“New” Name Same Great Summer Experience

Palisades Tahoe Celebrates First Summer Season Under New Name

Guests will enjoy Pride Month activations, Washoe Tribe Cultural Tours, hiking, scenic Aerial Tram rides, and special events this season

Olympic Valley, Calif., Summer 2022Palisades Tahoe returns for mountain exploration this summer season with outdoor adventure programming and family friendly activities kicking off Friday, June 17. 

Uniting Legends: This summer, Palisades Tahoe is preparing to offer a whole new experience for the upcoming winter season. Exciting enhancements are underway at both the Palisades and Alpine base areas. In addition to connecting the two legendary base areas with a 16-minute gondola ride, this construction season will also be marked by a replacement of the Red Dog lift, an expansion of the Funitel Plaza and the installation of automatic snowmaking systems in three areas at Alpine. More information is available on our newly launched website.

Pride Month: In honor of Pride Month this June, Sunbowl will be offering $2 off the Rainbow Bowl, Starbucks will offer $1 off the Pink Drink and there will be an Over the Rainbow drink special at Rocker. Pride-themed merchandise will be available to purchase at retail stores, and The North Face location in The Village will be carrying a pride collection as well. Employees are encouraged to show their pride by wearing rainbow pins and putting their preferred pronouns on their nametags. Guests will also notice a number of decorations around the resort throughout the month of June, including flags and eye-catching Tram banners. Check out our latest Legends of Tahoe blog for a story on skier and queer community member, Jamie Burge. 

Aerial Tram: Offering sweeping, panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding mountain vistas, the Aerial Tram is a 10-minute ride carrying passengers over 550 feet of creeks, waterfalls, and the iconic Tram Face, finally landing at High Camp, where visitors can access free activities. This summer, 2022/2023 Ikon pass holders can ride the tram free of charge, and ticket prices start at $39/adult and $29/child. 

Beginning June 17, the Aerial Tram will operate daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Labor Day weekend, followed by weekend service from September 5 through September 30.

Hiking at Palisades. Courtesy of Palisades Tahoe

High Camp Activities: Situated at 8,200 ft. above sea level, High Camp at Palisades Tahoe is home to a variety of activities for all ages. With the purchase of an Aerial Tram ticket, guests receive complimentary access to geocaching, a playground, lawn games, Slacklines, Disc Golf, the High Camp Roller Rink and North Face Guided Hikes. North Face Guided Hikes will be offered twice daily beginning on June 18. Meet at the High Camp lobby at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to join one of Palisades Tahoe’s experienced hiking guides for a scenic, 1.5 mile trail.

Back by popular demand and in partnership with the Washoe Tribe, Palisades Tahoe will once again be offering Cultural Tours throughout the summer. Join Herman Fillmore or Rhiana Jones of the Washoe Tribe at High Camp where they will share stories of Washoe history and culture from the Valley and surrounding mountains. Tours will be offered on June 24, July 15, July 29, August 12 and August 26. Attendees will meet outside of the Aerial Tram entrance by 9:15 a.m. This event is free, but attendees will need an Aerial Tram ticket or a 2022-2023 Ikon Pass. Aerial Tram tickets will be available for purchase and all ticket sales collected from the event will be donated to the Washoe Cultural Fund. Pre-registration is recommended and walk-ups will be permitted to join the group based on availability. 

Other Seasonal Activities: The Sierra Nevada provides one of the most spectacular settings in the world, making Palisades Tahoe any hiker’s paradise. This summer, visitors can access a variety of hiking trails that lead to waterfalls, alpine lakes, meadows, peaks, and lookouts right from The Village at Palisades Tahoe base area or from Alpine Meadows Road. Plan your hike and check trail status on our website. Additionally, guests can start their day off right with a session at Palisades Yoga Studio or enjoy some family fun on The Ropes Course at Olympic Valley, which consists of 3 different towers with a mix of vertical climbing events, bridges, and zip lines. As a part of the resort’s larger renovation process, the pool and hot tub will be closed for the summer and the pool will remain closed permanently. Palisades Tahoe is evaluating future opportunities for High Camp.

Via Ferrata Sunrise at Palisades Tahoe

Summer activities will also include bicycle rentals at Parallel (starting June 17), as well a registration tent at the base area to sign up for the Via Ferrata, a hiking and climbing experience on Palisades Tahoe’s most iconic rock face operated by Alpenglow Expeditions. A Mountain Host tent will also be positioned in front of the tram building for activity recommendations and guest questions. New this summer, Naturalist Talks will be hosted near Cushing Pond on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am.

Kids Adventure Camp: Launching June 20, the Kids Adventure Camp welcomes Explorers (ages 5-7) and Mountaineers (ages 8-13) to Palisades Tahoe for summer camp. Operating Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., children will engage with the great outdoors through daily rotating activities and tram rides, with snacks and lunch included. Pricing begins at $150/day for a minimum 48-hour advance registration and $170/day for last-minute booking. Reservations are highly encouraged with limited availability for walk-ins. 


Food & Beverage Offerings: On mountain, High Camp Marketplace offers delicious grab-and-go food at the top of the tram, will be open daily from 10amto 5 p.m., and Beginning July 1, the  Granite Bistro BBQ will be available on the Granite Bistro Cafe sun deck every Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Granite Bistro Cafe will be closed for the summer season. The Village also offers an array of dining options with outdoor patios and sundecks. Cool down with a smoothie from SunBowl or grab a signature “rocktail” at Rocker.

Lodging Deals and packages: Stay with us in the center of the action with deals and packages to Palisades Tahoe’s premier lodging. 

Events: The Village at Palisades Tahoe also debuted an updated calendar of events headlined by The Great Bingo Revival, First Street Yoga, and Sunsets Live Music Series. There is an abundance of exciting, family friendly events occurring all summer long, including: 

  • Broken Arrow Skyrace, a three day-day five distance event presented by Salomon and held at Palisades Tahoe from June 17-19.
  • Bluesdays Tuesdays, a free, outdoor concert series at the Events Plaza that features top blues musicians every Tuesday from  June 14 – August 30.
  • First Street Yoga, a free, outdoor yoga class powered by Athletic Brewing will take place every Wednesday night from July 6 – August 31.
  • The Great Bingo Revival, a family-friendly bingo experience hosted by a new restaurant in The Village each Thursday from July 14 – August 18.
  • SunSets Live Music Series, a free, live music event every Friday in June, July and August from the area’s most talented musicians. Please note there will be no music June 17 or August 12.
  • Palisades Mountain Run, a race that will start at the base of Palisades Tahoe and be completed at High Camp on July 23.
  • Brews Jazz & Funk Fest, an event with an incredible lineup of music and an array of tasty brews to sample from August 13 – 14.
  • Alpen Wine Fest, an all-inclusive wine tasting from over forty wineries will be held at Palisades Tahoe on September 4.
  • Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings, a competition between six restaurants and six bands for the ultimate supremacy for “Best Wings” and “Best Band” on September 9; .
  • Oktoberfest, where The Village will transform into a Bavarian scene on September 17.
  • North Tahoe Spartan World Championship weekend, multiple Spartan Races will take place at Palisades Tahoe from September 23 – 26.

A full schedule can be viewed here with all events subject to change. For more information, please visit https://www.palisadestahoe.com/

About Palisades Tahoe 

Palisades Tahoe is the largest ski resort in the Lake Tahoe region, boasting 6,000 skiable acres across eight peaks. Formerly Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the more than 70-year-old resort celebrates a rich history as the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the Spring Skiing Capital, and home mountain to dozens of Olympic and World Cup athletes across multiple snow sports. With an average annual snowfall of 400 inches, Palisades Tahoe frequently operates the longest ski and snowboard season in Lake Tahoe. The Village at Palisades Tahoe offers year-round events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques, many of which are locally owned and operated. Palisades Tahoe is on the Ikon Pass, which offers access to 47 international ski destinations. In 2021 the resort changed its name, trading in a harmful slur for a name that better reflects its values and legacy. Visit the Palisades Tahoe website or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more. 

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