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Zip Lines above Lake Tahoe at Heavenly California
Zip Lines above Lake Tahoe at Heavenly California
HEAVENLY

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Zip, fly, or tube your way towards your best summer yet!
With so many fun and thrilling activities available at Heavenly, the hardest part will be deciding which adventure to try next.
Summer Activities at Heavenly, California

Ultimate Adventure Pass

ALL-DAY ACCESS

Enjoy access to all activities, including the Scenic Gondola Ride to the top of Heavenly Mountain.

The Ultimate Adventure Pass Includes:
Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster, Summer Tubing, Boulder Cove Ropes Course, Black Bear Ropes Course, Discovery Forest Ropes Course, Granite Peak Climbing Wall, and the Scenic Gondola Ride.

(see activity restrictions below)

Little Explorer Pass

Give your little explorer the gift of nature with child access to activities, including the Scenic Gondola Ride to the top of Heavenly Mountain. The Little Explorer Pass Includes:Red Tail Zip Line, Granite Peak Climbing Wall, Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster, and Scenic Gondola Ride.

Do you have your 2016/17 Winter Season Pass Already?
With the purchase of your 2016-2017 Winter Season Pass, you have unlimited free summer Scenic Gondola Ride access and a special discount on Activity Passes!

*Discounted Activities Passes must be purchased in person at the bottom of The Gondola. 

All Adventure Pass Activities:

Summer Tubing
Imagine it now, breezing down a thrilling 500ft-long hill, without snow or water! With our specially designed tubing surface, Heavenly summer tubing will have you smiling from ear to ear. Once at the bottom, step on the carpet lift to take you back to the top for another round of fun!

Activity Restrictions: Participants must be at least 42" tall. Closed-toed athletic shoes are required for all activities.

Boulder Cove Ropes Course
The Boulder Cove Ropes Course, located at the bottom of The Gondola stairs, is designed for the adventurer in pursuit of a greater challenge. Featuring two levels, this course allows participants of all skill levels to progress to a higher, more challenging ropes course experience.

Activity Restrictions: Participants must weigh between 20-250lbs. and be at least 5 years old. Participants under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult with an Ultimate Adventure Pass. Closed-toed athletic shoes are required for all activities.

Black Bear Ropes Course
The Black Bear Ropes Course has medium-sized features that are a great starting point for adventurers who are new to high ropes course challenges. This course is ideal for families with younger children, smaller participants, or first-timers. With a variety of routes to choose from, this ropes course will inspire the most daring guest and build an appetite for adventure. The course ends with a 30-foot controlled descent.

Activity Restrictions: Participants must weigh between 20-250lbs. and be at least 5 years old. Participants under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult with an Ultimate Adventure Pass. Closed-toed athletic shoes are required for all activities.

Discovery Forest Ropes Course

Located in the wooded area behind the Bear Cave, the Discovery Forest Ropes Course is a treetop ropes course adventure that is fully integrated into the natural environment. This course brings the beauty of the natural forest up close and personal as you move through natural and man-made obstacles in the trees.

Activity Restrictions: Participants must weigh between 20-250lbs. and be at least 5 years old. Participants under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult with an Ultimate Adventure Pass. Closed-toed athletic shoes are required for all activities.

Granite Peak Climbing Wall

The climbing wall is an exhilarating man-made rock wall inspired by the iconic rock formations found in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The permanent rock climbing wall is 25 feet tall with 15 defined climbing routes varying in difficulty, and utilizes auto-belays on each route. A unique feature of the wall is the quick-jump, 35-foot rapid descent that emulates free-falling, accessed by an adventurous climb up The Goat Trail.

Activity Restrictions: Participants must weigh between 45-285lbs. Closed-toed athletic shoes are required for all activities.

*Participants must be at least 42" tall to participate in the Quick Jump feature.

Red Tail Zip Line

The kids' zip line is only 15 feet off the ground and 100 feet long, providing a great introduction to zip-lining for children!

Activity Restrictions: Participants must weigh between 30-100lbs. Closed-toed athletic shoes are required for all activities.

Scenic Gondola Ride

  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 at 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.

Summer Activities at Heavenly, California
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.

Price: Adult $48, Senior $39, Teen $39, Child $24

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If one ride isn't enough, the Summer Scenic Gondola Pass might be for you. This pass gives you access to the Heavenly Gondola all summer long with unlimited rides! The Adult Summer Scenic Gondola pass pays for itself in less than two visits. Spend your summer with us at 9,000 feet, explore all of our lift accessed hiking trails and discover the best picnic spots. Passes available for purchase at the ticket window at the base of the Heavenly Gondola.
Summer Activities at Heavenly, California

Includes Scenic Gondola ride and Ultimate Adventure Pass

Experience Tahoe’s most memorable summer activity on the Heavenly Skyway Zip Line Tour. There’s no better way to take in the breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe, than doing it while flying down the Heavenly mountainside. Our seven zip lines and two aerial bridges will have you smiling ear-to-ear while viewing the most awe-inspiring scenes of Lake Tahoe below.

Price: $199

Silver Rush Zip Line Tour

Includes Scenic Gondola ride and Ultimate Adventure Pass.

New for summer 2017, test your courage on our new Silver Rush Zip Line Tour. This tour is designed for the thrill seeker with speeds up to 40 miles per hour! A true mountain adventure, Silver Rush is packed with excitement including a chairlift ride, five zip lines, one aerial bridge, and even an ATV ride back to the Gondola base. Take in the incredible views of both the Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe during this exhilarating mountain experience.

Price: $199
Activity Restrictions: Participants must be between 42” and 78” tall and weigh under 250lbs. Participants must be physically fit as this is a high level participation activity. Closed-toed athletic shoes are required for all activities.

Call 1-775-586-7000 (select option 7) to reserve.
Reservation Office Hours: 10am-4pm PDT

The Ultimate Adventure Pass

Included in your Skyway & Silver Rush Zip Line Tour is the Ultimate Adventure Pass. Spend the day exploring Heavenly Mountain and the summer activities. Activities included in the Ultimate Adventure Pass are: Summer Tubing, Boulder Cove Ropes Course, Black Bear Ropes Course, Discovery Forest Ropes Course, Granite Peak Climbing Wall, and round-trip Scenic Gondola Ride.

Summer Activities at Heavenly, California
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 1,000ft-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!

Activity Restrictions

Participants must be at least 8 years old, 42" tall, and weigh between 55-275lbs. Closed-toed athletic shoes are required for all activities.

Price: $40 per zip, per person ($25 add on to Ultimate Adventure Pass, per zip, per person)

Call 1-775-586-7000 (select option 7) to reserve.
Reservation Office Hours: 10am-4pm PDT

Blue Streak Zip Line

Enjoy incredible views of Lake Tahoe as you glide through the sky on Heavenly's 3,300 ft-long zip line. With top speeds of 50 MPH, this is a great way to get your adrenaline fix with the most incredible views. Must also purchase a Scenic Gondola ticket or Ultimate Adventure Pass.

Price: $69 for one zip, per person

Activity Restrictions: Participants must be 42" or taller to participate independently and must weigh between 75-275 lbs. Closed-toed athletic shoes are required for all activities.

Call 1-775-586-7000 (select option 7) to reserve.
Reservation Office Hours: 10am-4pm PDT
Summer Activities at Heavenly, California

Location and Hours of Operation:

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

We are currently closed. We will re-open on Friday June, 16th with Scenic Gondola Rides and some activities.

  • June 16, 2017: Black Bears Ropes Course, Blue Streak Zip Line, Hot Shot Zip Line, Red Tail Zip Line (kids), Granite Peak Climbing Wall, Winter Tubing
  • June 24, 2017: Silver Rush Zip Line Tour, Boulder Cove Ropes Course
  • July 1, 2017: Skyway Zip Line Tour, Summer Tubing, Summer Mini Tubing (kids), Bear Cub Ropes Course (kids)
  • June 16 - Sept. 4, 7 days a week: Ticket Office Hours 8:30AM - 5:30PM / Gondola Hours 9:00AM - 5:00PM / Activities Hours 9:30AM - 4:00PM
  • Sept. 4 - 24th, Friday - Sunday: Ticket Office Hours 8:30AM - 5:30PM / Gondola Hours 9:00AM - 5:00PM / Activities Hours 9:30AM - 4:00PM

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

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 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.

Summer Trail Map

The top of the Gondola is your central hub for all of the activities at Epic Discovery. Click here to view a map of the area.

What to Expect While You're Here

Summer in the mountains is taking on a whole new feel as Epic Discovery debuts at Heavenly Mountain this year. 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 Little Explorer 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 access 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!

Pass Discounts

With the purchase of your 2017-2018 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 in the ticket office in Heavenly Village at 4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.