Lake Tahoe Area Ski Resort Season Passes: Which is Best?


Tahoe-area ski resorts have announced their package prices for the 2022-23 season.

While the Ikon Pass lets you ski at 14 resorts, including Palisades and Alpine Meadows, there are better deals out there for you.

Here are some of the best deals on season passes in the region:


Heavenly Mountain Resorts: 3860 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe

Vail Resorts announced prices for next season’s ski passes on Monday, which remain significantly cheaper than comparable options like the Ikon Pass.

The Epic Pass will cost $841 for the upcoming ski season, giving skiers access to 40 resorts around the world, including Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar in the Tahoe area. The local pass, which allows skiers access only to resorts in North America, is even cheaper at $626.

Meanwhile, rival Ikon Pass has launched its main pass at $1,047 for access to around 50 ski resorts, at least $200 more than the Epic Pass.


1960 Olympic Valley Road, Olympic Valley

If you’re not ready to commit for next season, Palisades has the option to ride on spring snow, but the price is still quite high. The Spring Ticket Trio is a shareable set of three tickets for friends or family at an all-inclusive cost of $359. Per ticket, the fare is just under $120.


629 Sugar Bowl Road, Norden

Norden’s private Sugar Bowl resort, located just an hour and a half from Sacramento, offers affordable packages for those looking to ski at all levels.

The slightly restricted pass, available seven days a week except holidays, starts at $869 for the 2022-23 season for adults over 23. The young adult pass, for ages 13 to 22, is $749.

Tahoe Donner

11603 Snowpeak Road, Truckee

Downhill ski passes for next season at Tahoe Donner launch at $527 for adults, while the combined cross-country and downhill ski pass starts at $740.

Season passes for the neighboring station are also currently on sale, according to the website, available for the remainder of the current season and the next.

Homewood Mountain Resort

5145 W Lake Blvd., Homewood

Homewood, located west of Lake Tahoe, is offering passes for the 2022-23 season at $749 for skiers new to the resort and $699 for former pass holders and locals. .

Additionally, the resort also offers a family pass for returning guests at $1,499 and new ones at $1,999 for a family of two adults and two children under 18.

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This story was originally published March 22, 2022 12:00 p.m.

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