Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort offers 2,400 acres of terrain spread over multiple peaks with over 8,000 feet of elevation. The bowls near the top of the peaks are tree-less, offering European style wide open spaces, rather than the traditional US named trails. The Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort also features some glades, groomed highways, steep chutes, and terrain parks. Even though this is a mecca for extreme skiers, you don’t have to be a stunt skier to enjoy the terrain. Those that like to keep the sticks or board in contact with the snow can also take pleasure in it. There is terrain for everyone from gnarly to nice, from tough to tame, and from scary to sedate. Officially, intermediates and beginners get 40% and 25% of the terrain respectively, but there seems to be many more black and double black trails than 35% due to the classification blurring of piste and off-piste terrain. Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort is located off Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The town of Truckee is about 12 miles to the north of the ski resort. Palisades Tahoe CA is located adjacent to Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, and the two ski areas are connected by a gondola and operate on the same lift ticket.

Highest Skiable Peak

9,050 ft

Vertical Drop

2,850 ft

Base Elevation

6,200 ft

Gondola, Trams, Chairs, & Surface Lifts

Aerial Tram: 1 (110-person tram) Funitel: 1 (28-person gondola) Express 6-pacs: 4 Express Quads: 3 Fixed-Grip Quad: 1 Triple Chairs: 9 Double Chairs: 5 Surface Lifts: 3 Magic Carpets: 2

Closest Airport

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

Airport to Resort

49 Miles