Guide to Heavenly Ski Resort

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What Is Heavenly Mountain Known For

The largest and highest mountain lake in Nevada, Lake Tahoe offers incredible scenery and activities year round. With a variety of accommodation options, including resorts, lodges, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds, condos, cabins and homes, there is something for everyone. The Heavenly Gondolas connect the base village to the mountainside, providing easy access to the slopes. On the mountain, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The mountain at Heavenly is challenging enough for expert skiers and snowboarders, but for first-time visitors, it can seem intimidating. After all, the mountain rises 4,000 feet above sea level! Fortunately, the mountain is well-laid out and features 43 lifts, eight expert trees, and more than 1,400 acres of skiable terrain. Heavenly is also one of the few California mountains that offers night skiing.

Highlight of the mountain include a great party atmosphere and it is known for its amazing base village with Tahoe casinos a walk away from the slopes.

Where To Stay

One of the most beautiful aspects of Heavenly is the mountain itself. Its peaks are covered in snow with pristine mountain lakes, towering trees, and granite boulders. There’s something about this mountain that makes it feel like heaven on earth! Plus, it’s very easy to reach, as it’s only a 10-15 minute drive from most of the West Valley cities and North Shore towns.

Stay in Heavenly Village so you can enjoy easy access to the Heavenly gondola and a wide range of activities, restaurants and shopping. Lakefront lodging is just minutes away from the gondolas and fun, but you'll get breathtaking lake views. The Stateline area is where you find the casinos and night life entertainment. It is also a short walk from the Gondola and other activities in South Lake Tahoe.

Popular Ski lodging here include:

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village

Marriott's Timber Lodge

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

You can bundle your ski lodging with lift tickets in a Heavenly ski package.

Getting Around Heavenly Ski Resort

There are two main ways to get around the mountain. One is to drive. Most people opt for this method as it allows them to bring more items with them, and it’s generally easier to park. However, driving around the mountain can be a slog, especially after a big snowfall. If you choose to drive, consider renting a snowmobile to get around faster.

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