standard Heavenly – Great US Ski Destination

Heavenly Ski Resort is a great US ski destination located on the California-Nevada border in south Lake Tahoe. It has 97 runs , 30 lifts and  4,800 acres (1,900 ha) of skiable terrain offering something for every level of skier or snowboarder . The highest elevation is 10,067 ft (3,068 m), and a peak lift-service elevation of 10,040 ft (3,060 m).

Heavenly Ski Resort

Heavenly Skiers

Short History

Heavenly ski resort began in the 1950s and has changed ownership several times. Each new owner has implemented new ideas that have made the resort grow as we see it today . The developments on the mountain inevitably led to the boom in Stateline casinos and top celebrity shows.

Since 2002, Heavenly has been owned by Vail Resorts, which also operates Northstar-at-Tahoe at Lake Tahoe and four other ski resorts in Colorado (Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Beaver Creek).

Heavenly  Snow

With an average of 360 in (910 cm) of snow annually, and one of America’s largest snowmaking systems, their ski season usually runs from mid November to late April or early May.

Heavenly’s abundant snowfall and sunshine paired with an expansive network of lifts, terrain and trails and 24-hour nightlife makes Heavenly one of North America’s great ski destinations. Heavenly boasts Lake Tahoe’s highest elevation, longest vertical drop and largest snowmaking system, but it’s the view of Lake Tahoe you’ll remember long after your goggle-tan fades.


Heavenly is one of the largest ski areas in the United States with thirty mostly high speed lifts carrying up to 52,000 riders per hour.

Heavenly has an extensive lift network with a large fleet of high-speed lifts spanning Nevada and California. The Gondola,  connects the new Village at Heavenly to the mountain, whizzing skiers, riders and sightseers alike to an observation deck before finishing the 12-minute journey that takes you nearly 3,000 feet (900 m) above the sparkling waters of Lake Tahoe. From the observation decks are 360° views of Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness and Carson Valley.


Heavenly Skiers


Heavenly’s Ski & Snowboard School offers a variety of ski tuition packages for adults and children.

Heavenly offers advanced skiers light, dry snow  ,gladded trails and incredible scenery. Black diamond trails Gunbarrel and The Face are famous for 1,700 vertical feet (510 m) of unrelenting moguls, while in Nevada, Mott and Killebrew canyons offer a true backcountry experience  .

Heavenly Ski Resort

Heavenly Ski Resort

Intermediate skiers can access most of Heavenly’s trails and enjoy incredible views of Lake Tahoe. Heavenly’s beginner trails are on the upper portions of the mountain and at the base area near California Base Lodge. Snowboarders have free range of Heavenly’s slopes as well as parks, pipes, rollers and slides.

Tourist Info

From casino hotels to large homes and condos, there’s accommodation for every budget in Heavenly. If casinos, jazz clubs, bars or restaurants are part of your interest , Heavenly is the place to be . Restaurants on the Californian and Nevada sides of Heavenly Resort cater to all tastes.

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