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The Gondola at Heavenly

Ski Run Blvd., Heavenly Ski Resort, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
775-586-7000
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Type: Trams, Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Hop aboard an 8-passenger glass cabin and be whisked 2.4 miles up the side of a mountain for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada... more » Owner description: Hop aboard an 8-passenger glass cabin and be whisked 2.4 miles up the side of a mountain for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Riders can hop off at an observation deck, located half way up, for even more spectacular sights. « less
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The gondola ride offers you an utterly majesty view that is worth the purchase of a ticket ( $45.00 adults/ $37.00 for seniors). We stopped at the observation deck on way up and then continued to the ski area where we sat on beach chairs in the snow-- watching skiers and snowboarders taking advantage of the last week of spring... More

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Atlanta, GA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We rode up on the gondola while visiting South Lake Tahoe. The views are terrific and we had the entire gondola to ourselves on the trip up and down. The price is insane though at $45 per person.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Gondola is a great way to experience the mountain during any season. The ride and views are fantastic! The lodge is beautiful. Activities for all ages abound. Couple of caveats that keep this from being a full five stars. 1) Not very good ski run access. If you are a skier or boarder, consider Heavenly's California Lodge; 2) Expensive... More

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West Sacramento, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We come here about once a year so my now four year old daughter can play in the snow. The view is great, but the ride is very expensive. If you are visiting the Tahoe area, it may be worth checking out once for the view.

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San Carlos, California
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72 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed at Marriott's Timber Lodge which is steps away from the gondola. If you're skiing, the gondola price is included in your lift ticket. If you're sightseeing, you have to pay a fee to go up the mountain but the views are amazing. Bring your camera! There's a viewing platform halfway up to the top or you can go... More

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South Lake Tahoe
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I am a local. Locals do not take the gondola for ski/ride access, but use either the tram or chairlift at the California lodge base or Stagecoach in Nevada because of free parking. Legal parking near the gondola costs $23. This tempts many to park in a casino parking lot -- essentially trespassing if you are not visiting the casino... More

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St. Johns, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The cars are great, the ride is smooth, the view is unforgettable. The staff is helpful and courteous - which makes the whole experience that much more memorable.

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Miami, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

So convenient. Quick easy fun ride to the top with stunning views. Great place to meet new people and chat about where they are from and where you are from.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you have to start at the town center, this is the only way to get up to the mountain but the line is lengthy in the morning and even worse at 4pm. We found it much better to use one of the other lots on the Nevada side for access to lift. No lines.

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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

What a mountain and lake view in this unforgettable skiing área! I have been to Bogus Basin in Idaho and prefer this place more, the ride although a bit expensive but it is definitely worthwhile, will sure be back with my kids again!

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