions are incredible right now, we're planning to open up more terrain tomorrow and we'll be debuting a brand new park in The Alley as well! You've got a 3-day weekend ahead of you so get stoked and I'll see you on the mountain!

02/09/2014 | By Leslie
The 411 on Sunday's Conditions 2/9/14

We've received over 4 feet of new snow in the past 4 days and there is still a lot more on its way! Due to extreme accumulation of heavy snow in a very short amount of time is a recipe for high avalanche danger and falling trees. The safety of our guests is always our top priority, so we will only be spinning Easy Rider Express for today. Ski Patrol and mountain operations are working around the clock to assess terrain and prep the mountain for opening tomorrow. We do plan to open the resort for regular operations tomorrow Monday, February 10th conditions pending. 

Show us how you are prepping for the upcoming powder days by tagging all your pics #powselfie and get stoked for some incredible days ahead!

02/08/2014 | By Leslie
Stormy Weekend at Sierra

The view is lookin’ pretty good at the base of Sierra, which sits up at 7200 feet in elevation. NOAA is forecasting lots of snow over the weekend with varying snow levels and strong winds. I’m stoked to report that it’s currently snowing hard and there are lots of smiling skiers and riders all around the mountain! Don’t let the nay sayers fool you; it is white and beautiful up here today!


So far this storm has brought in 19 inches of new snow and there is still LOTS more on the way! The past couple days I’ve been getting’ in some incredible buttery turns which has kept my stoke level very high. Check out the conditions from yesterday’s edition of The Goggles Don’t Lie.

The stoke level was high for this little one too! In between sledding hot laps, he built a rad snowman (with some help from his parents) and had an ear-to-ear grin while playing in the snow!

Winter is back, baby! Bring out your inner child and come play in the snow with us at Sierra!

Shoutout to Brian Walker Photography for capturing the magic today!

02/06/2014 | By Leslie
Goggles Don't Lie Contest Winner

Last month we ran a photo contest with Zeal Optics to see who could capture the best shred pic of live conditions. Big congrats goin' out to Riley McConaughey for winning our #gogglesdontlie contest  with this incredible shot.

Mr. McConaughey is the proud new owner of some Zeal Optics HD Goggles and a pair of Sierra Resort lift tickets. As your snow reporter who brings you the weekly episodes of the Goggles Don't Lie, I have a small favor to ask Riley... if you have any relation to Matt McConaughey, please give him your other ticket and be sure to grab me so I can film all the action!

All jokes aside, thank you for the great shot. Make sure to tune in tomorrow for an extra special pow edition of the Goggles Don't Lie. In case you haven't heard, there's snow in the forecast all weekend long and we should be measuring fresh pow in FEET by Monday!!!

02/02/2014 | By Leslie
Share Your Sierra

Instagram, it’s all the rave these days. If you had a rad day on the mountain, it’s like it didn’t even happen until you post your chair lift selfie shot and start racking up likes and comments! I’m guilty of contributing to this madness, just check out my Instagram feed @Leslieallison33.

I want to encourage all of you to Share Your Sierra by adding the tag #sierraattahoe to all your shred pics. Not only will our favorites be posted on our website, I’ll be selecting my personal favorites to be featured on this blog! I’m a sucker for a good shot of the mountain, the clouds, and of course, fresh tracks through the pow! Check out my favorite Instagram pics from this past weeks’ storm!

Shout out to @instasickpix, @_mattriley, @dylwah, and @robbbyyg25 for posting these incredible shots! Keep your shred pics coming and stay tuned as I'll be posting more of my favorites next week!