Early morning scenics of alpine meadow from the top of summit chair Early morning scenics of alpine meadow from the top of summit chair
We want to share our love of the mountains forever.
So we decided to take a look in the mirror.
And we were reminded that our commitment to giving back is made possible by our guests. Without their support, our vision for the future of Palisades Tahoe would not be possible. We realized that as a resort, it’s our business to welcome people who share our love for their air, water, trees, and snow that make Palisades Tahoe unique. As a community, it’s our duty to preserve this place for generations to come. As leaders, it’s our responsibility to question everything we do, to never settle for “the way it is,” and to spread the word of empower our guests and our industry.
Here's where the journey has already taken us

$30,000 annually toward clear lakes & streams.
Thanks to the generosity of our guests, Green Bucks have helped restore the first four miles of the Truckee River and remove invasive aquatic weeds from Lake Tahoe.

$120,000 annually towards regional schools & literacy.
And Creekside Charter, a free public school, operates at the base of Olympic Valley for $1 a year.

421,000 plastic bottles removed from our waste stream.
We're the first resort in North America to ban the sale of single-use water bottles. We won't be the last.


  • 4 Free Electric Car Charging stations
  • 127 new bike racks to the Tahoe Basin
  • 15,000+ retired staff jackets & pants to those in need around the world
  • 500 at-risk youth learn to ski & ride annually with SkiDuck
  • 25,000 cars off the road annually with POW Carpool Parking, preventing greenhouse gas emissions equal to 67,000 trips around Lake Tahoe
  • 20,000 vehicle trips eliminated from mountain access roads with Mountaineer

The Climate Advocacy Achievement– National Ski Areas AssociationGiven to ski areas that support climate policy and innovative solutions that further the transition to a clean energy economy. Palisades Tahoe was recognized in this area for actions including outreach to the EPA in opposition to weakening fuel economy standards, endorsement of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, and community outreach around wildfire preparedness.
The Climate Action Achievement– National Ski Areas Association
Palisades Tahoe was recognized for Climate Action by tracking and reducing carbon emissions. Protect Our Winters “POW” Carpool Parking and the introduction of the app-based Mountaineer shuttle both contributed to emissions reductions.

Our Initiatives

These are just a few of the nearly 200 initiatives and organizations supported by our company and guests. Learn more about what you can do.
Achieve Tahoe adaptive ski school at Alpine Meadows Achieve Tahoe adaptive ski school at Alpine Meadows
Achieve Tahoe

We are proud to be the home base of Achieve Tahoe.

Ski School at Squaw Valley Mountain Resort., Grommets Snowboard Lesson at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe Ski School at Squaw Valley Mountain Resort., Grommets Snowboard Lesson at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
Boys & Girls Club

Getting kids in need on board.

Farm to Table dinner on KT deck at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Farm to Table dinner on KT deck at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Carbon Neutral & Waste-Free Events

Fun with a smaller footprint.

Two reusable branded water bottles sitting on snow. Two reusable branded water bottles sitting on snow.
Drink Mountain Tap

Banning the sale of single-use water bottles.

Olympic Valley has several electric car charging stations in the Far East lot, shown here. Olympic Valley has several electric car charging stations in the Far East lot, shown here.
Electric Car Charging Stations

Four free electric car charging stations.

Truckee Earth Day Festival Truckee Earth Day Festival
Green Bucks

Guests raise $30,000 annually for the Tahoe Fund & the Truckee River Watershed Council.

A band playing for a large crowd at Foam Fest at Squaw Valley with mountain in the background A band playing for a large crowd at Foam Fest at Squaw Valley with mountain in the background
Hosting Non-Profit Events

Putting on events for the community. 

Dogs having fun in a baby pool at Brews, Jazz, & Funk Fest Dogs having fun in a baby pool at Brews, Jazz, & Funk Fest
Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

Supporting our canine friends

A group from Military to the Mountains sits under the Squaw Valley Funitel. A group from Military to the Mountains sits under the Squaw Valley Funitel.
Military to the Mountains

Welcoming disabled veterans to ski our mountains.

A free Mountaineer shuttle in front of The Village at Squaw Valley A free Mountaineer shuttle in front of The Village at Squaw Valley
Mountaineer & Transportation

Free transit within Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows.

Premiere parking spots for carpoolers at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows through the POW Parking program Premiere parking spots for carpoolers at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows through the POW Parking program
POW Carpool Parking

Free, premium parking at Palisades Tahoefor those who carpool.

Bike racks were installed across The Village at Palisades Tahoe from the proceeds of $5 Fridays in June 2019 Bike racks were installed across The Village at Palisades Tahoe from the proceeds of $5 Fridays in June 2019
$5 Fridays

$5 lift tickets on Fridays with all proceeds benefitting the nonprofit Tahoe Fund.