The Gondola at Heavenly, South Lake Tahoe

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Tramway · Ski Area
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Take a scenic ride up the mountain on The Gondola at Heavenly. From the midway stop at the Observation Deck--at an altitude of 2,780 m (9,123 ft)--you can see all of Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley, and Desolation Wilderness. Once you reach the top of the mountain, you can enjoy myriad activities, such as hiking or zip-lining. If you have a serious problem with heights, you may not enjoy the gondola ride. Depending on the weather, some of the activities may not be available; check the weather report before you visit. Put The Gondola at Heavenly on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.
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  • Amazing ride with unbelievable views of Lake Tahoe, a bit pricey but a must do when in the area. It had an observation deck during your first stop for great pictures of the lake and the surrounding... 
    Amazing ride with unbelievable views of Lake Tahoe, a bit pricey but a must do when in the area. It had an observation deck during your first stop for great pictures of the lake and the surrounding...  more »
  • I loved the convenience of being right at Heavenly Village. Schedule was perfect! Covid Safe ! Loved riding it! 
    I loved the convenience of being right at Heavenly Village. Schedule was perfect! Covid Safe ! Loved riding it!  more »
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  • If you want to ski in today's day and age, it will be expensive. We had a ball, enjoying the spring skiing. Staff was fantastic and informative. Very well kept and clean ski resort. Only downfall is you have to ski walk to many of the runs.
  • Beautiful!!! You have to make time to take this trip up the gondolas to the mountain top. During the first stop you get to walk around the observation deck. The views are amazing!!! The second stop takes you to the ski area. Spend some time enjoying the views and the people skiing. Even if you don't ski, just watching is beautiful. Once you take gondola down, there is no stopping so enjoy as much as you can on the observation deck.

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