Palisades Tahoe Unveils Red Dog Lift Ahead Of World Cup

Following the debut of the new Base to Base Gondola earlier this season, Palisades Tahoe announces the official reopening of the upgraded Red Dog Lift. After more than 30 years, the Red Dog Lift has been replaced with a high-speed, detachable six-person lift. The Red Dog base terminal has moved to the east, giving skiers direct access to the lift from the parking lot, and the lift then passes over the Far East Express before off loading in its original location. With a 50% increased uphill capacity, Red Dog now offers skiers and riders a 5-minute ride to some of the most legendary terrain at the resort.

Next month, Palisades Tahoe will host the World Cup for the Men’s Slalom and Giant Slalom events along Dog Leg and Red Dog Face, and the new Red Dog Lift will provide easy access for competitors and event organizers alike. Featured in 2017 for the World Cup Women’s Alpine Event, Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin described this Red Dog course as “one of, if not the, toughest” venues on the World Cup circuit.

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Palisades Tahoe is one of the largest ski resorts in North America, boasting 6,000 skiable acres across eight peaks. Formerly Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the more than 70-year-old resort celebrates a rich history as the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the Spring Skiing Capital, and home mountain to dozens of Olympic and World Cup athletes across multiple snow sports. With an average annual snowfall of 400 inches, Palisades Tahoe frequently operates the longest ski and snowboard season in Lake Tahoe. The Village at Palisades Tahoe offers year-round events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques, many of which are locally owned and operated. Palisades Tahoe is also the largest resort on the Ikon Pass, which offers access to 47 international ski destinations. In 2021 the resort changed its name, trading in a harmful slur for a name that better reflects its values and legacy.

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