Dec 04, 2008
Ranked No. 30 overall by readers in our 2010 Resort Guide
2,000 foot vertical, 2,300 acres of terrain and, thanks in part to its high altitude, an average snowfall of over 600 inches that's over 50 feet.
Sugar Bowl averages over 40 feet of snow per year which means you'll find plenty of powder in all but the driest of winters.
Sierra-at-Tahoe is often overlooked by destination skiers visiting the South Shore due in part to the areas own strategy of being "Lake Tahoe's Full Service, Value Oriented, DAY Use Snowsports Resort." What exactly does that mean? Basically that other than on-site lodging, Sierra-at-Tahoe has pretty much everything else you are probably looking for in a ski resort like 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. As for that whole lodging thing, the resort is located just 30 minutes away from South Lake Tahoe where there are plenty of options and Sierra at Tahoe even runs a shuttle which stops at over 40 of them.