Be sure to explore the trees, there are always powder stashes, even days after a storm
It seems like the tree skiing here, never ends. The trees are nicely spaced all over the mountain for some of the best glade runs you can imagine. In fact you might only go to Sierra at Tahoe to ski trees. Most of the tree runs are unnamed, so it's up to you to do some exploration. But it would be unfortunate if you didn't ski Jack's Bowl, Avalanche Bowl, or check out the trees near Castle.
There are plenty of other cool runs to rip down too. Try Chute or Lower Dynamite for some steeps, or checkout the backside to ski some family oriented runs. But if you really want to ski some runs, you'll be stoked with the backcountry.
If you choose to leave the ski area, there are five backcountry gates that open up just incredible terrain. One area that you could check out is the steeps and deeps of Huckleberry Canyon which is 300 acres of some of Lake Tahoe' steepest terrain. It's wild now, but in a few years it may be part of Sierra at Tahoe's lift accessible terrain.
Sierra at Tahoe is great for families. It's not the biggest mountain around or the most name brand, but it still rocks. Once you ski there for a few days you'll recognize most of the people around and lifties might even call you by name. It's a pretty cool vibe.
It's a great place to bring the family. It's got the usual off skiing stuff – tubing, shopping, ski school, day care, and competitions. But if you're kids can ski, even a little bit, it's a great place to get out and explore the uncrowded slopes and great beginner terrain. Plus there are amazing kid's adventure zones like Bear Caves, Teepee Town, Pony Express, or Gold Rush where the kids can ski through the woods or play in the tree houses. It's a great way to get the kid's excited about skiing. It may be the only terrain they want to ski – until they get a little older.
Food and Restaurants.
Like any quality ski resort, Sierra at Tahoe has a great selection of food. Grab breakfast at Mama's Kitchen – the servings are big. If you like healthy food, and good things to eat on the chairlift, try Happy Hippie. The Aspen Café is the place to eat corndogs with the kids. Java Junction gets you going with a big boost of coffee, espresso, or other caffeine booster. Or take a break and enjoy the views at the 360 Smokehouse BBQ at the summit. That place is delicious.
The bar selections isn't the best at Sierra at Tahoe, but it's a cozy atmosphere because the mountain isn't super big. For a great happy hour, live bands, and drink specials go to the Sierra Pub. It's always a good time. For a more classy experience, go to a wine tasting at the Sierra Resort.
Compiled exclusively for us, by a skier of course.
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