Great news for all you Olympic Valley skiers and snowboarders, Christmas came early with a 3 foot dump in the Sierra and Palisades Tahoe (formerly known as Squaw Valley) is set to open this Friday, a full month ahead of schedule and one of the earliest opening days in the long history of the iconic mountain. Here’s the official statement from the resort:
“Thanks to over 3 feet of recent snowfall on our upper mountains and the hard work of our ops teams, we’re opening THIS FRIDAY! We’ll be kicking off the season with the Funitel, Gold Coast, and Shirley Lake, spinning 9am-3pm October 29-31. Grooming will be limited, so stay tuned for more details as our teams continue to assess conditions following this storm.
This will mark one of the earliest openings in our mountains’ history— Friday will be only the third time in 72 years of operation that the resort has opened in October. The last time we were able to open in October with comparable terrain was in 2004.
After this weekend, we’ll be open weekends (weather & conditions permitting) in November until we kick off daily operations on our regularly scheduled Opening Day—Wednesday, November 24. We can’t wait to kick off winter and make some Halloween weekend turns!”
images from palisadestahoe FB