Operations Update: Maintaining Snowpack, Storms on Horizon

As we close out an exciting week of terrain expansion by opening Alpine, adding Resort Chair, and getting top to bottom with Mountain Run, we’re turning our attention to maintaining our offering despite warm temperatures, and we continue to keep snowmaking a high priority. To start this week’s update, let’s take a look at how our snowpack is doing across all elevations at the resort.

Operations Update: What To Expect for Opening Day

It’s here! At 9 o’clock on Friday morning, the lifts will begin spinning at Palisades Tahoe to kick off the 2022-2023 winter season. Thanks to that early November snowfall we received, we are kicking off the year with some upper mountain terrain. The Funitel will give access to Gold Coast at Palisades, and SnoVentures will also be open in the base area. Alpine will open on November 22nd.

Operations Update: We’re Opening Early

It has been an incredible snowy week at Palisades Tahoe. Mother nature has delivered an incredible 39 inches of snow on our upper mountain in the past 7 days. That’s more than THREE FEET! For the past few blogs, we’ve been saying that we planned to open lower mountain for Opening Day, but that “snow could change our plans.” Well, snow has most definitely changed our plans. Not only will we be opening 4 days early, but we’ll be opening with upper mountain terrain at Palisades.

Operations Update: First Storm Totals & More On The Way

This week, snow started falling on Tuesday morning in the North Lake Tahoe region. Snowfall remained pretty steady over the next 48 hours, especially on our upper mountains, while Truckee and lakeside towns saw pockets of blue sky between periods of active snowfall. In total, we saw about 13 inches of snow on our upper mountains, and 8 inches in the base areas. The mountains look beautiful coated in white, making us all even more excited about our fast-approaching Opening Day.

Operations Update: Season Preview for Winter 2022-23

If you visited the Alpine Lodge or The Village at Palisades Tahoe at all this summer, you saw how totally under construction this place is. In fact, this is the most construction we’ve ever had in the base areas at one time — even more than when we built The Village! From new chairlifts to upgraded snowmaking systems, we have a LOT to update you on to get you prepped for your Winter 2022-23 ski season.

Palisades Tahoe Unites Legends for Winter 2022/23

A dotted line shows the future path of the gondola at Palisades Tahoe.

It has been the dream of many for decades and, at long last, it is coming true. For winter 2022/23, we are planning to open a yet-to-be-named gondola that connects our two legendary base areas. Palisades Tahoe will now be the 3rd largest ski resort in North America, and the biggest in California.

2021/22 Season Recap

Skier on a bluebird powder day at Palisades Tahoe with Lake Tahoe in the background

rom one of our earliest opening dates ever to skiing and riding until Memorial Day, here’s to Tahoe’s longest season and another winter we won’t forget! Take a look back at some of our favorite memories from the 21/22 season.

Operations Update: Weather Expected for Closing Weekend

A Snowcat farms snow to keep trails covered

last weekend of winter operations for the 2021-22 season. We have some weather moving in that could impact lifts on Friday and Saturday, but Sunday and Monday should be clearer days overall. The final day to ski or snowboard will be Monday, May 30th. Resort hours of operations will still be 8am-2:30pm.

Operations Update: Lifts Opening Earlier This Weekend

Skier in Spring off Siberia at Palisades Tahoe

We are officially shifting our hours of operation this weekend to make the most of Spring conditions and getting the snow early as the temps stay warm. Palisades Tahoe lifts are now scheduled to open from 8am – 2:30pm. We are sticking to the weekends-only schedule for skiing & riding, which means you can get […]

Operations Update: Warm Temps Return; Granite Chief Closed

Groomed runs are the place to be in the Spring.

After a small but exciting refresh of snow this week, we will be opening again on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for skiing and snowboarding. It will feel like spring out there, so get those boards and skis waxed, and come in costume: This weekend is Rodeo-themed. Our hours are still 9am-4pm, though that could change as soon as next week.