Heavenly Resort’s Epic Summer is Here!
The resort’s Epic Discovery Summer Season has kicked off and it is, well… epic!
We’re spoiled by the incredible Heavenly winter ski season, it’s only fitting that we get an epic summer to match. Heavenly Resort’s Epic Discovery summer season is packed with exhilarating activities that’ll have you happy the snow is gone and stoked for a lengthy summer. Featuring a mountain coaster, climbing walls, ropes courses, zip lines, tubing, and even hiking tours (also plenty of free hiking), you can’t go wrong spending a day or a whole week on the hill.
As if the impressive views over Lake Tahoe weren’t enough, you’ve got plenty of other reasons to go and some tough decisions to make on how to fit it all in. You’ll want a camera for the Gondola stop at the observation deck and you’ll want to make sure you stop at the Tamarack Lodge to fuel up for round 2 (or 20). There’s something for everyone, younger children can even play while learning about the local Tahoe wildlife and environment.
The Skyway Zip Line Tour is a guided multi-hour tour set among the pines surrounding the mid-station observation deck of Heavenly's Gondola. This will immerse you in the Tahoe trees with a spectacular mountain backdrop while cruising on an array of zip lines and aerial bridges.
The Silver Rush Zip Line Tour overlooks the high desert of the Carson Valley and will have you flying through the mountain at 40mph! Stay tuned for June 23rd.
Watch this quick video to get warmed up, and then go see for yourself why this is one of the most popular attractions.
This children’s zip line is 15 feet off the ground and 100 feet long, providing a great introduction into zip lining for children.
The Mountain Coaster is back (or will be very soon!) and better than ever. What could be better than a rollercoaster set in the amusement park that is beautiful Lake Tahoe forest? This gravity-powered alpine coaster is a one of a kind thrill for the whole family as it coasts through the trees and rocky cliffs like a real rollercoaster, only more fun. The views are worth the ride alone, grab another rider if you want and experience this awesome thrill ride.
Heavenly is home to a variety of courses and obstacles for all ages and abilities. Get warmed up with an introduction course, take on the high ropes courses, or challenge yourself to send it through the trees! This video will show you how it’s done.
Yes, in the summer. Glide down a 500 ft long hill in your t-shirt free of snow or water! If you’re not smiling ear to ear, you’re not doing it right. Get a closer look here:
The climbing wall is an exhilarating rock wall inspired by the iconic rock formations and world-class climbing you’ll find throughout the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The auto-belay setup is 25 feet tall with 15 defined climbing routes ranging in difficulty, so there is a route for everyone. This is the best view you’ve ever had climbing a man-made wall.
Gemstone Panning is an interactive activity that mimics the gold panning experienced in the historical gold rush back in the 1800s. This activity gives a great historical context for the kids and a fascinating way to learn hands-on - you may find a great souvenir.
Last but not least, the Heavenly Gondola is one of the greatest ways to see Lake Tahoe. With over 4,800 acres of off-the-grid terrain and the most incredible views, you can go big and forge your own path or simply ride it out as you take it all in.
Don’t forget, you can always hike the mountain for free!