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Sierra-at-Tahoe opens today; Lake Tahoe resort unveils new base plaza area

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Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort opened for the 2013-14 season today. And skiers and snowboarders will definitely see a difference in the Lake Tahoe resort.

This family-friendly ski resort had begun showing its age. Amenities were one thing that definitely needed an upgrade at Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort.

Sierra-at-Tahoe had the same thoughts and decided to do something about it for the 2013-14 ski season.

Below are some of the new facets at Sierra.

New Base Area Plaza: Sierra invested $5 million into a new facility located at the base of the mountain, transforming the current skier services area into a mecca for gathering and services that improve the overall skier/boarder experience.

The new plaza will include 9,000 square feet of indoor space with retail options, a demo center, and new restaurant. Outside, guests will be able to enjoy a large deck area with fire pits, live music, and lounge chairs where guests can watch the action on the mountain, or reminisce about the day’s events.

Burton Star Wars™ Echo Base: Building off of the success of Yoda’s Riglet Park, the new Echo Base offers a snowboarding program for kids ages 7-12 that gives them the opportunity to learn how to snowboard using terrain-based teaching, iconic Star Wars™ characters, and Burton Learn to Ride technology and techniques.

Powder Alliance: Sierra’s unlimited passholders now get free benefits at 11 other mountains, including Crested Butte, Snowbasin, Stevens Pass, Timberline, Schweitzer, China Peak, Mountain High, Arizona Snowbowl, Mt. Hood Skibowl, Angel Fire Resort, and Bridger Bowl.

Tickets are valid Sunday – Friday, non-holiday, and must be used during the 2013/14 season.

Spring Concert Series: The resort will host a music series featuring live music from top regional touring music acts. Produced by OnCourse Events and sponsored by Tahoe South, the music series will take place in the new base area plaza and feature bands that will play on three select weekends in the spring.

For more information, visit www.SierraAtTahoe.com or call 530 659.7453.

Lake Tahoe ski resort openings
• Boreal Mountain: Nov. 6
• Heavenly Mountain: Nov. 23
• Northstar California: Nov. 23
• Kirkwood Mountain: Nov. 24
• Mount Rose: Nov. 27
• Squaw Valley: Nov. 27
• Sierra-at-Tahoe: Dec. 6
• Sugar Bowl: Dec. 7
• Diamond Peak: Dec. 12
• Alpine Meadows: Dec. 13
• Homewood Mountain: Dec. 13
• Tahoe Donner: Dec. 13
• Soda Springs: Dec. 13
• Donner Ski Ranch: TBA

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