Happy Thanksgiving, gang. Blaise Carrig, Heavenly’s chief operating officer, is up inspecting the conditions as I write this. He just called on the radio to give the official word: We’re opening on Friday, November 28!
Lifts will open tomorrow at 8:30am. All access to skiing and snowboarding tomorrow will be through the Gondola. You’ll then ride Tamarack Express to Orion’s Run, where you’ll encounter a mile of the finest surface conditions Lake Tahoe has to offer! You’ll ride Dipper Express to lap Orion’s, and when you’re ready to head back to the Gondola, you’ll take Comet Express, take Comet Trail to Von Schmidt’s and back to the top of the Gondola. Please note that we have intermediate terrain open only.
F&B-wise, we’ll have East Peak Lodge (no outdoor BBQ), Adventure Peak Grill (including the Umbrella Bar) and Cafe Blue at the Observation Deck.
We’ll also be open for sightseeing, and the Heavenly Flyer will be open, weather permitting.
Season passes are blacked out Friday, 11/28, and Saturday, 11/29. Passholders can purchase day tickets for $20 off the window rate.
Dane will be shooting video for our opening day news release, so be sure to give him some good quotes for the Web site. Go heavy on the mashed potatoes and stuffing tonight to carbo load for tomorrow’s day on the mountain!