GRANLIBAKKEN TAHOE

Welcome to Tahoe's Most Family-friendly Ski Hill
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GRANLIBAKKEN - what you need to know

  • Considered the best spot in Tahoe for first time skiers and snowboarders.
  • Much smaller than nearby resorts (such as Homewood, Squaw or Northstar), but great for families looking for an authentic introduction to winter sports.
  • The most affordable skiing & sledding option in Tahoe. Lift tickets are just $35 and private lessons start at only $80!
  • Is often described as "small and intimate," but with all the core amenities your family needs, including a full kitchen with wine and beer, and an outdoor patio with fire pits.
  • In addition to skiing & snowboarding, Granlibakken has an incredible sled hill as well, which is great for all ages and requires no special training or equipment. It is one of the only fully managed sledding operations in Tahoe, with staff at the top and bottom to ensure safety and social distancing. To purchase tickets, visit our sister website at sledding.granlibakken.com.
  • Lastly, Granlibakken is the oldest continuously operating snowsports hill in Tahoe, originally founded in the 1920s!

More info at Granlibakken.com

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1hr Privates

Starting at $80
  • Most popular
  • Dedicated private instructor
  • Flexible start times:
    830am, 945am, 11am, or 1230pm
  • Lift ticket included
  • Add up to 4 friends or family members for +$50/pp

Full-day Privates

Starting at $350
  • Most convenient
  • Lesson time: 10am - 4pm
  • Split up day as you wish (lunch & hot cocoa breaks, etc.)
  • Lift ticket included
  • Add up to 4 friends or family members for +$50/pp

All private lessons can include up to 5 people.

Lesson prices at Granlibakken and Kingvale are identical and detailed below, but please be sure to select the appropriate destination. To review the full pricing options for Homewood or any other mountains, please visit the resort detail page (e.g. Homewood).

ATTENTION: If you are interested in a midweek lesson (Tues-Thurs), we may have instructor availability but are only taking requests by phone or email. Please shoot us a quick email at [email protected], and we'll be happy to confirm availability and assist you with your reservation.

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Looking for sledding tickets? Advance tickets are recommended (but not required) due to pandemic-related capacity constraints.

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PRIVATE LESSON PRICES

Holidays Rates apply to: Dec 19-Jan 3, Jan 16-18, and Feb 13-21
Daily Rate
Holiday
1hr Early-bird (845am) $80 $100
1hr Privates (10am, 1115am, 1230pm) $110 $140
Half-days (10am or 115pm start) $220 $280
Full-days (10am start) $350 $400
Daily Rate
Holiday
1hr Early-bird (845am) $100 $125
1hr Privates (10am, 1115am, 1230pm) $140 $175
Half-days (10am or 115pm start) $280 $350
Full-days (10am start) $400 $500
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GROUP LESSONS

Due to the pandemic, group lessons are unavailable.

Where is Granlibakken?

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How to Get Here
  • By Car
    • From Reno: 1hr 15min from Reno International Airport (RNO). Take I-80 West to Truckee, then highway 89 South to Tahoe City.
    • From Sacramento: 2hrs from Sacramento International Airport (SAC). I-80 East to Truckee, then highway 89 South to Tahoe City.
    • From San Francisco: 3hrs 40min from downtown San Francisco. I-80 East to Truckee, then highway 89 South to Tahoe City.
  • Rideshare (Uber or Lyft)
    • From Tahoe City: <10min from downtown Tahoe City
    • From Truckee: 25min (with no traffic, expect up to 1hr on busy Saturday mornings or snow days)
    • From Kings Beach: 22min (with no traffic, expect 45min on busy days)
    • From South Lake Tahoe: 55min (no traffic). *Note* that after storms 89-North is often closed and only way is to go countert-clockwise around the lake, which takes at least 1hr 20min.
  • Best Airports
    • Reno (RNO) - closest option with direct flights from most major US airports (LAX, Chicago, Salt Lake, Denver, Seattle, Dallas, New York, etc.)
    • San Francisco (SFO) - service to/from any major international airports.

Mountain Stats

  • Hours of Operation: 8:30am-4pm daily
    • Ski hill closed midweek Tues-Thurs except for holidays.
    • Ski hill open 7 days/week during holidays.
    • Sledding open 7 days/week all winter round.
  • Surface Lifts: 2 (one rope tow, one poma)
  • Vertical feet: 300
  • Skiable terrain: 74 acres
  • Beginner terrain: 2 trails
  • Intermediate terrain: 3 trails
  • Advanced terrain: 0 trails

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