Activities in Heavenly
Heavenly Scenic Gondola Rides
Lake Tahoe Gondola is situated just one-half block west of the California/Nevada Stateline, close to a majority of hotels and putting the peaceful calm of the mountains within easy reach of six casinos and nearly 5,000 hotel rooms. Each eight-person cabin transports visitors on a memorable nearly two-and-a half miles trip up the mountain. As if the shore-to-shore views of Lake Tahoe weren’t enough, once at The Deck, visitors also experience the magnificence of the Carson Valley and Desolation Wilderness. The Deck is an observation platform situated at a height of 9,123 feet, and it occupies 14,000 sq. feet. From this point, the views are simply breathtaking.
Ice Skating at Heavenly Village
Open during both day and evening hours, you will enjoy taking to the ice in Heavenly Village! Glide to the sound of music and laughter in a fun activity that is suitable for the whole family. This outside rink can also be booked for private parties.
Balloons Over Lake Tahoe
Open for business in Lake Tahoe since 1991, Balloons Over Lake Tahoe operates from May until September and offers guests a blissfully calm ride over the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe.
Borges Sleigh Rides
Settle down in a traditional, European Sleigh and bask in the sensation of being transported through the snow, across the meadow and through the woods to Grandma’s house. You will take in wonderful Lake Tahoe vistas throughout your exhilarating ride, on a journey that will be a huge hit with the whole family.
David Whalley’s Hot Springs
Close to Heavenly’s Nevada side, you will come across the relaxing destination that is David Whalley’s Hot Springs. Here you can leave behind the hustle and bustle of the ski slopes and enjoy hot springs and mineral pools in a picturesque setting with views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The resort is just a twenty-minute drive from Lake Tahoe, close to the historic town of Genoa, and to the communities of Minden and Gardnerville.
Grover Hot Springs State Park
For a fun day out with a difference for the entire family, head to Grover Hot Springs State Park where you’ll find a year round campsite and a natural mineral pool with temperatures hovering around 103 degrees Fahrenheit, bliss! You can hike the trails, try your hand at fishing, or simply unwind and enjoy the park’s natural beauty.
Husky Express Dogsled Rides
Enjoy the exhilaration of being whisked along snowy trails by a team of trained huskies, driven by an experienced musher. A five-mile ride lasts about an hour, each sled hold two adults, and one or two small children. Located thirty minutes south of Lake Tahoe on SR 88.
Lake Tahoe Adventure Snowmobiling
Discover a winter wonderland as your guide leads you into areas with the best snowpack in the Sierras! You’ll journey into the heart of Tahoe’s forests, right to the top of Tahoe! Snowmobiles are easy to operate, with no clutch or gears to worry about. Stable, and easy to drive, they are suitable for either double or single riders.
Lake Tahoe Back Country Skiing
Most of the peaks and trails in Lake Tahoe have backcountry access available to those wanting to escape the crowds and venture into more remote areas. Lake Tahoe Back Country Skiing offers some great locations to those seeking a challenge, including Mount Rose, a great climb with some magnificent downhills, and Monument Peak, which has a terrific trail down to Gardnerville. Back country skiing is definitely not suitable for beginners, nor for the faint-hearted, it should only be considered by the most experienced skiers and those with plenty of back up.