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The Gondola at Heavenly

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4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 775-586-7000
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 775-586-7000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was so very disappointed. The Gondola was closed! I checked several sites, Trip Advisor as one of them, and every single place told me it was opened today until 4:30. You can imagine how disappointed we were. We even drove 2 hours just to...More

Thank 911amyo
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an amazing experience. Fabulous views. Fresh mountain air. So pleased we decided to visit the top of the mountain, saw little chipmunks and felt really healthy with the fabulous air.

1  Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first time ever to South Lake Tahoe. The town was full of people. But the gondola was closed for maintenance. This was a Saturday so it isn't like they schedule their work during the week. This was middle of October so beware if you...More

Thank ManitouExpert
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is expensive but worth it if you're not someone that can hike up a mountain. The views are amazing.

Thank Tricia0123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay at Tahoe seasons resort at the base of heavenly so this is a great opportunity to take a ride up the mountain and see all the great views of Lake Tahoe and downtown area you can see for miles in all directions. Whether...More

Thank 676clydes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Planned to ride the gondola one afternoon during our vacation. Got to the ticket office to find a sign that said CLOSED. If you are planning a trip in the near future, please be aware it is closed for maintenance until November. Very disappointed!

7  Thank 107nan2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'll worth the cost. The view is fantastic. Definitely get off the 1st stop and do the walkway to see Lake Tahoe. The lodge at the end has the best Bloody Mary but is pricey at over $17.

Thank justjoanne1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ride what can I say of the views enclosed cabs made it much nicer to take pictures. People working the lift where very nice helpful .

Thank cyclebobr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views were fantastic as everyone else notes. We were disappointed that everything at the top was closed due to recent snow including the hiking trails. Our fault for not checking the board near the ticket counter in advance.

1  Thank Callie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Lake Tahoe for a wedding. We decided to take a Gondola ride up the mountain. It was cold but the views were breathtaking. Take a camera and dress for the occasion. We stopped at the top to take in a college football game, drink...More

Thank Jonathan R
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Katie K
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Jonathan R | Reviewed this property |
Tickets were $95 for the day. In the summer only one lift is running, in the winter its access to all the lifts. You can take your own equipment with you as well.
September 22, 2017|
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Response from Daniel M | Reviewed this property |
It opens at 10AM and, I believe, operates Friday-Sunday until the end of September. Best to check the website.
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Ellen B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other answers, I would contact the company to make sure. Enjoy!