Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort
Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort offers Lake Tahoe's most vibrant ski culture & mountain energy.
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. With consistent snowfall that lasts late into the season and a lively spring skiing scene complete with music festivals and ample sunshine, Palisades Tahoe boasts one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the country.
Olympic Valley Terrain
With progressive terrain for every ability and a vast 3,600 skiable acres, Olympic Valley is home to everything from mountain-top beginner slopes with views of Lake Tahoe to plunging chutes and wide-open bowls that have bred Olympic champions and ski movie stars. Ride legendary lifts like KT-22 or Siberia, then drop in to hunt for powder stashes or perfect corduroy.
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The Village at Palisades Tahoe
Start and end your day in the Village at Palisades Tahoe, your launching pad for adventure and your welcoming respite after an action-packed day on the mountain. From convenient slopeside lodging to coffee shops, wine bars, and gear outfitters, the Village has everything you need to make the most of your stay.
Beyond skiing and snowboarding, Olympic Valley is packed with things to do on and off the mountain. Enjoy scenic Aerial Tram rides to a mountain-top overlook, disco tubing under the lights, snowtubing, and so much more.
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Events at Olympic Valley
Our signature events are what make this mountain a true community gathering place. You’ll find our festive Merry Days & Holly Nights to celebrate the holidays in style, jamming spring music festivals like WinterWonderGrass, and fun-filled events like the Cushing Crossing pondskimming. Join us for an event that will turn your visit into a lasting memory.
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When you drive into Olympic Valley, it’s impossible not to be stunned by the view of Tram Face, the imposing rock cliff below the Aerial Tram, and the jagged snow-covered peaks that shoot up in every direction. Higher on the mountain, a sparkling Lake Tahoe splays out before you, a view Mark Twain once described as “the fairest picture the whole earth affords.”
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The Spring Skiing Capital
Thanks to plentiful snowfall that lasts sometimes well into summer and a spirited spring vibe, Palisades Tahoe has become an epicenter for spring skiing and riding with the longest season in Tahoe. Join us in the springtime for goggle tan weather, perfect corn snow, music festivals, pondskimming, and a vivacious après-ski scene under the sun.
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With over 100 trails, you’ll find terrain for everyone at Alpine Meadows, from impeccable top-to-bottom groomers to gentle, beginner-friendly slopes. The most treasured terrain at Alpine? Its hike-to back bowls, covert spots like Beaver Bowl, Estelle Bowl, and Grouse Ridge. We promise you it’s worth the effort it takes to get there.
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Stepping into the newly renovated lodge at the base of Alpine Meadows feels like coming home. There’s a crackling fireplace, cozy benches to sip a coffee or hot chocolate with friends, and massive windows that look out over the snow-covered slopes. This inviting, family-friendly lodge is easily accessible from the parking lot, has everything you need under one roof, and the lifts are just steps away. rich-text
Winter and springtime events at Alpine Meadows bring a much-loved energy to the mountain. Favorite events include the annual Alpine Meadows Snow Golf Tournament, the Retro Après Ski Party hosted by none other than Olympic champion Jonny Moseley, and springtime live music on the sun-soaked deck.
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If charming mid-mountain dining is what you’re after, Alpine Meadows has that covered. Pull into the Chalet, an Alps-inspired cabin near the base of Scott Chair, for a mid-morning cinnamon bun by the fireplace or a late-afternoon panini and beer on the deck. For other options, don’t miss the Ice Bar, at Sherwood Chair on the backside, for snacks and beverages from a ski-up window, or the Mogrog Cafe for European fare at the bottom of Subway Chair. rich-text
Views of Lake Tahoe
Need proof that Alpine Meadows has some of the best views of Lake Tahoe around? There’s a chairlift named Lakeview Chair—and it delivers on its name. You can catch panoramic sights of the lake from many vantage points around the mountain. Some of our favorite photo-worthy spots: The view from the top of Summit Express or from the groomed cattrack atop Art’s Knob, accessed via Sherwood Chair or Treeline Cirque.