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The Lake Tahoe 2022/2023 ski season is nearly here! While ski resort opening dates are always subject to weather and conditions, it sure does give us something to look forward to. As the nights get chillier and the fall season takes hold, we start to envision our ski season ahead. So get your skis waxed and your gear ready, because the ski season is around the corner and powder days are ahead! (This blog is being updated as more announcements are made for the upcoming season. Check back for updates!)

ski resort opening dates

Boreal Mountain opens Friday, November 11

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe opens Friday, November 11

New this year: Estimated to be the largest capital improvement project in the resort’s history, the new Lakeview Express chairlift will be a key piece of Mt. Rose’s efforts to enhance the overall experience in the “Lakeview Zone.” The plan includes trail additions, existing run improvements, and new skier traffic patterns, offering even greater access to beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain and help give skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels a more enhanced mountain experience.

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Northstar California & Heavenly open Saturday, November 12

New this year: Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Northstar will open with the newly upgraded Comstock Express lift, now a high-speed 6-person chairlift. New passholder perk: With early lift access every Monday, Northstar passholders can load chairlifts at 8:30am for First Tracks on Mondays, starting in December.

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Palisades Tahoe opens Friday, November 18

New this year: A base-to-base gondola connects Palisades and Alpine. Guests will enjoy easy access to 6,000 acres of terrain. The 2.4 mile gondola ride will transport guests between The Village at Palisades Tahoe and the Alpine Lodge in 16 minutes, with the option for expert skiers and riders to unload at the KT-22 mid-station. The gondola is expected to be running by mid-December, weather permitting. Red Dog chairlift is replaced with a high-speed 6-seater and also is expected to open in December, weather permitting. Expanded mountaineer operations, plus snowmaking and lodge enhancements.

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Sugar Bowl opens Friday, November 25

New this year: Sugar Bowl joins the Mountain Collective. The Sugar Rush snowtubing park will have a 400' magic carpet accessing 10 lanes of tubing, plus a sweets station for kids and a bar for adults, open on weekends and holidays and some evenings.

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Diamond Peak opens Saturday, December 3

New this year: New surface lift for the Child Ski & Ride Center, relocated terrain park, new RFID access gates, and guided after-hours snowshoe hikes.

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Homewood Mountain Resort opens Friday, December 16

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Tahoe Donner Downhill opens Friday, December 9

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