7.0 out of 10

Sierra Pines Rd, California

38.8049477414652 -120.109222114276
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5

"Nice beginner mountain"

Sierra-at-Tahoe is not a personal favorite of mine, but that doesn't mean it comes without its perks. For people who are either new to skiing, or new to West Coast Powder, Sierra-at-Tahoe is a nice, go-to favorite. Characterized by lower ticket prices, shorter lift lines, and fewer tourists than nearby Heavenly, it is a favorite for many locals and tourists alike. Despite having the second-highest annual snowfall of any mountain in Tahoe (dwarfed in this category only by its southern neighbor, Kirkwood), the vast majority of on-the-map runs are groomed, making even the steepest black diamonds accessible to powder-skiing newbies. That's not to say that there is no fun to be had by expert skiers - the mountain is not without its double-black bump runs and exciting tree glades. West Bowl has its fair share of challenging terrain, while big air junkies can enjoy one of several terrain parks.

The mountain is small, easy to navigate, and can be conquered in a day. Food options are slim but nearby South Lake Tahoe is only 20 minutes away, providing more nightlife activity and nightlife than any skier or boarder probably ever wants to see. You may not get the remote, backcountry feel or big-mountain skiing that you will see at other mountains, but Sierra is certainly characterized for its accessibility and friendly spirit.
  • Accessible
  • Good for beginners
  • Not too crowded
  • Weekend traffic
  • Small mountain
  • Few dining options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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