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Heavenly

  Heavenly is a mountain in two parts. One in NV and the other on the Lake in Tahoe. The Tahoe side gives you casinos and all the resort amenities. The NV side, reached by the Kingsbury Grade (a heck of a drive) is how the locals get to Heavenly and is barebones. You need to pay attention to where you are and when on this mountain because crossing from one side of the mountain to the other takes time and the right lifts which are all subject to closure (especially
    with the wind). So plan ahead. The Tahoe side has the bulk of the long runs and the views of the Lake. The NV side is more intricate and can be a refuge from the crowds as the entire state of CA seems to show up periodically.
If you want to boom & zoom on your board stay on the Lake side. If you want to work it go to the NV side. Overall, a pretty good mix of runs, spectacular views and decent snow. When the map shows a catwalk expect to walk. Some of them are uphill and less than fun - again its worse when the wind is up. Ridgeline is tops for views. Board on. Says Pat.

Broke my arm at Heavenly last year but I'm going back again this year. Says Eddy Adams.

 
Heavenly has the biggest drop from top to bottom among ski areas in a 365 mile radius. This ski resort has an altitude difference of 3,500 feet which is ample for a good top to bottom run. This ski area gets blanketed by more snowfall than the local average every winter season. With such a full-size skiable area, 4,800 acres in all you won't be without skiing area. Heavenly has a fantastic variety of slopes and scores of great ski lifts. All in all there are 94 ski trails to choose from; it's a nice selection. This ski hill has an average ratio of difficult trails and an average percentage of beginner and intermediate slopes. There are 31 lifts here, and they will get you up the slope efficiently. In winter the Northern Sierra Nevada is a pure skiing or snowboarding paradise. The snow here turns genuinely deep, 30 feet per season, and that is one of the best traits of this ski resort. Nothing is better than the California highlands in winter; they are something you canít pass up if you're into skiing or snowboarding. Heavenly has a good array of trails; it's completely out of the question to get bored here. Whether you're skiing or snowboarding, there are lots of great ski mountains for that in the neighborhood. Heavenly is a fuller-size than average ski mountain boasting a soaring elevation difference compared to other west coast ski areas. Skiing and snowboarding here in California is loads of fun every day of the season. No need to hunt hard for rooms, but do reserve a room previous to going because it is a very popular destination. The snow covered highlands of the Northern Sierra Nevada is a vista worth seeing. Getting a great workout and an opportunity to spend some time in the wilderness beats anything. The wintertime surroundings of the California hills and the especially good trails are certain to keep you returning for more.

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Hotels Near Heavenly ski area, Northern Sierra Nevada, California

Heavenly Valley Lodge B And B, South Lake Tahoe
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.8 miles away
Americana Village Suites, South Lake Tahoe
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1 miles away
Forest Suites Resort, South Lake Tahoe
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1.1 miles away
Holiday Inn Express SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, South Lake Tahoe
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1.1 miles away
Grand Residences By Marriott, Lake Tahoe - Studios, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, South Lake Tahoe
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1.1 miles away
Grand Residences By Marriott, Tahoe - 1 To 3 Bedrooms & Pent., South Lake Tahoe
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1.1 miles away
Econo Lodge Heavenly Village Area, South Lake Tahoe
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1.1 miles away
Stateline Economy Inn And Suit, South Lake Tahoe
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1.2 miles away
968 Park Hotel, South Lake Tahoe
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1.2 miles away
Stardust Lodge, South Lake Tahoe
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1.2 miles away
Marriott's Timber Lodge, South Lake Tahoe
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1.2 miles away
Stateline Economy Inn, South Lake Tahoe
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1.2 miles away
PROPERTY OFFLINE - QBBLUE, South Lake Tahoe
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1.3 miles away
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, South Lake Tahoe
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1.3 miles away
Heavenly Inn, South Lake Tahoe
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1.3 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.

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 Ski Areas Near Heavenly ski area:
Sierra at Tahoe, California , 12 miles away
   2212 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
   25% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Kirkwood, California , 16 miles away
   2000 foot drop, 15 lifts, 65 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   15% Beginner
Diamond Peak, Nevada , 17 miles away
   1840 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
   36% Expert & Adv.
   46% Intermediate
   18% Beginner
Homewood, California , 17 miles away
   1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   15% Beginner
Granlibakken, California , 19 miles away
   300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
   0% Expert & Adv.
   75% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Mt. Rose, Nevada , 21 miles away
   1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 60 runs
   50% Expert & Adv.
   30% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 22 miles away
   2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
   25% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Alpine Meadows, California , 24 miles away
   1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Bear Valley, California , 25 miles away
   1900 foot drop, 11 lifts, 67 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Squaw Valley, California , 25 miles away
   2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
   30% Expert & Adv.
   45% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
 Whitewater Near Heavenly ski area:
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County , 16 miles away, Class IV-V - 9.6 miles long (Strawberry to Kyburz)
Carson River - East Fork, Alpine County , 18 miles away, Class II - 20 miles long (Hangman's Bridge to CA-NV border)
Carson River - East Fork, Alpine County , 18 miles away, Class II - 20 miles long (Hangman's Bridge to Gardnerville)
 Trails Near Heavenly ski area:
Hawley Grade Trail, El Dorado , 9 miles away, 1.8 hiking miles, 920 feet elevation difference
Burnside Lake Trail, Alpine , 14 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 2762 feet elevation difference
Charity Valley Trail, Alpine , 14 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 2275 feet elevation difference
 Golf Courses Near Heavenly ski area:
Bijou Municipal Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe , 2 miles away
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Stateline , 2 miles away
Lake Tahoe Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe , 6 miles away

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