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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
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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Scary, beautiful, and fun even for the non-skier

We decided to take the gondola ride to get a good view of the lake. It's a bit scary if you are afraid of heights; however, you realize the gondolas are well maintained and all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Donna S
Lynnwood, Washington
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Lynnwood, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to take the gondola ride to get a good view of the lake. It's a bit scary if you are afraid of heights; however, you realize the gondolas are well maintained and all of the employees are professionals. Beautiful, even on a cloudy day.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The $54 Gondola ride is pricey, but really worth it once you get to the first stop observation deck to see the amazing view of Lake Tahoe and its surroundings. Remember to get off at the observation deck on the way to the top as you will not be able to stop on your way back. Take your time to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Take a ride up the mountain for a view ,,, or for skiing,,, Well maintained and easy to use... never understood the long stair case in the design when one disembarks... your really hurt if you fall

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used this to go up for the view in the summer which I think on its own would be rather expensive. We also went up to the activities in the summer for which there was an additional charge-the children loved it. This winter we used the gondola to go skiing. The staff at the top and bottom were very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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We were taking the gondola ride to take in the views from the observation deck. As we were not skiing the price is ludicrous at $52 per person. The view when we managed to get visibility is spectacular. Is it worth that price though ? There are no alternative ways other than using the pullouts on the way into town... More 

2 Thank Steppin-owt
Farmingdale, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved riding up the mountain on the Gondola. It gives you beautiful views. And it is available for skiers and non-skiers! At the top you can have a drink or something to eat and listen to the band playing.

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Folsom, California
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We visited Heavenly for a spring break ski trip this year and had a blast on the hill. Our incredibly wet winter and spring provided awesome conditions. Our only disappointment was the cost for non-skiers to ride the gondola up to Tamarack lodge--$52 with no discount for multiple day skiing family or any other discounts i.e. AAA or military etc.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would definitely recommend riding the gondola whether you are skiing or not... It is a beautiful ride and view. You can get off at the observation deck and walk around, take pics, have a snack and even do a little shopping at the gift shop! We had ski passes so we did not have to buy a ticket just... More 

Thank sandyh513
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views. Pretty pricey, but I'm glad we splurged. Some of the gondola cubes had a bad smell so we changed in the middle of the ride. The look out stop was great, would be nice to visit in the summer as well

Thank Wildcornberries
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are not skiing or snowboarding it is a bit costly for a ride up and down the mountain. That being said, the views of the mountains and Lake Tahoe are beautiful.

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