Football is underway, the colors are starting to change, they days are getting shorter, and the smell of fireplaces are starting to fill the evening air. Fall is on the way, which means only one thing. Winter is right around the corner. With the 2012-13 season less than one hundred days away we are excited to tell you about some new developments at the resort this season. Kids, ages three to six, can learn to snowboard through the world’s only Burton Star Wars Experience, while experts can enjoy Sierra Resort’s new backcountry cat tours that take skilled skiers and riders straight to the steep and deep without the hike. The ultimate Lake Tahoe winter lodging package includes luxurious accommodations, two lift tickets, and two scenic helicopter rides. Sierra Resort season passholders also get the added value and the option of riding free at multiple mountains around the country.
Burton Star Wars Experience
Who doesn't love Star Wars?!? This season the Force is strong at Sierra Resort for Younglings and Padawans in Yoda's Riglet Park at the Wild Mountain Children's Center. The Burton Star Wars Experience uses the beloved intergalactic saga to help children ages three to six make their first snowboard turns using Burton's innovative Riglet Reel Technology. This singular on-mountain experience filled with visuals from the Star Wars galaxy, combines Burton's industry-leading technology with Jedi Master Yoda's teaching methods. Younglings and Padawans will learn using the ways of the Force through interactive drop-in nodes showcasing custom-made wood carvings of R2-D2, C-3P0, Chewbacca and more. It's outta this galaxy... literally!
Huckleberry Cat Tours: Access Raw Backcountry Terrain with Less Hassle
Sierra Resort’s new backcountry cat tours take skilled skiers and riders straight to the top of Huckleberry Canyon, allowing backcountry enthusiasts to save energy for those deep powder turns, by-passing the hike to the gates.
Huckleberry Canyon offers cliff drops, cornice drops, rock chutes, open bowls, gladed runs and powder pillows to those ready to unlock the extreme. Each snowcat tour will include a guide who will educate riders on backcountry safety, teach them how to properly use avalanche equipment (shovel, probe, avalanche beacon, and backpack will be provided), and a lunch.
Grab your friends then grab some powder. It's going to be awesome.
Ski, Stay, and Soar: Experience Lake Tahoe Like Never Before Starting at Just $265
Helicopters, luxurious accommodations and skiing all in one package?!? Yup, you heard right.
Experience Lake Tahoe like never before with the all new Ski, Stay, and Soar Package. Go from Tahoe’s best gladed tree runs at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort to soaring above Lake Tahoe with Reno Tahoe Helicopters and sleeping in the luxurious Inn by the Lake, all in the same day.
The ultimate Tahoe package starts at just $265 per person and includes a two night stay, two lift tickets to Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, and two twenty-minute helicopter rides operated by Reno Tahoe Helicopters. The scenic helicopter rides will take passengers on a breathtaking scenic route over Sierra Resort, Desolation Wilderness or Emerald Bay. Ski one day then soar the next, or do it all in one day and see exactly what you skied. It is the best way to experience Lake Tahoe in the winter.
You Are Now Free to Ski About the Country
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort passholders now have the added benefit of skiing and riding for free at multiple mountains around the country. Unlimited Season Passholders can ski or ride free for ten days, non-holiday, at Mt. High in Southern California and Stevens Pass in Washington. All passholders get the opportunity to ski Monarch Mountain in Colorado for free any three days this season. If that wasn’t enough all passholders get 50% off tickets at China Peak Sunday-Friday, non-holiday all season long.
So pull out that dusty road-map, stock up on ramen, and start planning the ultimate powder road trip this winter.
... If you haven't already grab your Season Pass TODAY and we'll see you on the mountain soon enough. Do your snow dance!