Thanks to more than seven feet of snow in April, we are announcing yet another season extension. Palisades Tahoe will once again have Lake Tahoe’s longest winter season, with a new projected closing date of May 30th, 2022. After this week, we will be moving to weekends only — that’s Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only until Memorial Day Weekend, at which time we will also operate on Monday. If you have a season pass from another resort, you’re in luck! We’re offering a discounted Other Resort Pass Holder Lift Ticket from now through Closing Day. Moving forward, we’ll post an operations blog between Tuesday and Thursday each week with information on what to expect.
Season Extension Information
- Our new Closing Date is Monday, May 30th, 2022, which is also Memorial Day.
- We will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only for the first three weekends in May, which are the following dates: May 6th, 7th, and 8th; May 13th, 14th, and 15th; and May 20th, 21st, and 22nd.
- We will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday for Memorial Weekend, which is the last weekend in May: May 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th.
- Lifts will be open from 9am-4pm for now, but if we start to see significant snowmelt again, we may shift our hours from 8am-2pm. We will announce this in advance, so check back here.
- If you want to know more about why we decided to move to weekends only in May, please read through last Saturday’s blog.
Lift, Terrain & Conditions Updates
- Wa She Shu will be back on the schedule this weekend. We are aiming to have this lift last through Sunday, but we are not entirely sure it will make it. If Wa She Shu closes early, we’ll add Solitude back to the schedule. Wa She Shu will likely not be open for the weekend of the 6th, 7th, and 8th.
- Mountain Run will make it through this weekend, but it will be questionable for next weekend. We will include an update in a blog next week.
- This weekend we plan to run the Funitel, the Aerial Tram, Shirley, Gold Coast, Big Blue, Mountain Meadow, Bailey’s Beach, Siberia, Granite Chief, Belmont, and possibly Solitude.
- We expect that Granite Chief and Siberia will make it through the weekend of the 6th, 7th, and 8th, but we will assess snow conditions mid-week next week and provide an update. Siberia Ridge is currently losing snow quickly.
- Belmont Terrain Park will be open through Sunday. After Sunday, all Terrain Park efforts will be focused on Gold Coast, where we will be adding some medium-sized features.
- Reverse Traverse is currently open, but KT-22 chairlift and terrain are closed.
What’s Going On Behind The Scenes?
The season may only have a few weekends left, but our teams are still hard at work over here. There’s no significant precipitation or weather in the forecast (though there may be a few windy days), so we are doing our best to preserve the snow we have. We have some nice, cold temperatures at night this week, which is helpful, but we are not just relying on mother nature. We’ll have our grooming teams out midweek next week even when the resort is not open, and they’ll be harvesting snow from closed areas to prolong the life of other lifts. For example, we expect Bailey’s Beach to close after this weekend, and we will be repurposing snow from that area elsewhere on the upper mountain. We will also soon be stopping unnecessary uphill travel (like riding snowmobiles) between 9am and 4pm to preserve the snow we do have on Mountain Run, except for in the case of an emergency.
Will this information change?
Everything listed here is totally dependent on snow and weather. If we enter a period of rapid snowmelt like we had in March, operations could be impacted. We will keep you updated on any changes that might occur as soon as we know about them.
Services Hours of Operations Updates
- Granite Bistro’s last day is SATURDAY. It will not be open Sunday.
- The Marketplace at High Camp will be the only High Camp location open in the month of May.
- The Village Rental Shop and The Village Demo Shop will be open 8:30am-5pm Friday-Sunday ONLY moving forward.
Parking Lot Partially Closed
Construction is beginning for the full replacement of the Red Dog lift with a high-speed six-pack. We have closed off a large section of the Red Dog/Far East parking lot to create more space for the teams involved in the build. This reduces the amount of parking we have significantly. If you are planning to drive here this weekend, brush up on all of our parking information so that you know what to expect. You’ll want to avoid arriving right between the hours of 8am and 11am to ensure a spot.