The Once Impossible is Now Here: Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA, Will Open for the Season on December 3rd

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Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA, only opened for one weekend last season. Damages from the ravenous Caldor Fire in August 2021 prevented resort crews from opening their mountain for any longer. There was just too much work to do.

80% of Sierra-at-Tahoe’s 2,000 acres suffered burn damage. Along with the vegetation devastation, the fire damaged the maintenance facility, five of the nine lifts and the magic carpet, and equipment like snowcats and snowmobiles. Luckily, firefighters were able to save the lodge and base area, but much of the area’s recognizable terrain and famous tree skiing was destroyed.

Yesterday they announced the previously thought impossible; an opening date. The resort will open for the 2022/23 season on December 3rd. And will be 100% open during the season.

Many thought it could not be done…

The long days, endless hours, triumphs, setbacks + an unwavering dedication to getting the job done. The once impossible is now here. Sierra-at-Tahoe will reopen for the 2022/23 season on December 3rd.

We’ll come to reunite, celebrate what we’ve conquered + cheers to a new chapter for Sierra- let’s ring in our 75th anniversary together, in true Sierra style.

With 5 haul ropes + communication lines replaced, 15 million board feet of timber removed, over 700 acres of fire damaged trees mitigated + the rebuilding of our Upper Shop in process, we have essentially built a ski resort in a year. Mitigation efforts officially wrapped up this week + as the teams remove the last pieces of heavy machinery + timber from our slopes, this momentous occasion is cause for celebration.

More details to come on Opening Day operations, as we put the finishing touches on your beloved mountain — so we can all return to the place #WherePlayReignsFree.

As always, conditions permitting but Mother Nature is off to a great start. Stay tuned right here for the latest details on Opening Day Celebrations, to get eyes on the new trail map + start rallying your winter squad to get ready to explore all new terrain — a moment in history that only happens once!

A heartfelt THANK YOU to Atlas Tree & Landscape with support from the El Dorado & Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts the U.S. Forest Service, you are our forever dream team.

– Sierra-at-Tahoe Facebook post

Sierra-at-tahoe, california, trail map
Sierra-at-Tahoe trail map.

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