Thea Hardy, Public Relations at Sierra-at-Tahoe, had two recent announcements sure to excite the snow crowd. The recent storms have put down enough powder that the Huckleberry Gates at the resort are now open.
The 2,000 acres, with 2,212 vertical feet, are wide open now. Huckleberry Canyon is for expert skiers. This area is accessed by 5 backcountry gates. Since her announcement, more snow has fallen, putting down even more powder throughout the resort.
Hardy also said that Sierra-at-Tahoe will host Subaru Conquer Winter Day on January 9, 2016. The event, which is free highlights an athlete signing with Women’s Freeski Halfpipe Olympian, Maddie Bowman.
“This is a unique opportunity for guests and inspired young adults to meet a professional athlete who represents the heart and soul of this mountain,” says John Rice, general manager of Sierra-at-Tahoe. “Maddie grew up here, progressed through our programs and now exemplifies not only a world-class skier, but an outstanding role model for young skiers and riders.”
Maddie Bowman is a 21-year old South Lake Tahoe local, who took home the Gold Medal in Women’s Ski Halfpipe in Sochi during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Bowman will be signing autographs in the Subaru tent from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Subaru Conquer Winter Day is open to guests of all ages and will be staged on Sierra’s Solstice Plaza, the 30,000 square foot sun deck located at the base of the resort. Subaru will have exciting giveaways and guests can win a chance to have lunch and ski with Maddie Bowman on the day of the event.
In addition to the excitement around the Subaru Conquer Winter Day, the conditions on the slopes are superb. With every storm that comes through, skiing and riding just get better. More snow is predicted in the next few days, simply adding to what is already a very good ski season.