Reports are in from Sierra-at-Tahoe on the damage suffered during the Caldor Fire. Looks like an outbuilding housing magic carpet got the worst of it. We want to echo their gratitude towards all the brave firefighters who put their butts on the line to protect us. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!!
On behalf of the entire Sierra-at-Tahoe team, we wanted to share with you what we currently know about the damage caused by the Caldor Fire at Sierra. We also want to assure you that while some things will look different, we are doing everything in our power to open, operate, and welcome you back for Sierra’s 75th sea
As has been reported, we can confirm that most of the resort’s structures remain intact. The fire did, however, destroy one of our maintenance shops and the equipment inside, a surface lift used by beginner skiers, and caused significant tree damage that is visible along the access road into the resort and in various areas around the mountain.
Currently, Hwy 50 remains closed and fire crews and personnel are still on-site monitoring hot spots. We are already engaging experts and working closely with the USFS and other partners who are prepared to move quickly to complete a full inspection and assessment of the damage across the entire resort and help us with a plan to move forward. This includes a full evaluation of all of our lifts, buildings, power, and other infrastructure.
As the assessments get underway, we anticipate having more information to share in the next 30 days. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Safety is our number one priority, and we look forward to welcoming our guests and all of our employees back to Sierra this season.