Opening dates for Lake Tahoe resorts for the 2023-2024 season

Get ready to shred.

A landscape shot of Palisades Tahoe

Imagine skiing or snowboarding in a winter wonderland.

Photo by SACtoday staff

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Winter is coming — at least it feels that way with Halloween in the rear view mirror and Thanksgiving already around the corner.

So grab your skis and snowboards + tighten those chains, because we’ve got the opening dates for some of our favorite Tahoe resorts.

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: Friday, Nov. 17
Pro tip: Stop by the Tamarack Lodge 3-5 p.m. for happy hour after a morning of shredding some gnarly powder.

Northstar California

Opening: Friday, Nov. 17
Pro tip: The Village at Northstar has eight retail shops to knock out some afternoon shopping or grab any gear you left at home.

Palisades Tahoe

Opening: Wednesday, Nov. 22
Pro tip: A base-to-base gondola opened last season, connecting the two locations that collectively make up the resort.

A snowboarder goes down a slope at Kirkwood

Shred the slopes at Kirkwood this winter.

Photo by Steve Seime


Opening: Friday, Dec. 1
Pro tip: Book lessons in advance if someone in your group is a newbie to the slopes.

Diamond Peak

Opening: Thursday, Dec. 7
Pro tip: Visit on Dec. 24-25 to get a meet-and-greet with Santa and Penguin Pete.

Still waiting...

Quite a few resorts still don’t have an opening date locked down, these include:

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