“Since our two mountains were first skied, it’s been a long-held dream to connect them. That dream is about to become reality. We are hard at work preparing to offer a whole new experience for opening day.”
If you’re interested in how the new California Express Gondola connecting Palisades Tahoe and Alpine Valley will look when it opens next season, here’s the best visualization to date. Follow along as drone shot accompanied by informational animations take you over the 33 lift towers that will connect the 2.2 mile cable allowing passengers to go to and from the side by side resorts in 16 minutes. The project will cost is estimated at $65 million. After completion the gondola will effectively make Palisades Tahoe the 3rd largest ski resort by acreage in North America. For regular updates on construction progress GO HERE:
UPDATE: JUNE 9, 2022
With on-mountain and base area projects underway at both Alpine and Palisades, there’s a tremendous amount of work in progress. Here’s what’s happening now and what’s to come in the short-term at both Alpine and Palisades:
The mid-station terminal has been completed, and the work to begin the footings for the building that will house the terminal will begin soon.
Chalet Lodge improvements begin next week, with efforts continuing through the summer.
Electrical work related to the snowmaking upgrades at Alpine will begin on June 15. Please note operations and maintenance is occurring Monday through Thursday at the Alpine Base, and construction areas are closed to public access.
The existing Red Dog chairlift has been prepped for demo, and Leitner Poma is scouting the new Red Dog lift tower placements over the next week.
Electrical work has started for the snowmaking upgrade project at Palisades and it is anticipated that that project will begin in earnest July 1.
**Construction activity is dependent on weather, conditions and logistics, and all work complies with the allowed hours of operation (6am-8pm midweek, 8am-6pm Saturdays). Thank you for adhering to posted signage and closures.