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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I don't want to give them a bad grade as it is a very nice scenic ride if you are there when it is open. During the non ski season it is open and random hours so keep checking to see when it is open so you are not disappointed.

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Bozeman, Montana
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were so bummed that the gondola is closed until ski season. We have several beautiful bluebird days on tap this week and it would have been great to get up to the top.

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Pricey but worth it. Great view all the way to the top, and do go all the way to the top. There is a stop on the way with a great look out and picture points. It does not stop here on the way down so check it out on the way up. Then to the top where the lodge... More

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UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We tried to go up on a Thursday but it was closed, so we came back the next day and went up the mountain. Absolutely fantastic views. Well worth the cost and time.

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Indianapolis, IN
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Liked the facility. The gondolas could use some polish. Beer at the top was $11 a pint. The food was mediocre. Probably a lot of fun in the winter when it's busy.

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Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Absolutely fabulous way to have a good look at the surrounding area, Spectacular views from the top of the gondala and plenty of activities once you get up there

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I was a little taken aback by the cost of this gondola ride, but was not disappointed in the views. Be sure to get off at the observation platform on the way up, the photo opportunities are fantastic and you won't be stopping there on the way back. Once at the top of the gondola, take the chair lift the... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

This fun cannot be missed! Panoramic views, miles away from 8,000ft elevation. Breathtaking views and fabulous photo opportunities. Our lunch at Tamarack Lodge was excellent too! Lots to do for kids and older folks alike - even bubble tire wheelchairs to roll over the rocks!

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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Pleasant surprise. Unsurpassed views. So quite. Zip lining and ropes course and mountain tubing and hiking and a restaurant and bar at 9000 ft. Looks awesome for kids and teens and active adults.

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Redding, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you are afraid of hight s beware it is a steep ride up. The sights are great. If the wind is blowing the attractions at the top may be closed. Of course the winter time is a different experience.

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