Facilities & Services

Most of the Sierra at Tahoe ski resort facilities and services are located at the Base Lodge and a large tent structure next door that has an additional cafeteria to help with the lunchtime loads. The “tent” also has a retail shop that sells Sierra at Tahoe souvenirs, outerwear, ski and snowboard accessories, and has ski and snowboard demos.

Sierra at Tahoe Ski and Snowboard Rentals

The ski and snowboard rental shop in the Base Lodge has a few performance skis, but most of the gear is basic and a little on the old side. The plus is that the cost of rental gear is pretty low.

The other option is to head to one of the South Lake Tahoe ski shops, where you’ll probably pay a bit more but find a much greater range of rental equipment. Renting gear in South Lake Tahoe is particularly advantageous if you plan to visit other nearby resorts too.

Facilities for Children

Sierra at Tahoe Resort is incredibly family friendly with amazing beginner terrain, child care, a great ski school program, and activities. If only there was ski-in ski-out Sierra at Tahoe lodging, and then the resort would score full marks from us for family friendliness!

The Wild Mountain Day Care is a licensed childcare center at the base of the mountain, providing child care for ages 18 months to 5 years in half or full day programs. The Sierra at Tahoe child care includes indoor and outdoor activities, and it is reasonably priced if you purchase a 3-Pak (ie 3 days).

Blizzard Mountain is a snowplay area on the other side of the car park from the ski area. In addition to general snow play, there are lift accessed tubing lanes.

Sierra at Tahoe Ski and Snowboard School

Sierra at Tahoe has a range of group and private tuition programs for adults and kids ages 3 and up (for both skiing and snowboarding). If you purchase just one lesson or one lesson package, it’s pretty expensive, but you can make significant savings by purchasing a 3-Pak or 10-Pak. They really want to encourage you to visit the mountain more than once!

Eating On Mountain

The Base Lodge and nearby tent have multiple eateries including cafeterias and pubs, and there are multiple decks and verandahs where you can enjoy the sunshine and watch the beginners having fun.

The 360° Smokehouse BBQ at the top of the Grandview chair lift is a really good spot for fine days. The cafeteria food is rather expensive but the meals are huge and of good quality. The eatery and associated bar offer nice views across to Lake Tahoe, whilst the upper deck lives true to its name and offers 360° panoramic views (and good vision of the action in Huckleberry Bowl).

Or for a Mexican feed head to the Baja Grill at the base of West Bowl where there’s a particularly sunny deck.
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