Palisades Tahoe increases snowmaking, adds new dining options

Palisades Tahoe

Opens Nov. 22

In its 75th anniversary season, Palisades Tahoe will again host one of four U.S. stops of the Audi FIS World Cup and is unveiling major investments around the resort.

On-mountain food | The mid-Mountain Gold Coast Lodge has received a multi-million dollar makeover that will improve the guest experience and create several new dining options. The Gold Coast Food Hall will be revamped with an expanded menu at Funi’s and Marketplace, an increase in variety within the ARC, the reopening of 39⁰ North showcasing Asian Fusion Cuisine and Healthy Choice selections at all dining locations.

Base area dining | The new Japanese-inspired Oishii Ramen will open in Olympic House, while Rocker in the Village will offer brunch on the weekends from 7 to 11 a.m.

Mountain upgrades | After 25 years of operation, Palisades Tahoe has replaced the Funitel haul rope with a new galvanized rope that spans almost seven miles. This upgrade follows last year’s additions of the Base to Base Gondola and the high-speed six-pack Red Dog lift. 

Snowmaking | The resort has increased its snow-making capabilities by installing five new snowmaking machines on the Palisades side near the Exhibition lift. On the Alpine side, the resort has upgraded its snowmaking infrastructure by adding 2,000 feet of new snowmaking lines.

Grooming | Palisades Tahoe has expanded its snowcat fleet by adding five new snowcats and installing four new winch picks across the mountain.

Paid parking | Parking reservations will be required at Palisades Tahoe for all vehicles on weekends and holidays before 1 p.m. Mid-week parking will remain free and will not require a reservation. Carpools of three or more people will have access to parking spaces that are closer to the lifts. | parkpalisadestahoe.com

Palisades Tahoe app | A new navigation tool within the app will allow users to easily identify terrain that aligns with their ability level and receive step-by-step guidance on how to reach those areas at the resort.

Rentals | Palisades Tahoe has invested over half a million dollars this year in a new standard, high performance and demo ski fleet including Head, Salomon, Volkl, Blizzard, K2, Atomic, Nordica and more.

Employee housing | The resort acquired the Tahoe Vistana Inn in Tahoe Vista and a multi-unit property in Kings Beach to provide housing options.

Mountaineer shuttle | The free, on-demand winter transportation in Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows will expand its operating schedule for the 2023-24 winter season. Passengers may request rides through the Mountaineer app.

Mountaineer will operate its 9-passenger, dog-friendly vans equipped with ski/snowboard racks between Dec. 8 and April 7 daily in Olympic Valley from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Service in Alpine Meadows will be Thursday to Monday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Service between the two valleys will be offered daily from 5 to 11 p.m. There will be extended service during holidays and special events. | mountaineertransit.org

Retail | Roark has unveiled its latest flagship store in The Village at Palisades Tahoe offering premium clothing and gear. | palisadestahoe.com


Events

Dec. 15-16 | Tahoe Live Festival

Dec. 22-March 16 (select dates) | Snowshoe Tour & Dinner

Jan. 20 | Arc’teryx Winter Film Tour

Jan. 20-March 16 (select dates) | Winter Pairings Dinners

Feb. 23-25 | World Cup Tour

April 5-7 | WinterWonderGrass Festival

April | Snow Golf

TBD | Cushing Crossing