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Sierra-at-Tahoe


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Sierra-at-Tahoe


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Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

62

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/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Sierra-at-Tahoe

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Wednesday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
1-2"
Sunday
Day
4-7"
Night
15-19"
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6"+ of snow
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LAX to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$505
SEA to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
Alaska
$595
MSP to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$671
EWR to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$692
SFO to RNO
depart Fri Feb 24
return Sun Feb 26
United
$708
DFW to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$789
ORD to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$863
IAD to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$885
BOS to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$1,000
ATL to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$1,029
IAH to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$1,137
True Snow: 389" per year
Snow Quality Rank

71

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

15.9%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

34.8%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

24.7%

*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

71

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
66.9
Overall
rank
62
score
66.6
Snow Quality
rank
71
score
61.2

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.