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Spring Break at Sierra-At-Tahoe, California

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All Weather Fun at Sierra-At-Tahoe

Blue skies and lots of sun were the hallmarks of our first day at Sierra. Falling snow and colder temperatures were the highlights of day two.

Sun or snow? Hot or cold? It was all good.

With 2000 acres and 2, 212 vertical feet, Sierra-At-Tahoe is a surprisingly sizable mountain. There are three high speed quads, six fixed grip chairs and five surface lifts. The mountain is divided into three sections, Grandview, Backside and West Bowl.

Grandview is on the front side, with access to a wide variety of terrain ranging from right-under-the-lift moguls on Dynamite to themed adventure zones for kids, along with groomers, glades and most everything else you might want to ski or ride.

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Freestyle Fun

From Grand View, it’s easy access to Backside, where you’ll find a boarder cross course and several terrain parks. The only downside to Backside? It’s south facing, so on sunny spring days, you have to ski it in the morning. On day two, when it was overcast and snowing, the conditions were good all day.

All told, Sierra has five terrain parks spread across the mountain — even on the bunny slope, right under the beginner lift. As resort rep Steve Hemphill put it, “we believe in park progression — right from the beginning.”

Clearly, this emphasis on freestyle terrain has paid off, with three local athletes, Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman and Hannah Teter competing in the Sochi Olympics.

west bowl sierra at tahoeThe third section of the mountain is West Bowl which has a nice mixture of intermediate and advanced terrain, moguls and groomers, as well as perfect glades for tree skiing. With a high speed quad, yet more freestyle features and the Baja Grill at the base of the lift, one could easily ski West Bowl all day.

Three More Reasons to Ski Sierra-At-Tahoe

On our second day at Sierra, we were joined by our friend and long-time Tahoe local Curtis Fong. Curtis has spent his life skiing the Tahoe resorts and he characterizes Sierra as the “local’s mountain.”

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