About Palisades Tahoe

If you’re someone who’s looking to experience ski terrain and a unique display of ski culture, then a Palisades Tahoe ski vacation should be right up your alley. Plus, this Lake Tahoe ski resort offers plenty of lodging and dining options to suit everyone's off-mountain interests.

A lot of skiing’s best and brightest moments have happened here. The first televised Olympics took place at Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley) in 1960. It is also considered one of the birthplaces of extreme or big mountain skiing thanks to its iconic lines off of KT-22. Many pro-skiers and snowboarders call Palisades home, and on any given day you can see them “ripping” legendary lines from the chairlift. Palisades Tahoe was the late Shane McConkey’s stomping grounds, and you can still experience his fun-loving legacy on a Lake Tahoe ski vacation.

Stay

... in beautiful North Lake Tahoe

Ski

... legendary runs on some of the most dramatic terrain in the Sierra

Travel

... by flying into Reno International Airport

Enjoy

... a diverse offering of activities and dining options

Explore

... the steeps off KT-22

Taste

... delicacies from fine restaurants in both Olympic Valley and Truckee

Treat

... yourself to a relaxing afternoon in the high altitude pool at High Camp

Experience

... "Squallywood" by riding up the KT-22 chair on a powder day

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Ski Palisades Tahoe

With so many current and past ski legends calling Palisades Tahoe home, you can imagine that the terrain trends towards expert. Similar to Jackson Hole, Palisades Tahoe is a skier’s mountain, meaning it’s best enjoyed by hardcore skiers and snowboarders. Experts have options ranging from the fun, groomed steeps of the Women’s Downhill trail to a multitude of chutes, couloirs, huge cliffs and cornices that litter the resort’s ridge-line boundary between KT-22 peak and Granite Thief. The cool thing about this particular destination is that all of these legendary lines are right below the chairlifts, so everyone can experience the “Squallywood” show. If you’re looking to get extreme, there are few resorts that can offer challenge-seekers what Palisades Tahoe can.

Intermediates will also be pleased with the entirely-blue run area between Solitude chairlift and Shirley Lake Express. And beginners will find they too can enjoy watching the daring feats up on the mountain thanks to the Gold Coast Express chairlift, which carries skiers nearly all the way up to the 8,700-foot Emigrant peak, and accesses a myriad of green runs. First time adult and children skiers or snowboarders have two world-class beginner zones at the base of the resort, ensuring they learn in a comfortable environment. Park skiers and snowboarders will also be pleased to know that Palisades Tahoe partners with Snow Park Technologies to design and build state-of-the-art terrain parks, from the challenging Gold Coast parks with their nearly 30 features to the Snoventures Start Park at the base of the mountain.

Mountain Stats

1802'

Vertical Drop

6835'

Base Depth

8637'

Summit Depth

TERRAIN

2400ac

Total Acres

12

Total Lifts

2mi

Longest Run

Trails

0

Beginner

0

Intermediate

0

Expert

Activities

TerrainPark

No

Tubing

No

Night Skiing

No

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