Some of the most jarring images from a forest fire-filled summer came from Sierra at Tahoe. The ski resort was entangled in the heart of Caldor Fire a couple of months ago, and the situation went viral around the world for the doomsday esqe images. Sierra at Tahoe originally claimed that the damage caused will be minimal, but further evaluations that the damage done to the mountain is serious. Here is the latest news on the plans for this winter, along with a GoFundMe opportunity to help their maintenance team out.
What Lifts and Runs Will Be Open This Season?
The inspection of the terrain and the lifts is currently ongoing, but the resort gave guests an idea of what will likely be open and closed. This ski season will see a large amount of terrain closed. The entirety of the West Bowl will be closed for the entirety of the season in order for habitat rehabilitation, along with repairs for the West Bowl Express. Nob Hill, Short Stuff, El Dorado, and the Easy Rider Express are expected to open but will be subject to maintenance, annual inspections, and repairs. The trails that service these lifts’ status is uncertain, as they have yet to be inspected. The Grandview Express needs a haul rope replacement, and its opening will be delayed due to a slowed-down global supply chain. Tree skiing areas like Jacks and the Avalanche Bowl will remain close due to damage sustained by the Caldor Fire.
Help Out Sierra Employees:
Insurance is covering much of the damage done to the Sierra At Tahoe Resort, but some of these items won’t be reimbursed. Some of these include tools and equipment that were lost from the Upper Shop Maintenance Building fire. You can donate here to help Sierra at Tahoe employees in need.