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The Gondola at Heavenly

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Address: Ski Run Blvd., Heavenly Ski Resort, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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+1 775-586-7000
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hop aboard an 8-passenger glass cabin and be whisked 2.4 miles up the side...

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.

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Close to Lake Tahoe Resort & easy ride up & down. There is storage at the top if you don't wear your ski boots.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Close to Lake Tahoe Resort & easy ride up & down. There is storage at the top if you don't wear your ski boots.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heavenly is amazing!! The gondola makes getting up and down the mountain easy and beautiful. It's even worth just going to the observation deck for a perfect picture.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Skiing at Heavenly you are blessed with some breathtaking views. The staff at Heavenly will take you photo at several photo spots on your phone, a nice touch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Tahoe for skiing, staying at the California Lodge base area so took the opportunity to ride the scenic gondola to mid station. The views across the lake are unsurpassed especially after a record snowfall winter. Sadly the café wasn't open because I could've done with a warm cuppa; it was windy and cold at mid station. I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best and most convenient way to access the Heavenly Ski Resort. The whole trip from bottom to top is roughly 12 minutes including a stop at mid-mountain that accesses a shop and lookout decks.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gondola is a nice easy way to get up to the mountain. Getting down, however, was a different story. Super long lines. Also, it isn't super easy to get back to once you're on the mountain. Had to take 2 lifts to get back, so plan ahead to get back before you run out of steam.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The line to get a ticket was very long and moved so slowly. It didn't make any sense to us. The wait to get on the gondola was minimal. The line to come down was long again. Very costly if you are just going for a ride. We expected to take pictures from the gondola, but the windows are tinted.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for all to see, great views on the way up the mountain and beautiful views from 10000 feet

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you truly want to enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe take a quick ride up the gondola. And if you are a skier this is a convenient way to get up to the first level.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

PERFECT LOCATION, line does get long quickly so get in line early or be willing to wait. There is a great Donut stand in the line though

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