With endless sunshine, soft snow, and apres all day, Palisades Tahoe has proved itself time in time again to be the Spring Skiing Capital. Nothing compares to Spring in the Sierra, but what should you expect? We are here to help.
What’s the weather?
Weather conditions can be variable in Lake Tahoe during the spring, but we are known for our sunshine, t-shirt skiing, and multi-sport days. Bring your winter gear to be safe! We do get springtime blizzards in the Sierras. Be sure to check the weather before your visit.
What should I pack?
- Bring layers: It tends to be cold at night, but warm during the day in the spring. T-shirts, flannels, and base layers are all great options. Vests and puffy jackets are the best mid-layers!
- Lightweight snow gear: Such as snow pants, thermal base layers, gloves, hat, etc. In the spring, however, be prepared to shed some layers.
- Costumes: Visitors at the Spring Skiing Capital will rock onesies, retro outfits, and even bikinis on the slopes. Express your goofiest self and be creative with your look!
- Sunscreen, chapstick & sunglasses: Extremely important for on-snow activities!
- A swimsuit: a polar plunge in nearby Lake Tahoe is not unheard of in the spring. Be ready to bundle up, especially after this record-breaking winter, the lake temperature is very cold. PRO TIP: If you stay in The Village at Palisades Tahoe, you get access to our 8 outdoor hot tubs!
- Hiking boots: While many areas will still have snow, melt-off will begin to open up certain spots for exploration!
- Wool socks: Better for when your feet get wet.
- Reusable water bottle: You can get easily dehydrated at high altitudes!
Forget must-have sunscreen or do you just want to check out the shops after shredding the slopes all day? There are plenty of shopping choices available in either The Village at Palisades Tahoe and the Alpine base area. You’ll find everything from ski shops to art galleries, and grocery stores. Seriously, there’s a little somethin’ for everyone!