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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. 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 will be open for summer operations May 23-26th, and will then reopen on June 13, 2014.

Ride the Heavenly Mountain Gondola

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. 

For current hours of operation and pricing please call 1-800-HEAVENLY.

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.

Hours: 10AM to 2PM

Cost: $40

Weight Restrictions: Must weigh between 75lbs and 275 lbs

Ropes Challenge 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.

Summer Tubing

Heavenly Tubing Hill

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.

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 voucher ($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, starting on June 14 

Click here to download the Hiking Map  (3mb .PDF)

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.

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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