Snowboarding in Heavenly, South Lake Tahoe, California USA

Average Snowfall:
360 inches/914.4 cm
Skiable area:
4800 acres/19.42 km²
Vertical drop:
3500 feet/1067 meters
20% beginner, 45% intermediate and 35% advanced
Heavenly Mountain Resort is located near the city of South Lake Tahoe, on the California-Nevada border, El Dorado County, California, USA.

As a result of that, part of ski resort is in California and another part is in Nevada. Heavenly is a popular spot for snowboarders. Terrains consist of acres of hair raising steps, easy beginners slopes, powder bowls, wide groomed long trails and five terrain parks.

Advanced snowboarding is made on Gunbarrel in California’s side, but most terrains are in Nevada’s side. Intermediate snowboard is made in Ske Express Chairlift, which gives the option to turn right and head down the cruising Liz’s Trail.

Alternatively, you may turn left on the Skyline Trail so you can link with the maze on the Dipper and Cornet Express Chairlifts. If you are a beginner, you should try out the Boulder Lift at Boulder Lodge and First Time at California Lodge.

Average snowfall is at 360 in/914.4 cm and Skiable Acreage is at 4800 ac/19.42 km². Vertical drop is at 3500 ft/1067 m. Snowboard terrain is 20% beginner, 45% intermediate and 35% advanced. Number of runs is 97 and number of lifts is 29. Open season lasts from mid-November to April.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM San Francisco
175 miles/281.64 km, 2 hours 55 minutes
Take I-80E east into Sacramento. Continue on US-50 E towards Sacramento/South Lake Tahoe. Bear right at US-50. Turn right at Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
91.4 miles 147.09 km, 1 hour 37 minutes
Take the I-80-BR E ramp to Reno/Placerville/Fresno (CA-99 S). Merge into US-50 E. Bear right at US-50. Turn right at Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd.
BY CAR FROM South Lake Tahoe
15.8 miles/25.42 km, 28 minutes
Head west on Emerald Bay Rd/US-50/HWY 89 towards Sacramento. Continue on US-50 over Echo Summit. Turn left at Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd.
13.3 miles/21.40 km, 23 minutes
Take the US-395 S ramp to Carson City. Continue through Carson City. Take Exit 38 for Fairview Dr. Turn Right onto Fairview Dr. Turn Left onto S Carson St/US-50/US-395. Turn right to take the US-50 exit to South Lake Tahoe US-50 becomes Lake Tahoe Blvd. Turn left at Emerald Bay Rd/US-50/HWY 89. Continue on US-50 over Echo Summit. Turn left at Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd.
Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO),
73.2 miles/117.80 km

Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.


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