South Lake Tahoe Journals

Bonus week in Tahoe

A January 2004 trip to South Lake Tahoe by Whitey#1

Quote: This was a last-minute bonus week trip to The Ridge in South Lake Tahoe.

Bonus week in Tahoe

Overview

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Taking the gondola down to Heavenly from the resort. Snowboarding at Heavenly Ski Resort and soaking afterwards in a hot tub, steam room, or sauna. Go sledding/tubing with kids.Quick Tips: Sledding tip: At the top of the property, at the turn-around on the main road through the property behind the Naegle buildings #10 and #11, there is a great sledding hill -- you can get going really fast. For the little kids, at the plaza building tennis court, right along the road, there is a small hill the little ones can sled down (this is where I let my 2.5-year-old learn to ride his snowboard).Best Way To Get Around: The best way to get down to the Heavenly stagecoach lift is not the gondola! ...Read More

Heavenly Ski Resort

Attraction

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They have a better-than-decent terrain park and half pipe; although the resort map showed three, the other two were closed. IF YOU SNOWBOARD, BEWARE: going from California side to Nevada side or vice versa, you most likely will have to unstrap and push! There are quite a few near-flat areas or up-hills that are inconvenient for snowboarders.

The are awesome views of the lake and the Nevada Desert from the top of the mountain. But I think $62 is a bit overpriced for the views and snowboarding at Heavenly.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 27, 2004

Heavenly Ski Resort
988 Stateline Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, California
(775) 586-7000