Be Taught to Ski at Palisades Tahoe
You can learn Skiing completely in 2 weeks! This has been tested on over 2,500 new skiers over the past two years. We have taken the exact techniques from several Palisades Tahoe’s/ Squaw Valley USA’s pro riders on what works best in their training and put it in this one course.
Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort
Where Adventure Meets Alpine Majesty
Nestled in the breathtaking Olympic Valley, Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort, formerly Squaw Valley, stands as a beacon for winter sports enthusiasts. When comparing it to other California resorts, Palisades Tahoe distinguishes itself with its expansive terrain, iconic tram, and a legacy steeped in Olympic history. Let’s carve into the pros and cons, exploring the nuances that make this resort a legendary alpine destination.
Olympic Legacy: The resort hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics, offering a historic backdrop to your skiing adventure.
Vast Terrain: With over 6,000 skiable acres, Palisades Tahoe provides ample space for diverse skiing experiences.
High Alpine Peaks: The iconic KT-22 and Headwall areas attract expert skiers seeking challenging descents.
Crowded Peak Times: Weekends and holidays can see increased crowds, impacting lift wait times.
Best Areas for Different Skill Levels
For Beginners/First-Time Skiers: Start at the SnoVentures Learning Area or the Papoose Progression Park for a gentle introduction.
For Intermediates: Explore Shirley Lake and Links for a mix of blue and groomed runs.
For Experts: KT-22 and Palisades are renowned for their challenging steeps, drawing expert skiers.
Suggested Slopes for Different Occasions
Full-Day Ride: Embark on a journey from Granite Chief to Shirley Lake for an all-encompassing alpine experience.
Shorter Rides: Lap the Belmont Park or The Arc for quick, thrilling runs.
Specific Areas for Various Ages:
Kids: The Papoose Learning Area and Kid’s Fun Zones ensure a playful introduction to skiing.
Teens: Squaw Creek Terrain Park offers an exciting playground for teen snowboarders.
Seniors: The smooth groomers of Gold Coast and Big Blue provide a leisurely skiing experience.
Lessons for All Ages and Levels.
Do you want to effortlessly fly down slopes through powder? Ski Lessons of Squaw Valley USA teaches the Ski Lessons Learning System. We are recommended by the U.S.-Russian Consulate General.
Now is a great time.
Experience the lesson on a fresh snow day! Experience the thrill of Skiing.
End The Frustration and Falling NOW.
YES! You can be absolutely UNSTOPPABLE on a Ski. By learning this system, you are going to take out frustration, lack of confidence, falling, and mediocrity. Squaw Valley USA Snowboard Lessons of Olympic Valley, CA will customize your instruction.
Are you Ready to Have a Blast!?
What a Beginner Will Learn
- How To Use The Board For Transportation
- Basic Maneuvers (Powerslide, Grabbing an edge, Taking a Chairlift, etc)
- Learn to Carve
- Learn How To Balance
- Downhill, Cruising, or Slalom
Where? What? How? Why? - Recos from Locals:
Stay: The PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn offers a cozy stay with convenient access to the slopes.
Park: Utilize the parking at the Village for hassle-free access to the lifts.
Lift Passes: Opt for the Ikon Pass for flexibility across multiple resorts.
Rent Gear: Head to Granite Chief for top-quality rental equipment.
Eat: Indulge in local cuisine at Graham’s at Squaw Valley for a delightful après-ski dining experience.
Drink: Sip on the locally beloved Alpenglow at Le Chamois and enjoy the vibrant après-ski atmosphere.
Relax After Ski: Unwind at Trilogy Spa or take a scenic Aerial Tram ride for breathtaking views.
Party: Join the lively atmosphere at Le Chamois or the Auld Dubliner for après-ski celebrations.
See: Don’t miss the stunning vistas from the High Camp at 8,200 feet.
Go with Kids or Teens: The Village at Squaw Valley offers entertainment, shopping, and an ice-skating rink.
Best Location for Photos: Capture the alpenglow on the mountains during sunset for Instagram-worthy shots.
Must Visit for Seniors: Explore the Resort at Squaw Creek for its scenic golf course and spa facilities.
Shopping: Discover unique mountain-themed treasures at Squaw One Logo Company.
Souvenirs: Bring home Squaw Valley-themed memorabilia or local handmade crafts as cherished mementos.
Palisades Tahoe Address
1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA
We meet outside of the base lodge for your first lesson. When ready, we take you down your first beginner trail. Palisades encompasses two large mountains, Alpine Meadows and the original Squaw Valley.
Other Tahoe Ski Resorts
KT 22 is a notorious peak, claimed to have the “best chairlift in the world,” by the access to diverse and challenging terrain. It’s name comes from the story that prior to the chairlift, it took 22 kick turns to reach the bottom from the top.
The largely, treeless mountain and views give Squaw /Palisades a unique environment for wintersports.
Palisades was originally called “Squaw” or “Squaw Valley.” It was home to the Winter Olympics and was created as a resort with international recognition. Big shot skiers, like Johnny Mosely, and others called this ski area, “home.” As a result, many started calling Squaw “Squawllywood.”
Squaw Valley USA Investment: (Full equipment rental available)
Private Lessons (Offered at Squaw Valley USA ) – From $87.50/Student/Lesson
Group Lessons From $69/Student/ Lesson