Ski and Snowboard Hill

Granlibakken's ski and snowboard hill. Photo shows loading area of beginner rope tow, and the entire ski and snowboard area
snowboarder and skier riding down Granlibakken's hill

Granlibakken Tahoe's historic ski hill is an affordable place to learn to ski and snowboard, and the place that generations of Tahoe skiers first took their lessons. This tradition of starting at Granlibakken continues for many families before they head to the big, busy mountains.

The ski and snowboard hill at Granlibakken is serviced by two surface lifts that provide a unique opportunity to exit the lift partway up the slope, as opposed to chairlifts, which typically carry skiers and snowboarders all the way to the top of the slope. This is ideal for beginners, as they can progressively move up to higher and steeper slopes as their skills improve.

The beginner “bunny slope” is accessed by a rope tow. The intermediate slope is accessed using a Poma button lift. From the top of the hill, one of the very first cleared for skiing and sledding at Tahoe, you can capture a stunning selfie with the Lake in the background. 

Lessons are offered by dedicated and enthusiastic ski and snowboard instructors. Equipment rentals are available in the Ski Hut, for use in lessons, on the hill, at other ski areas, and for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Sledding tickets include sledding saucer rentals. Bring your own waterproof gloves, waterproof pants, jacket, sunglasses and snow boots.

Lifts run 7 days a week during peak season, and then Friday through Monday and on holidays for winter. Guests staying at Granlibakken Tahoe enjoy a 50% discount on sledding and lift tickets at our historic Ski Hill.

Safety is a priority to us and whether you are a first time mountain user or you have been skiing or snowboarding for years take a few minutes to work through Ski California's Mountain Safety Guide and if you are introducing children to these sports then complete the guide with them before any lesson or taking any runs. Click here to read the Mountain Safety Guide.