EXPLORE Palisades tahoe
Get to know Lake Tahoe's most legendary mountains.

There’s a reason Palisades Tahoe is regularly voted one of the top ski resorts in the country. From its 1960 Winter Olympic history to its iconic terrain spread across a combined 8 peaks and 6,000 skiable acres and stunning views of Lake Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe is an unrivaled destination for skiing and snowboarding in California.

Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort
Often voted one of North America’s best ski resorts, Palisades Tahoe is known for its world-class terrain, vibrant ski culture, and Olympic heritage as host of the 1960 Winter Games. If you’re coming for deep powder and steep chutes and bowls set to the gorgeous backdrop of Lake Tahoe, our two mountains will deliver. If you’re brand new to skiing or snowboarding, you’ll appreciate our forgiving learning zones, welcoming instructors, and convenient access.

Our New Name
In September 2021, we changed our name from Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows to Palisades Tahoe. Learn more about our decision to change the name and the inspiration behind our new name and logo. We welcome you to take part in our new chapter, on the same incredible mountains we love.

Legendary Lifts

Whether you’re riding Olympic Valley’s KT-22 or Silverado on a powder day or skiing off the backside of Alpine Meadows’ Summit Chair in the spring, these mountains are stacked with the kind of lifts you can’t forget. We’ve named the 11 most legendary lifts at Palisades Tahoe (and yes, it was hard to narrow it down), and offered detailed guides on how to ski and ride them.

The Inside Edge Blog

Check the Inside Edge blog for the latest guides to visiting Palisades Tahoe and the surrounding area, local recommendations for things to do and what to see, and our "Legends of Tahoe" series for stories about the people who make up these mountains.

About Lake Tahoe
From sunrise to sunset, Lake Tahoe is the epicenter of natural beauty in the Sierra Nevada and the stunning backdrop to countless summer adventures. This high-elevation lake—the second deepest in the U.S.—is a natural wonder that spans across California and Nevada.

About Us
Did you know S* Valley had only one chairlift (and two rope tows) when the area bid to host the 1960 Winter Olympics? It’s come a long way since then. Learn about the storied history of Palisades Tahoe and see what makes us a favorite ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area.