We’re glad you’re here. 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. Discover all that Palisades Tahoe has to offer on and off the slopes.

Hot Tips:

  • Check the weather before arriving. Our mountains experience a plethora of different weather conditions, even over the course of a single weekend. Make sure you pack and dress according to the weather.
  • Sign up for activities beforehand. Some of our activities have limited spots, to ensure you make the most of your trip plan ahead.
  • Purchase rental and demo equipment early. Make it to the slopes faster by giving our team ample time to get your equipment ready for you.
  • Take advantage of all Palisades Tahoe and Lake Tahoe has to offer! Read our blog, The Ultimate Lake Tahoe Winter Ski Vacation, to see our ideal itinerary for visiting Palisades Tahoe.

Plan your Trip

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Explore the events are happening on the mountains

Smoothies and fresh poke are served at Sun Bowl in The Village at Palisades Tahoe. Smoothies and fresh poke are served at Sun Bowl in The Village at Palisades Tahoe.

Enjoy our assortment of dining and après options

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See what Palisades Tahoe offers on and off the slopes

Parallel Sports skis and bindings at Parallel Mountain Sports at Squaw Valley Parallel Sports skis and bindings at Parallel Mountain Sports at Squaw Valley

Pick up gear, clothing, and more

Check-in and pick-Up Information

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Know where to go when it's time to check-in for your lesson.

K2 Demo skis at the Demo & Rental Shop in Squaw Valley K2 Demo skis at the Demo & Rental Shop in Squaw Valley

Pick-up information for your rental equipment.

The Front Desk in The Village at Palisades Tahoe on a snowy night under the Tram Face. The Front Desk in The Village at Palisades Tahoe on a snowy night under the Tram Face.

Information for The Village at Palisades Tahoe Hotel.

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Lift Tickets

Learn the options to pick up your lift tickets at either mountain.

Learn to navigate the mountain

Navigate yourself with our app

Get the most out of the mountain by downloading our Palisades Tahoe App. Here you'll have all the up-to-date information you need on lift & trail status, parking status & road conditions, maps of the mountains & The Village at Palisades Tahoe, and more in the palm of your hand. Plus, you can use our app on the slopes to track you and your friend’s shredding stats while unlocking different medals and achievements. The app is super easy to use and will help you figure out the best places to go.
Navigate with a guide

Discover the diverse mountain terrain at Palisades Tahoe with the help of our ski and snowboard instructors or mountain guides. Book a private or group lesson with one of our instructors, who will take to terrain suited for your skill level and show you around our iconic mountains. For those at an intermediate-advanced to advanced skill level, find secret stashes and hidden groomers when you book withPalisades Tahoe Guides.

Getting around Lake Tahoe

Once you get here, you have a number of options for getting around Lake Tahoe, including three different free shuttle options. If you are planning on driving your own vehicle, we recommend reading up on our parking information before you arrive so you know what to expect.

The Base to Base Gondola can now take you between our two mountains! This long-held dream is now a reality. It is just a 16-minute ride between Alpine and Palisades.

Learn More about the Base to Base Gondola
The Mountaineer Shuttle takes you around and between each valley. This is a totally free and environmentally-friendly service that you can summon using an app. It’s great for families, dogs, and even accessible needs.

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The TART Connect allows you to take a free shuttle between the resort and Tahoe City. TART Connect operates on weekends only between Olympic Valley and Tahoe City. It is a great way to head into town for some food or a lakeside stroll before returning to our mountains.

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I need to pick up my ticket or pass.

Lift Tickets and Passes are currently on sale. To pick up your ticket or pass visit our ticket offices located at both base areas. You'll want to book online in advance to get the best rate. Day-of tickets are almost always more expensive. Planning ahead and purchasing as soon as you have a date in mind is the best way to save money.

Check out our Deals and Packages page to find discounted ways to access the lifts, or buy your lift tickets in advance to save.

I’m staying in The Village at Palisades Tahoe Hotel.

Trust us, you don’t want to have to deal with finding a parking spot and hauling your gear to the chairlift each morning. When you’re learning to ski or snowboard and visiting a new area, convenience and access are of utmost importance. When you stay slopeside in The Village at Palisades Tahoe, you’ll be steps from dining, shopping, events, activities—and yes, the lifts, too. Plus, guests at The Village at Palisades Tahoe get serious perks, like discounted lift tickets or access to one of our 8 outdoor hot tubs.You can view a full list of amenities on our Amenities page, and if you need information on how to check in or check out, we have a page for that too.

I want groceries, medicine, or alcohol.
Need groceries or over-the-counter pharmaceutical items? Visit Alice's Mountain Market. Want to grab a cold one after your long day of skiing or just to bring back to your condo? Alice's neighbor, Bottle Shop, or Uncorked come well-stocked.

If you need to buy essentials like gloves, goggles, or warm socks, Parallel Mountain Sports in The Village at Palisades Tahoe and Estelle Sports in the Alpine Lodge have what you need.
I want to learn more about Palisades Tahoe.

From the area’s first settlers to the birth of modern freeskiing and beyond. Palisades Tahoe has always hosted legends. Our mountains have been the location of the 1960 Olympic Games, iconic ski films, legendary terrain and lifts, and so much more. Explore Our History and gain a deeper understanding of the people and events that have made our mountains so legendary.
How do I get to Palisades Tahoe?
The Village at Palisades Tahoe is located at 1960 Olympic Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146.
The Alpine side is located at 2600 Alpine Meadows Rd, Alpine Meadows, CA 96146.

For further tips on getting here, check out our Travel Here page.

Where do I park at Palisades Tahoe?

For all information regarding parking please visit our parking page.

Can I take public transportation to Palisades Tahoe?

Yes! The Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) buses drop off at both mountains. For more on this, visit their website.

Is there a shuttle between the two mountains?

Yes, you can take the Palisades Tahoe Shuttle for free between the base areas of our two mountains. For information on this and our other shuttles, please visit our Getting Around page.
Can I buy lift tickets online?
To get the best deal on lift tickets, we always recommend purchasing lift tickets online in advance. Once you have purchased your online tickets, you can opt to have them mailed to you prior to your visit. If you purchase within a 10-day window of visiting, you must come to any ticket window at Palisades Tahoe to pick up your physical ticket. You will need your purchase confirmation and a valid ID.

I saw that lift tickets are RFID. Can you tell me more about that?

RFID is a small circuit integrated into your ticket. When you enter the gates, this circuit will register and the gate will open automatically. RFID cards must be kept in a pocket away from cell phones and credit cards. We recommend keeping your ticket in a pocket on the left-hand side of your body. Holes cannot be punched in your ticket, as that will damage the RFID circuit.

I lost my ticket. What do I do?
Please visit one of our ticket office locations with your purchase confirmation and a valid ID.

What are the hours of the ticket office?

Please visit our Hours of Operations page to see the current operating hours for our ticket offices.
Do I have to Book rentals online?
No, but it is strongly recommended that you purchase online in advance. Walk-ins may be available, but they are not guaranteed. It is best to reserve your equipment ahead of time to ensure that you have a seamless day on the mountain.

How much do rentals cost?
For information on rental pricing, please visit our Rentals page.

I don't know what size ski/snowboard I am. What should I do?
Please give us a call at 800-403-0206 and one of our representatives will assist you.

Can my child rent equipment if I am not there?

A child must have an adult present to rent equipment and must have a parent/guardian available to sign a release of liability waiver.
What do I bring/wear?
We recommend wearing warm layers to the mountain along with waterproof snow pants, a waterproof jacket, and waterproof gloves or mittens. We also recommend wearing a helmet with goggles. Skiers will need skis, ski boots, and ski poles. Snowboarders will need snowboard boots and a snowboard. We also recommend bringing snacks, a water bottle, and money to buy lunch at the resorts.

Can I leave my belongings in the lodge while I ski?
You can rent daily lockers if you need a place to store your belongings. You can also store belongings in your car, as most parking is close to The Village at Palisades Tahoe or the Alpine Lodge. We do not recommend leaving valuables in the lodge unless you have rented a locker.

I don't have goggles. Can I buy some at the resort?

Yes, you can buy goggles, gloves, helmets, jackets, snowpants and other ski & snowboard gear at these retails stores: Parallel Mountain Sports, Oakley, The North Face, The Ledge Board Shop and Patagonia in The Village at Palisades Tahoe and Estelle Sports at Alpine.
Do you have staff available to answer my questions / help me find my way around?
When at the resort, look for our Mountain Hosts in yellow jackets. They can answer your questions and direct you to wherever you need to go.

Do you have a place I can buy groceries or over-the-counter pharmaceutical items?

You can visit Alice's Mountain Market for groceries or over-the-counter pharmaceutical items.

My child/spouse/family member/friend does not want to ski or snowboard. What can they do while I am on the mountain?

There are always fun events and activities going on at Palisades Tahoe, including live music, festivals, tubing, dining, and shopping. Here are some useful links:
I'M scared about riding the lifts! Are they safe?
All of our lifts are equipped with restraining bars. Lift attendants are available at every lift to help you get on and off.

Since I am a beginner, what signs should I look for?

The easiest runs are always marked with a green circle. An intermediate run is a blue square and an expert/advanced run is a black diamond. Be sure to stay on green circle runs until you feel confident moving up!

Where can I find out about the current weather & conditions?

For snow & weather information, visit this page. For live webcams, visit this page. To see the current open lifts and to see which runs are groomed, visit this page.

Where can I find trail maps?

To view our trail maps, visit this page. To explore the iconic lifts at our mountain and plan where you are going to ride, please visit our Legendary Lifts page. Trail maps will also be available in our ticket offices, rental shops, and with our Mountain Hosts.

Can I ride the chairlifts without ski/snowboard equipment?

Our lifts are only available to guests with equipment. However, non-ski/snowboard guests may purchase an Aerial Tram ticket that grants them access to the Aerial Tram & High Camp area and to the Funitel gondola. Find out more here.
I want to take a beginner lesson. What are my options?
For ages 13 and up, you can take a private beginner lesson or a group beginner lesson. Children may also take private beginner lessons or join one of our group lessons. Additionally, families may take a family private lesson.

Do I need to make a reservation for lessons?

While lessons do not always fill up, we recommend booking ahead of time to ensure you get a spot. Be especially mindful of weekends and holidays, as lessons on those days fill up faster than others. To book your lesson, please visit our Lessons page or call 1-(800)-403-0206.

Do you have any deals on lessons?

Please visit this page to see our most current offerings for lesson deals.

What age do your lessons start at? Do you offer childcare for children too young to participate in lessons?

Lessons begin at age 3 for both skiing and snowboarding. We do not offer childcare at this time.

Please note: each lesson page has its own specific set of FAQs. Please visit the FAQ page for the lesson you plan on booking for more detailed information.
What non-ski activities can we do as a family?
Our most popular non-ski activity is snowtubing. Children over 40" may participate in snowtubing, as can adults. To find the perfect activity for you and your family, check out our Activity Finder.

Do you have childcare or a nursery?

We do not offer childcare at this time.

Do you host family-friendly events?

We do! Our Events Calendar is always the best place to look, but some highlights include our Holiday offerings for kids such as carriage rides and visits from Santa. We also host Kid-O-Rama every February, which is a week-long schedule full of fun activities for kids!
I still have questions!
Give us a call at 1-(800)-403-0206 and we will help you.

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