Heavenly Mountain Resort is a ski resort located on the California-Nevada border in South Lake Tahoe. It has 97 runs and 30 lifts that are spread between California and Nevada and four base facilities. The resort has 4,800 acres (19 km²) permit, with approximately 33% developed for skiing, making it the largest ski resort, by area, in California (Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is larger in trail-marked, skiable terrain). It is also Tahoe’s highest ski resort, with a peak elevation of 10,067 ft (3,068 m), a peak lift-service elevation of 10,040 ft (3,060 m), and a vertical rise of 3,500 feet (1067 m). This is the resort that Representative Sonny Bono stayed at when he fatally struck a tree while skiing.
Located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly even has a Gondola that can bring you right up from town. At Heavenly ski rental shops are all around, along with bars, art galleries, bars, shopping centers, movie theaters, and casinos. At the end of the day just take the gondola down and you don’t even have to drive to your hotel.
Heavenly Ski Resort is one of the most unique snow sports destinations on the planet. Skiers and snowboarders alike are thrilled to ride varied terrain that spans the California-Nevada border and includes groomed corduroy, rolling glades, terrain parks and challenging technical steeps.
Whether a beginner or an expert, a Lake Tahoe ski vacation at Heavenly offers something for everyone, including easy groomed runs, back-country-like terrain, tree runs and exciting terrain parks. Families and non-skiers/riders can enjoy tubing, ice skating, kids ski school, and one of the most breath-taking views in Lake Tahoe.
The location of Heavenly Mountain Resort is extremely convenient and affordable for travelers from all over. Heavenly is within an hour of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and 2 hours of the Sacramento International Airport. Traveling by car is easy as well since Heavenly Ski Resort is located off 3 major US Highways and interstates that are open year round.