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Sierra-at-Tahoe


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Sierra-at-Tahoe


Powder Alliance
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

57

Rank in
Region

8

Rank in
State

8

This resort is often compared with:

Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley
Northstar at Tahoe
Best time for snow at
Sierra-at-Tahoe
Snow quality compared w/
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Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Sierra-at-Tahoe

Powder
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Powder Forecast
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True Snow: 390" per year
Snow Quality Rank

70

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

40

Sierra-at-Tahoe is ranked No. 40 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

17.4%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

36.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

23.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

40

Sierra-at-Tahoe is ranked No. 40 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

70

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Sierra-at-Tahoe

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
40
score
66.7
Overall
rank
57
score
68.8
Snow Quality
rank
70
score
61.3

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2212 ft

8852 ft
Base Elevation: 6640 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Sierra-at-Tahoe

Sierra-at-Tahoe has very good snow frequency of 17.0% of winter days with 6 inches or more and 36% of winter months with 90 inches or more, but also endures 24% of winter months with less than 30 inches. Sierra is forested to its 8,900 foot summit, so powder skiing can be good even on severe storm days. Average snow density of 12% is not the blower of the Rockies but easily managed on modern fat rockered skis.

Accumulation and Preservation

With its abundant snowfall Sierra-at-Tahoe averages about 3/4 open at Christmas. However, California droughts can be extreme, so even the snowiest areas are less than ΒΌ open at Christmas in the worst 15% of seasons. Sierra is about half north-facing but tops out at 8,900 feet, so overall snow preservation is about average for California.