Heavenly Mountain Resort Fast Facts


Heavenly Mountain Resort is Lake Tahoe’s mountain playground that provides a social vacation of experiences that bring people together to find unexpected fun both on and off the mountain.


Dates and Hours

2019-20 Season: Opening day is November 22, 2019, dependant upon conditions/weather 
Winter Hours of Operations (PST): 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and holidays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays

Mountain Stats

Base Elevation 6,540 feet / 1,993 meters - California   
  7,200 feet / 2,195 meters - Nevada
Vertical  3,500 feet / 1,067 meters
Top Elevation  10,067 feet / 3,068 meters
Skiable Terrain 4,800 acres / 1,942 hectares 
Terrain Type (beg/int/adv) 35 percent / 45 percent / 20 percent   
Trails 97
Terrain Parks
  Groove Park
Total number of lifts 28
14 lifts in California & 14 lifts in Nevada)
1          Gondola (eight-passengers per cabin)
1          Aerial Tram (50 passengers per cabin, 2 cabins)
2          High-speed Six Passenger Lifts
7          High-speed Quads
1          Fixed grip Quad
5          Triple Chairs
3          Double Chairs
3          Surface Lifts
5          Magic Carpets
Total Uphill Capacity/Hour  52,000
Longest Run 5 miles / 8 km
Snowmaking 73 percent of mountain trails
Mountain Resturants Booyah's
  Boulder Lodge
  Cafe Blue
  California Lodge
  Heavenly Donuts
  Lakeview Lodge
  Sky Deck
  Tamarack Lodge

Heavenly’s Adventure Peak Activities

  • Scenic Gondola Ride
  • Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster
  • Guided UTV Tours
  • Dining
  • Tubing
  • Mini-tubing

Fun Facts

  • Heavenly averages more than 300 days of sunshine per year 
  • The Scenic Gondola Ride is 2.4 miles long and offers the best views of Lake Tahoe
  • Heavenly has the most skiable acres and the highest elevation of any ski resort in Lake Tahoe
Media Contacts:
Cole Zimmerman, Cole.Zimmerman@vailresorts.com
04 November 2016

Snowmaking to Begin at Best of Tahoe Resorts

Lake Tahoe experienced a 400 percent increase in average rainfall for the month of October according to the National Weather Service, culminating in “the second wettest October in recorded history.” The weather is setting up Tahoe’s most consistent and reliable snow surfaces for the rest of the season by soaking the bases at all three resorts. The October precipitation and cold temperatures, combined with recent snowfall, have created an incredible opportunity to begin snowmaking at Heavenly Mountain, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resort.