Sierra at Tahoe Ski Area Snowboarding

The 11th most popular snowboarding destination in California.

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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. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Sierra at Tahoe Ski Area including Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Squaw Valley Resort, Kirkwood Ski Area, Northstar at Tahoe Ski Area, Boreal Ski Area and Sugar Bowl Resort.


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

Recommended Book:  "Backcountry Snowboarding Tahoe" from Brandyn Roth

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

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  38.811, -120.123

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  1/9/2017

ID:  12306

Sierra at Tahoe Ski Area Snowboarding Map