Sierra has picked up an incredible amount of snowfall this season, a womping 749 inches! More snow than we've had in 20 plus seasons, and that's more than 150% of our season average. Thanks to the early and constant snowfall we were able to open with 100 inches of powder, cut our 18ft Superpipe early, create 6 dialed terrain parks with bigger and better features and work and play harder than ever with 38 powder days. This 2010-2011 season has allowed us to shred A LOT, which is why we live, visit, and play here. It's why we LOVE Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort!
This season has been an adventure to say the least. More shoveling and pow turns than I've ever had in my life! As the season is culminating the days of champagne powder and hot toddies have waned morphing into spring snow and beers in West Bowl, even the intensity and passion in the faces of powder hounds have softened into playful content smiles. I look back at the season and I am very thankful. We started the season giving thanks to Mother Nature, and it seems appropriate to wrap it up by doing the same. Drum roll please.....
1. 38 POW DAYS, La Niña, and SNOW!
From our PRO athletes, AM team riders, to the tremendously talented shredders in the park, we appreciated your talent and loyalty. Congratulations to Jamie Anderson dominating the global slopestyle circuit and team riders like Scott Hoffman, Julianne Brackett, Maddia Bowman for giving your all in the competition scene.
3. Parks, Events, and Parties!
A big shout out goes to the Park Crew for keeping all six parks and Superpipe primped and primed with 749 inches of snowfall. WOW that alone was an accomplishment, but they weren't done there. The Park Crew used creativity and ingenuity to host a slew of events this year. From the challenge of the Snowboarder Mag One Hit Wonder, to the polished professionalism of the Billabong Flaunt-It...They nailed it.
High fives to all those who helped make amazing events and parties like the Telegrass Festival and Salsa Showdown happen like clockwork. To all those who came out and joined in, without you we wouldn’t have all the
4. The PEOPLE!
You know who you are. From the employees that showed up to work on all 38 pow days, the weekend warriors, the locals, and all the Sierra Loyalist...THANK YOU for making this season an epic one, we couldn't have done it without you!
Sayonara 10/11, its been real. See you next year!