|Location: Stateline, NV (see map)
Directions: On Ski Run Blvd. off Hwy. 50 in South Lake Tahoe
Snow Phone: 800-2-HEAVEN
Home Page: http://www.skiheavenly.com/vac/specials/ami.html
Ski Area Comparison
Heavenly Valley offers over 4,800 skiable acres with enough variety to please just about any skier. When Mother Nature is kind to Heavenly and gives it a lot of snow, I think this is one of the best mountains anywhere to ski on. The views of Lake Tahoe are awesome. The problem is that Heavenly's location in the Sierras often seems to prevent it from getting large amounts of snow from the same storms that dump tons of snow on the other resorts. There are plenty of long intermediate runs on both the California and Nevada sides of the mountain. There is some very interesting expert skiing on the Nevada side in Mott Canyon and Killebrew Canyon. People who like to ski off piste between the trees will enjoy this resort a lot. If you drive to Heavenly, make sure you remember to get back to your car's side of the mountain before the lifts start to close. The California base lodge of Heavenly Valley is located in the town of South Lake Tahoe, within a couple of minutes drive or bus ride from the big casinos and a tremendous number of hotels and motels. This means the lift lines at Heavenly can get quite long, especially on weekends. Heavenly is frequently derrided for the large numbers of irresponsible "tourist" skiers who show up here and for the large amount of polling or walking you have to do to get from one side of the mountain to the other.
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|Beginner: 20%||Peak Elevation: 10100 feet|
|Intermediate: 45%||Vertical Drop: 3560 feet|
|Advanced: 35%||Base Elevation: 6540 feet|
|Average Snowfall: 250 inches|
|Skiable Acres: 4800|
For more information, see the Trail Map
|Special: child 5 and under free|
For more information, see the Comparison of Ski Areas