What’s New at Sierra-at-Tahoe
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]In anticipation of an El Nino winter, Sierra-at-Tahoe has made improvements for the 2015-16 season in increased connectivity for guests, culture, and celebration of local talent.
- Diversification and Addition to Grooming Fleet
Sierra-at-Tahoe has diversified its fleet of high-performance snowcats to include a new Prinoth Bison X. In addition to two new terrain park snow cats that were added to the fleet last year, Sierra is equipped to continue offering an elite product where it matters; in order to shape snow for teaching-based terrain and in Sierra’s nationally recognized terrain parks. This new Tier 4 Prinoth Bison X model features significantly reduced pollutants while conserving fuel and minimizing the impact on the environment, upholding Sierra’s highest grade in pollutions standards.
- Enhancement of Learn to Ride Program
The Burton Backhill snowboard is a reissue of a classic early 1980’s board that became the inspiration many kids to stand sideways. Sierra will use it as a learning tool both on dry land and on snow lessons. Call it Biglet, big kids can now experience what little kids have been enjoying in Riglet Parks, learning balance, movement and control on a throwback board that started it all. The boards will be available in beginner lessons and at Blizzard Mountain, Sierra’s snow play and tubing adventure park.
Sierra-at-Tahoe has teamed up with local High Fives, a Tahoe based non-profit Foundation and industry leader in injury prevention awareness, to add to Sierra’s current safety initiatives such as Lids on Kids, Know the Code and Smart Style in terrain parks. The High Fives Foundation has developed a BASICS program designed to promote safety and awareness through world-class fundamentals coaching, education and video presentations to winter action sports enthusiasts of all ages. Their mission is also to support and provide resources for mountain action sports athletes to preserve their bodies and minds while chasing their dreams.
- Expanded WiFi Connectivity
Guests will have access to free WiFi around the Sierra-at-Tahoe base area and 360 BBQ located at the summit, which will give them better connectivity with friends and family on and off the mountain. We encourage our guests to share content of their experience at Sierra-at-Tahoe, including videos, photos and Snapchats as well as interacting with the Sierra Mobile App, which can gauge a skiers’ speed, distance, vertical number of runs and even daily calories burned over the course of the season.
- Live well, eat well, and ride well at Sierra!
Long known for creative, emerging food trends, Sierra will continue to source sustainable, healthier, organic food options in the Solstice Eatery. If you show up early enough, you can catch free Yoga sessions in the Solstice as well.
- Powder Alliance Grows in Canada – Offers Added Value for Passholders
Whitewater Ski Resort in British Columbia joins the Powder Alliance – our ability to stretch the guests’ dollar is part of why Sierra-at-Tahoe offers the best value in Tahoe for passholders. In addition to Sierra-at-Tahoe, our 2015-16 Unlimited passholders receive access to 13 other resorts, now including Whitewater Ski Resort, the second resort in British Columbia, Canada to join the Powder Alliance. With 39 free days at 13 other resorts, our passholders can experience the ultimate West Coast roadtrip, visiting all of the best powder stashes in the west.
- Local Skier Claims World Title
Kyle Smaine joins an elite team of athletes who have also claimed best in the world titles, Jamie Anderson and Maddie Bowman, Gold medalists in Sochi, and two-time Olympic medalist, Hannah Teter. Sierra continues to produce world-class champions through its ski school and competition services programs. Smaine represents elite skiing talent and the attitude that personifies Sierra-at-Tahoe. He can be found on the slopes at Sierra at any point during the season, ripping through his favorite local stashes, getting inverted in the park or simply cruising with his buddies.