Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA Season Recap 2016/17 | 255″ of Snow in January Alone…

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Sierra-at-Tahoe enjoyed one powder cycle after another last season. By season’s end, the resort  had received over 625 inches of snow, with an awe-inspiring 50+ powder days.

January alone saw nearly 22 feet of snow!

2016/17 saw 625″ of snowfall!

Yes, it was a mighty good year for Sierra-at-Tahoe.

There were plenty of highlights to choose from during last season’s snow-fest.  

Here is the 2016/17 season recap. 





#10 Strong Start

“Mahalo ya surfers! Not a bad second day.” November 27, 2016. Credit: Sierra-at-Tahoe Facebook

The 2016/17 season kicked things off in late November, with a strong start on powdery slopes. The opening stoke stayed strong all season long. 

#9 December – Holiday Cheer

“Mele Kalikimaka ya filthy animals,” December 24, 2016. Credit: Sierra-at-Tahoe Facebook

Less than a month into the season and already getting some snorkel-worthy face shots. 

#8 JanuBURIED – 255” of snow

January brought an unending powder surge. Credit: Sierra-at-Tahoe Facebook

A one month total of 255″ was a great way to start the New Year. But, as it turns out, you can have too much of a good thing. On January 10 and 11, the resort was so buried that they had to dig out chairs and with the blizzard conditions.  High winds, low visibility and extreme amounts of snow made it impossible for the resort to operate safely … but what a powder day they enjoyed once the lifts starting turning again.

#7 JanuBURIED video

How deep did it get? This 19 second video speaks volumes. 

#6 February … Snow Keeps Falling

Swerving through moss covered Red Firs, February 17, 2017. Credit: Sierra-at-Tahoe

Sierra-at-Tahoe is well known for phenomenal tree skiing, amazing features, and yes, deep powder. Tree skiing options run the gamut from advanced to expert abilities. GrandView and West Bowl each offer their own flavor.

#5 March Madness

Huckleberry Canyon Amphitheater Credit: Sierra-at-Tahoe Facebook

“Sierra-at-Tahoe is also renowned for Huckleberry Canyon, a 320 acre gated backcountry-esque area that’s inside the resort boundaries. This experts-only area has an abundance of steeps in the form of bowls, chutes, rock drops, pillows, cornices and some cliff hucking too.”

Powder Hounds

#4 Huck Cup

“The Annual Huck Cup is hosted by Sierra-at-Tahoe, Lake Tahoe’s only venue for this Swatch Freeride World Qualifying event in the Freeride World Tour.

Here’s what went down in the second annual Huck Cup. Skiers and Riders, fueled by guts and athleticism, hucked themselves off the cliffs and cornices in Huckleberry Canyon, throwing backflips, doing spins to grab the attention of the judges.”


#3 April  – Epic Spring Session

Blasting through the trees and powder, all season long. Credit: Sierra-at- Tahoe Facebook

The Sierra-at-Tahoe Season Recap would not be complete without noting the epic snow conditions stayed straight through the season, front to end.

It was a monster snowfall year at 625 inches, but not enough capture a season total record.

The goes to the 2010/11 season which saw a whooping 780 inches.

Suffice it to say, it snows – a lot – in Sierra-at-Tahoe.

#2 ONLY Halfpipe in South Shore

The halfpipe Credit: Sierra-At-Tahoe Instagram

The parks and pipe at Sierra-at-Tahoe are a perennial favorite. They offer something for every rider, from beginner to nationally recognized expert. With a focus on progression, opportunities are ready-made to take it to the next level as you hone your prowess in the park. Six different parks, the only halfpipe in South Shore, and a full time BoarderX course? Yes, they have it here.

#1 Sierra-at-Cabo Event

#CertifiedUnserious Credit: Sierra-at-Tahoe

Always looking to spread the happy, the resort hosted the Sierra-at-Cabo event the last weekend of the season. Events included live music, demos, friendly competitions, and free food  – with plenty of Hawaiian shirts on display. A great wrap up to a great season.

“Sierra-at-Cabo: the ultimate beach-vibed (yes, I just made that term up) shredtastic get-away!”

“Get your party pants on!” and Think Snow. The 2017/18 season is open for business. With an annual snowfall average of 390 inches, the snow is on it’s way. To get up to the minute powder alters connect here:  Sierra-at-Tahoe

Trail Map:

Mountain Stats:

  • Acres: 2,000
  • Terrain Parks: 7
  • Annual Snowfall: 390 in.
  • Elevation: 9,852 ft.
  • Vertical Drop: 2,212ft.
  • Trails: 25%+| 48%+| 25%+
Views for miles Credit: Sierra-at-Tahoe Facebook

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