Ski areas open summer operations


Several local ski resorts are reopening for summer operations offering sightseeing, hiking and mountain biking trails, on-mountain dining and much more. As well, Palisades Tahoe continues to offer skiing and riding.

Boreal, Donner Ski Ranch and Sky Tavern also offer mountain biking with trails opening when conditions permit.

Palisades Tahoe | Skiing and riding continues Friday to Sunday in June at Alpine Meadows. For the 4th of July weekend, it will be open Friday, June 30, to Tuesday, July 4.

The Aerial Tram in Olympic Valley reopens June 16 to 18, June 23 to 25, and daily starting June 30 offering sightseeing, geocaching, guided tours, roller skating, disc golf, dining and hiking trails.

Kirkwood | Hiking and biking will be available along with the DiscWood disc golf course starting June 16. This year, it is expected that the annual wildflower bloom will be spectacular; it typically peaks between July and August. The historic Kirkwood Inn, established in 1862, will also remain open through the summer. |

Heavenly | Sightseeing rides are available on the Gondola starting June 16, which also stops at the mid-station observation deck. A variety of activities are also available including summer tubing, gem panning, Zip lines for adults and children, Granite Peak climbing wall and The Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster. Heavenly offers numerous hiking trails at the top and bottom of Tamarack Express, along with live music and dining. |

Northstar | Northstar California will open its Mountain Bike Park, golf course, village activities including roller skating, music and dining on June 16. Northstar also runs lifts in the summer for sightseeing and hiking. |