Sierra at Tahoe ski resort closes due to lack of snow

Mar 16, 2015 10:29 AM by News Staff

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - The Sierra at Tahoe ski resort is turning off its lifts and closing its trails due to a lack of natural snow.

General manager John Rice issued a statement saying the resort has decided, "with a heavy heart," to suspend winter operations starting Monday.

The popular ski area on Highway 50 in Twin Bridges is known for its varied terrain and snowmaking ability. But, Rice says, the lack of natural precipitation has left too many bare spots on runs.

Rice says Sierra at Tahoe is prepared to resume operations if snow starts falling again.

The Sacramento Bee reports the announcement comes on the heels of the mid-February closure of Donner Summit for the same reason.

The Northstar ski resort, another popular Tahoe destination, remains open.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee

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