Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort
The newly renamed Palisades Tahoe has come a long way from its humble 1949 beginnings when the resort featured a single chair lift, one rope tow, and a lodge. Today, it’s one of the leading destination resorts the world over, thanks to its range of year-round recreation and premier accommodations. Situated in the heart of Olympic Valley, Palisades Tahoe is best known for its role as host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, an event that launched the resort into the international spotlight.
Palisades Tahoe has 6,000 skiable acres spread across six peaks at 6,200 feet at the base of the Olympic Valley. The summit peaks at 9,050 feet for a vertical rise of 2,850 feet. The world’s most advanced lift system offers access to 270+ trails, on which skiers and riders will find steep chutes, wide, impeccably groomed boulevards, open glades, and deep powder pockets. The ski area also hosts the only funitel in the United States—a special cableway (different from a gondola lift) that makes for quick and easy access to high altitudes. Extreme riders will also find terrain parks filled with rails, jumps, and half-pipes. Twenty-five percent of the mountain’s trails rank as beginner, 45 percent qualify as intermediate, and 30 percent are designated as advanced, but that’s just the beginning of the experience at Palisades Tahoe.
The mountain is known for its endless amenities at the spectacular base Village and at High Camp, which is accessed by the resort’s Aerial Tram. From the swimming lagoon and hot tub to the Olympic Museum and so much more, there’s as much to experience off the slopes as on. Palisades Tahoe offers a fantastic ski school with lessons, clinics and specialty programs, as well as first-rate rental equipment. Palisade Tahoe Kids offers lessons for pint-sized skiers and snowboarders.
As befitting a world-class destination resort, Palisades Tahoe has earned numerous awards and accolades from various websites and publications, including SKI Magazine’s top 30 resorts for 2010 and Freeskier Magazine’s top 10.
Palisades Tahoe Lift Tickets
For the most up-to-date information on lift tickets and season passes, please contact Palisades Tahoe directly at (530) 452-4331.
Things to Do at Palisades Tahoe
Palisades Tahoe is known for its endless amenities at the spectacular base Village and at High Camp, which is accessed by the resort’s Aerial Tram. From the swimming lagoon to the Olympic Museum and beyond, there’s as much to experience off the slopes as on. Palisades Tahoe offers a fantastic ski school with lessons, clinics, and specialty programs, as well as first-rate rental equipment. Palisades Tahoe offers lessons for pint-sized skiers and snowboarders.
Only 30 minutes from Incline Village and North Lake Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe is conveniently located so you can explore the surrounding areas after you get off the mountain, too.