Winter Recreation on Heavenly

The Mountain
Winter Hours of Operations (PST)
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekends and holidays
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays
Base Elevation
6,540 feet / 1,993 m – California
7,200 feet / 2,195 m – Nevada
Summit Elevation: 10,067 feet / 3,068 m

Vertical Rise:3,500 feet / 1,067 m

Heavenly Ski resort Powder day

Snowmaking: 73% of mountain trails

Average Annual Snowfall, Summit: 360 inches / 915 cm
Average Annual Snowfall, Lake-level: 125 inches / 318m

Total Acreage: 4,800 acres / 1,942 hectares (California’s largest resort)
Longest Mountain Descent: 5 miles / 8km
Trails: 97

Trail Classification:    
Expert/Advanced: 35%
Intermediate: 45%
Beginner: 20%

Lifts
Total: 28 (14 lifts in California & 14 lifts in Nevada)

1          Gondola (eight-passengers per cabin)
1          Aerial Tram (50 passengers per cabin, 2 cabins)
2          High-speed Six Passenger Lifts

7          High-speed Quads
1         Fixed grip Quad
5          Triple Chairs
3          Double Chairs
3          Surface Lifts
5          Magic Carpets

Total Uphill Capacity/Hour 52,000

Heavenly’s Adventure Peak Activities

Winter
Sightseeing
Dining
Tubing
Sledding

Summer
Hiking
Tubing
Sightseeing
Dining
Spider Climber
Rock Climbing wall
Zip lining
Ropes Courses
Canopy Tour

Climate

Average of more than 300 days of sunshine per year

  • Average Winter Temperatures:
    • Daytime: 7.2 degrees C
    • Nighttime: < -1 degrees C
  • Average Summer Temperatures:
    • Daytime: 24 degrees C
    • Nighttime: 7.2 degrees C
Population (Permanent, year-round)
South Lake Tahoe & Stateline      34,000
Lake Tahoe Basin                           46,200

 

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National Forest surrounding
El Dorado National Forest
Toiyabe / Humboldt National Forest

Open space
600,000 acres / 242,811 hectares

Getting to South Lake Tahoe

  • 1 hour drive from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, with more than 120 daily nonstop flights. Convenient express shuttle service from Reno is available multiple times per day from the South Tahoe Airporter. Also, New Door to Door shuttle service from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Lake Tahoe with Amador Stage Lines (800) 446-2928.
  • 2 hour drive from Sacramento International Airport.
  • 3.5 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area.