Olympic Valley, Calif.] Nov. 30, 2022 – After kicking off the winter season earlier this month, Palisades Tahoe is slated to debut the long-awaited Base to Base Gondola in mid-December with a full day of festivities to ring in a new era at the resort. The Base to Base Gondola Grand Opening Celebration will take place on Saturday, December 17, complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony, special performances, fireworks, and more. The event is free and open to the public.
Music & Fireworks
Live musical performances will take place across both Base Areas throughout the day, with a Saturday night headline show from Dillon Francis—the LA-based DJ and producer known for vivid dance tracks and international festival appearances. This performance will take place on the KT Base Bar deck, followed by a spectacular fireworks show.
Guests can enjoy a complimentary tour of the two valleys with The North Face® Mountain Guides, featuring firsthand tips on the resort’s most coveted terrain and secret stashes. These tours are offered to intermediate and advanced skiers and riders only, and all participants will receive a coupon to The North Face® store in The Village at Palisades Tahoe for 20% off one item. To join, look for the meeting sign at either Base Area to meet your guide at the scheduled times below.
The Grand Opening Celebration will take place on Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 9AM until 6:30PM across Palisades Tahoe.
- 9AM: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Toast, and Giveaways (Alpine & Palisades Base Areas)
- 10AM: 2-Hour Tours with The North Face® Mountain Guides (Alpine & Palisades Base Areas)
- 11AM: Pop-Up Music (Palisades – Gold Coast Snow Beach; Alpine – The Chalet Deck)
- 1PM: 2-Hour Tours with The North Face® Mountain Guides (Alpine & Palisades Base Areas)
- 1PM: Live Music and Happy Hour featuring Lizano (Alpine Lodge Deck)
- 3PM: Live Music & Happy Hour (KT Base Bar)
- 5PM: Headline Performance featuring Dillon Francis (KT Base Bar)
- 6:30PM: Fireworks Show (KT Base Bar)
Guests can also follow along on Instagram @palisadestahoe for prize stashes on both mountains throughout the day. Two lucky winners will find a grand prize of a Dakine backpack, Dakine gloves, GoPro Hero 11, and YETI Rambler. The most up-to-date event details can be found here.
About Palisades Tahoe
Palisades Tahoe is the largest ski resort in California, boasting 6,000 skiable acres across eight peaks now seamlessly connected by the Base to Base Gondola. 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 definitive Spring Skiing Capital, and is home mountain to dozens of Olympic and World Cup athletes across multiple snow sports. This season, the resort is proud to host the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, February 24-26. 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. Palisades Tahoe is also the largest resort on the Ikon Pass, which offers access to 50+ 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. You can also visit us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Vimeo.
Featureed image: Sunrise Base to Base construction tour at Palisades Tahoe Courtesy of Palisades Ski Resort for media use