Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA: Home Mountain of Olympic Gold Medalists

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Jamie Anderson takes home another Olympic gold medal. Credit: Jamie Anderson Facebook

Sierra-at-Tahoe is the home mountain of Olympic Gold Medalists Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman and Hannah Teter. Located on the western edge of Lake Tahoe, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sierra-at-Tahoe was founded back in 1946 by brothers Ray and Floyd Barrett. By 2006 it had morphed into a steady rhythm of producing Olympic champions when Hannah Teter took home the gold in women’s halfpipe. This resort has been the training grounds for Olympic medalists ever since, including this year’s slopestyle gold medal winner and big air silver medalist, Jamie Anderson.

Sierra-ar-Tahoe has grown into one of Lake Tahoe’s biggest ski resorts at over 2,000 skiable acres and remains a perennial favorite for locals, travelers, and Olympians alike. 

Jamie Anderson

Sierra-at-Tahoe
Jamie Anderson takes home another gold medal in Slopestyle. Credit: NBC Olympics

Sport: Snowboarding  Events: Slopestyle and Big Air    Home Mountain: Sierra-at-Tahoe

Olympic Experience

  • Two-time Olympian (2014, 2018); Two-time Olympic medalist (2 gold)
  • PyeongChang 2018, gold (slopestyle), silver (big air)
  • Sochi 2014, gold (slopestyle)

Other Career Highlights

  • 2017 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (slopestyle), 2nd (overall), 5th (big air)
  • 2017 X Games Norway, silver (slopestyle)
  • 2017 X Games Aspen, silver (slopestyle)
  • 2016 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (overall, big air, slopestyle)
  • 2016 X Games Aspen, silver (slopestyle)
  • 2015 X Games Aspen, silver (slopestyle)
  • 2014 FIS World Cup Standings, 4th (slopestyle), 8th (overall)
  • 2014 X Games Aspen, silver (slopestyle)
  • 2013 FIS World Cup Standings, 2nd (slopestyle)
  • 2013 X Games Tignes, silver (slopestyle)
  • 2013 X Games Aspen, gold (slopestyle)
  • 2012 X Games Aspen, gold (slopestyle)
  • 2011 X Games Aspen, bronze (slopestyle)
  • 2010 X Games Aspen, silver (slopestyle)
  • 2008 X Games Aspen, gold (slopestyle)
  • 2007 X Games Aspen, gold (slopestyle)
  • 2006 X Games Aspen, bronze (slopestyle)
  • Became youngest Winter X-Games medalist when she won bronze in 2006 at age 15

Maddie Bowman

2014 Olympic Gold Medal Champion, Maddie Bowman. Credit: Sierra-at-Tahoe

Sport: Skiing    Events: Halfpipe    Home Mountain: Sierra-at-Tahoe

Olympic Experience

  • Two-time Olympian (2014, 2018); Olympic medalist (gold)
  • PyeongChang 2018, 11th (halfpipe)
  • Sochi 2014, gold (halfpipe)

World Championship Experience

  • Most recent: 2017 – 5th (halfpipe)
  • Years of participation: 2017
  • Top finish: 5th (halfpipe) – 2017

Other Career Highlights

  • 2017 FIS World Cup Standings, 5th (halfpipe)
  • 2017 X Games Aspen, 3rd (superpipe)
  • 2016 FIS World Cup Standings, 3rd (halfpipe)
  • 2016 X games Oslo, 2nd (superpipe)
  • 2016 X Games Aspen, 1st (superpipe)
  • 2015 X Games Aspen, 1st (superpipe)
  • 2014 FIS World Cup Standings, 2nd (halfpipe)
  • 2014 X Games Aspen,1st (superpipe)
  • 2013 X Games Tignes, 3rd (superpipe)
  • 2013 X Games Aspen, 1st (superpipe)
  • 2012 FIS World Cup Standings, 3rd (halfpipe)
  • 2012 X Games Aspen, 2nd (superpipe)
  • 2011 FIS World Cup Standings, 4th (halfpipe)

Hannah Teter

Hannah Teter, three time Olympian.  Credit: Hannah Teter Facebook

Sport: Snowboarding     Event: Halfpipe   Home Mountain: Sierra-at-Tahoe

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games, fourth
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, silver medalist
  • 2006 Olympic Winter Games, gold medalist

Career Highlights:

  • Eight-time World Cup medalist (six gold, one silver, one bronze)
  • 2012, X Games at Aspen, Colo., bronze medalist
  • 2011, U.S. Open silver medalist
  • 2009, U.S. Grand Prix at Boreal, Calif., gold medalist
  • 2009, Australian Open gold medalist
  • 2005, World Championships bronze medalist
  • 2004, X Games at Aspen, Colo., gold medalist

Sierra-at-Tahoe

Home Mountain to numerous Olympic Champions – Sierra-at-Tahoe

Mountain Stats: 

  • 2,000 Acres
  • 2,212’ Vertical Rise
  • 8,852’ Top Elevation
  • 6,640’ Bottom Elevation
  • 46 Trails
  • Longest Run: Sugar n’ Spice – 2.5 miles from the top of the mountain
  • 5 Gates access Huckleberry Canyon backcountry
Olympic champions of Sierra-at-Tahoe: Bowman, Teter, Anderson. Credit: Sierra-at-Tahoe Facebook

 

Over six feet of snow this March Credit: Sierra-at-Tahoe Facebook

 

Pow in the trees Credit: Sierra-at-Tahoe Facebook

 

Another snow day Credit: Sierra-at-Tahoe Facebook

 


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