Best Sierra at Tahoe Ski Area Snowboarding

The 9th most popular snowboarding destination in California.

  Lake Tahoe, California, US


  December 3, 2018

Southwest of South Lake Tahoe near Echo Summit, the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski area has 46 runs spread over 2,000 acres served by 14 lifts that accesses a maximum vertical descent of 2,200 feet. With all this remote terrain, you can expect less crowds, more glades and amazing backcountry. Generally, this is a family-oriented resort with 25% easy, 50% intermediate and 25% advanced runs. It's pretty snow-sure up here with over 300 inches of snowfall annually. On a powder day, try the Grandview Express lift to Preachers Trees and then Avalanche Bowl off Nob Hill.

For steep and deep, snowboarders should drop into the 230 acre Huckleberry Bowl for a challenging 1,200 descent over cornices and through chutes. If you are looking for glades, try the right shoulder of Huckleberry along a lightly treed line called the Golf Course. The Huckleberry Gates lead into extreme backcountry terrain for some of the best snowboarding around within the Eldorado National Forest where you'll find cliffs, cornices, glades and bowls.

The Sierra-At-Tahoe ski area is well known for its terrain parks with a total of 65 features overall. The Bashful Terrain Park offers long lines of features to explore. The Alley Terrain Park is known for the flow of its progression terrain features.

To reach Sierra-at-Tahoe from South Lake Tahoe, head was on US 50 for 12 miles. Turn left onto Sierra-at-Tahoe Road. There are no base area accommodations. If you are looking for some apres-ski, the best bet is the Sierra Pub at the Sierra-at-Tahoe base.

Overall, Sierra at Tahoe Ski Area is the 9th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 14 snowboarding resorts in California. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Sierra at Tahoe Ski Area including Kirkwood Ski Area, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Palisades Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar at Tahoe Ski Area and Boreal Mountain.

Local Contacts:  Sierra-At-Tahoe (530) 659-7453; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Boarding House (530) 542-5228; Tahoe Avalanche Info (530) 587-2158.

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Lakeside Inn, S. Lake Tahoe; Inn By The Lake, S. Lake Tahoe

Luxury Loding:  Spruce Grove Inn (800) 777-0914

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GPS:  38.800039, -120.080631

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  12/3/2018

ID:  12306

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