Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort closes from lack of snowfall |

Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort closes from lack of snowfall

In this photo taken Monday, several dirt patches can be seen on Broadway run at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, which has suspended winter operations due to a lack of snow.
Griffin Rogers / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort closed Monday until further notice due to the lack of snowfall in the Sierra Nevada.

According to an announcement from the resort, conditions on the mountain have “deteriorated to the point where Sierra can no longer deliver a product that meets their standards.”

Suspended operations include all skiing and snowboarding operations, tubing and snow play areas, restaurants, and rental and retail shops.

Despite no precipitation being forecast in the near future, the resort did note that it could reopen this season if it receives an adequate amount of snowfall.

“We want to sincerely thank our passholders, guests and employees, who continued to bring their best, day in and day out,” general manager John Rice said in statement. “We are fueled by your smiles, which we had no shortage of, even during these past few days.”

Sierra has received only one-third of its average natural snowfall this season. Trail maintenance, snowmaking machines and the resort’s “north-facing location” allowed Sierra to remain open since Dec. 12.

“Snow is not our only asset, as we are composed of an outstanding group of individuals who love this sport, this business and this very mountain,” according to a Sierra-at-Tahoe statement. “Without your trust and involvement, we would not survive.”

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