Palisades Tahoe, CA Report: Skiing in a NOAA Blizzard Warning | Entire Mountain Shut Down Early

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report from February 27, 2023

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We rolled up to Palisades Tahoe at the spritely hour of 1pm today (we’d gone backcountry skiing in the morning – see below) and the wind was ripping.

As we walked up, KT-22 closed right in our faces…

Not to worry, Red Dog was still rockin’ and its brand new and only about 4 minutes to the top now (the old one was 54-mins to top ;).

Criss cross. image: snowbrains

We started ripping laps just skiers right of the chair and the snow was poofy and stellar.

No lift lines.

A blasting storm.

Dry snow. 

Palisades Tahoe wind gusts on the summit today. Whoa!

Good snow.

Wind drifted snow.

So damn fun.

It felt like the old days.

Blustery in Tahoe City. image: snowbrains

We held our line, ended up in Poulsen’s Gully, and down to the Far East Chair.

The Far East chair is dangerously fast…

The trees off Far East were skiing better than anything else.

The stop signs of Tahoe are hurting right now. image: snowbrains

Normally, Far East is just a way to get back to Red Dog but today it was the best skiing on the hill for us.

We cranked Red Dog/Far East laps in frighteningly fun snow and trees right until 3pm when the whole mountain closed – presumably due to high wind, driving snow, and rising avalanche danger.

Such a fun day with an all-time crew!


image: palisades tahoe, 2/27/23


image: noaa, 2/27/23


‘Murica! image: snowbrains
Tips up on Red Doge. image: snowbrains
The vill. image: snowbrains
McConkey’s Gap. image: snowbrains
Red Dog. image: snowbrains
Snowy. image: snowbrains
Dumping. image: snowbrains


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