When you ski Heavenly Mountain Resort, you’ll enjoy incredible lake views at almost every turn. Spanning the two states of Nevada and California, here you’ll find world-class skiing along with the best in entertainment and accommodation. While life’s a party at heavenly, there’s plenty for the whole family here, with a small but dedicated beginners area, incredible long groomed and perfectly gladed runs for intermediates as well as 1600ft plunges in the Mott and Killebrew Canyon for expert skiers.
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AccommodationThere are plenty of accommodation options at Heavenly, and, while you can choose to enjoy the convenience of staying on the mountain, the gondola provides plenty of easy access from the lakeside. This makes it just as easy to stay down in Stateline, Nevada, where you’re close to the gondola and bustling nightlife or South Tahoe (California) where the room rates are more affordable.
If you’re travelling with family, you may prefer to stay in the California Base area. While there is not as much accommodation here as in other areas, it is within walking distance of the Aerial Tramway, and closest to the best beginner slopes and day care.
Choose from lodges, hotels and condos to suit your style and your budget and rest assured that you’ll have great options for dining, shopping and entertainment wherever you are.
Skiing & BoardingHeavenly has an amazing mix of terrain for all abilities, serviced by efficient lift infrastructure that keeps the crowds moving. Renowned for its endless bluebird days, you’ll enjoy incredible views of Lake Tahoe from pretty much every run.
If you’re an intermediate, you can quickly get your legs burning on long groomed runs where the trees are perfectly spaced, explore canyon areas and challenge yourself with chutes and drops. If you’re looking for some fun, Heavenly’s multiple parks, with their half pipes, have loads of it, regardless of your ability.
If you’re advanced, don’t miss the chance to ski through the amazing gladed terrain surrounded by massive pine trees or the alpine bowls. While nothing’s impossible at Heavenly, you’ll find the Mott and Killebrew Canyon areas really get your heart pumping… and then there’s off-piste (don’t forget your trail map!)
If you’re skiing with kids, you’ll find a good range of childcare and babysitting options and a Ski School that operates out of 3 locations. There are ski programs for adults and children, as well as the option to combine ski school with lessons for the little ones.
Lake Tahoe gets some epic powder dumps with an average 9 metres falling each year. The resort tops this up with man-made snow, to ensure 73% of the trails are covered. The snow can be a little wetter here than in other resorts, but there’s always plenty of it.
ActivitiesHeavenly is renowned for its parties and 24-hour casinos, however there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy here as well, with a movie theatre and an open air ice skating rink for starters.
Snow-based activities include snowshoeing, snow-tubing and zip-lining up at the mountain adventure peak and there’s a great tubing hill at the top of the Gondola, which will keep you entertained for hours.
Down in South Lake Tahoe there are plenty of activities for the kids, including cinemas, bowling, and sleigh rides.
As you’d expect, Heavenly offers endless restaurants, bars, clubs and shopping
Getting There & AroundDrive from San Francisco or take a direct flight into Reno or Sacramento to access Heavenly. Driving will take you about 3 hours although this time can almost double during the winter weekends.
Driving to South Tahoe takes about 70 minutes from Reno and 2 hours from Sacramento.
Once you’re at the mountain or down by the lake there’s no need for a car as the gondola is within walking distance and there are plenty of shuttles to Northstar and Kirkwood. If you’re planning on venturing further afield, you will need a rental.
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Edgewood Tahoe Resort is a boutique resort hotel located on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Onsite spa, pool, fitness centre, golf, restaurants, bars and coffee bar.
Gondola Vista is a property of 20 luxury homes. Almost everything is just a 20 minute walk away. Onsite parking.
Lake Tahoe’s only lakefront hotel with private beach offering breathtaking views. The newly renovated accommodation ranges from deluxe kings and suites to lakeside cottages furnished in ‘Grand Lodge’ style. Facilities include Wi-Fi, iPod clock radios, flat screen TV and Hyatt Grand Beds with pillow top mattress. Onsite pool, spa, complimentary shuttle parking, restaurants, lounge, 24-hour casino, sports shop, fitness centre.
At the base of the gondola and next door to gaming and entertainment, each suite offers a bedroom and living room with a sofa bed and work/dining table. All rooms include a fridge, microwave and 2 TVs. Onsite pool, spa services with hot tub, sauna, fitness centre, bar/restaurant, sundeck, gift shop, massage, room service, guest laundry, concierge, onsite ski rentals.
Lakeshore Lodge and Spa is a beachfront resort where every hotel lodge room and condo includes lake and mountain views. The hotel is centrally located in South Lake Tahoe within walking distance to restaurants, the marina and shops and a short drive to the casino downtown area and ski resorts. Onsite pool, hot tub, spa, free parking, free Wi-Fi and complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and tea from 7:30am-10pm.
The Landing Resort & Spa is set on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, just across the street from the lakeside beach and a 15-minute walk to the Heavenly Gondola. Rooms with rich wood details and chic, cozy touches, plus heated bathroom flooring, a stone fireplace in each room and a balcony and patio. Onsite: free shuttle to the lifts, fitness centre, full service spa, hot tub, heated pool, wine cellar bar & lounge, sundries shop, rooftop deck with fireplace and ski storage.
Opened in 2017, Zalanta is Heavenly’s newest resort. Located just steps away from the gondola, restaurants, casinos and more. Luxury high-end designer, apartments with gourmet kitchens, large living and dining areas and private balconies. Onsite outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre, ski valet, concierge, rental shop, guest laundry.