Palisades Tahoe, CA, Report: High-Fiving Ski Patrol From The Chairlift | 648″ of Snow & Counting

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report from March 13, 2023

Palisades Tahoe, CA, has already seen 648″ of snowfall this season.

We were first chair on KT-22 today!

We had to give ski patrol a high five from the chairlift.

Ski Patrol was digging out the chair mid-chair line today as we floated past.

Thanks to Palisades Tahoe Pro Ski Patrol for all you do!

Olympic Lady Chairlift. image: snowbrains

We stood in the rain for 90 minutes waiting for the chair to open as they dug out the mid-chair line.

Red Dog opened right away and that was the right call.

It was really windy today with gusts up to 117mph on the upper mountain.

Digger claiming it after Fingers lap and quick tumble image: snowbrains

Our first lap was on West Face and the snow was an ACL-hungry, frozen cream cheese sprinkled with hidden ice moguls.

It wanted your ACLs…

Our second lap was under the Olympic Lady chair line.

Waiting for the chair to open in the wind and rain. image: snowbrains

That snow was trying to tear my knee ligaments as well.

Firm, wind-pressed, hooky, wet, weird snow.

I decided it was too dangerous for my knees to continue and called it after 2 runs.

Industrial KT. image: snowbrains

The best part of today versus the past 2 days was that it wasn’t actively raining while we were skiing so you could actually see and you didn’t have to wipe your goggles every 2 turns.

Tomorrow looks to be more of the same.

Wednesday might be a little better.

Thursday is supposed to be sunny but I’m guessing the snow will be like today: wet and wind-pressed.


image: palisades tahoe, 3/13/23


image: noaa, 3/13/23


One of the diggers took a Fingers laps and looked like a Stand Up Paddleboarder. image: snowbrains
Tram Face. image: snowbrains

Cool graphics, Ryan! image: snowbrains
KT-22. image: snowbrains
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2 thoughts on “Palisades Tahoe, CA, Report: High-Fiving Ski Patrol From The Chairlift | 648″ of Snow & Counting

    1. Thanks for the comment, Ivan. I’m just house sitting this place for a week. Keep an eye on it for friends. It’s a condo and the HOA is working on the walkway and roof now 🙂

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