With so many current and past ski legends calling Palisades Tahoe home, you can imagine that the terrain trends towards expert. Similar to Jackson Hole, Palisades Tahoe is a skier’s mountain, meaning it’s best enjoyed by hardcore skiers and snowboarders. Experts have options ranging from the fun, groomed steeps of the Women’s Downhill trail to a multitude of chutes, couloirs, huge cliffs and cornices that litter the resort’s ridge-line boundary between KT-22 peak and Granite Thief. The cool thing about this particular destination is that all of these legendary lines are right below the chairlifts, so everyone can experience the “Squallywood” show. If you’re looking to get extreme, there are few resorts that can offer challenge-seekers what Palisades Tahoe can.
Intermediates will also be pleased with the entirely-blue run area between Solitude chairlift and Shirley Lake Express. And beginners will find they too can enjoy watching the daring feats up on the mountain thanks to the Gold Coast Express chairlift, which carries skiers nearly all the way up to the 8,700-foot Emigrant peak, and accesses a myriad of green runs. First time adult and children skiers or snowboarders have two world-class beginner zones at the base of the resort, ensuring they learn in a comfortable environment. Park skiers and snowboarders will also be pleased to know that Palisades Tahoe partners with Snow Park Technologies to design and build state-of-the-art terrain parks, from the challenging Gold Coast parks with their nearly 30 features to the Snoventures Start Park at the base of the mountain.