Aerial view of ski hill in winter near Granlibakken Tahoe

Your Tahoe Winter Escape Starts Here

Winter Is Wonderful In Tahoe

Our ski and snowboard hill is scheduled to open for the season on December 15, 2023

From majestic lake views and mountaintops blanketed with pure white snow to local dining and charming community culture, winter is the perfect time to awaken your soul in Tahoe.

A one-of-a-kind experience, across 12 unique towns, awaits. In the heart of it all, you'’ll find Granlibakken Tahoe resort, home to Tahoe's most family-friendly ski hill. Here, you can ski and snowboard right at the resort on our ski and boarding hill - or take a private or family ski or board lesson. You can also rent cross-country skis or snowshoes and head out to explore our 74-acre resort and surrounding national forest.

Man jumping with playing snowboard at Granlibakken Tahoe

Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding are offered both at the resort on our fully groomed family-friendly ski and snowboard hill and at numerous world-class ski resorts within a short drive of Granlibakken: Palisades Tahoe, offering access to both Alpine Meadows and Olympic Valley, and Homewood Mountain Resort. Just slightly further away are Sugar Bowl, Northstar and Boreal.

Mom & kid sledding on snow at Granlibakken Tahoe


Granlibakken's groomed sled hill offers limitless family fun. Choose from two slopes—green for younger kids and black for teens and adults.

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

Ski and Snowboard Hill

One of the very first hills cleared for skiing and sledding at Tahoe. Affordable beginner-level skiing and snowboarding, with the best sledding area around.

Snowboard lesson at Granlibakken Tahoe with Snow Schoolers

Ski and snowboard lessons

Join the generations of people who learned to ski or snowboard at Granlibakken—Tahoe's best value, family-friendly ski hill. Private and group lessons are available. 

Child walking on the snow wearing snowshoes in the forest surrounding Granlibakken


Take a snowshoe hike on Granlibakken's 1.5 mile forest loop trail or a longer 7-mile wilderness loop out to Paige Meadows. Snowshoe rentals are available at our historic warming hut at the ski hill.

Parent and child enjoying Granlibakken's groomed 1.5 cross-country ski trail

Cross-Country Skiing

Granlibakken's 74-acre alpine property offers plenty of scenic Sierra terrain year-round. In the winter, cross-country skiers can explore trails surrounded by a stunning, snow-covered backdrop. Cross-country ski rentals are available in our ski hut.

Snow play area entrance street near Granlibakken Tahoe

Tickets Information

Lodging guests receive 50% off sledding and lift tickets at Granlibakken Tahoe

Sledding Tickets (All Ages)

  • Weekend/Holiday (Includes Dec 16 – Jan 7 and Feb 10-25):    $35
  • Weekday/Non-Holiday:    $25
  • Night Sledding (Select dates 5:00-6:30 PM):    $35
  • Night sledding dates: 2023/2024 dates to be announced

Children under 3 always no charge

Ski and Snowboard Lift Tickets
You can ski or ride right out your back door at Granlibakken Tahoe. Our modestly-sized ski hill is perfect for beginner through intermediate skiers and snowboarders, with a rental shop and ski school at the base of the hill. The ski hill and ski school are open Friday-Monday throughout the season.

Granlibakken’s ski and snowboard hill is accessible via two surface lifts. The beginner “bunny slope” is accessed by a rope tow. The intermediate slope is accessed using a Poma button lift. Surface lifts provide a unique opportunity to exit the lift partway up the slope, as apposed to chairlifts, which typically carry skiers and snowboarders all the way to the top of the slope. This is ideal for beginners since they will be able to progressively move up to higher and steeper slopes as their skills improve.

  Adult Child (12 and under)
Weekend/Holiday $45 $35
Weekday/Non-Holiday $40 $30


Winter sports accessories rental shop at Granlibakken Tahoe

Equipment Rentals

Our rental shop is open daily, throughout the  season.  We rent ski and snowboard equipment for adults and children, but not clothing. Cross-country skis, poles and boots are available, and so are snowshoes.  Plastic saucer sleds are included for use with every sledding ticket.

  Adult Child (12 and Under)
Ski Set $40 $35
Snowboard & Boots $40 $35
Cross Country Set $25 $20
Snowshoe Set $25 $20
Boots only
(Ski, snowboard, cross country)
$15 $12
Helmets $6 $6

Saucers for sledding are included with each sledding ticket.  No outside sleds or tubes permitted.

Holiday Season Events at Granlibakken

Letter 'G' made with torches burn on ski hill and crowd gathers around Santa on Sno Cat

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade

Gather family and friends for a Christmas Eve tradition at Granlibakken Tahoe as skiers illuminate the ski hill with torches, followed by Santa and his elves arriving on the vintage Tucker Sno Cat.

Photo of Mountain Ballroom decorated for Christmas with text overlay: A Granlibakken Christmas

Christmas Dinner

A Christmas Day meal like no other, a special festive menu is served buffet style in our Mountain Ballroom. A real treat from our award-winning culinary team using our favorite recipes.

New Year's Eve at Granlibakken Tahoe

New Year's Eve

Welcome the New Year with an evening of dinner and dancing in Granlibakken's Mountain Ballroom, where you'll enjoy a delicious buffet dinner followed by a local DJ. Full cash bar.

Night sledding at GranlibakkenTahoe

New Year's Eve Night Sledding

Join us for a New Year's party you won't soon forget. Enjoy sledding under the stars to festive music, and warm up in the ski hut at our woodburning fireplace. Beer, wine and other winter drinks available for purchase.

Nearby Ski Areas

You’ll also find three world-class ski resorts within 10 miles of Granlibakken: Palisades Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, and Homewood Mountain Resort. Granlibakken Tahoe is a great central lodging location for those wanting to visit a different major ski area each day of their stay with Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Boreal and Diamond Peak all in easy driving distance.

Cross-Country Ski Areas

Royal Gorge:
The largest cross-country ski area in North America

Tahoe XC Nordic Center


Stay & Ski Package: from $158 per night

Take advantage of our exclusive partner lodging discounts on lift tickets at nearby Palisades Tahoe, one of the largest ski areas in the U.S., when you stay at Granlibakken Tahoe.  A daily full breakfast buffet is included when you book direct! It's the perfect combination of affordable Lake Tahoe resort-style lodging and loads of fun at one of the area's premiere winter snow sport destinations. 

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