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Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort Guide

Sierra-at-Tahoe, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift8,858ft
Resort Height6,627ft
 Nearest AirportsReno Tahoe and Chico Muni
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The American ski resort of Sierra-at-Tahoe is at an altitude of 6,627ft.


Sierra-at-Tahoe is part of the Lake Tahoe ski area with access to 161 miles of downhill skiing, with 84 marked pistes, served by a total of 29 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Sierra-at-Tahoe itself (46 pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Lake Tahoe ski resorts of Boreal, Diamond Peak, Donner Ski Ranch, Heavenly, Homewood, Kirkwood, Mount Rose Ski Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe and Sugar Bowl.

The ski resort itself is at 6,627ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 8,858ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Sierra-at-Tahoe offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Sierra-at-Tahoe is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Sierra-at-Tahoe.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Sierra-at-Tahoe?

The next notable snow forecast is 2in, expected on 13 December.

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Snow Forecast by day for Sierra-at-Tahoe

Ski Area Stats

Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Lake Tahoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
161 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
62 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift8,858ft
Lowest Trail6,627ft
Resort Altitude (Sierra-at-Tahoe)6,627ft
Max Vertical2,231ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Sierra-at-Tahoe
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Sierra-at-Tahoe?

This ski resort is in Lassen, California, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Sierra-at-Tahoe is Reno Tahoe, 68 minutes drive away.

Chico Muni airport is also within three hours drive.

Reno Tahoe is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 15,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 4 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Sierra-at-Tahoe open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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