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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 largest drop among ski areas in a 365 mile radius. The 3,500 feet of altitude difference is a pleasant drop. This ski mountain has an average proportion of tough slopes and an average share of intermediate or beginner ski slopes. Heavenly has a fabulous set of ski slopes and a lot of good ski lifts. Having a total of 94 slopes to ski on; there are ample slopes for every ability. The tremendous annual snowfall of 30 feet is one of the reasons this is such a delightful ski area. The snow covered peaks of the Northern Sierra Nevada make for a good view. Having such a full-size skiable territory, 4,800 acres in all you won't be short of skiing territory. This ski area gets blanketed by stronger than average snow each snow season. All of the 31 good ski lifts will get you up the mountain efficiently. Heavenly has a glorious choice of runs to match all abilities; it's impossible to get bored here. No deficiency of great places to stay, and if you make reservations previous to going, you're all set. This is a better size than average ski resort in possession of a heap of vertical feet compared to other west coast ski areas. Tremendous exercise and an opportunity to spend some time in nature outclasses anything. The Northern Sierra Nevada covered in snow is a pure skiing and snowboarding heaven. Snowboarding and skiing in this part of California is lots of fun during the snow season. In wintertime the California peaks are always good for skiing and snowboarding. The winter panorama of the California summits and the excitement of speeding down a slope make the trip here worthwhile. Whether you're skiing or snowboarding, in this general region, you'll find loads of ski areas.

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Hotels Near Heavenly ski area, Northern Sierra Nevada, California

Tahoe Seasons Resort, South Lake Tahoe
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.2 miles away
Heavenly Valley Lodge B And B, South Lake Tahoe
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.8 miles away
Lodge At Lake Tahoe, The, South Lake Tahoe
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.9 miles away
Americana Village Suites, South Lake Tahoe
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1 miles away
National 9 Inn, 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
Tahoe Chalet Inn, 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
Quality Inn & Suites Heavenly Village Area, South Lake Tahoe
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1.1 miles away
Park Tahoe Aspen Court, South Lake Tahoe
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1.1 miles away
Park Tahoe Inn, 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
Pinewood Inn, South Lake Tahoe
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1.2 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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