Standing tall over the brilliantly-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly ski resort is one of the most unique snowsport destinations on the planet.
- Ski two North-American states, with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe one way and the Nevada desert the other.
- A uniquely Vegas-like atmosphere inside the array of casinos down in South Lake Tahoe.
- A mobile DJ snow cat making guest appearances across the mountain, and pumping out tunes from its 52 speakers.
On the shores of the glorious Lake Tahoe (the highest lake in the USA), Heavenly is part of the larger South Lake Tahoe city. Here is where you’ll find a multitude of hotels, restaurants, nightlife and activities to keep you busy throughout your stay.
Head up into the skies on the Heavenly Gondola and you’ll get to experience 4,800 acres of terrain, all at well over 2000m above sea level. With over 250 days of sunshine a year, you’ll also get to appreciate the breathtaking, unparalleled views of Lake Tahoe in one direction, and Nevada’s ‘desert’ across the state line. Once you’re all clipped in, you’re free to explore both sides of the mountain - California offers steeper slopes lower down the mountain while Nevada is a haven for intermediates. Everyone will love the glades, terrain parks and back-country-like canyons - experts should try out the powder in the open terrain of the Milky Way Bowl. And what’s more, you don’t have to worry about missing the last lift back across the border as there are shuttle buses that’ll take you right back into Heavenly resort, meaning you can make the most of your days on the slopes.
The evenings are a whirlwind of fun too - there’s a multitude of dining options, and a lot of outdoor activities to keep the kids entertained, from tubing to climbing. And for the adults, Heavenly is also host to a small group of first-class casinos - some big names and some more home-grown - so you can experience the nightlife that Nevada is famous for, without having to conquer Death Valley.
Despite the high altitudes, the temperatures in Lake Tahoe and Heavenly are tempered by the Pacific Ocean, meaning that the areas aren’t prone to the freezing temperatures you’d experience in Alberta or Colorado, making your days and nights all the more pleasant an experience both on and off the mountain.
Top 3 accommodations in Heavenly, Lake Tahoe
MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa
from £1131 per person
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
from £1185 per person
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
from £1378 per person
£50 off per person