What are the best runs at Heavenly?
As mentioned previously, this weekend some college buddies and I will be heading to Lake Tahoe for a weekend of skiing, gambling and boozing (in no particular order). One guy has a free suite at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. I heard there's a gondola directly from the casino to the slopes of Heavenly. Is that true?
Let's assume it is true and I'll be skiing Heavenly all weekend. For those that've skied there - what are the best runs? I'm looking for bump runs, chutes, steep stuff and cruisers with a view. Thanks in advance for any advice.
I just got back from Tahoe and Heavenly this weekend. There is a gondola that takes you right up to the slopes. The walk from Harrah's should be very short. The view from the gondola going up is amazing. Just try and sit on the side facing the lake as you go up.
I couldn't tell you what runs where good, as it was only my second time skiing. I never made it past the green slopes. However, there was a restaurant next to the gondola entrance called Fire and Ice that was very good.
Also, if you need a break from the gambling, check out the Cabo Wabo at Harveys. They have a cheesey cover band, but it was free. There's an underground tunnel from Harrah's to Harveys that takes you right there.
Posted by geoff on February 14, 2008 at 01:17 PM MST #
Sounds like you would like the Nevada side of the mountain a whole lot.
Take the Gondola to Tamarack Express and head down towards the East Peak Lodge. From there you've got Comet & Dipper Express to take you back up the mountain to all kinds of terrain.
If you find yourself at the other ends of the mountain after a long day skiing, you can also take the free bus shuttles back to your hotel instead of rushing back to the Gondola.
Posted by kevin on February 14, 2008 at 07:17 PM MST #
I haven't been skiing at Heavenly in a few years - but I really enjoyed it when I was out there. I'm so jealous, I wish I could ski tahoe every weekend. Last time we were out we got caught in a massive snow storm at squaw just before they closed the mountain and it was snowing so hard that we could hardly see to get off the mountain. it was a blast (literally!).
We always stay at the hilton in reno (like $35 per night) and drive over each day - it made for a cheap trip. :)
Have fun, I really want to go skiing at least once more this year but not sure I'll have time.
Posted by Jeff Haynie on February 15, 2008 at 02:12 PM MST #