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Sierra-at-Tahoe offers free skiing to passholders at neighboring resorts

A young skier makes his way down the slopes at Sierra-at-Tahoe.

Sierra-at-Tahoe is offering free skiing and snowboarding to passholders of neighboring resorts that are having a difficult time suffering through a low-snow year.

The "Have One On Us" program will provide a free day on the slopes in February for passholders from Dodge Ridge Ski Area and China Peak Mountain Resort.

"This winter has been a fickle one. While we are able to provide most of our mountain, other resorts in Northern California haven't been as fortunate by no fault of their own," said Sierra General Manager John Rice in a press release. "We hope this program will provide relief and additional value to their guests who've invested money in the season and just want to enjoy some turns."

This winter has been quite a reversal following 2016-17, which ended up being a record water year. Snowpack measurements taken on Monday, Feb. 5, found snow amounts in the Tahoe Basin that ranked fourth lowest since 1979.

Free lift tickets for eligible passholders are available Sunday through Friday, non-holiday, until Feb. 28. Blackout dates include Feb. 17-18.

To redeem their free ticket, passholders will present their valid 2017-18 season pass for Dodge Ridge or China Peak.

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"Sierra-at-Tahoe is excited to offer free skiing to fellow winter enthusiasts," the press release stated. "It gives a chance for people to enjoy skiing and snowboarding in Tahoe while eliminating the cost barrier."

For non-passholders, day tickets can be purchased at any ticket window or online at sierraattahoe.com.