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We excited to report that our neighbors at Heavenly Mountain Resort will operate the Heavenly Gondola during Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday-Monday, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Heavenly will offer sightseeing via the scenic Gondola ride and the mid-station observation deck, with hiking trails and dining options on the mountain. The gondola will open for full seven-day-a-week summer operations beginning Friday, June 12, 2015, with the debut of the resort’s new four line Hot Shot Zip Line as well as the Discovery Forest Ropes Course and Boulder Cove Ropes Course. The Blue Streak Zip Line, Black Bear Ropes Course and summer tubing will open full-time on June 26, 2015.
HEAVENLY SCENIC GONDOLA RIDES
A 2.4 mile ride up in the Heavenly Mountain Gondola will leave you breathless as you take in panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. On your way up, stop at the Observation Deck for photos, a latte at Cafe Blue or a unique Heavenly souvenir at The Gondola Sports shop. Once you get to the top, head up the Tamarack Express chairlift with your Scenic Gondola ticket for some of the best views of Lake Tahoe and access to a series of hiking trails, ranging from beginner to expert.
Children under the age of 4 ride free! Combine scenic Gondola rides with one of their challenge course activities.
- The terrain is varied at Heavenly, with 97 trails ranging from wide-open cruisers to plunging 1,600-foot chutes
- Enjoy the convenience of 29 chairlift around the mountain, including nine high-speed lifts
- There’s no shortage of intense backcountry terrain at Heavenly, with three access gates around the mountain
- 4,800 skiable acres= the most terrain in Lake Tahoe
- 3,500 vertical feet (1,067 meters)= unmatched on the West Coast
- 10,067 elevation (3,068 meters)= highest at Lake Tahoe
- Push yourself in their expert areas (and local favorites) MottCanyon and KillebrewCanyon
- Cross the state line between California and Nevada
Summer is a great time to visit HeavenlyMountain! They offer a variety of South Lake Tahoe activities perfect for your whole family including sightseeing, dining and hiking. Take a ride up the Heavenly Gondola and experience all the summer fun Heavenly has to offer. AdventurePeak activities are subject to change based on snow and weather.
Test your skills as you conquer one of the three new ropes courses, featuring rope bridges, swinging logs, cargo nets, ladders, walkways and other climbing features, all within the safety of a harness.
Each course varies in difficulty and provides a different experience, like the unique tree-based ropes course that tests limits while climbing over and around trees. While each course is self-guided, professional staff is on-sight to serve as experiential guides during this challenging adventure.
BLUE STREAK ZIP LINE
Enjoy incredible views of Lake Tahoe as you glide through the sky on Heavenly’s 3,300-foot-long zip line. With top speeds at 50 miles per hour, this is a great way to get your adrenaline fix all while soaking up the beautiful California sunshine and refreshing mountain air. Weight Restrictions: Must weigh between 75 lbs and 275 lbs. Must purchase scenic Gondola ride to reach zip line and AdventurePeak activities.
Hours: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, weather permitting
LAKE TAHOE HIKING
After your ride to the top of the Heavenly Gondola, lace up your shoes for a variety of hikes beginning at 9,136 feet. Or ride Tamarack Express Chairlift for 360 degree views of Lake Tahoe, Nevada’s CarsonValley and Desolation Wilderness. Trails meander through the forest thousands of feet above Lake Tahoe and range from beginner to expert. Grab a map and explore!
Tamarack Express Chair operates daily 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM weather permitting during summer. Must be 42″ to ride Tamarack Express.
HEAVENLY SUMMER TUBING
Breeze down the amazing 500-foot-long hill, with a 65 foot vertical drop – without snow or water! A specially designed tubing surface on the mountain will keep you giggling and gliding all summer long.
Minimum height requirement is 42 inches.