The vernal equinox, otherwise known as the first day of spring, is Wednesday, March 20. At 7:02 a.m., spring takes over from old man winter.
Sierra-at-Tahoe has a full schedule of events at the resort for the spring skiing season. The College Shred Fest kicks things off on March 23.
Steven Hemphill, PR Director at Sierra, says that it's time to step away from the books and bowls of ramen for a funtastic time on the slopes.
College students, with a valid college ID are offered $40 lift tickets and a West Bowl party at the Baja Grill. A little skiing, a little volleyball, in the snow of course, horseshoes, contests, swag giveaways, "dance offs" and all around good fun are what's in store.
During the College Shred Fest, March 18th to 22d, 25th to 29th, and April 1st to 5th, which covers most spring breaks, lift tickets are $57. Spring conditions will rule the slopes.
The 6th annual Salsa Showdown will light up taste buds on March 24th. Head to the West Bowl where the Baja Grill will fire up for the first 30 home made salsa entries. Grand prize is a season pass for the 2013-2014 ski season. That's a pretty hot deal.
If taco's are among your favorite foods, enter the full bore taco eating contest at the Baja Grill. Your palate will be accompanied by a live mariachi band. South of the border style fun celebrates Sierra-at-Tahoe's "...laid back vibe of spring." Hemphill says that this quirky and unique event exemplifies the Sierra Resort spirit.
On March 30th, the Tanner Hall Invitational will close out the month. Freeskiing at it's best, right on the slopes of Sierra-at-Tahoe.