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Skiing, Boarding & Sledding

At Granlibakken Tahoe

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

PLANNED OPENING DAY OF DECEMBER 13th weather permitting.

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.

Lodging guests receive 50% off sledding/skiing tickets at Granlibakken. An unlimited sledding pass is $100 per person per season.

Granlibakken recommends and provides plastic saucers. Customers may not 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.

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.

Sledding-Regular Rate$20$25
Sledding-Lodging Guest Rate$10$12.50

Ski and Snowboard Hill

PLANNED OPENING DAY DECEMBER 13th weather dependent.

Click here for the trail map.

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$40$35

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Will open weather permitting

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. A 1.5 mile trail around the property and an access trail to Paige Meadows is groomed (flat-groomed, without stride-skiing tracks) when the weather and snow conditions permit.


Click here for winter dining options at Granlibakken.

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Lessons and Rentals

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Ski School Rates (Ski/Snowboard)

Lessons now on sale!

To reserve lessons, please visit snowschoolers.com/granlibakken.

  • 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)$110$140
Private 3hr Lesson Package (10am or 1:15pm)$280$350
Private 6hr Full-day Package (10am – 4pm)$400$500

Please book lessons and rentals in advance to guarantee availability.


*Holiday Rate will be in effect during the dates below:
Christmas period: 12/20/20 – 1/3/21
MLK weekend: 1/16/21 – 1/18/21
President’s week: 2/13/21 – 2/21/21
**Due to the on-going pandemic, we are only offering private lessons this season. Group lessons will hopefully resume next year!



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 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 and daily during holiday periods 11AM-4PM mid-December through March.

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


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:


Enjoy made-to-order barbecue at the at the Gran Spot Barbecue, open weekends on the Ski Hut Deck. The barbecue offers casual lunch options and refreshing drinks. See the menu here.

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Aprés Ski – The Cedar House Pub


Open Thursdays-Sundays 4-9PM (food service starts at 5PM) mid-December through March.

Get 2-for-1 Entrees Every Thurday & Sunday (excluding holiday periods).

Live music on Fridays & Saturdays-see the schedule here. 

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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.