The closing celebration of the historic 2022-23 winter season is here! We’ll be saying goodbye to winter with skiing, t-shirt giveaways, live music, and more at Alpine. We’ve also got some warm temperatures in the forecast and a new parking program for this event. Here’s what to expect:
- Alpine will be open for skiing & riding from 8am-2pm from June 30th through July 4th
- Treeline Cirque, Roundhouse, and Summit are expected to spin each day, weather & conditions permitting.
- There is NO skiing & riding at Palisades, but the Aerial Tram and The Village at Palisades Tahoe are open. The Aerial Tram will operate 10am-5pm daily (last ride up at 4:20pm; last ride down at 5pm)
Warm temperatures and significant recent rainfall have depleted our snowpack much quicker than expected. Alpine is not covered in wall-to-wall snow. At the base area in particular and near chairlifts, snow is thin. Our grooming crew has been farming snow from wherever they can to salvage main arteries, but you will definitely notice a difference between the top of Summit and the area in front of the Alpine Lodge. You should be prepared for “low tide” conditions, and beware of obstacles or hazards that are appearing as snow melts. With a sharp rise in temperatures expected, please also understand that conditions are changing rapidly and operations may change or be impacted based upon snowmelt.
One note: If you are skiing off of Roundhouse, the east runout is no longer an option for returning to the chairlift. Stay on the Summit side or use Weasel to get back to the bottom.
Drone shots of Alpine taken by Blake Kessler on the morning of 6/29.
It will be HOT this holiday weekend. You will really want sun protection and layers. You can bring your own water, but no outside alcohol will be permitted.
- Friday: 80 degrees and sunny.
- Saturday: 84 degrees and sunny.
- Sunday: 85 degrees and sunny.
- Monday: 82 degrees and sunny.
- Tuesday: 81 degrees and sunny.
Freedom Fest will run from July 1st to 4th, with live music on the Alpine deck every day. You can find the full Freedom Fest music & event schedule here. The biggest change with Freedom Fest is that parking at Alpine requires a reservation:
PARKING AT ALPINE:
- A $10 paid parking reservation will be required. You will not be able to purchase day of. You must buy in advance. Reserve parking here.
- Proceeds from this program will be donated to the Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to innovative solutions for the transportation challenges of the North Lake Tahoe Truckee region.
PARKING AT THE VILLAGE AT PALISADES TAHOE & SHUTTLE TO ALPINE
- Free Parking at The Village at Palisades Tahoe. No reservations are required.
- Shuttle buses will run continuously from 7:30am to 5pm.
- As a reminder, the Base to Base Gondola will NOT be running, as per our agreement with the Granite Chief Wilderness Protection League.
Know Before You Go
- As a reminder, dogs are NOT allowed at Alpine except for in the parking lot.
- There is NO BEGINNER TERRAIN available at Alpine.
- 2022/23 and 2023/24 Ikon Passes are valid for skiing & riding.
- Creeks are flowing at Alpine. Be aware of water under the snowpack in Alpine Bowl.
- The following items will not be permitted at Freedom Fest: weapons, outside alcohol, illegal substances and/or paraphernalia, glass of any kind, coolers, flasks, chairs, laser pointers, or drones.
WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
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