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“Views to die for”

The Gondola at Heavenly
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Owner description: 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.
Port Pirie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Views to die for”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

I used the gondola almost on a daily basis when staying in South Lake Tahoe and skiing at Heavenly Valley. The views can only be described as amazing. Great vista's from the gondola looking back toward Tahoe. The lake looks magnificent and the snow covered trees look out of this world.

Visited July 2012
Thank kylie j
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“great experience!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

My sister and me - both non-skiers - travelled to the viewing platform and then on to the top of the gondola - the views of the mountains and the lake were incredible

Visited April 2013
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Auburn, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Spectacular Views!!!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

The Gondola Ride at Heavenly is VERY EXPENSIVE ($36 per person), but worth it if you've never done it before. The views are spectacular, especially at the Observation Platform on the way up the mountain. Stay as long as you want and take in the spectacular views of the entire majesty Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. At the top of the 15 minute ride up to the Tamarack Lodge at the Heavenly summit (at about 9150 feet elevation), it seemed as though you were at the top of the world. Very enjoyable -- especially on a nice sunny day -- and worth it (once).

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“8 Minutes to Heavenly”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is an attraction well worth doing. Very quiet and smooth ride to the top of Heavenly at South Lake Tahoe. Scenery is breathtaking especially from the observation platform. Mary at ticket sales very helpful in explaining the ride to us.

Staff very helpful and enthusiastic about the ride. It was refreshing to encounter such friendly staff who really appeared to enjoy what they were doing!

Highly recommend packing a picnic etc. for observation level which is only available on the ascent. Observation deck has ample spots to set up for picnic. Ample and clean restrooms throughout the facility. Children friendly!

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful ride and "heavenly" views”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

The ticket prices are steep but worth the splurge, even for non-skiers. The views of Lake Tahoe are incredible!

Visited April 2013
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