See The Action Live!
Palisades Tahoe is no stranger to championship level skiing. In fact, the resort’s current fame and storied history is in large part due to its founder Alex Cushing’s successful bid to host the 1960 Winter Olympics. Since that time, Palisades Tahoe has churned out countless world champions and is known across the globe as one of the best mountains for developing elite level racers. This season the resort is scheduled to host the Palisades Tahoe Cup, one of only four U.S. based stops on the Men’s World Cup circuit this season.
Fans of the sport will remember 2017, the last time Palisades Tahoe hosted a World Cup, when olympian Mikaela Shiffrin took home the gold in the women’s giant slalom event. The course, as described by Mikaela, was “one of, if not the toughest” on the women’s circuit.
This year the men will try to tackle the same race venue, which is scheduled to be hosted on Dog Leg and Red Dog Face. Though the venue might not be the longest on the circuit, it is filled with very steep and very tight terrain, meaning the racers will need to be at their absolute best to navigate the course. Those familiar with the mountain will know that this is one of the best courses for spectating as a majority of the venue is visible right from the base area of the mountain! Though general admission ticketing is currently sold out, there are still options to purchase tickets at VIP pricing which comes with additional perks and benefits.
While racing takes the center stage at an event like this, spectators can also enjoy a host of other fun and exciting activities during race week. From live music, to fireworks, and other great sponsor-hosted events, even those who just plan on skiing at Palisades Tahoe during race weekend will have no shortage of fun ways to join in on the racing spirit!
Resort Updates for 2023
Palisades Tahoe has a number of improvements and resort upgrades scheduled to debut during the 2022/23 season. Arguably the most anticipated addition would be the new Base to Base Gondola, a whopping 2.4 mile lift that connects both the Palisades and Alpine base areas of the resort. With the addition of this gondola, Palisades Tahoe now encompasses 6,000 acres of skiable terrain that can be accessed regardless of which base area you choose to park or stay at.
2022/23 will also showcase the new and improved Red Dog chairlift. Those familiar with the old lift will be excited to know that it has been upgraded to a high-speed 6 seater! This addition opens up a wide range of possibilities in the Red Dog area, and trails are now quicker and easier to reach than ever before!
Ski Season Stays
There’s still time to book your ski season stays for the upcoming season! Don’t miss any of the fun this winter and lock in your ski vacation today!