Red Dog – Palisades Tahoe, CA

This lift replaced a Poma triple in a new alignment for the 2022-23 ski season.
Top terminal in the same location as the old.
Unloading area and LPA terminal.
This lift was built as part of the $65 million Base to Base Gondola project because the old Red Dog terminal was in the way of the new gondola.
Top terminal overview.
Bottom terminal overview.
Side view of the drive station.
Lift overview.
Hold down towers 1 and 2.
Drive terminal with tram tower 1 in the background.
Initial climb out.
The old Red Dog crossed under Far East but the new on crosses over it.
Another view of the bottom terminal.
Leitner-Poma tower head.
Arrival side of the bottom station.
Middle part of the lift line.
View back down the extremely steep line.
Top turnaround area.
Side view of the return terminal.
Four angled breakover towers.
Side view of the breakover.
View down the middle part of the line.
Steep upper lift line with low clearance.
A four section splice tower.
Another view up the line.
View down just above the Far East crossing.
Very tall towers 6 and 7 to accommodate the crossing of Far East.
Another view of T6 and T7.
Base area.
Riding over Far East.
Nearing the summit.
Arriving at the top terminal.
Towers 13-16.
Another view of the bottom station area.
Loading area.

13 thoughts on “Red Dog – Palisades Tahoe, CA

  1. Donald Reif February 9, 2023 / 7:08 pm

    Did any towers on Far East have to be reprofiled in order to accommodate it crossing under Red Dog 6 vs. crossing over Red Dog 3? 🤔


    • Henry T February 9, 2023 / 8:27 pm

      I don’t think so


    • Donald Reif February 10, 2023 / 3:35 pm

      On second look, because they moved the bottom terminal of Red Dog to make room for Base 2 Base, the crossing of Far East is in a different location, so Far East wouldn’t have needed reprofiling.

      In the current setup, Far East crosses under Red Dog between towers 4 and 5. It crossed over the triple between towers 5 and 6. The triple ran up skier’s right of Lower Dog Leg at that point.


  2. BB17 February 9, 2023 / 9:36 pm

    I wonder if that breakover was designed by a former Riblet engineer…


    • Ryan February 10, 2023 / 12:39 am

      Isn’t that an incredible breakover? Yeah makes me think Riblet as well but naah.


      • Matthew February 10, 2023 / 11:17 am

        Isn’t there a riblet return terminal still standing up by there?


        • buzz March 13, 2023 / 7:47 pm

          Nearby is the top of the original Red Dog.


  3. Bob February 10, 2023 / 9:52 am

    It’s a shame they didn’t paint this lift red. It would have looked good.


    • Anthony February 10, 2023 / 12:55 pm

      I feel like LPA doesn’t have many customization options. Certainly not as many as a D-Line or Uni-G.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. YobB1n February 10, 2023 / 6:34 pm

    Interesting how low the line gets near the top.


  5. buzz March 13, 2023 / 7:49 pm

    From a lift where people were scared of the height of the chairs, to a lift where we’re scared our skis will touch. In this big snow year(2022-2023) they are digging out under the chair where it’s close to the ground. I feel like they could have built it a “little” higher off the ground.


    • julestheshiba March 13, 2023 / 9:00 pm

      my dad used to be afraid to ride the old lift with us as kids because of how high it was and my mom remembers the first red dog being high up as well


    • skitheeast March 13, 2023 / 9:20 pm

      Snow years like this are rare. The wind is a regular occurrence. They can dig the lift out in years with a ton of snow but cannot lower it when it gets windy. I think they made the right call.

      Liked by 1 person

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