Sierra-at-Tahoe is a ski and snowboard resort in Twin Bridges, California south of Lake Tahoe. Sierra-at-Tahoe is approximately 16 miles (26 km) south of Stateline, Nevada and 12 miles south ofSouth Lake Tahoe on U.S. Route 50 and is contained within the Eldorado National Forest. Sierra-at-Tahoe (often shortened to "Sierra") is a medium sized ski area in the Lake Tahoe region, and is well known for being a more family oriented resort and also having a high annual snowfall. Sierra-at-Tahoe's terrain is 25 percent beginner, 50 percent Intermediate, and 25 percent advanced.

The majority of the ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe region are on the northern end of the lake, nearTruckee, California and Reno, Nevada. Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood and Heavenly are located on the southern side of the lake, approximately 75 miles (120 km) from Reno. It is common for visitors to ski amongst these three resorts when staying in southern Lake Tahoe area and not venture to the northern lake resorts such as Squaw ValleyNorthstar at TahoeSugar Bowl.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort was started in 1946 by Vern Sprock as Sierra Ski Ranch, further down U.S. Route 50. In 1968, the "Ranch" was moved to its present location when the California Department of Transportation began widening U.S. Route 50. The Sprock family operated the resort until 1993 when the resort was sold to Fibreboard Corporation. Fibreboard updated many areas of the resort, including changing the name to Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. Booth Creek Ski Resorts purchased Sierra-at-Tahoe in 1996.


Sierra-at-Tahoe announced it was closing for the season due to a lack of snow on March 15, 2015. The popular ski area had only one-third of its normal snowfall. Sierra's normal closing date is usually at the end of April, although the resort did have a March closure in the 1970s. Read more here: