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Heavenly Valley Scenic Gondola Ride

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Address: Heavenly Mountain, Heavenly Village Way at Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: 775 586 7000
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Heavenly experience!

This place is a must see, during the winter season. The view from the gondolas can be truely described as heavenly. Overall a wonderful experience!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is a must see, during the winter season. The view from the gondolas can be truely described as heavenly. Overall a wonderful experience!

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Carson City, Nevada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I ride the Gondola frequently as season pass holders for the Heavenly Mountain Ski area. The Gondola is a 12 minute ride of fabulous views. The Gondola seats 8, but we've rarely had to share it unless it's the only way up the mountain early in the ski season. The views are spectacular of Lake Tahoe and... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I was assuming a small ride, but it wasn't that small :) In between they make a stop in an observatory from where you will have a breath-taking view of Tahoe & surrounding mountain. You can also play at the final stopover. You'll find lot of snow & nice view throughout the ride.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Gondola Ride was the highlight of our trip. You will find spectacular views of the lake from the top. There are lot of other activities at the top. It is worth a ride but prices are bit on higher side.

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Reno, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was the highlight of our short weekend in South Lake. You will not find more amazing views of the lake. On the top there are some fun hiking trails and a Lodge if you are more inclined to relax. Beautiful scenery!

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Kissimmee, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We'll worth the time for the ride to 10000 feet above the lake. One stop on way up for pictures. Trails can be found at the top with several activities. We took the ski lift to the very top, safe and a lots of fun. Worth the price of admission

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San Antonio, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Prices ok views spectacular looks like great ski area summer is comfortable try it . Great way to spend a few hours

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Carrollton, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I were in Tahoe for the Eagles concert ( a whole other review, AMAZING!) and while we were there took in some sights, one of which was the Heavenly Gondola. The first part of the ride was in an enclosed gondola while the last portion of the ride (optional) was on a regular ski lift. The views... More 

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Clayton, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've been taking our grandkids to day camps at other resorts like Bear Valley, etc. and this year Heavenly opened up a new camp for kids. We received thumbs up "the best" from all three grandkids. This was the first year for the camp and the price is ideal considering the kids get a hot lunch, a ride up on... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My wife and I spent a terrific afternoon today going up Heavenly in their gondola. The weather was perfect and despite a little haze at 1pm the views were breathtaking. Bring your own snacks as the concession stands will gouge their captive audience. There were several very informative and humorous ranger/guides at the observation deck area to answer questions. The... More 

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