Heavenly Ski Holidays

Heavenly is pretty hard to beat. The variety of terrain is endless, the accommodation is incredibly affordable and the locals are some of the friendliest I have ever met making it suitable for families, couples and groups alike. We love it!
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA
Heavenly is pretty hard to beat. The variety of terrain is endless, the accommodation is incredibly affordable and the locals are some of the friendliest I have ever met making it suitable for families, couples and groups alike. We love it!
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA

Summary

3
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time

Heavenly's unique ski area straddles two states, giving views over Lake Tahoe to the west and the Nevada Desert to the east.

California’s largest resort, Heavenly’s slopes also descend into Nevada. The resort receives more than 300 days of sunshine each year and, over the years, our team have had some fantastic fun on Heavenly ski holidays.

The extensive terrain includes serene tree skiing and gentle beginner slopes, along with the challenging Gun Barrel moguls. The lake and desert views are incredible and, with several other resorts around Lake Tahoe, you can ski up to seven on your lift pass, making this a great base for an affordable self-drive ski safari.

Off the slopes, South Lake Town is the main hub, with bars and restaurants at the base of the Heavenly Gondola. Fifty yards away are four casino resorts with nightclubs, bars and restaurants - sipping an enormous margarita at Cabo Wabo after winning your fortune on blackjack is certainly a unique way to end your ski day, or you can avoid the casinos by sticking to the lakeshore hotels.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Heavenly Resort Guide

Make the most of your Heavenly ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
November to April
Nearest airport
San Francisco / Reno
Flight time
10 hours
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
4 hours / 1 hour 15 minutes
Transport
Car hire / transfer
Elevation
10,067 ft
Vertical drop
3,500 ft
Avg snowfall
30 ft
Ski area
4,800 acres
Ski lifts
29
Runs
97
Grade
35% advanced
45% intermediates
20% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

The most affordable bed base of any USA ski resort, Heavenly has lots of self-catering options, so is particularly good for longer stays. For lively bars and nightclubs, the casino hotels can be fun, while the lakeshore accommodation is far quieter.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Heavenly accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

Forest Inn & Suites Exterior
  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
Set in five acres of forest, this popular family property combines the atmosphere of a secluded mountain lodge with the convenience of having the Heavenly Gondola and resort amenities just 150 yards away.
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Spa
One of Heavenly's iconic properties with the facilities to match! The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is superbly located at the base of the gondola in the resort village.

Reviews

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16/03/2017 LEE PALMER

Heavenly is ok but I prefer the more traditional towns like Breckenridge.

14/03/2017 Robert Jeacocke

Tree runs were awesome. We were lucky with the weather. Loads of powder days.

22/02/2017 Junior Lamont

Great evening entertainment, lovely ski views, copious amount of blue bird days. Average terrain!!!

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News

Squaw Valley Silverado Zone 24 February 2017 Ingrid Backstrom © Ben Arnst

Over 10 Metres of Snow in the USA

1st March 2017 - Craig Charley

Last season we didn't report on resorts reaching 10 metres of snowfall until 18 March. This season eight of our American resorts hit that total in February. California continues to top the snowfall charts, with most resorts already planning to stay open longer this season, while resorts in Wyoming...

Mammoth Sign Buried January 2017  © Jayson Smith

JanuBURIED - Record Snowfall in North America

3rd February 2017 - Craig Charley

January was a record-breaking month for snow, with some resorts receiving over seven metres. While Canada didn't have as many powder days as the USA last month, over a metre of fresh snow is forecast before Tuesday in British Columbia. Read our January snow report for all the best photos and videos...