Skiing and snowboarding are adventurous and exhilarating outdoor recreational activities, but they come with their own inherent set of risks. Natural and man-made obstacles are part of this alpine experience. Collisions with these objects, especially when skiing fast or out of control, can result in serious or fatal injury. Please read and practice the following guidelines and safety tips. And please ski and ride with caution and control.


  1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  2. People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  3. Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4. Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5. You must prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
  7. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  8. You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9. Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10. If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.

This is a partial list. Officially endorsed by NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION

Be Mountain Wise

It is up to you to make safe and smart choices while you are out on the slopes. You have a responsibility to be familiar with the rules and regulations of Palisades Tahoe Ski Area before you get out on the slopes. Knowing the Skier's Responsibility Code and being aware of possible obstacles, natural hazards, or other dangers is up to you.

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Our Courtesy Code

The Courtesy Code was designed to maintain a warm and welcoming environment while “inspiring adventure with a smile.” Enforcement of the Courtesy Code is handled by Security, Ski Patrol, Mountain Hosts, Scanning and our management team. If you observe people that are violating our Courtesy Code, please feel free to report your observations to those trained to enforce it.

Our Courtesy Code was implemented at both resorts to create a warm and welcome environment:

  • No outside alcoholic beverages, and no open containers in areas other than restaurants
  • Please be respectful of families and children. No consumption of tobacco or marijuana in lift lines, while riding lifts, or in other public places
  • Offensive language including profanity is not allowed
  • Always follow the directions of security personnel, ski patrol, and management
  • For your safety, observe the skiers responsibility code at all times
  • Threatening or intimidating behavior, pushing and throwing snowballs are not permitted
  • Properly care for your dogs including keeping them on a leash and cleaning up after them
  • Compliance with all COVID related policies and procedures. Current COVID related information can be found here.

Palisades Tahoe reserves the right to revoke guest resort privileges for violations of our Courtesy Code. Thank you for your cooperation.

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