Heavenly Resort Guide

The Heavenly resort summary is: Heavenly has 29 lifts within its 1942 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1067m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 97 trail at Heavenly.


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Heavenly Resort Guide

The Heavenly resort summary is: Heavenly has 29 lifts within its 1942 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1067m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 97 trail at Heavenly.

Vertical:

Top: 3068m
Arrow
1067m
Bot: 2001m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediates/
Advanced

Trails:

97
20%
45%
35%

Hectares of Ski:

1942
Snowmaking:70%

Heavenly Lifts:

  • drag lift icon7
  • ski lift icon20
  • cablecar icon2
Total lifts = 29
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Visiting Heavenly

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Heavenly.

  • Season opens
    3 Dec 2022
  • Season closes
    23 Apr 2023
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    150 | —
  • Nearest Airport
    Reno
  • Nearest Train Station
    Reno
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    1-800-HEAVENLY

Heavenly Features

The terrain at Heavenly includes::

  • Halfpipes
    0
  • Terrain Parks
    2
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Heavenly resort?

Few ski resorts match Heavenly's scenic beauty and expansive network of lifts, terrain, trails, and snow-making. Located on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is the region's largest mountain resort, featuring the highest elevation and longest vertical drop. There is an 8 passenger gondola. This lift will whisk you from downtown state line directly to the top of the mountain, near the California-Nevada border. The village on the south shore's main highway (beneath the towering mountain) includes two Marriott Hotel/clubs, a cinema complex and the welcoming gondola plaza. The views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra mountain range are magnificent. The snowfall tops 20 feet virtually every year and you can slide over 4,800 skiable acres. This resort spans two state lines (California and Nevada). There have been millions of dollars invested in mountain improvements over several years. Heavenly is owned by Vail Resorts, Inc.


Explore Heavenly Location Map

Interactive Heavenly trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Heavenly Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 
4
5
part cloud
Middle Lift: 
8
0
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Bottom Lift: 
10
0
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When's the snowiest month to visit Heavenly?

MarchAverage: 3.1 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Heavenly is week 1 of March. There are typically 3.1 snowy days during this week with 34cm of snowfall. Check out the Heavenly Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Heavenly

Overall: 4.2 Based on 6 votes and 11 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.3
  • Variety of pistes 4.5
  • Off-piste 4.3
  • Scenery 4.7
  • Apres-Ski 4.5
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R Thompson from United States writes:

I live in South Lake and ski Heavenly regularly. It's a huge mountain when the snow is soft and you can ski all 4,800 acres in the trees. Great terrain is available on Mott and Killebrew canyons for advanced/expert skiers. The groomed terrain is usually only a very tiny portion of the 4,800: about 200 acres, so if you are a piste skier there isn't that much for you.

Crowds have been epic this year due to Vail selling so many more season passes after dropping the price. Not a good trend. Get to the California parking lot by 8:30 on a weekend or you are not going to be skiing that day.

Someone in a previous review mentioned the mountain safety "Nazis". They are gone, probably a victim of COVID staffing issues. The resort has fared better than other VAIL resorts this year with most of the lifts and terrain open. They are definitely short-staffed but it's not that noticeable. Out of the normal lifts that run every year, only the useless Galaxy chair is not running.

Bottom line is: don't ski there on a Saturday. Soft snow will open up the whole mountain for you. If it's a freeze/thaw cycle you will be limited to a few groomed and crowded runs with everyone else. Ski the trees for the most fun.

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