Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort

From easy to the extreme with plenty in between, Palisades Tahoe ski resort (previously Squaw Valley) is one of our favourites in Lake Tahoe. It’s an easy life here, with quick access to a magnificent mountain and all the cosy convenience of a purpose-built village. Nestling between six big peaks and one very big lake, Palisades Tahoe is where you’ll discover some of the most exciting and diverse skiing and boarding in the Tahoe region.

The six peaks define Palisades Tahoe ski resort’s profile, and it’s the lifts servicing each peak that is graded, instead of the trails, which are not shown on the trail map. The 1960 Olympic resort has decided to introduce more named trails, breaking away from its “ski anywhere” policy. The mountains here are fabulous for experts, some rippling with monster moguls, steep chutes, gullies and drops – snowboarders love Palisades Tahoe for this and its three snow-parks. For intermediates, there are cruising trails, steeper blues and mild powder-rich blacks. Beginners will love the rich choice of easy greens to progress to from the nursery slopes.

Palisades Tahoe ski resort, a small village at the base of the mountain, is another successful offspring of Intrawest, Whistler’s big daddy. Tucked back from the north shore of Lake Tahoe, the village is not only convenient for the slopes but has beautiful views towards the lake too. For a small place, the choice of food is impressive, with sushi, steak and tapas all a few doors away. Lots of the restaurants double up as bars too, so if you’re looking for beers and cheers, they’re out there somewhere.

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Best For...

  • All abilities
  • Snowboarders
  • Terrain park

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,890m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,760m
  • Total Ski Area 100km
  • Lifts 33
  • Blue Runs 25km
  • Red Runs 45km
  • Black Runs 30km
  • Cross Country 18km

Ski Accommodation in Palisades Tahoe, USA

Our collection of Palisades Tahoe ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

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Ski Areas in Palisades Tahoe

Ski Areas in Palisades Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe ski resort itself offers 100km of skiable terrain over six peaks, making it the second largest resort in the Lake Tahoe ski area and a great resort for skiers. It also offers a wide range of runs for skiers of all abilities to enjoy. With over 30 lifts throughout the resort, there’s easy access to all slopes and ski areas, including the Alpine Meadows.

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Skiing in Palisades Tahoe

Skiing in Palisades Tahoe

Home to a vast and varied terrain, Palisades Tahoe ski resort caters for all abilities of skiers. Those new to skiing are well looked after here, with a wide range of beginners slopes and good progress runs available. Advanced skiers can enjoy the challenging terrain on offer, as well as a variety of off-piste sections available.

Snowboarding in Palisades Tahoe

Snowboarding in Palisades Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe is packed full of double black diamonds, so free-riders looking for an adrenaline rush will find plenty to get their boards into. There are also some great offerings of powder and some well spread-out trees around the mountain. For those less experienced, the resort has some great cruisy runs and some wide off-piste opportunities.

Ski Schools in Palisades Tahoe

Ski Schools in Palisades Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe ski resort provides an excellent ski school service for the younger skiers from the age of 3 up to 12. The school hosts a unique 12,000ft2 facility dedicated specifically to the resorts younger guests, complete with a full-service rental shop, a private ski hill with a pony tow and two magic carpet lifts.

Restaurants in Palisades Tahoe

Restaurants in Palisades Tahoe

A number of restaurants are available for you to experience in the village, ranging from fine dining cuisines to quick snack outlets. Bistro 22 is a resort favourite and popular with the locals too, serving the best of both worlds with either a fine dining menu and quick food in a cosy environment.

Après Ski in Palisades Tahoe

Après Ski in Palisades Tahoe

A range of bars and restaurants are present in the Palisades Tahoe ski resort for you to continue your holiday into the evening and through the night. Situated at the bottom of the KT-22 lift, the KT-Base Bar is a popular favourite for a drink after a day’s skiing. Bistro 22 also has quite a lively après scene too.

Non-Skiers in Palisades Tahoe


The SnoVentures centre offers non-skiers the opportunity to partake in activities including riding snowmobiles (with smaller sizes available for children to drive) and snowtubing. There’s also an indoor climbing wall, trampolining and tobogganing on offer. Another option is to strap on a pair of snowshoes and go for a walk, allowing you to explore the beautiful area surrounding Palisades Tahoe.

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