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The Gondola at Heavenly

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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...more
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4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6907
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the Gondola up for our ski lessons and the views of the lake and casinos are beyond what I can put into words. Even if you don't ski, it's worth the trip up the mountain for sure!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Monica F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good ski complex! Pistes for every level & beautiful long slopes. I love to snowboard there. Good places to eat and shops fast aerial gandola to get you to the top

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Zac M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a a fantastic way to see the Tahoe Valley and the entire lake/area. It is a bit pricey for just going up and down as we did --- Wish we had more time to spend there -- it was wonderful!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank staceyjk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok truth being that a trip to heaven is rather costly. I think 58USD, and make sure you book a return ticket :-). There are two stops actually, firstly the observation deck and then the skiing area with a big lodge serving delicious meals. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Arkadiusz W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was injured & couldn't go skiing or snowboarding but I caught this Gondola up the hill. The ride up was amazing! Fantastic views & lasts for a fair while! When up there there is many places to walk around & look at the breathtaking...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank bombergirlcorinne
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great way to see the entire Lake Tahoe and surrounding area. we did it in the summer with our family and had a great time. There is food and snacks at the top and the view is more than worth the price!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank inddave2018
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous views on the way up and lots to do once you get to the top but very pricey per person to take the ride.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Southshorerider
Reviewed October 17, 2018

the ride up and down the mountain plus the observation deck was very nice. the zip line ... if you've ridden one before was ok. If it is your first time then it will be a little more exciting. however when you factor in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank RayMaryR
Reviewed October 15, 2018

if you are in South Lake Tahoe you must go to the Gondola it's incredible. The view from the top of Heavenly mountain is awesome!! Once you get to the top you can zip line they even have a zip line for young kids. Check...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Philly62
Reviewed October 11, 2018

My husband and I are from Australia and decided to do a road trip not knowing where we were going stop. When we arrived in South Lake Tahoe we loved the vibe and decided to stop in. In the morning we decided we had to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank tammyalilovic
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November 27, 2018|
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Response from Larry V | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the Gondola is opened year round. They do close it if wind conditions are dangerous though. To be sure if's opened year round, I'd recommend checking their website.
November 25, 2018|
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Response from Philly62 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a reservation but you might want to get your tickets online before you get there because it gets crowded
Ana S
October 6, 2018|
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Response from Richard A | Reviewed this property |
You must check with them. We are now 3,000 miles away!
Travel Forum Posts
Best Activities with Limited Time in Lake Tahoe? (7 Replies)
My husband and I will be embarking on a California road trip at the end of September. We're in our early 30s, no kids, and enjoy hiking, kayaking, taking photos, seeing the sites, etc. It's our first time in California! We will be staying in South Tahoe. We will be leaving Napa first thing on Sunday 9/24, and I understand it's about a 3 hour drive to South Lake Tahoe. We will have the rest of Sunday, and Monday morning to explore the Lake Tahoe area. (We are leaving South Lake Tahoe to...More
July 20, 2017|
Response fromrum r|
Given that you don't have much time, that sounds like a fine plan.
Lake Tahoe late August (2 Replies)
This is our plans so far: Fly from Tampa, Fl to Reno. Got the rental car booked. We are staying at Harveys, So Lake Tahoe. We are not hikers or kayakers so, we plan on sightseeing in the daytime and gambling at night. Any suggestions as far as free upgrades at Harveys ? Lake or Mountain tower ? Do the hotels or local papers have any discount coupons for the Gondola at Heavenly or the MS Dixie cruise ? Plan on taking a drive around the lake, best scenic route to take ? We will be there for 5...More
July 22, 2006|
Response fromSFOSteve|
The mountain tower at Harvey's is the older part of the hotel. The rooms are smaller and not as nicely decorated at the Lake tower. You will probably be charged a higher price for the Lake tower but it is worth the difference I think. They are called "Premium" rooms. Ask for a room on a higher floor and more importantly ask to be on the "California side" so you have a view of the lake. I just returned from there last weekend and go about once a month. If you have any questions, just ask.
Booked room...Now where do we : ??? (0 Replies)
Finally..... we are booked at the Embassy Suits Dec 28-2 Hope its nice, all others Sold Out !!!!! 5 adults 50-21 yrs old\ Now I need some help on: 1) Gondola ride is 34.00pp is this your daily lift tickets(all Day) to different mountains? Also if parents(non sking) want to ride up to restaurant...still cost 34.00???/ 2) where/how do we get to the tubing hill 3) Best place to rent skis, poles and boots? where is the best place to store them. 4) Best Snowmobiling Co? 5)...More
September 26, 2012|