Thea Hardy, Public Relations at Sierra-at-Tahoe, said the resort will open on Friday, November 20. The press release noted that the last time the resort opened this early was 11 years ago.
Sierra-at-Tahoe will open for the 2015-16 Winter season on November 20, 2015 with early season conditions and limited terrain. Sierra will run three lifts and two surface lifts. Season Passes and additional products from 2014-15 will be valid for use through December 20, 2015.
“The last time we opened this early was 11 years ago,” says General Manager, John Rice. “A November opening is giving us a great outlook for the rest of the season. In a similar year, we logged as much as 499 inches of snowfall. It should still be noted that early season conditions exist and we will open more terrain once conditions permit.”
Sierra-at-Tahoe will spin Nob Hill, Easy Rider Express, Rock Garden, Slider and Magic Carpet, providing access to beginner and intermediate trails and the Broadway terrain park. Guests are asked to be aware of their surroundings and watch for unmarked obstacles; there will be no refunds due to conditions. Fast Passes will work on Nob Hill and Easy Rider Express. Snow play will be available next to Slider surface lift on Broadway and near the base area (no tubes or sleds will be provided). Preferred parking will be offered in C lot.
As a way of thanking last year’s loyalists, Sierra-at-Tahoe has created “Sierra Bonus Laps,” a program that honors all purchased 2014-15 Season Passes, unfinished 3-PAK lift tickets and unfinished 3-PAK and 10-PAK lesson programs, to be valid through December 20, 2015. 2014-15 Season Passholders will need to visit the Sierra Season Pass Office for activation. Sierra Value Season Pass restrictions still apply. Unfinished 3-PAK lift tickets may be redeemed directly at the lift. Unfinished 3-PAK and 10-PAK lessons packages can be redeemed at the appropriate rental location. For children’s programs, please visit our website or call 530-543-3150 for reservations.
With 400+ inches of average annual snowfall, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates, Sierra-at-Tahoe is the epitome of the authentic California ski experience.
For beginner skiers and riders, Sierra offers over 100 acres of dedicated learning terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts and PSIA Certified Instructors. Sierra is the place to learn skiing or riding in Lake Tahoe.
For freestylers, a commitment to innovative terrain parks has led to Sierra being recognized by TransWorld SNOWboarding as the #1 Best Value and a Top 10 Overall Resort as well as among the Top 10 Best Parks and Pipes in the nation.
Sierra-at-Tahoe embraces skiers and snowboarders who want to escape from everyday life and enjoy the simple pleasure of winter in the mountains. The resort is geared up and ready to welcome skiers and riders. With another storm headed toward the Sierra next week, conditions will only get better.