- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 5
- Nightlife 4
Pros: amazing runs! endless powder, etc.
Cons: could be a world class resort
Recommended For: Single/Newlyweds, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Jan 1, 2010
I am an ex-ski racer and I have skied almost every resort in California. But yet I still believe Sierra Summit is the best in the golden state. Everytime I ski at Sierra Summit I wonder when it will become a major resort. This is why this resort is a top Ski resort in my book: definately family friendly, friendly staff, probably the 3rd or 4th biggest terrain park in cali, lots of steep advanced runs, amazing ski school and beginner hills (unlike Squaw and many other places), perfect intermediate runs all over the resort, also nearly 1700 vertical feet. At Sierra Summit the ticket prices are very cheap and you are given access to 7 chairs, 1 T-bar, 2 haddle tows, 1 magic carpet, almost 50 spreaded out runs, more unknown runs, and 100s of acres of trees. The best part about Sierra Summit is that the groomed runs stay groomed, there are undeveloped riddges, and powder that lasts more than a couple hours like Mammoth, Squaw, and any other tahoe resort.
The location of Sierra is breath taking. The top of Sierra Summit looks out to Huntington Lake. This lake is the 3rd best sailing lake in America. On the other side of Huntington Lake there is Lakeshore Resort! There is amazing food, a general store, a crazy bar, weekly dances, and a lot of history.