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Summer Activities at Heavenly Mountain Resort


Summer is a great time to visit Heavenly Mountain! We offer a variety of South Lake Tahoe activities perfect for your whole family including sightseeing, dining and hiking. Head to 4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd and take a ride up the Heavenly Gondola and experience all the summer fun Heavenly has to offer. Adventure Peak activities subject to change based on snow and weather.

Heavenly Summer activities are located at 4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd

 The Gondola will be running for sightseeing Memorial Day weekend: May 23, 24, 25 from 10AM to 4PM.

Heavenly will open for summer activities (including the ropes courses and zip lines) on June 12, 2015 and will be open daily through Sept 7, 2015. We will continue on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in September. 

Heavenly Scenic Gondola Rides

A 2.4 mile ride up in the Heavenly Mountain Gondola will leave you breathless as you take in panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. On your way up, stop at the Observation Deck for photos, a latte at Cafe Blue or a unique Heavenly souvenir at The Gondola Sports shop. Once you get to the top, head up the Tamarack Express chairlift with your Scenic Gondola ticket for some of the best views of Lake Tahoe and access to a series of hiking trails, ranging from beginner to expert. 

Gondola Prices for Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-25, 2015):

Adult: $40, Child: $20, Teen/Senior: $33

NEW Hot Shot Zip Line

Take in one of a kind views of Mt. Tallac and Pyramid Peak as you and up to 3 of your friends or family race down the 4 parallel lines on Heavenly’s 1,000-foot-long zip line at top speeds of 40 MPH. This is a great way to build up your courage before testing your nerves on the Blue Streak Zip Line. Must be 55-275 lbs. and 42 in. tall and have a scenic Gondola ticket to ride the Hot Shot.

Blue Streak Zip Line

Enjoy incredible views of Lake Tahoe as you glide through the sky on Heavenly’s 3,300-foot-long zip line. With top speeds at 50 miles per hour, this is a great way to get your adrenaline fix all while soaking up the beautiful California sunshine and refreshing mountain air. Weight Restrictions: Must weigh between 75 lbs and 275 lbs. Must purchase scenic Gondola ride to reach zip line and Adventure Peak activities.

Adventure Ropes Courses

Test your skills as you conquer one of the three new ropes courses, featuring rope bridges, swinging logs, cargo nets, ladders, walkways and other climbing features, all within the safety of a harness. 

Each course varies in difficulty and provides a different experience, like the unique tree-based ropes course that tests limits while climbing over and around trees. While each course is self-guided, professional staff are on-sight to serve as experiential guides during this challenging adventure. Click here for more info and pricing.

Tamarack Lodge Summer

Tamarack Lodge and Bar 9150

Heavenly's newest 14,720-square-foot restaurant and lodge, Tamarack Lodge, offers guests indoor and outdoor patio seating at the top of the Gondola. With sweeping views of both the Nevada and California slopes of Heavenly in Lake Tahoe, it's the ideal spot to take an on-mountain break.

Lift and Lunch Special
Soar up the Heavenly Gondola for breathtaking views and grab a bite to eat at Tamarack Lodge. A Lift and Lunch ticket includes a scenic Gondola ride, Tamarack Express lift access and a dining credit ($15 for Adult/Teen/Senior tickets, $10 for Child tickets). Purchase at the lift ticket window located in the Heavenly Village.

Lake Tahoe Hiking

After your ride to the top of the Heavenly Gondola, lace up your shoes for a variety of hikes beginning at 9,136 feet. Or ride Tamarack Express Chairlift for 360 degree views of Lake Tahoe, Nevada's Carson Valley and Desolation Wilderness. Trails meander through the forest thousands of feet above Lake Tahoe and range from beginner to expert. Grab a map and explore!

Tamarack Express Chair operates daily 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM weather permitting during summer. Must be 42" to ride Tamarack Express.

Click here to download the Hiking Map  

Heavenly Summer Tubing

Breeze down the amazing 500-foot-long hill, with a 65 foot vertical drop – without snow! A specially designed tubing surface on the mountain will keep you giggling and gliding all summer long. 

Outdoor Climbing

Challenge yourself with an exhilarating scramble up our 25-foot climbing wall. The Auto-Belay system will help you experience the thrill of high altitude rock climbing in a fun, safe and controlled environment. Great for beginner through advanced climbers. The climbing wall is open 7 days a week, weather permitting.

Minimum weight requirement is 45 lbs.

Lake Tahoe Events

Summer Events

Immerse yourself in Heavenly’s enticing nightlife through our special events.  From concerts to car shows, Heavenly’s Events calendar is guaranteed to have something to keep everyone going 24/7! Find the type of entertainment you are looking for; search by event type on our Entertainment & Events calendar.

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