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I found these nice maps for Sierra-at-Tahoe's double black Huckleberry Bowl

post #1 of 6
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http://artisticliquid.com/blog/2010/08/11/sierra-at-tahoe/

 

I have not skied here (thinking of a Tahoe trip this year), but if I did I'd like this detail to try to pick a line.  I like 7, 10, 18 and 20 from the close up maps.

 

Anyone have any comments on skiing this bowl?

post #2 of 6

Sierra's a fun hill, and I certainly find enough to entertain me for the day when my kids have races there.  But if you travel from Michigan to ski there, I think you'd probably be the first.  (Or if not the first, the first who wasn't there to ski the terrain park.)

 

The fact that they're not on the itinerary for the Gathering is pretty indicative.

 

That said, there's a decent contingent of Sierra die-hards on TGR who love it for the sidecountry access it provides.

post #3 of 6

Well, if there is lots of snow there are some huge cliff drops out there.  There are also plenty of turnable entries & they are only really steep for the first few turns.  The furthest out to the lookers left # 1 on the map, we used to call the "golf course" & has some nice rolling pitches.  The rest of those shots from the top gates provide many fun options with lots of big ol' granite rock formations & chutes.

 

The lower gates #1 & 2 offer low angle, nicely spaced trees, creeks & gullies.  That Northface area is full of amazing pillow drops.  Relatively easy access to all of it.  The longest hike/skate depending on conditions is out to the golf course & probably only takes 10-15 minutes without much elevation change.  It is a pretty long flatish traverse back to the lifts, but the whole area is a fun playground.

 

The rest of Sierra is great on a storm day with tons of fun tree runs through old growth trees, boulders & gullies.  There are also some bumps & great groomers.  Alot of the runs have been taken over by terrain parks & pipes, if you are into that stuff.

 

JF

post #4 of 6

I've skied every resort in the Tahoe area except Sierra, so I plan on using one of my 6-pack passes to check it out this year.  I'll definitely wait until there's a decent base and the Huckleberry area has filled in a bit.  Thanks for the maps.

post #5 of 6

Oh & it does snow there...  alot!  Looks like they got hit pretty good last night.

 

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JF

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How do the tree runs at Sierra compare to other Tahoe tree skiing?  I have skied Heavenly and that's it.  The trees were quite good, I thought.

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