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3 Reasons Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort is Back as the Spring Skiing Capital

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3 Reasons Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort is Back as the Spring Skiing Capital

Lead Photo Credit: Ryan Salm

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The artist formerly known as Squaw Valley Ski Resort, now Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort, has always had a reputation of being the spring skiing capital of the world. Skiers and snowboarders flocked there in droves to take advantage of their abnormally long ski season. Then the pandemic hit and all things fun ceased to exist. Sure people still hit the slopes in their best spring skiing outfits. Sure they took advantage of the warm California sun and abundant snowfall that Palisades Tahoe ski resort benefits from. However, what was lacking were all the fun events that the then Squaw Valley Resort was known for. 

As we move into this season of spring skiing, things are starting to look up. It's time for life as we used to know it to return to normal (with some limitations). Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort seems to agree as they just announced the return of their signature spring skiing events and live music schedule. 

Palisades Tahoe Signature Spring Events Return

Snow Golf Palisades Tahoe

Photo Credit: Ben Arnst

After a two-year hiatus, Palisades Tahoe’s two biggest spring events are back and they are adding one new one. Snow Golf returns to Alpine on Saturday, April 9.

Anyone who has suffered through a bad round or five on a regular golf course may just find that this is a version of golf they will enjoy. Team up with your friends and play nine holes of golf, starting at the top of Summit chair and making your way down the mountain.

Yes, participants, usually decked in their best costumes, actually play golf with real balls and real clubs. Tee off, ski down to your ball, hit again and again and again until you get it in the hole. 36 years and counting Snow Golf is always a fan favorite. 

Did you know that Palisades Tahoe is the home of the original pond skim?

Cushing Crossing Palisades Tahoe

Photo Credit: Hank DeVre

Known as the Cushing Crossing, their annual pond skim returns for its 30th rendition Saturday, April 16. Think you are a brave enough skier or rider to compete? Then don your best costume and go full send as you attempt to ski across the infamous Cushing pond.

New this spring at Palisades Tahoe

The Palisades Yoga Studio is offering Snowga, a free, family-friendly outdoor yoga class on the snow. This all-levels, all-ages, fun and lighthearted class will take place in front of SnoVentures at 3 p.m on Saturday, April 9. Take in the beautiful mountain views as you work out the kinks from your round of Snow Golf.

Spring Tracks Concert Series

Live Music Palisades Tahoe

Photo Credit: Ryan Salm

Live music has always been an integral part of the spring skiing experience at Palisades Tahoe. Last weekend they kicked things off with the much-anticipated return of WinterWonderGrass Tahoe. And, throughout the spring the annual Spring Music Series returns for your après ski listening pleasure.

While it is great to see those staples return, this year, Palisades Tahoe is kicking things up even more with a new concert called Spring Tracks.

On Saturday, April 16, G. Love and DJ Logic will take the stage on the KT Deck armed with turntables and funky vibes to perform a free show that is sure to turn après into quite a scene. 

Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort Theme Weekends

Palisades Tahoe Theme Weekends

Photo Credit: Ben Arnst

Warm weather always brings out creative costumes on the slopes. Skiers and snowboarders love expressing their creativity with a fun outfits. It's all part of the experience, especially at the spring skiing capital.

Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort is taking this sartorial creativity to new heights with their theme weekends. From Barbie and Ken to Cowboys and Cowgirls, Palisades Tahoe has a little something for everyone. If you’re looking for outfit inspiration, check out their theme weekends all through spring:

  • April 2-3: Gnarbie Day – Did you know even Barbie and Ken like to get rad? Break out the retro gear to dress like everyone’s favorite hard-charging dolls.

  • April 9-10: Caddy Shack – Break out your khaki and plaid in honor of the a-FORE-mentioned Snow Golf weekend.

  • April 16-17: Beach Day – Have some fun in the sun in Hawaiian shirts, swim trunks and bikinis, perfect attire for relaxing pondside to watch the Cushing Crossing.

  • April 23-24: Wig out on the Wiggle! – Wear your favorite wig and head out in search of one of the many wiggle tracks on the mountain.

  • April 30-May 1: Rodeo Day – Break out your jorts! There is no better way to say summer is here than with cowboy hats and cutoffs.

What to Wear Spring Skiing

What to wear spring skiing

Photo Credit: Emily Tidwell

When it comes to choosing the best spring skiing outfits, nothing works better than a comfortable ski t-shirt. Nothing is more synonymous with spring skiing in Lake Tahoe than our Brews With a View après-ski t-shirt. Inspired by the picturesque view of Lake Tahoe, you simply cannot beat taking it all in over a couple of "brew-skis" with friends. Cheers! 

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