Don’t miss Spring events

Pond Skimming & Chillin' & Grillin'9th Annual Pond Skimming and Chillin’ & Grillin’ is April 6th

Pond Skimming

Sterling Mountain Practice Slope 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Elvis, a gorilla, guys in bikinis – you’ll see it all in the Zone Terrain Park during Pond Skimming! Registration for this free event starts at 10:00 am at the Smugglers’ Notch tent in Parking Lot 1. The first skimmer launches toward the pond at 12:00 noon. Prizes awarded for best costume. A “don’t miss” for spectators! Presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Chillin’ & Grillin’

Parking Lot 1  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Blue skies, long sunny afternoons … ahhhh, Spring! Join us for the ultimate tailgate party in Parking Lot 1, home of the finest tailgate scene since Soldier Field at the ’86 Bears.

Join us in the Sierra Nevada beer garden for a refreshing brew and refuel at the all-day-long Chillin’ & Grillin’ tailgate party.  Impress us with your bumperside party planning skills and you could win the Ultimate Tailgate Prize! Stop by our Vendor Village and the Smugglers’ Notch tent to enter for a chance to win awesome prizes! Drawings will be held throughout the afternoon for cash and prizes. MORE PRIZES THAN EVER THIS YEAR! Enter our Chillin’ 50/50 raffle where proceeds will benefit a local charity of the winner’s choice.





Tower Fan Gun next to the pile of snow that it made last night

I want thank our snowmakers for all their hard work last night! They were busy making snow on the upper part of the Zone Terrain Park. We are stockpiling the snow in the Upper Zone! We have many events this season and one of my favorites is the Chillin n’ Grillin Tail Party / Pond Skimming. The snow in the Upper Zone is in reserve for when we need to build the “pond.” Our snowmakers will be busy again tonight in the Upper Zone.


New Snow

We received an inch of new snow last night, 7 inches in the past 5 days, and 313 inches this season so far!


When you’re a Fan Gun, it’s OK to double park in Lot #1

Lifts and Trails

We are 100 percent open! Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We have all 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches


Currently it is sunny and 8 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with temperatures between 12 and 28 degrees.


Snowmaking whales in the Upper Zone