Did you know…New terrain is opening at Sierra-at-Tahoe? | SierraSun.com

Did you know…New terrain is opening at Sierra-at-Tahoe?

Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune file photoStephen Austin, a Sierra-at-Tahoe season pass holder, skis last winter.

An approximately 320-acre area near the top of the resort’s Grandview Express lift known as Huckleberry Canyon and previously considered backcountry, will be incorporated into the resort’s boundary beginning this season, said Sierra-at-Tahoe spokeswoman Kirstin Cattell.

“We have received permission from the Forest Service to incorporate Huckleberry Canyon inside our boundary,” Cattell said.

The terrain will be considered “sidecountry,” Cattell said, inside resort boundaries, but worthy of the respect granted to the Tahoe region’s plentiful backcountry.

“It is terrain that is monitored by ski patrol, opened and closed by ski patrol, but it is terrain that is not appropriate for every level of resort-goer,” Cattell said.

Skiers and riders headed into the double-black-diamond rated Huckleberry Canyon should travel in a group of at least three and be equipped with appropriate backcountry gear, including an avalanche beacon, Cattell said.

” Adam Jensen,

Sun news service