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Sierra at Tahoe ski area, Northern Sierra Nevada, California, Management Description

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 Sierra at Tahoe ski area Management Says:
LOOKING FOR THE REAL THING? SIERRA-AT-TAHOEŽ RESORT
TAKES YOU BACK TO WHAT MATTERS
No Need For Fancy Villages or Posh Amenities Here!
This is authentic California living, straight up.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - September 2008 - For generations, Northern California skiers and snowboarders have found a winter home at Sierra Resort, just outside of South Lake Tahoe. Why? Because for generations, Sierra
    Resort has offered a home-away-from-home for winter enthusiasts who are looking to get back to the basics. Sierra loyalists don't want fancy shops or fine-dining on the mountain. They want snow - and lots of it. They want steeps and
trees and terrain parks. Maybe a beer at the end the day. That is what Sierra Resort delivers. Yeah, we're keep?n it real. Just ask a local.

Sierra Resort is located right on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada mountains, which not only makes it the closest resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area, but also positions it perfectly to receive generous snowfall from the storms that come in off the Pacific Ocean, dry out as they cross the Central Valley,
 
and then slam into the 10,000 foot peaks surrounding Lake Tahoe. These storms deliver an annual average of 480 inches of snowfall. Sierra Resort's north-facing slopes keep the snow in great condition days after a storm while wind-protected lifts enable skiers and riders to access that snow even on stormy days. Minimal snowmaking means that the surface conditions stay smooth and soft rather than becoming hard and chunky.

With so much of Mother Nature's bounty to work with, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort puts its heart and soul into grooming each night. Aiming to groom 70 percent of the open trails each night, including two high-angle, black diamond trails, Sierra Resort is a carver's paradise. The grooming crew also lays down corduroy on 100 percent of the beginner trails each night, creating a carpet of smooth, carvable snow that makes learning to ski or snowboard feel like cutting cold butter with a warm knife. Each morning, three Groomer's Choice runs (one for each ability level) are selected so skiers and riders always know where to go to find those perfect lines.

For expert skiers and riders, 480 inches of snowfall each winter means there are acres and acres of perfectly spaced old-growth Red Fir trees to explore. With innumerable steep lines through Jack's Bowl and mandatory rock drops in Avalanche Bowl, off-piste skiers and riders find Sierra Resort a powder paradise. Huckleberry Canyon, just outside the resort's boundary line, is a buffet of cornice drops, rock chutes, gladed runs, and snow pillows just begging to be slashed. Lauded by Tahoe locals as some of the steepest and deepest terrain in the Tahoe area, Huckleberry Canyon is currently designated as backcountry terrain and accessible via five gates from the top of Grandview Express.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is home to some of the nation's most cutting edge terrain parks. A 24-7 Park Crew keeps the box and rail lines fresh and the take-offs and landings manicured. Our 18-foot Zaugg Superpipe is competition-grade, which is why freestyle guests might find themselves dropping in with Olympian Hannah Teter or X Games Gold Medalist Jamie Anderson. It's no secret to locals why the best athletes in the industry choose Sierra Resort as their stomping grounds.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort: Keepin' It Real
Known for its wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, family programs and parks and pipes that are among the best in the nation, Sierra Resort is a bastion of the authentic California ski experience. Easy to get to and always laid-back, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort welcomes skiers and snowboarders to escape from everyday life and enjoy the simple pleasure of winter in the mountains.

The closest major resort to Sacramento, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is located just 12 miles west of Lake Tahoe and receives an annual average of 480 inches of snowfall. For more information, visit www. SierraAtTahoe.com or call 530.659.7453.




 

Hotels Near Sierra at Tahoe ski area, Northern Sierra Nevada, California

Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood
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6.3 miles away
Beach Retreat And Lodge At Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe
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11.1 miles away
Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge And Spa, South Lake Tahoe
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11.2 miles away
Howard Johnson South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe
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11.3 miles away
Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe
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11.3 miles away
Days Inn South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe
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11.3 miles away
Aston Lakeland Village, South Lake Tahoe
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11.5 miles away
Lake Tahoe Resort, South Lake Tahoe
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11.7 miles away
Heavenly Valley Lodge B And B, South Lake Tahoe
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11.7 miles away
Postmarc Hotel And Spa Suites, South Lake Tahoe
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11.8 miles away
Econo Lodge Heavenly Village Area, South Lake Tahoe
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12.1 miles away
Americana Village Suites, South Lake Tahoe
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12.2 miles away
Holiday Inn Express SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, South Lake Tahoe
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12.4 miles away
Secrets Inn Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe
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12.5 miles away
Best Western Station House Inn, South Lake Tahoe
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12.5 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Sierra at Tahoe ski area.
 Ski Areas Near Sierra at Tahoe ski area:
Kirkwood, California , 6 miles away
   2000 foot drop, 15 lifts, 65 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   15% Beginner
Heavenly, California , 12 miles away
   3500 foot drop, 31 lifts, 94 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   45% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Homewood, California , 16 miles away
   1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   15% Beginner
Bear Valley, California , 17 miles away
   1900 foot drop, 11 lifts, 67 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Granlibakken, California , 20 miles away
   300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
   0% Expert & Adv.
   75% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Alpine Meadows, California , 22 miles away
   1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Squaw Valley, California , 24 miles away
   2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
   30% Expert & Adv.
   45% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 25 miles away
   2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
   25% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Diamond Peak, Nevada , 27 miles away
   1840 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
   36% Expert & Adv.
   46% Intermediate
   18% Beginner
Mt. Rose, Nevada , 31 miles away
   1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 60 runs
   50% Expert & Adv.
   30% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
 Whitewater Near Sierra at Tahoe ski area:
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County , 4 miles away, Class IV-V - 9.6 miles long (Strawberry to Kyburz)
Silver Creek - South Fork, El Dorado County , 13 miles away, Class V+ - 2 miles long (Atherton Flat to Ice House Reservoir)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County , 15 miles away, Class III-V - 9.6 miles long (Kyburz to Riverton)
 Trails Near Sierra at Tahoe ski area:
Hawley Grade Trail, El Dorado , 4 miles away, 1.8 hiking miles, 920 feet elevation difference
Windmiller Trail, El Dorado , 13 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 1011 feet elevation difference
General Creek Trail, El Dorado , 14 miles away,  11.2 hiking miles, 1596 feet elevation difference
 Golf Courses Near Sierra at Tahoe ski area:
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe , 5 miles away
Lake Tahoe Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe , 6 miles away
Bijou Municipal Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe , 11 miles away

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