Sierra-at-Tahoe 05/06

Family Adventure Zones

Sierra-at-Tahoe blends fun and learning in its new on-mountain adventure zones, which were designed with kids in mind. Terrain features such as rollers, mini jumps and banked turns keep children entertained, while signage and animated figures educate them on local history and animal species. Each adventure zone focuses on one of the following themes: Bear Caves, Pony Express, Maidu Meadows and the Gold Rush. The interactive displays allow children to climb in and out of treehouses, caves and secret hideaways. Sound effects and smoke machines enhance the experience. A kid’s trail map makes it easy for kids and parents to navigate through the zones. The trail map is distributed at the resort and can be found online at

Park Stops

Sierra-at-Tahoe’s award-winning terrain parks will offer a taste of the urban life this winter with the resort’s version of city bus stops, appropriately titled “Park Stops. The Park Stops will feature a covered bench with tools for adjusting bindings, mini trail maps highlighting Sierra-at-Tahoe’s park “circuit, a sticker wall, and ski and snowboard magazines. Riders can rest and recharge for their next run in comfort and style.

Sierra Goes Green with Healthy Food Options

The guests spoke and Sierra listened. After receiving customer feedback requesting healthy food choices along with traditional ski resort fare, Sierra-at-Tahoe decided to convert its Mountain Munchies Mexican food outlet to a healthy snack shack. The new eatery, appropriately named “The Happy Hippie will feature rice bowls, wraps, granola and yogurt, soups and salads, organic juices and other wholesome snacks to keep skiers charged on the slopes for hours.

Expanded Food and Beverage Outlets

Because a day of tubing works up an appetite, Sierra-at-Tahoe will add a snack shack to its tubing hill, located on Broadway. The outlet will offer grab-and-go snacks such as chips, candy bars, yogurt, Clif Bars, cookies, muffins, sodas and drinks. In addition, guests can also purchase lift and tubing tickets from this outlet, which is located adjacent to Sierra’s parking lots. With its convenient on-slope location, families can easily quell their hunger without missing a minute of fun.

Sierra-at-Tahoe’s West Bowl will get a behind-the-scenes makeover this season with a new state-of-the-art cooking and food service facility that will allow the restaurant to bring more of its cooking indoors. Previously confronted with limited space for food preparation and an outdoor grill, weather could pose a challenge. By almost doubling the size of this facility, West Bowl can now offer consistent food quality and faster service to complement the restaurant’s expanded dining room and bar.

Bike Taxis

Those who drive their personal vehicles to the resort will find a welcome convenience at Sierra-at-Tahoe upon arrival. A fleet of Bike Taxis will patrol the parking lots, with eager drivers ready to transport guests and their gear from the outer reaches of the parking lots. The bike taxi service is free and each seats a family of three or four comfortably.

Terrain Park Improvements

Sierra-at-Tahoe continues its trend of offering cutting-edge terrain features by adding a fleet of seven innovative rails and jibs to its parks this season. The new features include:

Two 15-foot straight rails
Two 15-foot straight boxes
One signature C-box
Two large custom-designed boxes

Sierra-at-Tahoe receives an average of 420 inches of snow annually and its wind-protected slopes are a best bet on storm days. Those seeking more information on Sierra-at-Tahoe should call (530) 659-7453 or go to