Heavenly Mountain Resort California

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 89 reviews

Trails

Beginner
20%
Intermediate
45%
Advanced / Expert
35%

Trail maps

Overview

Heavenly is the biggest resort in Lake Tahoe with over 4,800 acres - the most acreage in this region of 18 ski areas. Heavenly stretches into two states – California and Nevada, giving skiers and riders 3,500’ vertical from the 10,040’ summit - the biggest vertical drop in the western USA. Heavenly is a dichotomy, gorgeous with huge views of the Lake, and hidden gems of glade trails too.

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Heavenly Mountain Resort

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Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 89 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
MHMark H.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
Heavenly is heavenly!! It's looks like your skiing right into Lake Tahoe. Snow had a nice layer of power on it. This made the skiing enjoyable. There are also wonderful places to eat & see besides skiing. Bottom line. This is the best place I've ever skied. ... More
AFAtsushi F.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Nice resort. Amazing staffing and convenient location. Night life is great and family friendly. Snow level has been a little down but still worth the trip up. Prices are a little high compared to other resorts... More
SWSimon W.
advanced skier
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Heavenly is easily one of the larger resorts in the Tahoe area. It has some amazing runs with good quality snow, but you will wait in line. However, the wait is more than worth it! ... More
CSChris S.
expert snowboarder
Average!

3.3 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Heavenly is convenient centrally located in South Lake Tahoe with several access points very crowded on weekends, they have a little bit of something for everyone but their terrain parks are severely lacking. Amazing sidecountry that leads back to town.... More
TBTim B.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Always had great skiing at Heavenly. Lots and lots of terrain of all levels to ski or ride and incredible scenery. Came in from Pennylvania to ski there last March and had bluebird days with great powder. People I met while skiing were always friendly, While all the ski areas... More
JOJames O.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Heavenly is one of my favorite resorts in Tahoe! Super accessible from South Lake Tahoe. I love skiing on the Nevada side. The California side is good too, but can get crowded, especially when the weather is bad and the link between the sides is closed. Great snow and great runs!... More
SFSean F.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Awesome resort and facilities. Ski in ski out was fantastic. Large resort with tons of runs good for beginner/intermediate. Not too many advanced runs and does not have a terrain park. Can get pretty crowded at times but a great place for family... More
JSJason S.
advanced skier
Average!

3.2 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Heavenely was, we'll, heavenly. So much fun I'm not even sure this was the mountain we skied. I think there might have been some Apres involved. Actually, I'm pretty sure there was...... More
ESEugene S.
expert snowboarder
Average!

3 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
too many cat tracks to connect from ca to nv very crowded even with all the lifts running food was expensive and not many place to sit even when we wanted to eat... More
SBSamantha B.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
Heavenly was an incredible first snowboard trip. The lessons were without judgement and gave me so much confidence to advance on my own and join my advanced friends and have the best week ever ... More

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
2
High Speed Sixes
2
High Speed Quads
7
Quad Chair
1
Triple Chairs
5
Double Chairs
3
Surface Lifts
8

Elevation

Base
6,564 feet
Summit
10,066 feet
Vertical drop
3,502 feet

Terrain

Total runs
97
Terrain Parks
3
Longest Run
5 miles
Skiable Terrain
4,800 acres
Snowmaking Area
3,360 acres
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