Prepare for Your Summertime Discoveries

What to Know

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Location and Hours of Operation:

 Call 1-775-586-7000 (select option 7) to reserve.
Reservation Office Hours: 10am-4pm PDT
 
**Please make sure to call before arriving to check the status of all activities.
 
Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

 

Summer Trail Map

The top of the Gondola is your central hub for all of the activities at Epic Discovery.

Ultimate Adventure Pass Requirements

Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster
Drivers must be at least 16 years old (if accompanied by a passenger), between 54 - 84" tall. Passengers must be at least 3 years old, and at least 38" tall. Combined rider weight must be less that 375 lbs
 
Ropes Courses 
Participants must be over 42" tall, weigh between 30-250 lbs, and be at least 5 years old. Participants between 42" and 54" tall must be accompanied by an adult..
 
Tubing
Participants must be at least 42" tall. Closed-toed athletic shoes are required for all activities.We also offer Mini-Tubing for those under 42" tall.
 
Bear Cubs Ropes Course
Participants must be between 30-100 lbs.

Red Tail Flyer Zip Line
Participants must be between 30-100 lbs.
 
Granite Peak Climbing Wall
Climbers must be at least 3 years old and must weigh between 30-250 lbs.

Gemstone Panning
One gemstone panning session scan per pass. 

Scenic Gondola
N/A 

 

Scout Sampler Pass Requirements

Red Tail Flyer Zip Line
Participants must be between 30-100 lbs.

Bear Cubs Ropes Course
Participants must be between 30-100 lbs.

Mountain Coaster Passenger 
Passengers must be at least 3 years old, and at least 38" tall. Combined rider weight must be less that 375 lbs.

Granite Peak Climbing Wall 
Climbers must be at least 3 years old and must weigh between 30-250 lbs.

Gemstone Panning
One gemstone panning session scan per pass. 

Mini-Tubing
Participants must under 42" tall. 

Scenic Gondola
N/A 

What to Expect While You're Here

Summer in the mountains is now extraordinary, as you can Discover More at Heavenly Mountain. Epic Discovery provides a unique, connected, on-mountain summer experience, immersing you in activities which provide big-time thrills, allowing you to challenge yourself physically, guiding you to explore and better understand your natural surroundings, and ultimately create lifelong memories.
 
Want to challenge your skills on a variety of thrilling activities? Consider the Ultimate Adventure Pass, or the Scout Sampler Pass. These two passes provide access to activities, including the Scenic Gondola Ride, Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster, zip lines, tubing, adventure courses and so much more. All activities are accessed through the Heavenly Gondola located in the Heavenly Village at 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.
 
Looking for a unique dining experience? Head into Tamarack Lodge located at the top of the Gondola in the center of the summer action. With a full lunch menu and grab-and-go options, it's a perfect hub for your day on the mountain. Treat yourself to locally made ice cream or cool down with a refreshing lemonade!

 

High Winds
 
In a high alpine environment, such as Epic Discovery, high winds can cause interruptions and delays in summer activities and lift operations. Lifts and activities may close on occasion due to high winds, causing delays. What may feel like a light breeze down in the village, can oftentimes understate a much different weather pattern at 9,000'+ up on top of the mountain.
 
Sun Protection
 
At 10,000 feet, exposure to the sun is 40% greater than it is at sea level. We recommend sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or higher, as well as eye protection.
 
Lightning and Thunderstorms
 
Afternoon thunderstorms are common in the mountains and may cause interruptions and delays in summer activities and lift operations. Lifts and activities may close on occasion due to weather conditions, causing delays. Take proper precautions when you see or hear a storm developing: seek shelter, keep off ridge lines, and stay clear of chairlift houses, lift towers, power lines, open spaces, lone trees, and signposts.
 
High-Altitude Environment
 
If you live at a lower elevation, you may tire more easily. Take it easy at first, plan short trips until you are acclimated and drink plenty of water. Some visitors may experience symptoms associated with Heavenly's high altitude. Symptoms may include headaches, nausea, and dizziness, loss of appetite, restless sleep, coughing and difficulty in breathing. If symptoms persist or if you have a concern about your health, you should seek medical attention.

Adequate Clothing
 
Be aware, mountain weather changes quickly and there is usually at least a 10-degree temperature difference from the bottom to the top of the lifts. Bring a raincoat and consider a sweater or fleece layer. Wear closed-toed athletic shoes, such as hiking boots or tennis shoes. Hair ties are suggested for shoulder length hair or longer.
 
Health and Safety Guidelines
 
If you are pregnant or have heart, back/neck or other serious health issues, you should consult a physician prior to participating in any activity. Most activities require guests to be ambulatory and be able to walk on their own. Trained service animals are welcome in most locations at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Although trained service animals are welcome, guests who use service animals must retain control of their animals at all times and should keep them on a leash or harness while visiting. Documenting your vacation is always encouraged; however Selfie Sticks are prohibited on our activities.

Pass Discounts
 
With the purchase of your 2018-2019 Winter Season Pass, you have unlimited free summer Scenic Gondola Ride access and a special discount on Activity Passes! *Activities Pass must be purchased in person at the bottom of The Gondola.

Rain Check Policy
 
All lift tickets and activities are non-transferable. Lift and activity packages are non-refundable once activated, but may be exchanged for alternate products or cancelled prior to use. Additional days and activities purchased at the ticket window will be charged the window rate. Lift ticket and activity prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Any adjustments made at the resort are based on the window rate at the resort on the day of adjustment.
 
Gondola and activity passes may be picked up at the ticket office in Heavenly Village at 4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.