Heavenly Tahoe

Located near one of the largest peaks in North America and on the Nevada border, Heavenly Tahoe Ski Resort is jam-packed with adventurous runs for boarders and skiers of all levels. The skiable terrain stretches over 4,700 acres with a total of 97 runs and 28 lifts. Soak in the stunning views of Lake Tahoe on or off the slopes. With an abundance of activities ranging from sleigh rides to hot air ballooning, your fun is just beginning at Heavenly.


  • Largest resort in California
  • Tree skiing
  • Vibrant après scene
  • Incredible views of Lake Tahoe
  • Eclectic shops, exotic restaurants and deluxe accommodations
  • So much to do both on and off the slopes
  • Lots of adrenaline pumping fun
  • Straddles the border of California and Nevada

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 3,068 Metres
Base Elevation 1,907 Metres
Vertical Drop 1,067 Metres
Skiable Terrain 4,798 Acres
Lifts 28 lifts
Runs 97
Ave Annual Snowfall 900 cms
Terrain Beginner 20%
Terrain Intermediate 45%
Terrain Advanced 35%
Ski in / Ski out No

Trail Map

Other Activities

At Heavenly Tahoe there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience. Guided UTV Tours, Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster, gondola rides, snow tubing and mini tubing, back-country skiing, dog-sledding, and more.

Back Country Skiing

Enjoy the peaceful oneness that is achieved by skiing among the spectacular surroundings. Please be sure to contact the U.S. Forest Service at for maps, trail guides, safety guidelines, and to check weather and snow conditions, before heading out. There are a few areas in the Tahoe basin where back country trails can be accessed.

Dog Sled Rides

Experience the thrill of the wind in your face as a team of huskies takes you on a winter adventure.

Hot Springs

Relax those tired ski muscles in the soothing waters of natural hot springs! Amenities differ at each establishment, so be sure to pick the one which best suits your tastes! Treat yourself to the natural hot springs and spa atmosphere! A complete workout facility and on-site massage therapist are available at some facilities.

Lake Cruises

Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding snow-capped peaks by taking a cruise on the lake! Take a two hour cruise to Emerald Bay, or opt for a special evening of dinner and dancing on one of the Dinner/Dance cruises with Lake Tahoe Cruises!

Sleigh Rides

What better way to accent your Heavenly vacation than to tour Tahoe’s wondrous winter scenery in a horse drawn sleigh? Take a one-hour tour over the meadows and through the woods, to one of the most spectacular views of Lake Tahoe.


Guided wilderness tours will take you places you never expected to go! These tours take you into the heart of Tahoe’s forest lands, to the top of Tahoe!

Skating at Heavenly Village

Heaps of fun on the ice Open-air skating every day and every night at the Heavenly Village.

Hot Air Ballooning:

Year-round you can enjoy some of the most beautiful and unique balloon adventures in the world. Float silently over the jewel of the Sierra enjoying views of this incredible alpine setting.

Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum

Learn about the early days of Lake Tahoe, including its development of the Lake Valley Railroad and the famous passenger steamers. Be amazed by artifacts found in the surrounding areas.

Old Webster School and Old Log Jail Museums

Located in Markleeville, south of Lake Tahoe, this museum includes a one-room schoolhouse built in 1882 and an old log jail constructed in the mid-1800s. The jail is said to be the only one of its kind, with two handriveted iron cells, heavy iron bar doors, vertical log walls and a log foundation. Other farming, mining and lumbering tools and artifacts are also displayed in the jail.

Tallac Historic Site

Three of Tahoe’s grand old homes including the Baldwin, Pope and Heller Estates. Each is a focal point of Tahoe’s arts and music community. Visitors can stroll through the estates, which have been turned into museums.

Getting There

Getting to Heavenly

Getting to Heavenly from the Reno/Tahoe Airport

A shuttle service operates between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and the main South Lake Tahoe Resorts. Several daily departures are offered each way to meet with most flights.

Getting to Heavenly Resort from South Lake Tahoe

A complimentary Shuttle Service operates frequently from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m between most major lodging properties in South Lake Tahoe & Stateline and Heavenly Resort.

The buses pick up at each of the bus stops as frequently as road and weather conditions permit, typically every 20 to 30 minutes. Look for the blue “Shuttle Bus Stop” signs or check with your lodging property for Heavenly Ski Shuttle details.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Heavenly Tahoe has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.