Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sierra at Tahoe expands aging Base Lodge

The old Sierra at Tahoe Base Lodge is being expanded and remodeled for increased skier services. The new "Plaza" sits adjacent to the existing Sierra Lodge. There will be 9,000 square feet of new structure to house a food and beverage outlet, retail space and a large outdoor patio area with fire pits and "event space for gatherings".
Sierra at Tahoe 360 BBQ

Construction is going on now and will not be completed by opening day. They hope to have construction completed sometime during this upcoming ski season. The Aspen Cafe is also being remodeled.

Popular Mechanics (PM) online credits Sierra at Tahoe as one of the 18 "World's Strangest Ski Resorts". Other places that made the list include Ski Dubai, Mount Ruapehu in New Zealand, and Bamiyan in Afghanistan. Sierra at Tahoe was named because of the big mountain skiing in Huckleberry Canyon.

Huckleberry Canyon is a 320 acre area of rock chutes, bowls, and cliff drops. Entry is controlled by 5 gates. PM says Huckleberry Canyon is unique because it's "a trek to the top, and requires a significant hike back out".

Construction photo by Sierra at Tahoe.

Adult unlimited season passes are $389 dollars. An adult "value" season pass is $239 dollars and includes blackout days.

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