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Heavenly Valley Mountain Resort Facts

Heavenly is big. There are two sides to the mountain, the California side and the Nevada side. They are joined together via runs and chairlifts. Welcome to Heavenly Valley Resort, Lake Tahoe’s premiere winter playground. No other mountain compares to the inspiring scenic beauty and exhilarating experience of Heavenly.  When you’re ready to do everything, we'll have it all waiting for you. To start you might want to check out the Heavenly Valley mountain conditions. This report is provided by the resort so it is accurate to the moment!

Some of what makes this place so awe inspiring and a wonderful place to visit, is that it sits right on the shore of Lake Tahoe. So when you're taking the gondola up to the top, you have go the most magnificent view. Nothing compares. Here is what you'll find:

• 4,800 acres – largest resort in California
• 3,500 feet – California’s longest vertical drop
• 10,067 feet – Lake Tahoe’s highest summit
• 380 inches of average snowfall
• 300 days of famous California sunshine
• 91 trails ranging from wide-open cruisers to plunging 1,200-foot chutes
• 29 lifts (nine high-speed)
• The most pristine surface conditions this side of Beaver Creek
• The largest fleet of Prinoth350 snowcats< in the country
• The West Coast’s largest and most powerful snowmaking system so powerful it can cover 70 percent of the trails in machine-made snow.
• Some of the best tree skiing on the planet
• Oh, and jaw-dropping views of Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Mountain Resort Webcams

Heavenly has a wide variety of cameras on the mountain. Interactive Web Cams

The Mountain
Ski Season:
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
70% of mountain trails
Average Annual Snowfall:
360 inches
2004 – 2005 Snowfall:
480 inches
Total Acreage:
4,800 acres (California's largest resort)
Trail Classification Total:
Expert/Advanced 35%
Intermediate 45%
Beginner 20%
30 (15 lifts in CA and 15 lifts in NV)
• 1 Eight-passenger Gondola
• 1 Aerial Tramway
• 2 High-speed Six Passenger
• 6 High-speed Quads
• 5 Triple Chairs
• 4 Double Chairs
• 6 Surface Lifts
• 4 Magic Carpets
Total Uphill Capacity/Hour:
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:
Lake Tahoe Basin:

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


Heavenly Mountain Resort
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
For more information:
General Info - 775-586-7000
Heavenly Valley Official Site

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