With 480 inches of average annual snowfall, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates, Sierra-at-Tahoe is a bastion of the authentic California ski experience. For beginner skiers and riders Sierra Resort has over 100 acres of dedicated terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts, and PSIA Certified Instructors. Sierra is the place to learn to ski or ride in Lake Tahoe. For freestylers, a commitment to innovative terrain parks has led to Sierra being recognized by TransWorld SNOWboarding as a Top 10 Overall Resort as well as among the Top 10 Best Parks and Pipes in the nation. Just 12 miles south of South Lake Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe offers multiple generations of skiers and riders terrain and amenities to create that perfect ski vacation!

run-icon RUNS

46  Total

green-icon 25% Beginner Terrain

blue-icon 50% Intermediate Terrain

grey-icon 25% Advanced Terrain

halfpipe-icon 6 Terrain Parks

lifts-icon LIFTS

surface-icon 5 Surface Lifts

2-icon 5 Double Chairs

3-icon 1 Triple Chair

4-icon 3 Quad Chairs

check-icon High Speed Lifts

pie-icon STATS

400″ Average Snowfall

8,852′ Summit Elevation

2,212′ Vertical Drop

2,000 Total Acres

74 mi Distance from Airport


18 mi  Heavenly

36 mi  Kirkwood

48 mi  Squaw | Alpine

53 mi  Mt. Rose

55 mi  Northstar

Keeping it Fun Experience Sierra-at-Tahoe

Sneak away to Sierra for wind-protected, powder-stashed tree shredding through moss-covered old Red Firs. That description is more bucolic than a Robert Frost poem. Ski and snowboard magazines annually say Sierra tree skiing is some of, if not the best, in the world. No kidding.
Sierra-at-Tahoe offers lessons in a hassle-free environment. An entire area is dedicated to learning, including two magic carpets, and a high-speed quad. Employees are certified to instruct on sculpted, contour based Smart Terrain™ which is designed to help turns and gliding in a safe and controlled environment.
There is gold in the hills of Sierra. Grown-up kids making moves in the snow world cement Sierra’s legacy of legendary instruction. Winter Olympic Gold Medalists snowboarders Jamie Anderson, Hannah Teter and Winter Olympic Gold Medalist skier Maddie Bowman proudly call Sierra home. It’s not uncommon to catch the ladies in one of the mountain’s five terrain parks, halfpipe, or maybe speeding through the Smokey Boardercross course.
People love Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sierra-at-Tahoe loves them back. They give a sincere, honest approach to customer service. Hell, the General Manager plays guitar on the expansive outdoor deck on Sundays. Keep up-to-date with everything Sierra via their entertaining and sometimes hilarious social media channels. This is also a great place to get a few inside looks at those powder stashes in the trees.