Tell me about Palisades Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe, also known as Olympic Valley, is a very popular resort in the USA known for its big terrain, powder days and epic spring conditions bring the party to town all season long. Overlooking Lake Tahoe, the resort features two mountains - Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows. Combined they feature over 270 trails accessed via 40 lifts across more than 6000 acres of skiable terrain. While the mountains aren't yet connected by lifts you can easily pick up a transfer bus between them and they are both covered by the same lift pass.

It gained notoriety with ski films such as G.N.A.R introducing the world to its competitive yet friendly ski culture. In the movie they reveal the previously secret game played by locals where you earn points for attempting certain lines, hunting down gnomes and boasting. After a season here, you'll surely be approaching people and letting them know that you're the best skier on the mountain ;) 

Palisades Tahoe Resort Facts

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Over 400 Inches of Annual Snowfall

Snowfall in Palisades is never a concern with over 400 inches of annual snow on average and additional snowmaking facilities available. 

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Former Winter Olympics Venue

Palisades was home to the Winter Olympics in 1960 and has been a favourite in America ever since. 

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Over 6000 Acres of Skiable Terrain

With access to both Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows there is a combined 6000 acres of skiable terrain to explore. 

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Overlooking Lake Tahoe

Easy Access to Lake Tahoe, one of the oldest lakes on earth and Tahoe City, named one of the Best Ski Towns in America.

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Long Season & Great Spring Conditions

With consistent snowfall that lasts late into the season, Palisades is famous for spring skiing.

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SKI INTERNSHIP

 

INTERNSHIP INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation is included until after the level 1 exam
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Level 1 training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Employee season pass 
  • Level one exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Transport to resort for training if applicable
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 26+ resort partners around the globe
  • Program manager
  • Preseason preparation webinars

PRICE

$5,975 USD

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SNOWBOARD INTERNSHIP

 

INTERNSHIP INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation is included until after the level 1 exam
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Level 1 training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Employee season pass 
  • Level one exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Transport to resort for training if applicable
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 26+ resort partners around the globe
  • Program manager
  • Preseason preparation webinars

PRICE

$6,975 USD

Living and working at Lake Tahoe

At Lake Tahoe, you will quickly become one of the locals. People are often keen to know how much it costs to buy food so here’s our shopping list rundown:

  • A bowl of chicken wings USD 6
  • A cold apres ski beer USD 5
  • A Burrito big enough for the whole family USD 8.50
  • A pack of five bagels from the Safeway Supermarket USD 4 

What about accommodation? 

Accommodation during the first few weeks is at Kingswood Condominiums (subject to availability). This covers the initial time training and sitting the level 1 exam. Kingswood is in the heart of North Lake Tahoe, conveniently situated close to Kings Beach and the resort.  Condos are cozy three and four bedroom units that accommodate between five to eight trainees. EA will help trainees find group accommodation to move into before commencing work. Usually this is a shared accommodation arrangement trainees make directly with a landlord or estate company.  Rates and locations may vary from time to time.

  • Twin or triple share rooms
  • Large living area
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Laundry and linen provided
  • Walking distance to restaurants and supermarkets

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Certification Overview 

Our ski instructor course at Palisades Tahoe allows you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with The Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI)

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PSIA-AASI is at governing ski and snowboard instruction body in the United States that provides resources and qualifications to enhance individuals success as an instructor and inspire excitement about skiing and snowboarding.  PSIA-AASI is a member of the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA) so the qualification you gain through this program will be recognised worldwide. 

Program Manager 

EA Ski & Snowboard want you to have the best season possible at Palisades Tahoe. You will have access to a program managers who oversees the running of our Ski and Snowboard courses in Lake Tahoe and are there to offer advice and support at all times. 

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Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows) was home to the 1960 Winter Olympics. It boasts an average 400 inches of snowfall every year and is part of the Ikon Pass collective.

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