Everyone should experience the magnificent views of Lake Tahoe and desolation wilderness from 8,852 feet (2,655 m). At Sierra you can do just that. but sierra is also known for its fine tree skiing, good value, and weather-protected season. With an average annual snowfall of 420 inches (1,067 cm) you’re virtually guaranteed a good season any year.
Sierra-at-Tahoe has been operating since 1947, when it was just a modest ski hill. Today it has matured into one of Lake Tahoe's best ski areas, sharing a lift pass with Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar-at-Tahoe, and Squaw Valley. Most visitors to Sierra stay in South Lake Tahoe, 12 miles (19 km) by road, and other towns surrounding Lake Tahoe. There's no lodgings at the Base Lodge at Sierra, which is just a day lodge with restaurants and a daycare facility. In 2003 an additional access road improved the arrival and departure for cars and shuttle buses, and there's a new "Preferred Parking" area right next to the slopes, which will provide a much shorter walk to the car at the end of a day's hard work. Enhanced snowmaking capabilities have been added to the Superpipe, enabling Sierra to open its pipe earlier in the season than most other resorts.