Palisades Tahoe Extends Season to May 30

Palisades Tahoe is once again proud to offer the longest skiing and riding season in Tahoe. The resort’s closing date has been extended to Monday, May 30 due to late spring storms that brought more than seven feet of snow to the Sierra. In April, 86 inches of new snow fell on the upper mountain; more snow than was seen in all of November, January, February and March combined. After May 1, the resort will be open Friday through Sunday only, plus Memorial Day Monday.

Guests should note that the Alpine side of the resort closed on Sunday, April 17, and will not reopen.

View of Palisades Tahoe

Photo: Grant Kaye

Lift and Terrain Updates

The Palisades Tahoe team will be working hard to keep as much terrain open for as long as possible this season. Here are a few updates on expected operations for some of our lifts and terrain, though operations may shift due to conditions. Lifts and terrain that have closed for the season will not reopen. 

  • Guests will still be able to ski to the base area via Mountain Run through May 1, but that trail may not make it to the following weekend, at which point all guests will need to download the Funitel or Aerial Tram to get off the mountain.
  • Granite Chief and Siberia will likely remain on schedule through May 8, but Siberia Ridge is losing snow quickly.
  • Belmont Terrain Park will remain open through May 1. Gold Coast Terrain Park will remain open as long as possible, and new medium-size features will be added soon.
  • Reverse Traverse is currently open, but KT-22 chairlift and terrain are closed.
  • The Alpine side of the resort and all lower mountain lifts on the Palisades side (with the exception of Wa She Shu) are closed for the season, and will not reopen.
  • Lifts will be open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for now, but hours may shift to 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. if there is significant snowmelt again. 

For up-to-date information on terrain offerings, check our frequently updated operations blog, and follow our Mountain Operations Twitter.

Palisades Tahoe

Photo: Grant Kaye

Theme Weekends

Celebrate the extended spring skiing by wearing a creative costume while you ski and ride. Theme weekends are as follows:

  • April 30-May 1: Denim – Carve it up in Canadian tuxedos
  • May 6-8: Wig out on the Wiggle! – Wear your favorite wig while you ski down one of the many wiggle tracks on the mountain
  • May 13-15: Rodeo – No better way to say summer is here than with cowboy hats and cutoffs
  • May 20-22: Surf’s Up – Pop on your board trunks and bikinis to surf the slush
  • May 27-30: U-S-A! – Break out the red, white and blue for a patriotic Memorial Day Weekend
Photo from festival

Made in Tahoe Festival. Photo courtesy of Palisades Tahoe

Made in Tahoe Festival Returns May 28 & 29

The annual Made in Tahoe Festival returns Memorial Day Weekend to The Village at Palisades Tahoe, for a jam-packed weekend of artisans, workshops, live music and performances that celebrate all things local. The weekend features local artisans, businesses, chefs, organizations and entertainers that are based in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas. Guests can discover and explore Tahoe’s rich community of talented creators, while enjoying a variety of local food and beer. The Made in Tahoe Festival will be held May 28-29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and admission is free. For more information, visit our website.

Ikon Pass Spring Access and Ticket Deals

  • 2022/23 Ikon Pass Spring Access: New Ikon Passholders don’t have to wait for next season to hit the slopes. Spring access for 22/23 Ikon passholders began April 11, meaning all passholders can take advantage of our long season.
  • Spring Ticket Trio: Take advantage of the most flexible lift ticket pass available. The Spring Ticket Trio includes 3 single-day lift tickets to use for yourself or share with others. Lift tickets can all be used in one day when sharing with friends or family. The ticket trio and other ticket packages are valid through the end of the 21/22 season.
  • Other Area Passholder/Employee Ticket: Employees and season passholders at other resorts can purchase an $89 day ticket when they show their season pass at the ticket window. Tickets must be purchased in-person.
  • First Responder Ticket: First responders can purchase midweek tickets for just $79 when they show proof of employment at the ticket window. Tickets must be purchased in-person.
  • Ski Shop Employee Ticket: Employees of any ski shop can purchase midweek tickets for just  $79 when they show their season pass at the ticket window. Tickets must be purchased in-person.

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