Southwest of South Lake Tahoe near Echo Summit, the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski area has runs spread over 2,000 that accesses a maximum vertical drop of 2,200 feet. Expect less crowds, more glades and amazing backcountry. Generally, this is a family oriented resort with 75% of runs either green or blue. But there are many challenging glades between the runs. Plus, there are several backcountry gates into the Eldorado National Forest. On a powder day, try the Grandview Express lift to Preachers Trees and then Avalanche Bowl off Nob Hill.
For steep and deep, 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 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.
If you are looking for some apres-ski, try the Sierra Pub.
To reach Sierra-at-Tahoe from South Lake Tahoe, head was on US 50 for 12 miles. Turn left onto Sierra-at-Tahoe Road.
Overall, Sierra at Tahoe Ski Area is the 11th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 19 snowboarding resorts in California.