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Heavenly Ski Resort, NV & CA Hot

HeavenlyWith slopes distributed across Nevada and California, Heavenly Ski Resort is a unique skiing destination offering varied recreational opportunities for snow-seekers of all varieties.

The first decision visitors must make at Heavenly is whether to ski in Nevada or California – a unique option indeed with four base operations servicing the resort. Once a state of choice is selected, those seeking a more traditional experience are greeted by Heavenly’s 34 miles of spacious, leisurely runs. With elite grooming services and one of the country’s largest snow making operations, these runs are guaranteed to provide a top-level experience for skiers and snowboarders alike.

More adventurous skiers can capitalize on 1,600-foot plunges in Heavenly’s double-black-diamond canyons. Roughly 35% of the runs at Heavenly are of the advanced nature – a good proportion of slopes to keep the highest-level skiers occupied.

For backcountry skiing, the resort’s tree skiing terrain is one of the best attractions around. The red firs and white pines of the region require sunlight to grow, thus their natural spacing provides nature’s own slalom skiers for powder aficionados. These organic obstacle courses are situated adjacent to almost every lift, providing limitless opportunities in the backcountry.

For the kid at heart, Heavenly offers the largest tubing hill on the West Coast and numerous other ventures including sledding, snowshoeing, ski bikes and much more. There is also ice skating, arcades, spas, boat cruises, sleigh rides, shopping, a variety of dining options and lodging for all tastes and budgets. Overall, Heavenly’s wide-array of options make it the perfect getaway for anyone seeking an escape from the norm.

Facts and Figures: 

  • Seasons: Winter: Mid November – Mid-April
  • Lift Operations: 8:30am to 4pm (Weekends / Holiday); 9am – 4pm (Weekdays)
  • Elevations: 6,540 feet – California; 7,200 feet – Nevada
  • Summit Elevation: 10,700 feet; Vertical rise of 3,500 feet
  • Snow: Average Annual Snowfall - 360 inches; Snowmaking - 73% of trails
  • Trail Classification: Skiable Acres: 4,800 (20% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 35% Advanced); 94 trails
  • Lift System: Total Number of Lifts: 30
  • Uphill Capacity: 52,000 people per hour
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