After a day of hot-doggin’ it on the slopes this winter at Sierra-at-Tahoe, skiers will have a new plaza area where they can boast about the day’s exploits with friends. (Sierra-at-Tahoe photo by Nathan Vetter)
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has several new additions for the 2013-14 season that will offer guests an enhanced on-mountain and overall experience.
A new 9,000-square-foot structure and plaza will improve the base area experience, enhance the overall après atmosphere, and give guests a place to gather and celebrate winter in the mountains. The Burton Star Wars Experience continues to grow with the Burton Star Wars Echo Base, a learning experience for kids ages 7-12. The Powder Alliance offers unlimited season passholders free skiing at 11 other resorts. And, in the spring there will be a new concert series. The details:
Base Area Plaza
Sierra-at-Tahoe has invested $4.5 million into a new facility located at the base of the mountain that transforms the current skier services area into a mecca for gathering and services that improve the overall skier/boarder experience. The new plaza will include 9,000 square feet of indoor space with retail options, a demo center, and new restaurant. Outside, guests will be able to enjoy a large deck area with fire pits, live music, and lounge chairs where guests can watch the action on the mountain, or reminisce about the day’s events.
Burton Star Wars Echo Base
Building off of the success of Yoda’s Riglet Park, the Burton Star Wars Echo Base now offers a snowboarding program for kids ages 7-12. The new Burton Star Wars Echo Base gives kids 7-12 the opportunity to learn how to snowboard using terrain-based teaching, iconic Star Wars characters, and Burton Learn to Ride technology and techniques. Young snowboarders will get the chance to “defeat the dark side” and become Jedi knights by conquering their fears of sliding on snow. Kids will learn to snowboard in a one-of-a-kind environment unlike any other in the universe.
Sierra-at-Tahoe has joined the Powder Alliance, which includes some of the greatest powder stashes in the West. Sierra Resort unlimited passholders will get free skiing and boarding benefits at 11 other mountains: Crested Butte, Snowbasin, Stevens Pass, Timberline, Schweitzer, China Peak, Mountain High, Arizona Snowbowl, Mt. Hood Skibowl, Angel Fire Resort, and Bridger Bowl.
The membership applies to top-tier, anytime passes. Tickets are valid Sunday through Friday, non-holiday, and must be used during the 2013-14 season. Sierra Resort guests can visit www.sierraattahoe.com/powderalliance for a list of holiday dates and resort benefits.
Spring concert series
This spring, Sierra-at-Tahoe will host a foot-stomping, energetic music series featuring live music from top regional touring music acts. Produced by OnCourse Events and sponsored by Tahoe South, the music series will take place in the new base area plaza and feature bands that will play on three select weekends in the spring. The concerts will give guests a chance to enjoy live music, après, dance, and relax after a fun day on the mountain.
Sierra-at-Tahoe boasts 480 inches of average annual snowfall, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates. For beginner skiers and riders, Sierra Resort is home to the world’s only Burton Star Wars Experience, has more than 100 acres of dedicated terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts, a $45 adult beginner package, and PSIA-certified instructors. For freestylers, a commitment to innovative terrain parks has led to Sierra Resort being recognized by TransWorld SNOWboarding as a Top 10 Overall Resort as well as among the Top 10 Best Parks and Pipes in the nation.
Information: www.sierraattahoe.com and 530-659-7453.