Palisades Tahoe Resort Guide

The Palisades Tahoe resort summary is: Palisades Tahoe has 30 lifts within its 1618 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 869m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 100 trail at Palisades Tahoe.


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Palisades Tahoe Resort Guide

The Palisades Tahoe resort summary is: Palisades Tahoe has 30 lifts within its 1618 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 869m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 100 trail at Palisades Tahoe.

Vertical:

Top: 2743m
Arrow
869m
Bot: 1874m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediates/
Advanced

Trails:

100
25%
45%
30%

Hectares of Ski:

1618
Snowmaking: 10%

Palisades Tahoe Lifts:

  • drag lift icon2
  • ski lift icon25
  • cablecar icon3
Total lifts = 30
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Palisades Tahoe Resort GuidePhoto credit: Tom

Visiting Palisades Tahoe

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Palisades Tahoe.


Palisades Tahoe Features

The terrain at Palisades Tahoe includes::

  • Halfpipes
    2
  • Terrain Parks
    2
  • X-Country
    16.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Palisades Tahoe resort?

September 2021:
The ski area formerly known as Squaw Valley (now Olympic Valley) and Alpine Meadows are now officially one resort with an all new name, Palisades Tahoe. The combined area has 6000 acres so can claim the biggest in Tahoe and one of the 5 biggest in North America. They are in the process of joining the two with a gondola, although there won’t be ski runs linking them. However, each area still operates independently.

The dedicated websites now redirect to https://www.palisadestahoe.com/

Old information:
Squaw Valley, in the USA, is the site of the VIII Winter Olympic Games held in 1960. Squaw Valley is one of the most legendary and sought after vacation destinations for those who love winter sports. This is one of America's premiere destination ski resorts and no skier or rider will ever be bored on the seemingly endless terrain, spanning 4,000 skiable acres. Guests will also delight in Squaw Valley as it has a stylish pedestrian village. The buildings and their carefully connected walkways add the warm and inviting ambiance of a European style mountain village with new restaurants, shops and experiences to share with friends and families. Squaw Valley has invested heavily in environmental improvements: a day use locker room, grooming equipment, terrain park enhancements and expanded beginner terrain. Ski in/out condo-hotel luxury accommodations are available. 40 hotels are within 8 miles of Squaw Valley. Overnight facilities are in Tahoe City, 6 miles away and Truckee,9 miles. RVs are welcome at the resort but there are no hookups.


Explore Palisades Tahoe Location Map

Interactive Palisades Tahoe trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Palisades Tahoe Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 3.3m
-4
20
clear
Middle Lift: 
-4
15
clear
Bottom Lift: 1.6m
-7
10
clear

When's the snowiest month to visit Palisades Tahoe?

DecemberAverage: 2.9 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Palisades Tahoe is week 4 of December. There are typically 2.9 snowy days during this week with 48cm of snowfall. Check out the Palisades Tahoe Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Palisades Tahoe

Overall: 4.4 Based on 8 votes and 5 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.1
  • Variety of pistes 5.0
  • Off-piste 4.6
  • Scenery 4.7
  • Apres-Ski 5.0
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Squawheaded from United States writes:

Spring skiing with less crowds is the bright spot of Squaw. Other than spring, Squaw sucks with small terrain and big egos accompanying big
crowds.

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