Heavenly Ski Resort - Lake Tahoe
The Bottom Line
If you want to have fun this is the mountian
for you. It truly is one big party on and off the slopes. Fly
into Reno and drive up or road trip it from Northern California.
If you need intense nghtlife that comes with doubling down on 11
then Heavenly is the mountian for you.
- Mott Canyon after a huge storm
- The New Town Gondola and Village
- South Lake Tahoe Nightlife
- Crowds can ruin your day in a
- Traversing form one side of the
mountian to the other
- "Drunkos" on Gunbarrel at the end
of the day
- The base of the dipper express should be
avoided whenever possible because it gets crowded.
- Find the trees days after storms and the
snow is still right for turning
- Look for the gates to get into Mott
Canyon and find yourself looking down into a nice abyss
- The sky express can get crowded but you
wil find the longest runs from their
- Try to sleep at least an hour after you
leave the casinos
Guide Review - Heavenly Ski Resort - Lake
Late in the day you can sit at the bar at the
base of the California side (Did I mention that the 4800 acres
straddle both California and Nevada?) and watch the mayhem that
often occurs as throngs of people try to ski under the lift on a
bumped out run that can cause some huge knee discomfort. It can
get rowdy and people do end up having a great time.
The lift system at Heavenly is extensive but
does fail in getting you from California to Nevada, because of
that there is a long traverse that can sometime cause some
grief. Itís a great mountain and there is plenty for everybody.
They can make a ton of snow and they are very good at pushing it
around and grooming the runs to make your experience better.
The Casinos at the bottom of the hill help the
nightlife and you can find some good lodging deals at the
numerous small, independent hotels and motels.
The intermediate slopes here can give you long
endless runs with great views of the Lake and the steeps can
give you heart palpitations.