Heavenly Ski Resort

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.

Nestled in the southeastern corner of Lake Tahoe, straddling the border between Nevada and California, Heavenly is appropriately named as it enjoys around 300 days of sun each year, not to mention 360 inches (914 cm) of snowfall.

Heavenly is the only major resort on the shore of Lake Tahoe itself. Lake Tahoe has an interchangeable pass system for Heavenly, Alpine Meadows, Kirkwood, Northstar at Tahoe, Sierra at Tahoe and Squaw Valley. Heavenly was bought by Vail Resorts in May 2002 and is also now a sister resort to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone, all in Colorado. Over the next five years, Vail Resorts plan to invest US$40 million in upgrading mountain facilities.

Heavenly is within walking distance of more than 5,000 lodging rooms and just minutes from star-studded nightlife, first-class restaurants and endless activities. If you don't like glitzy casinos, then it's probably not the place for you.

The ski season here starts in late October or early November and ends in early May. Peak season is from the end of December to mid-February, and low season November through mid-December and April.

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Heavenly Statistics

  • CountryUSA
  • StateCalifornia
  • Base6,540 ft
  • Summit10,067 ft
  • Elevation3,527 ft
  • Ski Area4,800 acres
  • Beginner20 %
  • Intermediate45 %
  • Advanced35 %
  • Longest Trail6 miles
  • Cable Cars
  • Chair Lifts18 
  • Surface Lifts10 
  • Riders52,000 per hour

5 Day Snow & Weather Forecast

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