Heavenly Ski Resort

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by legokid50 on October 12, 2004

We went to Lake Tahoe for one reason. To ski. The Lake Tahoe area has many different ski resorts, each with its own pros and cons. Since we were staying at the Tahoe Seasons Resort right across the street from Heavenly Mountain, we decided we would go there.

The lift across the street was a cable-car tram that held about thirty people. It takes you about half way up the mountain to an area with restaurants where you can catch other lifts going in different directions.

Overall, it was a very nice mountain. They had great trails that were always freshly groomed, and it wasn’t crowded at all. (Maybe that was because we came toward the very end of the season, I don’t know.) The trails aren’t quite as nice as those at Keystone Mountain in Colorado (which we have been to many times), but are right below it. We tried riding the gondola to the other side of the mountain, but found that to be not as nice. Also, the gondola took much longer to progress up the mountain.

Perhaps the coolest thing about Heavenly is that you can actually ski across the state line. You’ll just be going along a trail and see a sign that says "Now entering California." The view is also spectacular! From the top of the mountain, you can see all of Lake Tahoe. It’s one of the most beautiful views you may ever see. All in all, a great ski resort.

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


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