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Address: 725 Granlibakkan Road at Hwy. 89, Tahoe City, CA
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The area's oldest ski resort is a perfect choice for families with children...

The area's oldest ski resort is a perfect choice for families with children and beginners looking to learn in a low-pressure, intimate setting. With 1/2 off rates for people lodging at Granlibakken Tahoe and on-site rentals, the Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area is an affordable and convenient option for families and beginners. Our sled hill is also fun for all ages! With a complimentary saucer rental included in each day pass, and a warming hut serving authentic Mexican food at the base, the sled hill is the perfect place to spend a day!

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Great Family FUN!

Safe place to bring your little ones (and big kids too) to sled down the hill! It's organized and well managed with staff to make sure your little ones are safe as they slide down... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
lizwilliamsdesign
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Safe place to bring your little ones (and big kids too) to sled down the hill! It's organized and well managed with staff to make sure your little ones are safe as they slide down the hill. There's a place to get hot chocolate and snacks - and it's always fun for everyone! There is also a ski hill with... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed sledding at the Granlibakken Ski and Sled Hill! Our groomed and supervised sled hill is fun for all ages, and is affordably priced. It is also half-priced for lodging guests, making it a great value. The ski hill is perfect for beginners, with great beginner to intermediate terrain and fewer crowds... More 

bratbee
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This review isn't about the lodging experience but about taking ski lessons. We went as a family 2 weeks ago and took private ski lessons plus stayed at the resort for a few days. I usually snowboard and it's my first time learning how to ski together with my daughter. My daughter had a great instructor named Patrick, who is... More 

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Granlibakken L, Manager at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the ski hill. I am glad to hear that Patrick was helpful and professional, we will be sure to pass your praise on to him. I am sorry, however, that the rest of your experience was not as positive. We appreciate you feedback and are using your comments to... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This review is for the snow play/ski area only. We took the 3 and 7 year old boys here for beginner ski lessons and sledding. Ski instructor (Patrick) was great, prompt, friendly, and patient with my son (even after he smashed into the SLOW sign and cried for 5 minutes , he was unharmed). The process was painless, and not... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed skiing and sledding with your family here at Granlibakken Tahoe, Brian. Our ski hill is perfect for beginners, with affordable rates and with fewer crowds than the larger ski areas. We always like to hear when one of our staff members goes above and beyond for a customer, and we are... More 

Pleasanton, California
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Granlibakken is a great place and very reasonable to learn to ski or snowboard. They really only have one hill and a sled hill but when you are learning that is enough. There is not a lot of people on the slopes even on a perfect sunny day on the weekdays. There is a small rental/refreshment hut but not much... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Granlibakken Tahoe Ski and Sled Hill! Our hill is 300 vertical feet, but offers the perfect amount of terrain and difficulty for beginner to intermediate skiers. With affordable rates, fewer crowds, and lessons available, Granlibakken is a great place to learn to ski. Ski tickets are also valid for sledding at Granlibakken. We look forward... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Plan ahead and enjoy the surrounding and skying. The amenities was just right, staff and food outstanding. The outer lining areas are within minutes and a variety to choose from.

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed ringing in the new year on the slopes! Granlibakken's Ski and Sled Hill is a great place for beginners and families, and skiing and sledding day tickets are half-priced for lodging guests. There are also a number of resorts located within a short distance of Granlibakken, making it the perfect winter getaway. We... More 

San Mateo, California
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We came to ski on 1/7/17 with two other families for a day of skiing and boarding. Everyone had a blast and the snow was fantastic. You can't beat the price and the staff is wonderful. I have twin seven year old boys and a five year old daughter. One of the boys skied and the other boy and my... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed a day on the slopes at Granlibakken Tahoe! Our ski hill is great for beginners and families, with approachable terrain and a relaxed atmosphere. A ski ticket is also valid for a full day of sledding, which offers a great value. We do offer ski and snowboard lessons, but we do... More 

Fallon, Nevada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Fun and safe sled riding hill for children and adult! Sleds are provided and the cost is reasonable, especially if you are staying at Granlibakken.

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Granlibakken Sled Hill. Sledding is half-priced for lodging guests, and all of our rates include a full day of sledding as well as a saucer rental. The sled hill is supervised and groomed, making it the perfect place to spend a day in the snow. We hope that you will... More 

Fairfield, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Granlibakken is a great rustic-theme resort. We stayed here in September 2016 and then brought our adult children with us for a family Christmas adventure in December 2016. We had a great time. Loved the plentiful buffet breakfast each morning. We did the Tree Top Adventure in Tahoe Vista which was a total blast! Great fun!

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent getaway at Granlibakken Tahoe, we always appreciate hearing from returning guests. Our central location in a wooded valley just outside of Tahoe City is perfect for a winter vacation. The Treetop Adventure Park is open year round, and is fun for all ages! Hot buffet breakfast is included in... More 

Edinburgh, Scotland
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had booked a studio, supposedly suitable for a family of four, but once the sofa bed was open there wasn't a square inch of floor space. It was so cramped we had to leave next morning. On the plus side, there were some decent facilities, and the breakfast was OK.

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share some of the highlights and shortcomings of your stay, Jane. We are sorry to hear that the studio did not offer sufficient space for your family of four. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the amenities and the breakfast. We would love to discuss your stay further, if you could... More 

Healdsburg, California
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152 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Granlibakken is well known for the quality of its food. Served buffet style outdoors on the deck when possible, the food is varied, healthy and quantities are amazing. Service is spectacular.

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your great experience at Granlibakken Tahoe! The meals served on our conference package are good quality, plentiful, and offer a wide variety of options. Our hot buffet style breakfast is also included for all lodging guests, which is a great value. We hope that you will visit again soon! More 

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