Sierra At Tahoe Ski Getaways

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Sierra at Tahoe is located in the town of Twin Bridges, California, very near the Nevada State Line. Sierra at Tahoe and its sister resort Northstar at Tahoe are among the most popular destinations for skiers and snowboarders visiting the Tahoe area. Sierra-at-Tahoe has 2,000 acres of terrain, a 2,212 vertical rise, 46 trails, 6 terrain parks, 9 chair lifts and 3 surface lifts and...oh yeah, about 560 inch of snowfall on average.

Sierra-at-Tahoe is one of the best mountains in Tahoe. Great terrain, some of the best snow you will find anywhere. There are 46 runs, with the longest run measuring two and a half miles. Half of the trails are intermediate, twenty-five percent are beginner, and the final twenty-five percent are expert. If there is one common complaint about Sierra at Tahoe it's that it doesn't ski as big as it is or that it doesn't feel like the trails are really 2,000 acres worth. Here's the thing, a good amount of that acreage is in the trees. In fact, you'll find some of the best tree skiing in the country here making it a must visit, especially on a powder day. You might have to look around a little for your line but they're there. In West Bowl, try the trees between Horsetail and Clipper. Off the Grandview Express the area between Preacher's Passion and the Tahoe King lift is a good spot as well. There are also a total of five backcountry access gates, all accessible from the top of the Grandview chair, and guided tours of the backcountry are available.

So the trees are great but you aren't ready to go into the woods yet? Don't worry there are also some excellent beginner and intermediate terrain here as well. Beginners will enjoy trails like Wagon Trail from the top of the Grandview Express or Sugar N Spice of the Hob Hill double. However, be aware that Sugar N Spice does cross several advanced trails so make sure you look up hill.

The Westbowl area is a great place for the intermediate skier or rider and also has a terrain park coupled with a few more advanced trails to keep things interesting.
When the day is done head for the Sierra Pub for live bands and tasty beverages.

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