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It’s going to be a “Heavenly” summer in South Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Mountain Resort is gearing up for a summer filled with hiking, zip lining, sightseeing, dining and more!

On June 12, Heavenly will open for full seven-day-a-week summer operations with the debut of the resort’s new four line Hot Shot Zip Line, along with the Discovery Forest Ropes Course and Boulder Cove Ropes Course, which opened in summer 2014. The Blue Streak Zip Line, Black Bear Ropes Course and summer tubing will open full-time on Friday, June 26.

It all starts with a ride on the Heavenly Gondola

The views from the Heavenly Gondola mid-station are hard to beat! | Photo by Jesse Starr / Heavenly Mountain Resort

The views from the Heavenly Gondola mid-station are hard to beat! | Photo by Jesse Starr / Heavenly Mountain Resort

A 2.4 mile ride up in the Heavenly Mountain Gondola will leave you breathless as you take in panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. On your way up, stop at the Observation Deck for photos, a latte at Cafe Blue or a unique Heavenly souvenir at The Gondola Sports shop. Once you get to the top, head up the Tamarack Express chairlift with your Scenic Gondola ticket for some of the best views of Lake Tahoe and access to a series of hiking trails, ranging from beginner to expert.

Play the south Lake Tahoe summer days away at Heavenly Mountain Resort | Photo by Jesse Starr / Heavenly Mountain Resort

Play the day away at Heavenly Mountain Resort | Photo by Jesse Starr / Heavenly Mountain Resort

Want to get even higher? Hop on a Zip Line!

Take in one-of-a-kind views of Mt. Tallac and Pyramid Peak as you and up to 3 of your friends or family race down the 4 parallel lines on Heavenly’s 1,000-foot-long zip line at top speeds of 40 MPH. But we were just warming up. The Blue Streak zip line is Hot Shot’s big brother. Enjoy incredible views of Lake Tahoe as you glide through the sky on Heavenly’s 3,300-foot-long zip line. With top speeds at 50 miles per hour, this is a great way to get your adrenaline fix all while soaking up the beautiful California sunshine and refreshing mountain air.

Take a ride on the Blue Streak zip line!| Photo by Corey Rich / Heavenly Mountain Resort

Take a ride on the Blue Streak zip line!| Photo by Corey Rich / Heavenly Mountain Resort

Test your “skillz.”

Unleash your inner (or actual) child on the ropes courses!| Photo by Rachid Dahnoun / Heavenly Mountain Resort

Unleash your inner (or actual) child on the ropes courses!| Photo by Rachid Dahnoun / Heavenly Mountain Resort

Test your skills as you conquer one of the three new Adventure Ropes courses, featuring rope bridges, swinging logs, cargo nets, ladders, walkways and other climbing features, all within the safety of a harness. Each course varies in difficulty and provides a different experience, like the unique tree-based ropes course that tests limits while climbing over and around trees. While each course is self-guided, professional staff are on-sight to serve as experiential guides during this challenging adventure.

Play the south Lake Tahoe summer days away at Heavenly Mountain Resort | Photo by Jesse Starr / Heavenly Mountain Resort

Play the day away at Heavenly Mountain Resort | Photo by Jesse Starr / Heavenly Mountain Resort

Visit Heavenly’s website for more details on pricing, weight/height restrictions, and complete hours of operation.

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Georgette Hartley

Georgette loves adventuring outdoors and can usually be found exploring the trails, lakes, and peaks of the Sierra Nevada with her family.

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