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As host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the Palisades Tahoe legacy has maintained a vibrant ski culture and mountain energy that spans from village to peak. Its spirit of outdoor adventure is reflected by the views of Lake Tahoe’s translucent waters, and its inspiration is carved into the slopes of the Sierra mountains. Beginners will find forgiving learning zones set among dramatic alpine scenery, while varied trails, bowls and chutes mean that skiers and snowboarders will never outgrow the progressive terrain. With consistent snowfall that stays around well into the spring, Palisades Tahoe boasts one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the country.

Trail Classification 

  • Beginner: 25%
  • Intermediate: 45%
  • Advanced: 30%

Skiable Acres: 3,600

Trails: 170+

Bowls: 16

Longest Run: Mountain Run: 3.2 mi

Terrain Parks: 4

Alpine Meadows

Tucked between Truckee and Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows is a picturesque playground for families and off-the-radar thrill-seekers alike. Chalet-style lodges and approachable hospitality mean that the skiing and riding experience always comes first. From easy-riding progression parks to wide open bowls, Alpine Meadows brings an exciting challenge to any level of skier or snowboarder. And with more than 100 trails spread over 2,400 acres, mountain adventures (and groomed runs) await at every bump, jump and chairlift.

Trail Classification

  • Beginner: 25%
  • Intermediate: 40%
  • Advanced: 35%

Skiable Acres: 2,400

Trails: 100+

Bowls: 7

Terrain Parks: 2

Lift System

  • High Speed 6-Pack: 1
  • High Speed Quads: 2
  • Fixed Grip Triple Chairs: 3
  • Fixed Grip Double Chairs: 5
  • Surface Lifts: 2

Total Lifts: 13

Average Annual Snowfall: 450 inches

Snowmaking: 9 out of 13 lifts

Climate

  • Nov: 47 high, 24 low
  • Dec: 40 high, 20 low
  • Jan: 36 high, 16 low
  • Feb: 39 high, 18 low
  • Mar: 44 high, 21 low
  • Apr: 50 high, 26 low
  • May: 60 high, 32 low
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