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“Overpriced great view”

Heavenly Valley Scenic Gondola Ride
Ranked #7 of 28 Tours in South Lake Tahoe
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The gondola it self is a Hot ride up and back once at the observations platform half way up it does have a great view!. 2 adults and a kid was $102 way over priced for one ride! Then go on up to the top no view until you go on another chair lift. There is also some stuff to do at the top of the gondola, climbing wall summer tube slide don't waste your time, $10 for 3 slides the first one was a wait in line for 40 minutes for a 30 second slide crazy! Did it one more time took 30 minutes.

Thank Glenn P
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

An amazing ride up to the ski runs. First stop has a spectacular viewing deck; could have spent the afternoon there. Well worth the ticket price.

Thank Lynne R
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We arrived and saw a long line to take the gondola ride, but all in all it went pretty quick. The price is a little expensive, but it was worth the ride up and the beautiful scenery.

Thank Steveandlanada
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We took this gondola ride with another family and we had an awesome time! Not sure how long it took but I think the ride was a total of 20 minutes or longer. On the way up, it stopped once in the middle (the only stop) and we were able to walk around and enjoy the scenery. It was such a beautiful sight and since it’s our first time in Lake Tahoe, we had a really excellent view of the lake from up there. It’s one of those moments that you truly appreciate one of God’s beautiful creations. After that we went all the way up in the mountain. There you can decide on whether to sled, tube, eat or hang out at the restaurant and watch some guys do their magic tricks or juggle. It was a cute entertainment. Let me warn you though, for a total of 4 adults, 1 teenager and 3 kids, we paid $220 for the gondola ride, $105 for the 3 kids to go tubing and $160 for lunch. That’s a total of $485 for all of us. Hope this example will give you an idea on how much money you need for this experience. We knew it was expensive but for us the Gondola Ride to Heavenly Mountain in Lake Tahoe is one of those things that my family and I should experience at least once in a lifetime.

2  Thank welovetotravel20
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Took a gondola ride up Heavenly mountain and the ride was great and views were amazing. Its a bit pricey but worth the ride up. If you have a ski lift ticket the gondola ride is no extra cost. The pictures speak for themselves.

1  Thank pmazcomm
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