Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort

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Overview

Since its inception in 1946, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has grown into its role as one of Lake Tahoe's largest resort areas. Sierra-at-Tahoe features 14 chairlifts that access 2,000 acres of skiable terrain and 2,212 feet of vertical. The resort also provides five backcountry access gates into Huckleberry Canyon. The resort provides a wide range of restaurants, shops, bars and more. The South Shore of Lake Tahoe also offers plentiful lodging options for guests.

The 46 available trails average 400 inches of snow per year. Blizzard Mountain provides tubing hills and sledding and snow play areas. In addition, visitors will find three miles of snowshoe trails.

Where Is Sierra-at-Tahoe Located?

Located in the Eldorado National Forest, Sierra-at-Tahoe is located fairly close to many airports: Reno-Tahoe International Airport (75 miles), Sacramento International Airport (98 miles), Oakland International Airport (175 miles) and San Francisco International Airport (181 miles).

There are many shuttles and rideshare options to get to the resort. The drive to the resort also offers you the opportunity for many beautiful sites, including mountain ranges, rivers and the largest alpine lake in North America.

Inside Scoop

At the resort, there are ski shops, rentals and a free shuttle service from three main shuttle hubs in South Lake Tahoe. Childcare is available for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. Barton Memorial Hospital is 15 miles away. At the main lodge, you can find ski rental and repair services. Cross country rental and repair is also available nearby.

Sierra-at-Tahoe is known for being a family-friendly ski resort, which makes it perfect for kids of any age. There’s also a ski school for people of all abilities. Children's snow school for ages four to six. Children four and under ski for free. If you want to extend your ski vacation, you can easily access Heavenly and Kirkwood resorts.

If you want to expedite your time, buy your tickets and/or season passes in town before even going to the mountain. If it’s a busy weekend, get to the resort early, or you might not find parking. You should also head out before 3:00 pm. If not, go to one of the local après locations, and wait out the rush with happy hour specials.

Restaurants

Breakfast Places

  • The Getaway Cafe offers both Mexican- and American-style breakfasts. Sit at one of the outdoor tables if the day is nice. 3140 US-50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • No matter when you’re in the mood for breakfast, you can get it all day at Bert’s Cafe. 1146 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

  • A burrito will always hit the spot after you work up an appetite. When you’re hungry, check out Verde Mexican Rotisserie. It specializes in locally sourced ingredients. 2016 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • If you have a hankering for Thai food, then you won’t go wrong with My Thai Cuisine. 2108 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Dinner

  • Lake Tahoe Pizza Company has been an area staple since 1973. Try out their wheat, white or corn doughs. 1168 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • For something more upscale, head to Café Fiore. With its extensive wine list and delicious Italian food, you’ll have a memorable night. 1169 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Apres/Nightlife

  • A favorite for happy hour food and drinks, The Divided Sky provides fun late into the night. El Dorado Freeway, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Cold Water Brewery & Grill features hand-crafted beer and comfort food. Try all the beers, and find your favorite. 2544 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Plan Your Trip

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

94"
59"
39"
20"
0"
17"
Nov
64"
Dec
67"
Jan
78"
Feb
66"
Mar
13"
Apr
0"
May

Total Lifts: 14

3
High Speed Quads
1
Triple Chairs
5
Double Chairs
5
Surface Lifts

Elevation

8852'
Summit
2212'
Vertical Drop
6640'
Base

Important Dates

December 09, 20232023/12/09
Projected Opening
April 21, 20242024/04/21
Projected Closing
144
Projected Days Open
160
Days Open Last Year
78
Years Open
460"
Average Snowfall
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