Palisades Tahoe

Located in sunny California, Palisades Tahoe is known as the Spring Skiing Capital. The mountain delivers one of the longest ski season in North Lake Tahoe. Enjoy 300 days of sunshine and deep powder with an average annual snowfall of 11 metres. Undoubtedly, perfect for the ultimate ski holiday. A new base-to-base gondola connects the Palisades and Alpine mountain to create one of the biggest ski areas in the USA. An incredible 6,000 acres of terrain for you to explore!

Previously known as Squaw Valley, Palisades Tahoe changed their name in 2021. This was to honour the resort’s history and unify the local community and mountains under one name.

Get your gloves on our ski and board brochure, for the 2020/21 season, packed with inspiration from the all top resorts. Click here to order your copy today!

Please note our Brochure Contains 2020/21 pricing, but it will give you an indication of how resorts compare and what they have to offer.  Contact our Consultants to get more details.


Take in amazing views of Lake Tahoe whilst exploring the varied terrain with gentle slopes, bowls, chutes and challenges to suit any level of skier or boarder. 65% of the terrain is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels and Palisades Tahoe boasts has one of the longest ski seasons in the region. The resort boasts a total ski area of over 6,000 skiable acres spread across two mountains with more than 270 trails.

  • 6,000 acres of skiable terrain across two mountains
  • Ski in ski out accommodation
  • Scenic aerial tram
  • Amazing views of Lake Tahoe
  • Base-to-base gondola connecting the two mountains
  • Recently upgraded lifts
  • Hosts of the Men’s Slalom and Giant Slalom events in the 2023 World Cup

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 2,758 Metres
Base Elevation 1,889 Metres
Vertical Drop 869 Metres
Lifts 42 lifts
Runs 270+
Ave Annual Snowfall 11 Metres
Terrain Beginner 25%
Terrain Intermediate 45%
Terrain Advanced 30%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Trail Maps

Other Activities

At Palisades Tahoe there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • Ice Bar at Alpine Meadows
  • Snowshoe Dinner Tours at Alpine
  • Scenic Aerial Tram Ride
  • Dog sledding
  • Tubing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Mountaineer transportation between the Valleys

Getting There

Getting to Palisades Tahoe

Fly into Reno-Tahoe International Airport which is just an hour’s drive away from Palisades Tahoe.
Alternatively you can fly into Sacramento (2 hour drive) or San Francisco (3 hour drive)

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Palisades Tahoe has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.

Credit: Palisades Tahoe | Kate Abraham