Course quality for World Cup at Palisades Tahoe approved |

Course quality for World Cup at Palisades Tahoe approved

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The recently reopened Red Dog chairlift will bring skiers to slalom and giant slalom gates next month when the World Cup touches down at Palisades Tahoe.
Courtesy Palisades Tahoe

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif.—The International Ski and Snowboard Federation gave the go-ahead for The Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup to host the Giant Slalom and Slalom scheduled for February 24-26. As with every stop on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, each mountain must pass “snow control” ahead of the races to ensure course quality for the racers.

Palisades Tahoe has received 395inches of snowfall this season and groomers and racecourse planners have been working on the closed course since February 10.

“It’s a great honor to be the host resort for the Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup as we continue to bring international competition back to our legendary slopes,” said Dee Byrne, COO and President of Palisades Tahoe. “From the 1960 Winter Games, to the 1969 Men’s World Cup and most recently, the 2017 Women’s World Cup, we’re looking forward to bringing an international competition to our resort under our new name. I would like to give a huge shout out to our hardworking and dedicated Palisades Tahoe staff, North Tahoe community, and volunteers from around the world,  because we couldn’t put this event on without them.”

The Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup Schedule

  • Friday, February 24th 6:15pm Public Bib Draw
  • Saturday, February 25th 10am: Giant Slalom Run 1
  • Saturday, February 25th 1:15pm: Giant Slalom Run 2
  • Sunday, February 26th 10am: Slalom Run 1
  • Sunday, February 26th 1:15pm: Slalom Run 2

Palisades Tahoe is no stranger to international competition. A renowned ski racing venue that has bred champions since the 1960 Winter Olympics, the resort’s legendary steeps will once again welcome back World Cup racers this winter. One of only four U.S. resorts featured on the World Cup circuit this season, Palisades Tahoe will host men’s slalom and giant slalom events on Dog Leg and Red Dog Face. The course, raced in 2017 for the women’s alpine event, is one Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin has described as “one of, if not the toughest” course venues on the women’s World Cup circuit.

Check out the course and the action from the base area, cheer on the world’s best athletes, enjoy the free concerts Friday with the Black Jacket Symphony and Saturday with Noah Kahan and 311 plus fireworks at the KT Base Bar February 24–26, 2023.

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