Sierra-at-Tahoe (California) was ravaged by the devastating Caldor Fire back in the summer of 2021.
The fire damaged chairlifts and buildings across the ski area forcing them to remain close all season long.
Now, just a little over a year later, the ski area is announcing what seemed to be an impossibility- they’re reopening!
Sierra-at-Tahoe published the video below recognizing the incredible efforts made by crews to return the ski area to its former glory, and announced that they will open for the season on December 3.
Check it out for yourself:
Pretty incredible, right?
Just in case you didn’t read the caption, check out the specifics on just how much work crews had to do to make reopening Sierra-at-Tahoe possible:
“With 5 haul ropes + communication lines replaced, 15 million board feet of timber removed, over 700 acres of fire damaged trees mitigated + the rebuilding of our Upper Shop in process, we have essentially built a ski resort in a year. Mitigation efforts officially wrapped up this week + as the teams remove the last pieces of heavy machinery + timber from our slopes, this momentous occasion is cause for celebration.”
Shout out to everybody that worked on bringing Sierra-at-Tahoe back online.
It would have been easier to abandon it and chalk it up as a loss, but the hardworking men and women who put their blood, sweat, and tears to rejuvenate the legendary ski area should be commended.
Here’s to many long and prosperous seasons ahead for Sierra-at-Tahoe. The entire team at Unofficial Networks is rooting for you!