Palisades Tahoe CA extends ski season after April snowstorm

After more than 7 feet of snow was dumped on the Sierra in April, Tahoe Palisades will extend its ski season through Memorial Day, meaning the ski resort will operate Lake Tahoe’s longest winter season.

In future, the station will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The resort will also be open on bank holiday weekends, including Monday 30 May.

The lifts will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., although times could change to 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. if the resort begins to “see significant snowmelt again.”

“There is no significant precipitation or weather in the forecast (although there may be a few windy days), so we are doing our best to preserve whatever snow we have,” the station said. in a Friday blog post.

“We will have our midweek grooming crews next week, even when the resort is not open, and they will harvest snow from closed areas to extend the life of other lifts.”

Resort officials will also soon stop unnecessary uphill travel like riding snowmobiles during the day to preserve snow, except in emergencies.

For details on slopes, trails and lifts open or closed in May, visit the Palisades Tahoe website at

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