Snow Reporter's Blog

01/03/2014 | By Leslie
New Year Shredding at Sierra

Happy New Year Sierra fans! We are ushering in the first weekend of 2014 with 21 open trails, over a dozen terrain park features, and tons of fun events to keep the energy high! Here's the 411 on upcoming events, check out our events calendar for the most up-to-date information:

Thanks to our north facing slopes, conditions are holding up nicely and there's a ton of fun to be had on the slopes. Catch a fresh glimpse of the current conditions in this week's edition of the Goggles Don't Lie and join me on the mountain all weekend!

12/22/2013 | By Leslie
Happy Holidays from your Sierra Family!

The holiday spirit is shining bright at Sierra this season and there's fun to be had all around the resort this weekend! Even the big guy himself wants to stop by and be a part of the fun! Wait?! Santa?!!! Oh my god Santa's coming!!! I know him!! No, really I do!!

Santa dropped by for a quick visit yesterday and he'll be returning again today, so if you've been good all year, come share your wish list with the big guy himself! We'll also have live music on the slopes today as the Sierra Saxmas play your favorite holiday tunes! We all know the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, so don't be shy - sing along and join in on the holiday fun!

Kids at heart (21+), we've got a special celebration planned for all of you! Grab your friends (21+ as well), raise your steins, and sport some lederhosen to celebrate December shredding with Sierra Nevada beer and Kinder Meats' brats at DecemberFest up at the 360 Smokehouse!

There's no doubt about it, Sierra is the place to be this holiday season! With great conditions across all 29 open trails and oodles of fun packed into the holiday season, you won't want to be anywhere else. Check out the latest Zeal Optics "Goggles Don't Lie" and peep the current conditions for yourself.

Happy Holidays! See you on the mountain!

12/14/2013 | By Leslie
West Bowl Laps

Nothing brings a smile to this snow reporter’s face quite like taking a few laps through West Bowl on a sunny afternoon. This past Friday the 13th turned out to be pretty lucky as we were finally able to open West Bowl, giving us top-to-bottom skiing/riding here at Sierra with 29 open trails to explore. I was super stoked to have my favorite part of the mountain open, and conditions are great! But oh man my legs are feeling those long laps from top of Grandview Express to the bottom of West Bowl.

Want to scope out the conditions before you make the drive up? Check out my first west bowl turns of the season below, the Zeal Goggles Don’t Lie so check out the fresh cords for yourself!


12/08/2013 | By Leslie
Opening Weekend at Sierra-at-Tahoe!

For those of you that don’t know, this will be my third season as your trusty snow reporter at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. Every year it's always hard to transition into this lifestyle with super early mornings (alarm clock set for 3:45 am), extreme weather on my morning commute up the mountain, and a major dip in my outside social life. As I approach the start of each season, the anxiety for winter to begin intensifies just as it does for all my fellow powder hounds itching to get on the hill!

This last storm was exactly what we all needed and I was thrilled to wake up on Saturday morning and tredge through knee deep snow to get to my car! An overwhelming feeling of anxiety and hunger has finally been lifted thanks to this weekends' storm! After a long 236 days without riding, I couldn’t have been more stoked when my first chair of the season was in my sights. There will be many more chairlifts in my sights, feel free to follow my adventures this season! (via instagram @LeslieAllison33)

Sitting on that first chair I was immediately reminded why I wake up before dawn and give up my social life for the life of a snow reporter. It’s for days like this, with feet of fresh snow and free refills all day from the storm, these are the days that I live for! Snowy days like this make my soul smile!

As a south lake native, I have always been enamored by the beauty of winters in Lake Tahoe. No season transforms this place quite like winter; green tree tops turn to sparkling white pillars of beauty; blacktop roads morph into a slated winter wonderland; and once the storm passes and the sun pops up over the hill – what a breathtaking sight! Especially true when you’re taking your first trip of the season up Grandview!


There’s a lot to love about winter, but the main thing that keeps me coming back every year is the culture and the people. It doesn’t matter if you snowboard, ski, or ride a snowskate down the hill; we’re all chasing the same feeling of excitement and adrenaline. Looking forward to seeing all of you out on the mountain this season with smiles for miles!

12/02/2013 | By Leslie
Winter, Is That You?

Snow is in the forecast all week, so don't stop snow dancing! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Stay tuned for news on Opening Day!