As the Caldor Fire tore through Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA, last month, we feared the worst––one of our favorite resorts was being razed to the ground.
Thankfully, that didn’t happen, and due to heroic work by firefighters and the use of snowguns to dampen the area, Sierra-at-Tahoe survived. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any damage.
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The resort, who are working round the clock to prepare for the upcoming season, offered an update on what terrain won’t open next season, which lifts were affected, and when opening day might be.
Like a phoenix rising, we will emerge from the ashes to explore, learn, progress, connect, escape + most importantly, to shred ev“ry ”vailable inch of our beloved mountain with you all.
The work continues daily – in the rain, through the snow but the glimpse of the “new” to come has us daydreaming of future turns down Lower Main, stomping tricks in The Playgrounds + discovering new lines on a powder day. It will be different. How different is still unknown.
We do know that the trails + area accessed by West Bowl Express will be inaccessible this season, as we restore that section of the mountain for seasons to come. We are dedicated to keeping you informed and at the forefront of all that we do, which is why we have added a FAQ section to our Caldor Fire Updates page (link in bio). We will keep sharing answers as we learn them to all of your pressing questions and cannot wait to welcome you back to the place #WherePlayReignsFree.
As well as the West Bowl Express being closed next season, in the FAQ on their website, the resort says that the lifts Nob Hill, Short Stuff, El Dorado, and Easy Rider Express are all undergoing repairs, routine yearly maintenance, and annual inspections. The operating status for individual trails accessed by each of these lifts is still unknown as they undergo inspection and mitigation of fire-damaged trees.
The resort is still unsure when they will open for the season as there is a tremendous amount of work to be done to offer guests the quality ski experience they expect. They are hopeful to clarify an estimated timeframe for opening the resort in the coming weeks.