Sierra-at-Tahoe

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Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort
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Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort is located in California
Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort
Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort
Location in California
Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort is located in the United States
Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort
Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort
Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort (the United States)
LocationTwin Bridges
Nearest major cityTwin Bridges, California
Coordinates38°48′01″N 120°04′50″W / 38.8002°N 120.0806°W / 38.8002; -120.0806Coordinates: 38°48′01″N 120°04′50″W / 38.8002°N 120.0806°W / 38.8002; -120.0806
Vertical2,212 ft (674 m)
Top elevation8,852 ft (2,698 m)
Base elevation6,640 ft (2,020 m)
Skiable area2,000 acres (810 ha)
Runs46 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 25% beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 50% intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 25% advanced
Longest runSugar 'n Spice: 2.5 mi (4.0 km)
Lift system11 lifts (3 high speed quads, 1 triple chairs, 5 double chairs, 2 surface lifts)
Terrain parks6: The Alley, Smokey Boarder X, Burton Progression, Bashful, Aspen, Upper Snowshoe
Snowfall480 in (1,200 cm)
Snowmakinglimited acreage
Night skiingNone
Websitewww.sierraattahoe.com

Sierra-at-Tahoe is a ski and snowboard resort in Twin Bridges, California south of Lake Tahoe. Sierra-at-Tahoe is approximately 16 miles (26 km) south of Stateline, Nevada and 12 miles south of South Lake Tahoe on U.S. Route 50 and is contained within the Eldorado National Forest. Sierra-at-Tahoe (often shortened to "Sierra") is a medium sized ski area in the Lake Tahoe region, and is well known for being a more family oriented resort and also having a high annual snowfall. Sierra-at-Tahoe's terrain is 25 percent beginner, 50 percent Intermediate, and 25 percent advanced.

The majority of the ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe region are on the northern end of the lake, near Truckee, California and Reno, Nevada. Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood and Heavenly are located on the southern side of the lake, approximately 75 miles (120 km) from Reno. It is common for visitors to ski amongst these three resorts when staying in southern Lake Tahoe area and not venture to the northern lake resorts such as Squaw Valley, Northstar at Tahoe, Sugar Bowl, which are approximately 50-70 miles away.

History[edit]

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort was started in 1946 by brothers Ray and Floyd Barrett as Sierra Ski Ranch, further down U.S. Route 50. It was sold to Vern Sprock in 1953. In 1968, the "Ranch" was moved to its present location when the California Department of Transportation began widening U.S. Route 50. The Sprock family operated the resort until 1993 when the resort was sold to Fibreboard Corporation. Fibreboard updated many areas of the resort, including changing the name to Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. Booth Creek Ski Resorts purchased Sierra-at-Tahoe in 1996. CNL Lifestyle acquired Sierra-at-Tahoe and Northstar California from Booth Creek in 2007.[1] Sierra-at-Tahoe was among 15 resorts sold by CNL to Och-Ziff Capital Management in 2016.[2] Booth Creek continues to operate Sierra-at-Tahoe.[3]

Ski lifts[edit]

The Easy Rider, Grandview, and West Bowl Express ski lifts are the high speed quads built by Doppelmayr, the triple chair lift is the Puma built by Yan Lifts, and the 5 doubles are the Tahoe King, El Dorado, Rock Garden, Short Stuff, and Nob Hill all built by Yan Lifts. The Tahoe King and Puma are auxiliary lifts of the Grandview Express and West Bowl Express respectively, and run if crowd levels warrant their usage. The oldest lifts are Nob Hill and Tahoe King being built in 1968 and 1978.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All. "New owners at Sierra-at-Tahoe, same operation". Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  2. ^ "No big changes expected with new owners at Crested Butte Mountain Resort". The Denver Post. 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  3. ^ "Booth Creek Resorts". Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  4. ^ "History and Timeline of Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort".

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