Between February 1st and February 28th, you’ll have the opportunity to win some seriously cool prizes. On Instagram, share how the Base to Base Gondola changes your experience riding all 6,000 acres uninterrupted at Palisades Tahoe using the hashtag #BaseToBase. One winner each week will score a GoPro HERO11, a YETI Hopper, and a Palisades Tahoe signature beanie. PLUS, weekly winners will be entered to win the Grand Prize: a 2023/24 Ikon Base Pass‼️ Originality, creativity, and helmets are strongly encouraged… Good luck and get out there!
One of the best ways to see the Lake Tahoe region and the surrounding mountains is from one of our three enclosed lifts. Palisades Tahoe has the unique position of having a Gondola, an Aerial Tram, and a Funitel, and you can ride all three of them when you visit us. Our Sightseeing Package gives you all-day unlimited access to ride these three lifts as much as you want. If you’re not in the mood to ski or snowboard, or you’re looking for a different perspective on how to enjoy Palisades Tahoe, we’ve got the perfect itinerary crafted for you:
Palisades Tahoe is preparing for the construction of the base-to-base gondola connecting the two areas. This is a tremendously complex project, with four terminals spanning two ski areas, and our team will continue to work closely with Leitner-Poma on the planning and construction.
Throughout this week, we have been finalizing the work needed to complete the interconnect and allow the Gondola to run as one continuous lift. If everything goes according to plan, then the Gondola will re-open and will be able to operate as one complete loop by early next week. If there are persistent issues related to operating as one continuous route, we will open the Base to Base Gondola and operate it as we did for its opening, as two separate lifts with an offload/onload at KT mid-station.
It was a momentous day for Palisades Tahoe on Saturday, December 17th. After more than 70 years of dreaming about connecting two legendary valleys, the Base to Base Gondola opened to the public for the first time. After a full day of operations that included giveaways, free mountain tours from The North Face Mountain Guides, and live music at our snow beaches, the Base to Base celebration finished off with a huge concert. Aluna and Dillon Francis performed — for free — and we wrapped it all up with an unforgettable fireworks display.
Planning on visiting snowy, beautiful Lake Tahoe this weekend? Did you know that this Saturday. December 17th is the long-awaited opening of the Base to Base Gondola? This will be a busy time, but with a little patience, you are sure to enjoy yourself. We have fun, family-friendly events and activities going on, and the skies will be clear and sunny!
The construction of the Base to Base Gondola has long been a dream. For nearly a century, local resort leaders have imagined a European-style ski circus that would connect from Sugarbowl all the way to Lake Tahoe. This is a look at the history of their plans, and how pieces of it came to life.
This winter Palisades Tahoe will become the first ski resort in North America that is home to an aerial tramway, a funitel, and a gondola. Why do these lifts have different names? In the past, you might’ve heard the Funitel or the Aerial Tram referred to as a “gondola”, but technically, neither of them is a gondola. What makes a gondola a gondola? In short, these three lifts have fundamentally different constructions and capacities.
A former freestyle skier named Troy Caldwell made history when, in the 1980s, he bought a huge chunk of rugged, mountainous terrain between Alpine Meadows and Olympic Valley, a piece of property that’s been the missing link to connect the two resorts.
It has been the dream of many for decades and, at long last, it is coming true. For winter 2022/23, we are planning to open a yet-to-be-named gondola that connects our two legendary base areas. Palisades Tahoe will now be the 3rd largest ski resort in North America, and the biggest in California.