Lake Tahoe Skiing: Granlibakken
Granlibakken is a Norwegian name meaning a hill sheltered by trees. It was the site of the 1932 and 1936 West Coast Olympic trials and 1954 Junior Olympics. Granlibakken is family owned, occupying 74 wooded acres in a picturesque mountain valley. Spectacular Lake Tahoe is just minutes away. Wallet-friendly, wintry getaways are possible at Granlibakken, which offers intimate accommodations.
Granlibakken features an intimate ski hill, perfect for beginning through intermediate skiers and snowboarders. It’s a great place to avoid the crowds of larger Lake Tahoe ski resorts, while enjoying a day of skiing right out your back door. A rental shop, ski school, warming hut and Ski Hut Snack Bar are also on the premises. The ski hill, ski school and snack bar are open every Friday through Sunday, every day Christmas/New Years and mid-February holidays. The rental shop, snow play area and warming hut are open daily all season. Granlibakken offers plenty of Sierra terrain to explore on cross-country skis or snowshoes as well. Guests have easy access to popular cross country trailheads which provide miles of ungroomed Lake Tahoe skiing and snowshoeing terrain. And for the kids, Granlibakken has a machine-groomed snow play area. Cost is $10 per person for saucer rental and use of snow play area (no tubes or toboggans are allowed).
Top elevation: 7,880 feet
Vertical drop: 1,650 feet
Terrain parks: 2
Base elevation: 6,230 feet
Ski school, rental and repair shop, snowplay area, snack bar, warming hut.
Beginning trails: 15%
Intermediate trails: 50%
Advanced trails: 35%
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri.- Sun.