Palisades Tahoe Celebrates First Summer Season Under New Name

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

Palisades 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.

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.

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Alpenglow Expeditions offer guided Via Ferrata tours up Tram Face. Credit: Palisades Tahoe

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.

Summer activities will also include bicycle rentals at Parallel (starting June 17), as well as 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 11 am.

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 minimum 48-hour advance registration and $170/day for a last-minute booking. Reservations are highly encouraged with limited availability for walk-ins.

Food & Beverage Offerings: On the mountain, High Camp Marketplace offers delicious grab-and-go food at the top of the tram, will be open daily from 10 am to 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 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 on 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

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7 thoughts on “Palisades Tahoe Celebrates First Summer Season Under New Name

  1. QAnOnYmOuS, I don’t recall ever once saying or thinking that these places shouldn’t exist. I snowboard Snowbird 50 days a year and backcountry 30 days a year, so I figure I would just backcountry 80 days a year. See, that wasn’t so hard. <3

  2. What a LIE! There are NO Mountain Bikes allowed on the tram or on the trails of Palisades. Whoever is responsible for this post should have checked the rules before posting. Sure they rent you a bike, but you are NOT allowed to use it on the mountain?????? Why would you have a beautiful picture of bikes on the mountain and advertise biking, only to NOT allow it? I drove all the way up from Bodega Bay only to be told, NO BIKES ALLOWED. Don’t believe anything you read online, it’s all FAKE NEWS!!!!!

  3. Hi Wheezy….

    Just imagine if everyone thought the way you did. Squaw, Alpine, Tahoe, Truckee, would have never been built. It wouldn’t exist.

    Where would you play? What would you do? Where would you go?

  4. The initial photo shows bikes up at the top of the mountain. Are they allowed up there?

  5. Great to see that mountain biking is back. We haven’t been able to bring our bikes up to the top for years. Snowbrains, you will earn some marketing points for this fine story. I can’t wait to bring my bike on the cable car and ride it down the mountain again.

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