What To Do
Epic Discovery at Heavenly Mountain Resort
Update: Vail Resorts has reimagined the resort experience to further prioritize the health and safety of its employees and guests in reposing to COVID-19
Heavenly Mountain Resort – Open Daily through Sept. 7
Heavenly Gondola and Tamarack Express Chairlift*
Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster (targeting July 3, date subject to change)
Grab ‘n Go food and drink options at Café Blue and Tamarack Lodge
On-Mountain Summer Adventure – “Epic Discovery”
Do you want to soar like an eagle? Travel through the forest canopy at high speeds like a goshawk? Find out if you’re as strong as a bear or as nimble as a bat? Epic Discovery provides a unique, connected, on-mountain summer experience, immersing guests in activities that provide big-time thrills, allowing them to challenge themselves physically, guiding them to explore and better understand their natural surroundings, and ultimately create lifelong memories.
East Peak (Silver Rush) Zip Line Tour: This Zip Line takes guests from tree to tree at speeds of up to 40 miles an hour. Overlooking the high desert of the Carson Valley, the last zip line allows guests to gaze over the waters of East Peak Lake. The experience concludes with an ATV ride back to the top of the Gondola. Saturdays and Sundays only.
Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster
This gravity-powered alpine coaster will exhilarate you and your family as it coasts through forest and natural rock formations. As always the views are incredible and the memories will be too! The coaster sleds fit up to two riders, so you can enjoy this activity with others.
Skyway Zip Line Tour
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 forest habitat with an array of zip lines and aerial bridges.
Blue Streak Zip Line
Enjoy incredible views of Lake Tahoe as you glide through the sky on Heavenly’s two parallel 3,300 ft-long zip lines. With top speeds of 50 MPH, this is a great way to experience the most spectacular views in the area with a starting elevation of around 10,000 feet.
Summit Expedition 4×4 Mountain Tour
Explore Heavenly in this open-air off-road ATV while on a guided tour around the mountain. This unique tour allows you to see both Lake Tahoe and panoramic views of Heavenly’s surrounding mountain peaks including Job, Job’s Sister and Freel Peak. You will learn about Tahoe’s ecosystem and geology from your personal tour guide.
Hot Shot 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. This is a great way to build up your courage before testing your nerves on the Blue Streak Zip Line.
Red Tail Zip Line
The children’s zip line is 15 feet off the ground and 100 feet long, providing a great introduction into zip lining for children.
Bear Cub Ropes Course
The children’s ropes course is a sized-down version of Heavenly’s larger ropes courses, Boulder Cove and Black Bear, and features similar obstacles including ropes and logs that are suspended five to eight feet off the ground.
Granite Peak Climbing Wall
The Climbing Wall is an exhilarating man-made rock wall inspired by the legendary rock climbing available in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The permanent rock climbing wall is 25-feet-tall with 15 defined climbing routes varying in difficulty and utilizes TruBlue auto-belays on each route. A unique feature of the wall is the quick-jump, 35-foot rapid descent that emulates free-falling, accessed by an adventurous climb up the Goat Trail.
Breeze down a thrilling 500ft-long hill, without snow or water! With our specially designed tubing surface, Heavenly summer tubing will have you smiling ear to ear. Once at the bottom, step on the carpet lift to take you back to the top!
• Mini Tubing
o This 250-foot long course allows kids with the little explorer pass to experience the thrill of tubing – located right alongside the regular tubing hill.
Discovery Forest Ropes Course
Located in the wooded area behind the Bear Cave, the Discovery Forest Ropes Course is a tree-top ropes course adventure that is fully integrated into the natural environment. This course brings the beauty of the National Forest up close and personal as you move around and through natural and man-made obstacles in the trees.
Gemstone Panning an interactive activity simulating the gold panning that made the gold rush such a fascinating historical phenomenon in the 1800s. This activity gives a great historical context for the kids, and also may find a great souvenir!
For more information on Epic Discovery hours of operation, ticket options and pricing visit www.skiheavenly.com/info/epic-discovery.
*Activities weather and conditions permitting