"Palisades Tahoe has a great mix of quirkiness, laid-back Californian vibe and simply epic terrain. When it snows here it just doesn't seem to stop! The base area and main village have grown over the years and there's now lots of shops bars and restaurants. The Resort at Squaw Creek is a superb hotel with it's own lift access and outstanding amenities."

Vicky Mclean

Marketing Manager

Palisades Tahoe Ski Holidays

With the new Base-to-Base Gondola linking Palisades Tahoe to Alpine Meadows, the ski experience at Palisades Tahoe just got bigger and better! The full area now offers 6,000+ acres of beautifully varied ski terrain super-charged with Olympic pedigree. Located at the north end of pristine Lake Tahoe, the resort is packed full of funky features designed to enhance your ski holiday experience, such as the world’s first ski-in/ski-out Starbucks and a pool open in the spring at High Camp at the summit of the 110 person Aerial Tram. The resort has Californian charm in spades with a relaxed and laid back attitude, quirky appeal and some truly outstanding skiing.

The snow at Palisades Tahoe is world renowned - overnight dumps of snow here can be staggering, and with more than 300+ days of annual sunshine, more often than not you'll be skiing the next day under an azure Californian sky. Access 6,000+ acres of skiable terrain, 16 bowls, 270 trails and 34 lifts. Everyone we know who's been on a ski holiday to Palisades Tahoe has loved it.

We feature the excellent Everline Resort & Spa (formerly the Resort at Squaw Creek) which is located in a ski-in/ski-out position at one end of the resort, with easy blue trail access to the main village. The Village at Palisades Tahoe is the resort’s lively, energetic core built around the main ski base, with mostly condominium accommodation, all with quick access to six lifts directly from the village. Here you’ll find a mix of lively bars, some great shops, and a super range of restaurants serving everything from wings to wagu.

We offer a full range of discounted Palisades Tahoe lift tickets, ski & snowboard rentals and snow school lessons and we always recommend you book early for our very best prices.

Skiing in Palisades Tahoe

At Palisades Tahoe, the mantra is 'if you can see it, then you can ski it' and the terrain is a mix of cruisy beginner and intermediate runs, more challenging pitches for strong intermediates and for the experts, there's no shortage of cornices, tree runs and steeps to play on. The scenery is unique here, with big mountain granite features and lightning-damaged trees competing with views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada.

Beginners are certainly well-catered for at Palisades Tahoe with a nice area set aside for first-timers. Once the basics are mastered then it’s time to ride the Aerial Tram to High Camp at 8,200ft where you’ll discover a whole section of the mountain dedicated to easy learning terrain, with wall-to-wall groomers and widely space trees, all with spectacular lake views. Intermediates should head for Shirley Lake for a choice of wide-open tree-lined cruisers, before testing themselves on the open-face of Siberia Bowl, or checking out the view from the top of Emigrant.

Experts should head up the Headwall for a mix of big open bowls, long groomers, knee-trembling bumps and the steep drops of the legendary Palisades. Once conquered, it’s time to ramp it up a notch and head for KT22, known as ‘The Mothership’ - a zone with 2,000ft vertical of steeps, hero chutes, cliffs and moguls big enough to make you take a lesson. If you’ve tamed that, then finish your day with some hike-to terrain on Granite Chief – ski movie terrain with a well-earned reputation for Squawsomeness!

Finish your day with a long shred down to the village ski base for après nachos and beer at Bar One, or cruise over and finish your day with a ski-in/ski-out beer on the deck at the Everline Resort & Spa.

And that's only the half of it! The next morning head over to the Alpine side of Palisades Tahoe using the new Base-to-Base Gondola, and repeat the fun.

Getting to Palisades Tahoe

Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying direct from London into San Francisco, or indirect into Reno and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

All of our holidays to Palisades Tahoe include a self-drive vehicle from San Francisco. We package our holidays with 'Gold' option car rental which includes all the mandatory taxes & fees, extra driver fees and fuel. We can also offer vehicles with SatNav. We can also offer private transfers from San Francisco and Reno airports.


"Palisades Tahoe has a great mix of quirkiness, laid-back Californian vibe and simply epic terrain. When it snows here it just doesn't seem to stop! The base area and main village have grown over the years and there's now lots of shops bars and restaurants. The Resort at Squaw Creek is a superb hotel with it's own lift access and outstanding amenities."

Vicky Mclean

Marketing Manager

Palisades Tahoe Stats

Ski Area

6,000+ acres

Ski Range


Blue Runs


Red Runs


Black Runs



Airport distances



San Francisco


Everline Resort & Spa

Offers in Palisades Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe Accommodation

The Village at Palisades Tahoe

The Village at Palisades Tahoe is a big property located...

Everline Resort & Spa

The Everline Resort & Spa (formerly the Resort at Squaw...

Après-Ski in Palisades Tahoe

The après scene in Palisades Tahoe is laid back and relaxed. If you’re staying at the Village at Palisades then there’s loads of choice at the base of the mountain in the main village core. If on the other hand, you’re staying over at Everline then it’s a slide down a long undulating blue cruiser to the hotel. Hand your skis to the ski valet, head to the patio, order your beer, and let après begin!

Auld Dubliner Irish Pub

Enjoy authentic Irish fare and premium beer choices at this pub in the Village at Palisades Tahoe. The interior was designed to mirror a cottage pub in rural Ireland, and to be fair it does a reasonable job at that. Kick back and enjoy the craic!


Named after the ski design invented by local ski legend Shane McConkey, Rocker celebrates the pioneering spirit and active outdoor culture of Palisades Tahoe. Expect numerous local and regional ales on draft, 10 big screen TVs and a great après food menu.


If wine is your après tipple then head over to Uncorked for fine wines by the glass and cheese plates in a cosy winebar/bodega atmosphere.

Twenty Two Bistro & Bar

When it’s sunny the deck at Twenty Two is buzzing – great views of KT-22, great for people watching, great for a custom cocktail or a pitcher or two.

The Chamois

This is a classic Californian skier’s hangout. The ‘Chammy’ is a full pedigree après vortex where locals and visitors can meet and mix over a pitcher of local beer – deal of the day is the Buddy Pass: 20 pints of Budweiser for $80.

Sandy’s Pub

Downstairs in the Everline Resort & Spa, Sandy’s is the perfect spot for an après beer or a pre-dinner set-up.

Dining in Palisades Tahoe

There’s loads of dinner options at the base of the mountain in the main village core. At the Everline Resort & Spa you’ll also have several places to eat and drink depending on your mood.

Auld Dubliner Irish Pub

Enjoy authentic traditional Irish fare in a vibrant restaurant that was designed to mirror a cottage pub from rural Ireland. Located in the Village at Palisades Tahoe on the village stroll, The Dub serves food that combines Irish fare with Californian flair. Guinness Wings anyone?

Tremigo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar

Serving signature Mexican favourites in the heart of the Village at Palisades Tahoe. Offering large booth seating this is an ideal spot for families and groups. Try the Mahi Fish Tacos or if you like it spicy, the Shrimp Diablo.

PlumpJack Café

Widely regarded as one of Lake Tahoe’s best restaurants, the PlumpJack’s menu showcases seasonal produce from the local region combined with a wonderful wine-list.

Twenty Two Bistro

Located opposite the Aerial Tram in the heart of the village at Palisades Tahoe, the Twenty Two is a fine après spot but also offers a great New American dinner menu. Try the signature Kobe beef burger sliders and ahi tuna or the Moroccan Spiced Salmon.

Six Peaks Grille

Located in the Everline Resort & Spa, the Six Peaks is a contemporary steakhouse with a beautifully crafted menu and an extensive wine list. The views are stunning. This is a place to come and relax and chat.

Activities in Palisades Tahoe

Ice Skating

The Ice rink at squaw is accessed via the cable car and skates can be rented for guests on site

Sleigh Rides

Fun both as a family activity and as a romantic outing for couples, sleigh rides across the beautiful Squaw Valley Meadow can be arranged.


Explore the magnificent meadow at Squaw Creek, or head into the backcountry of the Sierra Nevada. The Nordic Centre at the Resort at Squaw Creek offers snowshoe and boot rentals, as well as guided snowshoe tours. The Resort at Squaw Creek is the starting point for all the trails.


Huge fun for the entire family, you will enjoy cruising down the snow slopes on custom-made snow tubes! Two tubing lanes are maintained, providing tubers with a variety of thrill levels. Suitable from age four upwards, the snow tube park is located at the Papoose Discovery Centre. Open from 10am until 4pm, guests are advised that tubing operations may have to close in adverse weather conditions, and that sessions may sell out.

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