North American Ski Resorts A-Z

Palisades Tahoe (California), USA

Resort height:







 4000 acres


General snow cover




Snow quality (upper)



Snow quality (lower)



Resort level snow



Powder potential


Palisades Tahoe (formerly known as Squaw Valley) is famed for its steep terrain which needs a lot of snow to become operational.


Fortunately Palisades Tahoe's snowfall average is high, but the Tahoe area as a whole is prone to occasional droughts and it sometimes takes a while for things to get going early in the season.


In most years, however, there is plenty of snow and the resort is a magnet for powder-hounds, even if many of the top lifts remain closed during a big storm.


As with other Tahoe resorts, snow quality can be inconsistent at times, especially lower down.

Palisades Tahoe is one of our:


* Top 10 snowiest ski resorts - North America