Skiing, Boarding & Sledding

At Granlibakken Tahoe

Skiing, boarding, and sledding open for the season December 14, weather permitting.

Due to variable conditions, skiing and sledding will be open only if weather permits. Check the snow report for the most up to date conditions and openings.


Granlibakken Tahoe is a proud member of the NSAA Gold Pass Program

Sledding at Granlibakken

Sledding will open for daily operations December 14th. 

Skip the lines-purchase your sledding tickets online!


Looking to get on the slopes this season? Granlibakken’s sled hill is the perfect place to spend a winter day.

Full-day lift tickets for skiing are also valid for sledding, so you can have the best of both worlds! Kids under the age of 3 sled for free.

Rates are $17 per person and includes saucer rental and sledding all day. Holiday rates are $18 per person per day. Lodging guests receive ½ off sledding/skiing tickets at Granlibakken (no tubes or toboggans are allowed). An unlimited sledding pass is $75 per person per season.

Granlibakken recommends and provides plastic saucers. Parents who choose to sled down with their children are recommended to have each person on their own saucer and to link the child to the parent with the adult’s legs.

Customers may bring their own saucers or sleds. We do not allow straight sleds because they turn and appear to cause accidents. Analysis of past accidents shows that straight sleds are common contributors to injuries.

For safety and insurance purposes, Granlibakken does not allow toboggans, sliding devices with metal or wood (metal and wood cause injuries on collision), inflatable sliding devices (too fast), or snow skates. We also do not allow more than two (2) sleds or saucers linked together on the sled hill.

Daily Holiday
Sledding-Regular Rate $17 $18
Sledding-Lodging Guest Rate $8.50 $9.00

Ski and Snowboard Hill

The Ski and Sled Hill will open for daily operations December 14, weather permitting.

Click here for the snow and lift operations report.

You can ski or ride right out your back door at Granlibakken Tahoe. Our intimate ski hill is perfect for beginner through intermediate skiers and snowboarders, with rental shop, ski school and warming hut on the premises. Rental shop and warming hut are open daily, all season. The ski hill and ski school are open Friday-Monday throughout the season; and daily during the winter season and during holiday periods. Check our event calendar for opening days.

Ski Lift Rates

Ski lessons available. See rates.

All full-day lift tickets include a sledding pass.


Adult     Child
(12 and under)
Full Day $35 $25
Holiday $40 $30

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Rentals available-See rates.

Granlibakken offers plenty of Sierra terrain to explore. Enjoy the trails around Granlibakken's 74-acre resort or head up to Paige Meadows to experience Tahoe's back country. Guests have easy access to popular cross-country trailheads which provide miles of ungroomed Lake Tahoe skiing and snowshoeing terrain. Equipment rentals are available at our rental shop. Our warming hut is open 7 days a week to help keep the chill off.


Click here for winter dining options at Granlibakken.



Lessons and Rentals

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Ski School Rates (Ski/Snowboard)

To reserve lessons, please visit

  • All rates below include lift ticket and rentals.
  • Additional lesson times and information available online.
  •  We highly recommend booking lessons
    at least 2 weeks in advance.


Daily    Holidays*
Private 1-Hour Early-Bird Lesson (9-10AM) $100 $120
Private 3hr Lesson Package (10am or 1:15pm) $240 $300
Group 1hr Early Bird Package** (9-10am) $70 $90
Group 2hr Lesson Package** (10am or 1pm) $100 $120

Please book lessons and rentals in advance to guarantee availability.


*Holiday Rate will be in effect during the dates below:
Christmas period: 12/17/18 - 1/8/19
MLK weekend: 1/19/19 - 1/21/19
President’s week: 2/16/19 - 2/24/19
**Eight years of age or older. Children under eight must be in a private lesson;
four years old is the youngest we will allow in a lesson.




Granlibakken Equipment Rental Rates

Clothing rentals are not available at Granlibakken Tahoe. Tahoe Dave's, located just one mile away in Tahoe City, offers clothing and accessory rentals.

Adult     Child
(12 and under)
Ski Set $35 $30
Snowboard & Boots $35 $30
Cross Country Set $25 $20
Snowshoe Set $25 $20
Boots (ski, snowboard, cross country) $15 $12
Helmets $6 $6

Helmets are complimentary with ski/board rentals. Helmets for children under 18 are required.

For additional ski rental equipment please check out West Shore Sports

Rentals can be used at other resorts, they do not have to be used on Granlibakken property. Please notify rental staff if you plan on using rental equipment off of Granlibakken property.





Rusty's Kitchen

Open Fridays-Mondays, 11AM-4PM

Open Daily 11AM-4PM December 14-January 7, January 18-21, and February 15-25.

Click here for more information.

Named for the man that first commercially developed Granlibakken and gave the resort it's name, Rusty's Kitchen serves up authentic Mexican food and American favorites in the historic Ski Hut, built in 1947. Treat yourself to affordable, homestyle Mexican food, hot soup, chili and delicious daily specials. We offer kid-friendly quesadillas and hot dogs, plus adult-friendly beer and wine. Hot cocoa, coffee and soft drinks are also available. Rusty's Kitchen is open weekends and holidays throughout the ski season.

The Gran Spot Coffee Cart

Open Fridays-Mondays, 8:30AM-4PM

Open Daily 8:30AM-4PM December 14-January 7, January 18-21, and February 15-25.

The Gran Spot offers delicious coffee drinks made with gourmet Peerless Coffee, snacks, and bottled drinks.  Enjoy a snack and a refreshing beverage on the Ski Hut Deck.

Click here for more information.

Gran Spot Barbecue:

Open Fridays-Mondays, 11AM-4PM

Open Daily 11AM-4PM December 14-January 7, January 18-21, and February 15-25.

Enjoy made-to-order barbecue at the at the Gran Spot Barbecue, open Fridays through Mondays. The barbecue offers casual lunch options and refreshing drinks. See the menu here.

Click here for more information.

Aprés Ski - The Cedar House Pub

Open Thursdays-Sundays 5-9PM mid-December through March.

Open Daily 5-9PM December 14-January 7, January 18-21, and February 14-23.

Get 2-for-1 Entrees Every Thurday & Sunday.

Click here for more information.

With cozy fireside dining, full bar, daily specials, kid-friendly items and affordable pricing, the Cedar House Pub is located in the Main Lodge. Granlibakken's on-site restaurant offers a variety of family-friendly and affordable favorites in a cozy, warm fireside setting. Take-out is available, see our menu for take-out options.