Sierra Insider Tips

Our BEST deal is the Sierra 3-PAK! - Sierra-at-Tahoe 3-PAK Lift Tickets are valid anyday, including holidays and get you skiing/riding for $66/day!

Arrive early and leave before 3:00 p.m. or after 6:00 p.m. on busy weekends & holidays
Arrive early to get closer parking spots, the best selection of rental gear and fresh tracks! The Sierra rental shops open at 8:30 a.m. on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays. If you don't leave before 3:00 p.m., we recommend heading over to The Sierra Pub to enjoy Happy Hour specials and wait out the traffic.

Take advantage of Sierra’s free shuttle service or carpool
Sierra-at-Tahoe’s complimentary shuttles stop at many hotels and casino properties on the South Shore or you can carpool up to the mountain. Hook up with fellow carpoolers with Zimride. Either way you save gas, carbon emissions and a whole lot of money.
Reserve Kids Lessons and Day Care in advance to save time and be more prepared!
Children’s lessons and Day Care spots do fill up quickly so be sure to make a reservation. Call 530.659.7453 x150 to reserve a spot, or book a Children's Lesson online.

Arrive by 8:00 a.m. for your Adult Ski/Snowboard or Wild Mountain Children's Ski/Snowboard Lesson
Ski/Snowboard School Lessons hit the slopes for full-day + morning lessons at 10:00 a.m and you'll need time to arrive at the mountain, sign-in and pick up your rental equipment (if needed). Your best bet is to arrive early so you'll have enough time to enjoy a day on the slopes bettering your skills!

Eat lunch before 11:30 a.m. or after 1:30 p.m. on busy weekends & holidays
Head for NEW Solstice Eatery and Corkscrew Bar on the Solstice Plaza, or grab lunch on the hill at the 360º Smokehouse BBQ inside the Grandview Lodge or the Baja Grill at the bottom of West Bowl for mouth-watering grub and lighter crowds. Grab a Kind Bar with your morning coffee in Mama's Kitchen before you head out for the day and to stay fueled up through the afternoon.

Ski More - Wait Less with the Fast Pass or My Sierra Rewards PLUS
Access the priority "Fast Pass" lane with a one-day Fast Pass ticket sold at any ticket window. A valid lift ticket or season pass is also required. Or join My Sierra Rewards PLUS to earn great awards for skiing/riding as well as access priority lift lines.

Utilize the Preferred Parking lots
Park just steps from the slopes and avoid having to carry gear from the outer reaches of the parking lots with Sierra’s Preferred Parking, available for just $25 per day. Guests who drive hybrid vehicles up to Sierra will be able to park in Preferred Parking for FREE!

Pass blacked out? You can still ski!
Any passholder with holiday blackout dates can purchase a full-day lift ticket at our afternoon rates. Or, if you are heading home but want to get in a few morning turns, turn in today's lift ticket by 12:30 p.m. to get $10 off the next visit.  You’ll get home before the crowds and get a deal on your next trip!

Use Overnight Ski/Snowboard Check
Who couldn't use one less thing to worry about? Leave your gear at the mountain and make it easier on yourself. Sierra-at-Tahoe offers overnight ski & snowboard check service for only $3! Or drop your equipment off in our Repair Shop for an overnight tune-up.

Take advantage of Early Bird Private Lessons and Save
Start the day off right with a private lesson, and then spend the rest of the day practicing what you learned. Our Early Bird Special is from 8:30-10:00 a.m. (9:00-10:00 a.m. non-holiday) for only $130. For information or reservations please call 530.659.7453 x150.