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Sierra-at-Tahoe pumps $5 million into base area

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Sierra-at-Tahoe isn't content to sit still. From its beginnings as Sierra Ski Ranch the resort has built a reputation for always looking to bring a better experience to the snow crowd.

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No surprise, Sierra-at-Tahoe has been very busy since last ski season. For starters, they've put $5 million into a new base area. It's about 9,000 square feet of comfort, with a new retail area.

The new space is complete with a new, large outdoor paved patio. The area is billed as a mecca for gathering and services. Indoor and outdoor space make it a solid addition to their guest experience. Comfortable and inviting, it's the perfect place to take a breather from carving turns on Preachers Passion or cruising down Sugar and Spice.

Inside the, the kitchen staff have a new restaurant, Solstice. Featured is pure, healthy California cuisine. Typical of food fare at Sierra, your plate will be full of tasty choices that should fuel your day on the slopes.

Sierra has also expand its Star Wars snowboard program. When it first launched it was for the 5-6 year old crowd. The Star Wars theme proved to be wildly popular, The program has expanded to a new Star Wars Echo Base for 7 through 12 year olds. The Force is strong indeed. Yoda is watching.

Steve Hemphill, PR Director for Sierra, says that the new area, just about completed, is a very exciting addition to the amenities that Sierra is famous for.

A long time ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the forests, Sierra existed as a family run resort, Sierra Ski Ranch. It has grown and gotten better, and all the snow sports enthusiasts who enjoy skiing and boarding at Sierra-at-Tahoe continue to reap the benefits of an evolving world class ski resort, right in our back yard.

Another chunk of good news right now is that a day at Sierra for adults is $40, $20 for children. That won't last long. With the conditions as good as they are right now, a day skiing is quite a bargain.

A short drive, uber delicious conditions and food, and bragging rights for scoring a great lift ticket. Time to ski.

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