High above the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is one of the most unique snowsports resorts on the planet. A Heavenly vacation is definitely not for the faint of heart. With a massive mountain full of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe, it’s for those who want to go big and forge their own path. And with high-octane, non-stop nightlife, it’s also for those who want to push their limits well into the night.
The choices are endless. Do you ski California or Nevada? Will it be 34 miles of wide-open, groomed cruisers, 1,600-foot plunges in the double-black-diamond canyons or the most outrageous tree skiing in North America? Or do you save your energy for Unbuckle, the ultimate après ski party, Vegas-style nightlife, all-night dance clubs, world-class entertainment and five-star dining?
When you come to Heavenly, you better plan to go “all-in” … because Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong after last call. At Heavenly, you play hard and sleep when you get home.


The Mountain

2014 Summer Season                                 June 13, 2014 through September 1, 2014
Weekends only: September 6, 2014 through September 28, 2014
Summer Hours of Operations (PST)            10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2014-15 Ski Season                                    November 21, 2014 through April 12, 2015
Winter Hours of Operations (PST)               8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekends and holidays
                                                                    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays

Base Elevation                                            6,540 feet - California       
                                                                    7,200 feet - Nevada

Summit Elevation                                        10,067 feet
Vertical Rise                                                3,500 feet

Snowmaking                                                73% of mountain trails

Average Annual Snowfall, Summit               360 inches
Average Annual Snowfall, Lake-level          125 inches
Total Acreage                                              4,800 acres (California’s largest resort)

Longest Mountain Descent                         5 miles

Trails                                                          97
Trail Classification:                                     
            Expert/Advanced                             35%   
            Intermediate                                    45%   
            Beginner                                          20%   
Total: 29 (15 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
4          Surface Lifts
5          Magic Carpets

Total Uphill Capacity/Hour                           52,000

Heavenly’s Adventure Peak Activities

Spider Climber
Rock Climbing wall
Zip lining
Ropes Course
Canopy Tour


Average of more than 300 days of sunshine per year

  • Average Winter Temperatures:

            Daytime: 45 degrees
            Nighttime: < 30 degrees

  • Average Summer Temperatures:

            Daytime: 75 degrees
            Nighttime: 45 degrees
Population (Permanent, year-round)
South Lake Tahoe & Stateline           34,000

Lake Tahoe Basin                             46,200

Tourism Statistics
Restaurants                                      165
Bars/Clubs                                        108
Shops/Boutiques                               75
Liquor Stores                                    10
Grocery/Convenient Stores               20
Hotels/Inns/Bed & Breakfasts            100

Heavenly Bed Base
            Units for rent                           9,401
            Number of pillows                   18,207
            Number of bedrooms              4,700
            Condo /home units                 1,678             
            Condo beds                            6,712 
            Hotel beds                              11,845           
            Meeting Space                        80,000 square feet              

Additional Amenities
Medical hospitals                                 1                     
Dentists                                               52
Medical clinics                                      3
Pharmacies                                         10
Golf courses (public)                           2
Parks                                                   2
Skating rinks (public)                           2
Tennis court facilities (public)               2
Museums, art galleries                         5
Library                                                 2
Fitness facilities (public)                      5                     
Ball fields                                             3
Soccer fields                                        2
Sand volleyball courts                          2
Outdoor amphitheater                          1         
National Forest surrounding           El Dorado National Forest
                                                            Toiyabe / Humboldt National Forest        
Open space                                       600,000 acres                                 

Additional Contact Information

Sally Gunter, Communications Manager
Twitter @skiheavenly; @HeavenlyNews
Liesl Kenney, Public Relations Coordinator
Heavenly Communications Department
Post Office Box 2180
Stateline, NV 89449
775-588-5517 (fax)
Snow Phone                         775-586-7000, press 1
Toll Free Reservations         1-800-HEAVENLY
Media Web Site                    www.snow.com
Consumer Web Site             www.skiheavenly.com
Consumer E-mail                 info@vailresorts.com

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