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. 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.
Summer 2014: June 13 - September 1 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fall 2014: September 5 - September 28, Friday-Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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.
Scenic Gondola Rides are $41 for adults, $35 for teens/seniors, and $23 for children. Children under the age of 4 ride free! Click here for deals and packages combining scenic Gondola rides with one of our challenge course activities.
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.
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.
Hours: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, weather permitting
Price: $60. Blue Streak reservations are available day-of on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 or water! A specially designed tubing surface on the mountain will keep you giggling and gliding all summer long.
Minimum height requirement is 42 inches.
Price: $10 for three rides.
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.
Discovery Day Camp
Drop your kids off for a day of learning, playing, and exploring the mountain while you hit the town. Heavenly Summer Day Camp runs seven days a week, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, June 20, 2014 through September. We welcome children ages 5-12 to come experience the best of summer at Heavenly.
Heavenly Mountain Run
Start at the California Lodge and run 5.8 miles up the mountain to the finish line at Tamarack Lodge. Enjoy a beer and the views from 9,150 ft before you take the Gondola back to town.
Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Register at Tahoe Trail Running.
Summer Season Pass
Unlock the quintessential Tahoe sightseeing experience with unlimited access to the Gondola and Tamarack Express during the summer season. A Summer Season Pass pays for itself in under two visits. Head to a lift ticket window at the Heavenly Gondola to purchase your Summer Season Pass. Adventure Peak activities not included.
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.