Our biggest weekend of the season has come to a close: The 2024 Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup is in the books. It was another weekend to remember: emotional, exciting, and exhausting for those of us who worked long hours to make it happen. Unlike the 2023 Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup, when we received 146 inches of snow in one week and it took true miracle work to pull it off, this year we had sunny, beautiful skies and decently warm temperatures for February.
Palisades Tahoe, nestled in the breathtaking Sierra Nevada, is the premier training ground for top-tier athletes destined for the highest levels of international competition. This is where champions are forged, legacies are born, and history is made. Rooted in the historic 1960 Winter Olympics, our mountain continues to shape the future of ski racing, setting the stage for the upcoming 2024 Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup. This is where ski racers will become champions, where legends will become legendary.
Palisades Tahoe has one of the most impressive ski & snowboard team programs in the world. Our teams, collectively known as Team Palisades Tahoe, support thousands of athletes ages 3 to 20 not just in the winter, but all year round. With dozens of events throughout each season, strict requirements for racecourse surfaces, and a lot of people to fit on the hill, it is no small feat to plan and execute for the needs of Team Palisades Tahoe. Here’s a closer look at how we make it happen.
Team Palisades Tahoe athlete, Aiden England, has emerged as a standout nominee to the US Ski & Snowboard Ski Cross team headed to the Youth Olympic Games. The competition is set to take place in Gangwon Province, South Korea January 19th – February 1st, 2024. A senior at Truckee High School and seasoned skier, Aiden will proudly represent the United States and his home mountain of Palisades Tahoe as one of two distinguished Male Ski Cross Team members selected nationwide.
Team Palisades Tahoe is pleased to announce that 4 freeride athletes have been invited to compete in the Yeti Freeride Junior World Championships in Kappl, Austria in late January 2024! Based on their IFSA standings from last season, Indy Boyer, Mia Jones, Curran Hall, and Sam Briggs will compete alongside the best up-and-coming junior athletes from around the world.
In the final days of February 2023, 146 inches of snow fell on the slopes of Palisades Tahoe. It was our biggest storm of the season to date. It was also timed exactly with our biggest event of the season, the Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup, a stop on the 2023 Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour. The Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup was set to be back on the legendary Red Dog racecourse at Palisades after a 6-year hiatus. As our teams watched the weather forecast, we had no way to guarantee that we’d be able to pull off hosting the international race. You see, while we were excited for the epic powder days to come following the storm, ski racing requires a very specific, firm surface — a surface that is in stark contrast to fresh powder.