Tampa Bay Ski Club Heavenly
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Lake Tahoe

Mountain Facts


New Lifts and Runs!

This latest infusion of cash will include the installation of a new lift replacing the Olympic chair, called Olympic Express. With this new chair, four new runs will be available in this area: The Pines, Bohemian Grove, Nevada Woods and Nova.

Heavenly's slopes will receive even more meticulous attention with four new low-emission Prinoth 350 groomers and one new, state-of-the-art PistenBully 600 ultra-low-emission snow groomer. Numbering 16, Heavenly maintains its claim to the largest fleet of Prinoth 350s in North America. Heavenly's state-of-the-art snowmaking system, which services 70% of the mountain's runs, will also see improvements for the coming season.

Also new this winter will be the Heavenly Sky Flyer at Adventure Peak. This elevated zip line cable ride will take guests on a 50-mile-an-hour thrill ride from the top of Tamarack Express back to the top of the Gondola, a vertical drop of 525 feet. At 3,100 feet, the Heavenly Sky Flyer will be the longest zip line in the lower 48 U.S. states.

The Mountain

Season: Mid-November through April 

Hours of Operations (PST):
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekends
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays

Base Elevation:
6,540 feet - California
7,200 feet - Nevada

Summit Elevation: 10,067 feet

Vertical Rise: 3,500 feet

Snowmaking: 70% of mountain trails

Average Annual Snowfall: 360 inches

Total Acreage: 4,800 acres (California's largest resort)

Trails: 95

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

Lifts: 30 (15 lifts in CA and 15 lifts in NV)

  • 1 Eight-passenger Gondola
  • 1 Aerial Tramway
  • 2 High-speed Six Passenger
  • 7 High-speed Quads
  • 5 Triple Chairs
  • 3 Double Chairs
  • 6 Surface Lifts
  • 4 Magic Carpets

Total Uphill Capacity/Hour: 52,000

More than 300 days average
of sunshine per year

Average Winter Temperatures:
45 degrees daytime
below 30 degrees nighttime

Average Summer Temperatures:
75 degrees daytime
45 degrees nighttime


South Lake Tahoe: 34,000

Lake Tahoe Basin: 46,200

Tourism Statistics

Restaurants: 165

Bars/Clubs: 108

Shops/Boutiques: 75

Liquor Stores: 10

Grocery/Convenient Stores: 20

Hotels/Inns/Bed & Breakfasts: 100

Additional Amenities

Medical hospitals: 1

Dentists: 52

Medical clinics: 3

Pharmacies: 10

Golf courses (public): 2

Parks: 2

Skating rinks (public): 2

Tennis court facilities (public): 2

Museums, art galleries: 5

Libraries: 2

Fitness facilities (public): 5

Ball fields: 3

Soccer fields: 2

Sand volleyball courts: 2

Outdoor amphitheaters: 1

National Forest surrounding El Dorado National Forest

Toiyabe / Humbolt National Forest

Open space: 600,000 acres

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