Palisades Tahoe, CA, Announces Spring Events

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Spring events at Palisades Tahoe are released. | Picture: supplied by Palisades Tahoe

With an impressive snowpack and bluebird days, Palisades Tahoe is an unparalleled spring destination, boasting the longest skiing and riding season in Lake Tahoe. There is so much to love about spring at Palisades Tahoe, from the corn snow and crazy events to live music and après afternoons, once again proving why the resort is the official Spring Skiing Capital®.

Thanks to the huge amount of snowfall that accumulated this winter, Palisades Tahoe has extended operations well into the summer months. Both Palisades and Alpine will be open on select days through May 29, 2023. In June, Alpine will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for skiing and snowboarding. Palisades will be closed for skiing and riding, but The Village at Palisades Tahoe will be open daily throughout the summer. For the July Fourth weekend, Alpine will be open for skiing and snowboarding and will host all holiday festivities.

On Saturdays starting April 8, 2023, the resort will keep KT-22 and Summit or Roundhouse open until 5 p.m. (weather permitting). The last day for the Base to Base Gondola will be Sunday, April 30, 2023. The last day for the Funitel and Aerial Tram will be Monday, May 29, 2023, though the Tram will reopen between June 16-18, 2023, and then daily on June 23, 2023 for summer sightseeing and activities.

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Palisades Tahoe’s Pond Skim will be back this spring. | Picture: supplied by Palisades Tahoe

Signature Spring Events

Palisades Tahoe’s fan-favorite spring events are back, drawing crowds from near and far. The 31st annual Cushing Crossing, the original pond skim, returns on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Under the critical eye of five celebrity judges, the bravest skiers and riders attempt to traverse Cushing pond while sporting their best costumes. Participants can compete across several categories – including Ski, Snowboard, and Unlimited (any other apparatus of ski and snowboard origin) – each of which includes a special prize pack for the winner. The date is subject to change, and registration takes place the morning of the event.

Snow Golf returns to Alpine on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. as teams compete across the only top-to-bottom snow golf course. The nine-hole tournament tees off at the top of Summit chair and ends at the bottom of Alpine Bowl Chair. Registration is free, groups of four are encouraged, and a prize for best costume will be awarded. The date is subject to change based on weather conditions.

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Why not try your hand at Snow Golf? | Picture: supplied by Palisades Tahoe

Hit the slopes for Easter weekend and make sure to join in on the Kid’s Easter Egg or Golden Egg hunt! Alpine’s annual Beacon & Eggs event returns as well on April 9, 2023, where participants can learn the basics of avalanche awareness and proper beacon techniques while searching for Easter eggs filled with great prizes, including gift certificates, gear, and a 23/24 Palisades Tahoe season pass. This free event begins at 12 p.m., registration takes place at the top of Subway chair from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and guests should bring their own avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel.

Made in Tahoe returns to Palisades Tahoe on May 27 & 28, 2023, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. to celebrate the wares inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin or made by local artisans, businesses, chefs, organizations, and entertainers. Explore and experience this rich community full of talented creators while enjoying a variety of local food and beer, with all drink proceeds benefiting the Tahoe Food Hub.

Made in Tahoe
Last year’s Made in Tahoe Festival was a huge success. | Picture: supplied by Palisades Tahoe

Earth Day

The 2023 Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival returns to The Village at Palisades Tahoe on Saturday, April 15, 2023, for one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the area. This free community event takes place from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. with opportunities for the whole family to learn about recycling, composting, renewable energy, and sustainability through hands-on activities. With the goal of recognizing, celebrating and promoting the region’s unique beauty, this Earth Day festival brings people together for fun in the sun and educates the public about how best to preserve and protect local and global natural resources.


Live Concerts

Musical performances have always been an integral part of the spring skiing experience at Palisades Tahoe. WinterWonderGrass returns from March 31 to April 2, 2023, for an epic lineup of 25 bands across four stages, and Spring Tracks will bring back live music events at both mountains each and every spring weekend. This year’s spring performers include Brett Dennon, Chadwick Stokes of Dispatch, DJ Logic, Coburn Station, Joy and Madness, and more! Check out the event calendar here for the full schedule of live music.

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Come to Palisades Tahoe for some incredible spring skiing. | Picture: supplied by Palisades Tahoe

Ticket Deals & Ikon Spring Access

Experience the Spring Skiing Capital with several new seasonal ticket deals:

  • Learn to Ski and Ride Special: On April 15 and 16, take advantage of this special program designed for first-time skiers or snowboarders. For $109, guests will receive: a 2.5-hour beginner lesson, a limited beginner lift ticket, and rental equipment. With morning and afternoon lesson times to choose from, this special is available at both Palisades Tahoe and Alpine Adult Ski Schools and Kids Ski Schools. Tickets can be purchased here.

  • Spring Ticket Trio Sale: Save 20% off the resort’s most flexible lift ticket pack! Ski or ride any three days this spring for just $143/day, valid through the end of the 22/23 season. Use all the tickets yourself or share them with others, as all tickets are transferable. The Spring Ticket Trio can be purchased here.

  • 2023/24 IKON Pass Spring Access: Skiers and riders who purchase a 23/24 IKON Pass can start using it at Palisades Tahoe on Monday, April 10.

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Come to Tahoe for the amazing spring skiing. | Picture: supplied by Palisades Tahoe

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