After two successful years under its new name, Palisades Tahoe is thrilled to announce a host of exciting updates and enhancements for the upcoming 2023/24 winter season. From thrilling mountain upgrades to enticing dining options, Palisades Tahoe is ready to deliver an unparalleled experience and unforgettable moments.
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New in Food & Beverage:
The mid-Mountain Gold Coast Lodge is getting a multi-million dollar makeover that will improve the guest experience and create several new dining options. The establishment will feature a revitalized interior and exterior, complete with new furnishings alongside upgraded and contemporary kitchen equipment to enhance efficiency and convenience for staff members. The Gold Coast Food Hall will be revamped with an expanded menu at Funi’s and Marketplace, an increase in variety within the ARC, and the reopening of 39⁰ North showcasing Asian Fusion Cuisine.
Embark on a journey to a healthier you with the “Healthy Choice” selection available at all dining locations. These items adhere to rigorous nutritional criteria and are easily identifiable by the green circle on their labels. For a limited time, don’t miss exclusive dishes at Olympic House, Gold Coast, High Camp, and Alpine, crafted with seasonal ingredients for a unique culinary experience.
Exciting new dining options are coming to Olympic House with the arrival of Oishii Ramen, where Japanese-inspired cuisine meets the mountains. From hearty ramen bowls to Japanese appetizers and a selection of craft beers and beverages, Oishii offers something for everyone seeking comfort and deliciousness.
Mark your calendars for Specialty Dinner Events this winter! The Winter Pairings Series returns with Beer, Wine, and Whiskey events, while new experiences include a snowshoe excursion starting and ending at Plaza Bar, a Masquerade New Year’s Eve Dinner Party, and more. Tickets for all events go on sale starting October 15 via the website or call center.
Rocker is here to elevate your weekend with brunch specials. Join in on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 11 am (including peak holiday periods) for mimosas, beer pitchers, and scrumptious Bloody Marys. On Throwback Thursdays, take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with retro drink prices. Or stop by all season long, Sunday through Thursday for our late-night Happy Hour from 6 pm to close.
New in Retail and Rentals:
Roark, the renowned purveyor of adventure and storytelling, has unveiled its latest flagship store in The Village at Palisades Tahoe. Roark offers premium clothing and gear designed to inspire travel and outlast the elements. Each season their team explores a new destination, providing inspiration behind their designs and authentic stories of discovery. Offering products for both men and women, Roark brings a stylish and modern approach to technical apparel that is designed to live both on and off the road. Roark is now open and located in The Village at Palisades Tahoe, adjacent to Fireside Pizza and Dubliner.
For those planning to hit the slopes for more than a day this season, don’t miss the Demo 4-Pack and Midweek Demo 4-Pack deals. These packages grant four days of access to top-notch demo equipment throughout the season, all at an affordable price. The Demo 4-Pack is available at just $70 per day, valid on any day of the week. Meanwhile, the Demo Midweek 4-Pack, priced at $64 per day, is exclusively for Monday through Thursday use, excluding holiday periods.
Palisades Tahoe has invested over half a million dollars this year in a brand new Standard, High Performance, and Demo ski fleet. Meticulously chosen from the industry’s top manufacturers, the selection includes reputed brands like Head, Salomon, Volkl, Blizzard, K2, Atomic, Nordica, and more. Palisades Tahoe’s equipment promises versatility in all weather conditions and will elevate every guest’s confidence level as they revel in this breathtaking playground.
Palisades Tahoe is committed to addressing workforce housing needs. The resort acquired two properties, the Tahoe Vistana Inn in Tahoe Vista and a multi-unit property in Kings Beach, to provide housing options for team members. Palisades Tahoe is actively working to ease housing challenges in a competitive market.
New in Events:
The Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup is back again for a second year as a stop on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Tour. The event returns February 23-25, 2024, and guarantees a celebration of sportsmanship, skill, and resilience, further solidifying the resort’s commitment to fostering excellence in winter sports. In addition to the Giant Slalom and Slalom races, there will be a youth parade, bib draw, and live music along with other vibrant festivities throughout the weekend.
New on Mountain:
After a remarkable 25 years of operation, Palisades Tahoe has replaced the Funitel Haul Rope with a new galvanized rope that spans almost seven miles. This upgrade follows last year’s successful additions of the Base to Base Gondola and the high-speed six-pack Red Dog lift.
In a commitment to high quality snow surfaces, the resort has increased its snow-making capabilities by installing five new snow-making machines on the Palisades side near the Exhibition lift. On the Alpine side, the resort has also upgraded its snowmaking infrastructure by adding 2,000 feet of new snowmaking lines. These strategic enhancements improve efficiency and allow the team to open up terrain earlier in the season. This is particularly valuable for ensuring ample skiing and boarding opportunities during years with limited natural snowfall.
Palisades Tahoe has also expanded its snowcat fleet by adding five new snowcats and installing four new winch picks across the mountain. These innovations ensure top-notch grooming quality on steeper slopes, making advanced terrain more accessible and boosting the confidence of intermediate skiers. Additionally, the use of winch picks improves efficiency by reducing the need for multiple snowcats and saving time, fuel, and operational costs.
New in Transportation:
For the 23/24 winter season, the operating schedule of the Mountaineer is expanding. Daily service in Olympic Valley and between the two valleys will be extended by 30 minutes until 11 pm. In Alpine Meadows, operations are adding an extra day and another hour of service, offering service five days a week (Thursday-Monday) until 6 pm. These service expansions provide residents and visitors with more flexibility and convenience.
The resort is also actively working on a traffic and parking solution set to be revealed this fall, aiming to alleviate traffic congestion and parking challenges, ensuring a smoother experience for guests, employees, and the community.
New in the Palisades Tahoe App:
New this year, the Palisades Tahoe App will have an all-new user experience that is designed to enhance the on-mountain experience. The “Palisades Today” dashboard will give users a glimpse into that day’s events, deals, and offerings to make the most of their resort experience.
Skiing and snowboarding is now more rewarding than ever with the Palisades Tahoe app. Users can track their days on the mountain and be rewarded for each achievement through the resort’s Legendary Rewards loyalty program. Users simply track their days and performance on the slopes to qualify for rewards like discounted ski tuning or a complimentary lunch.
As a resort renowned for its vast and diverse terrain spread across two mountains with 6,000 skiable acres, it’s important to know where to go. A new navigation tool within the app will allow users to easily identify terrain that aligns with their ability level and receive step-by-step guidance on how to reach those areas at the resort.
New in Mountain Sports School:
Ikon pass holders will now receive a 20% discount on all regular-priced group lesson products, applicable to both adults and kids aged 3 and above (excluding specialty clinics or camps). All Mountain Experience Clinics and Camps have undergone a revamp to cater to advanced skiers and intermediates. Join in for two camps in January and March, along with a series of one-day clinics designed to enhance off-piste skiing skills.