Opening dates for six Tahoe resorts

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A landscape shot of Palisades Tahoe

Skiing or snowboarding in a winter wonderland

Photo by SACtoday Staff

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Winter is coming — at least it feels that way after the first significant snowfall in the Sierra Nevada, and with it comes fresh powder on the slopes of Tahoe.

Grab your skis and snowboards and tighten those chains, because we’ve got the opening dates for six Tahoe resorts prepping the ski lift.

Note: These are projected opening dates and are dependent upon a number of factors, including weather. As we know, Mother Nature can sometimes be unforgiving.

A skiier goes down a mountain at Palisades Tahoe

Carve out some time for yourself on the slopes

Photo by Jeff Engerbretson

Heavenly Lake Tahoe

Opening: Fri., Nov. 18
Pro tip: Stop by the California Lodge 2-4 p.m. for happy hour after a morning of shredding some gnarly powder.

Northstar California

Opening: Fri., Nov. 18
Pro tip: The Village at Northstar has 11 retail shops to knock out some afternoon shopping or grab any gear you left at home.

Palisades Tahoe

Opening: Tues., Nov. 22
Pro tip: A new base-to-base gondola will open this season connecting the two locations that collectively make up the resort.

A snowboarder goes down a slope at Kirkwood

Shred the slopes at Kirkwood

Photo by Steve Seime


Opening: Fri., Dec. 2
Pro tip: Book lessons in advance if someone in your group is a newbie to the snow.

Diamond Peak

Opening: Thurs., Dec. 8
Pro tip: Want to score discounts like a free season pass? The community-owned resort will hold a job fair this Sat., Nov. 5, 9-11 a.m.


Opening: TBA
While no opening date has been announced, Sierra-at-Tahoe is on track to reopen all 46 trails this season following last year’s Caldor Fire, which burned through the resort’s 2,000 acres.

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