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Heavenly Valley

Heavenly ValleyLake Tahoe, Nevada

  • Published Friday, November 16, 2012
  • Updated on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Heavenly Valley is a Vail Resort-owned mecca for competitive skiers and snowboarders. With terrain perfect for training, Heavenly is the place for serious skiers and snowboarders--the people who spend long days on the slopes and dread sundown.Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort is one of the most unique snowsports destinations on the planet. Skiing and snowboarding at Heavenly presents you with a number of different choices. With more terrain variety, more hidden glades, more rippin' groomers than any Lake Tahoe resort, you've got plenty of decisions to make. The location of Heavenly Mountain Resort is extremely convenient and affordable for travelers from all over the world. We're within an hour of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and 2 hours from the Sacramento International Airport. Traveling by car is easy as well since Heavenly ski resort is located off 3 major US Highways and interstates that are open year round.

Season 2012-2013:
November 16 2012 - April 14, 2013

FACTS:


Trails & Terrain:
Size: 4,800 acres
Number of trails: 97
Longest run: 5 miles
Terrain Difficulty: 20% beginner, 45% intermediate, $35% advanced
Lifts:
1 eight passenger gondola
1 aerial tramway
2 express six packs
8 express quads
5 triples
3 doubles
6 surface lifts
4 magic carpets

Terrain Parks: 5
Half-Pipes: 0
Snowmaking: 73%

Snowfall & Temperatures:

Elevation (in feet):
Summit: 10,067
Base: 6,540 CA; 7,200 NV

HOW TO GET THERE:


Planes: Reno/ Tahoe International Airport and Sacramento International Airport offer more than 200 non-stop and direct flights daily with numerous connecting flights daily through virtually every city throughout the United States including:


Boston, New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Seattle, Burbank, Los Angeles, Ontario, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose.


Trains: Amtrak in the Bay Area offers both train and bus service into South Lake Tahoe. Amtrak also serves Reno, NV. Visit Amtrak.com for more information. .

Automobiles: Reno - 1-1/4 hours
Take US-395/580 S toward Carson City. Merge onto US-395/580 S via EXIT 57B toward VIRGINIA CITY / CARSON CITY / SOUTH LAKE TAHOE. Take Fairview Drive Exit, Exit 38. Turn Right onto Fairview Drive/US 395/US 50. Turn Left onto South Carson St/US 395 S/US 50 W. Turn Right onto US-50 West/Lake Tahoe Blvd. Continue on Lake Tahoe Blvd. Pass the California/Nevada state line. California access is at the Gondola in Heavenly Village on Highway 50 and also via Ski Run Blvd. to the California Base Lodge.

Sacramento - 2 hours
Follow U.S. Highway 50 East to junction of U.S. Highway 89 North. Continue on Highway 50 making right hand turn, following the bend in the road. Drive approximately 5 miles to Ski Run Blvd. Turn right and follow the signs to Heavenly!

San Francisco - 3-1/2 hours
Follow Interstate 80 East to Sacramento. Continue on I-80 until the junction of U.S. Highway 50 East. Follow U.S. Highway 50 East to the junction of Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 89 N. Continue on Highway 50 making a right hand turn, following the bend in the road. Drive approximately 5 miles to Ski Run Boulevard. Turn right and follow the signs to Heavenly!

San Jose - 3-1/2 hours
Follow Interstate 680 North to Interstate 580 East towards Oakland and Stockton until Interstate 205. Take Interstate 205 exit towards Tracy and Stockton. Drive approximately 12.5 miles and take the Interstate 5 North exit. Take I-80 BR/US 50/CA 99 RAMP towards San Francisco and South Lake Tahoe. Stay straight on Highway 50 E until intersection of Highway 89 North. Continue on Highway 50 making a
right hand turn, following the bend in the road. Drive approximately 5 miles to Ski Run Boulevard. Turn right and follow the signs to Heavenly!

Los Angeles - 8 hours
Follow U.S. Highway 395 North to Bishop, CA and then to Minden, NV. Turn Left on NV-88. Turn Right at NV-207/Mottsville LN. Continue to follow NV-207/Kingsbury Grade. At the top of Kingsbury turn left on Tram Way Drive and drive approximately 2 miles to Stagecoach Lodge. Or, after starting the descent on Kingsbury Grade, turn left on South Benjamin and drive approximately 1 mile to Boulder Lodge or continue
on Kingsbury Grade to the Intersection of U.S. Highway 50 West. California access is at the gondola in Heavenly Village on Highway 50 and also via Ski Run Blvd. to the California Base Lodge.


SNOWBus: Heavenly Ski Resort is one of the most accessible winter resorts in America. Located at Lake Tahoe near the Nevada and California border.

If you need assistance while planning please call an agent, 800-HEAVENLY (800-432-8365).

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