[Olympic Valley, Calif.] February 22, 2023—The International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) gave the go-ahead for The Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup to host the Giant Slalom and Slalom scheduled for February 24th-26th. As with every stop on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, each mountain must pass “snow control” ahead of the races to ensure course quality for the racers. Palisades Tahoe has received 395 inches of snowfall this season and groomers and racecourse planners have been working on the closed course since February 10th.
“It’s a great honor to be the host resort for the Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup as we continue to bring international competition back to our legendary slopes,” says Dee Byrne, COO and President of Palisades Tahoe. “From the 1960 Winter Games, to the 1969 Men’s World Cup and most recently, the 2017 Women’s World Cup, we’re looking forward to bringing an international competition to our resort under our new name. I would like to give a huge shoutout to our hardworking and dedicated Palisades Tahoe staff, North Tahoe community, and volunteers from around the world, because we couldn’t put this event on without them.”
The Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup
- Friday, February 24th 6:15pm Public Bib Draw
- Saturday, February 25th 10am: Giant Slalom Run 1
- Saturday, February 25th 1:15pm: Giant Slalom Run 2
- Sunday, February 26th 10am: Slalom Run 1
- Sunday, February 26th 1:15pm: Slalom Run 2
Palisades Tahoe is no stranger to international competition. A renowned ski racing venue that has bred champions since the 1960 Winter Olympics, the resort’s legendary steeps will once again welcome back World Cup racers this winter. One of only four U.S. resorts featured on the World Cup circuit this season, Palisades Tahoe will host men’s slalom and giant slalom events on Dog Leg and Red Dog Face. The course, raced in 2017 for the women’s alpine event, is one Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin has described as “one of, if not the toughest” course venues on the women’s World Cup circuit.
Check out the course and the action from the base area, cheer on the world’s best athletes, enjoy the free concerts Friday with the Black Jacket Symphony and Saturday with Noah Kahan and 311 plus fireworks at the KT Base Bar February 24–26, 2023.
About Palisades Tahoe
Palisades Tahoe is one of the largest ski resorts in North America, boasting 6,000 skiable acres across eight peaks. Formerly Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the more than 70-year-old resort celebrates a rich history as the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the Spring Skiing Capital, and home mountain to dozens of Olympic and World Cup athletes across multiple snow sports. With an average annual snowfall of 400 inches, Palisades Tahoe frequently operates the longest ski and snowboard season in Lake Tahoe. The Village at Palisades Tahoe offers year-round events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques, many of which are locally owned and operated. Palisades Tahoe is also the largest resort on the Ikon Pass, which offers access to 47 international ski destinations. In 2021 the resort changed its name, trading in a harmful slur for a name that better reflects its values and legacy. Visit the Palisades Tahoe website or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more. You can also visit us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Vimeo.