The Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup, a stop on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour, will be at Palisades Tahoe from February 24th – 26th. This is an exciting major event to host at our mountain, and the course is currently being built on Red Dog. So much goes into building a race course — this is NOT just a run-of-the-mill grooming task. You should expect closures on both Red Dog and Exhibition throughout the week.
Photo above taken by Blake Kessler.
Red Dog, Exhibition + Far East Closures
- February 12: Major course prep on Red Dog begins
- The race venue will be closed off to the public
- Grooming will begin daytime operations
- A public lane will be accessible at the top of Upper Dog Leg onto Champs Elysees. Please note that this is not beginner terrain.
- A public lane will be accessible on the far left of the training course face with an exit under the dam towards Exhibition. Please note that this is not beginner terrain.
- February 17: The training venue on Exhibition will be closed through February 26th. A public crossing at Easy Street will be permitted.
- February 22: The entire finish area will be under construction and crossing access will be closed off until February 26th.
- February 24-25: Red Dog will be closed to the public.
- The only exception will be for guests of the Resort at Squaw Creek who need to ski back to their hotel.
- Far East will be closed intermittently for the races, from 10-11am and from 1-2pm
- February 26: Far East will be closed for Slalom until 1:30pm
For more details on what to expect during the Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup, including the event schedule, traffic and parking information, and ticket details, please read our Visitor’s Guide for the Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup.
Lift + Terrain Updates
Exciting news: The wiring harness for Alpine Bowl Chair FINALLY arrived after several months of waiting. Alpine Lift Maintenance will be working on the chair over the coming week, and they will have to perform load testing before it is ready to open. We will give an estimated opening date when we have one. Our lift operations and grooming crews have also been working hard to prep and dig out this chairlift.
Also, more exciting news: the Sherwood Shuttle pilot program will begin this weekend. You may remember this shuttle from several years ago. We are testing out this program again as part of an effort to help get cars off of the road on weekends:
- On Saturdays and Sundays, you can park in the Sunnyside parking lot and hop on the shuttle for free. It will then drop you off on the backside of Alpine near the Sherwood chair.
- The first trip will depart at 8:30am, and it will leave approximately every 45 minutes through 2:30pm. The last ride back to the Sunnyside lot will be at 4pm.
- Parking is limited. Please consider using TART Connect to travel to the Sunnyside lot.
- If you need to pick up your pre-purchased lift ticket, please make sure you have your confirmation ready and check in with our gate attendant to load the Sherwood chair.
- This weekend is our first weekend trying this out again, so please have some patience while we work through the logistics.
Last Weekend’s Storm: Behind The Scenes
Whiteout conditions on Sunday morning while transporting patrollers. Photos: Craig Patterson
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