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Opening Day Arriving Early at Heavenly

Good Morning, Skiers and Riders!

Great news this morning, Heavenly is opening early – Wednesday, November 14!

While we were originally scheduled to open this Friday, November 16, with 33-40 inches of natural snowfall in the books already for the 2012/13 season, the weather and snowmaking stars have aligned and allowed us to bring you open terrain this Wednesday instead. On November 14, you can carve those edges on the finest snow surfaces in the Tahoe Basin. The Gondola will be open for mountain access and we’ll be operating Tamarack Express for access to skiing and riding. We’ll continue to update you here as new terrain opens. There will even be a few terrain park features available on CA Trail, courtesy of Heavenly Terrain Parks.

Heavenly received another 2 inches of snow over the weekend, bringing the recent storm total to 14-17 inches in total; certainly a welcome boost to our base for the new opening day and a great help to the snowmakers and groomers who are working feverishly to prepare more terrain for you, as soon as possible. Plus, there’s even more good news: there’s more snow in the forecast throughout opening weekend.

While, clearly, skiing or riding is the motivating factor for being here on opening weekend, the fun doesn’t stop there. The town comes alive with celebration, as we dive head first back into winter. Saturday night kicks off with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts in the Montbleu Showroom at 8:00 pm. And ladies can compete for a $500 prize during the Leather and Lace costumed after party.  Harrah’s South Shore room will be host to The Average White Band at 7:30 pm, if funk and soul are more your taste.

Two days and counting…

Powder to the People,

Megan Hammitt ~ Snow Reporter


  • Timm53_r

    Megan Hammitt, do you have a twitter? Please Follow meee! @@Timothycolevail:disqus 

  • Mikeniz

    when will the Tram open?

  • snowbunnie

    Which trails are open and is there a shuttle running in view of lack of parking in the downtown lake tahoe area since the Boulder and Stagecoach lodges/lifts are not yet open?  At least indicate which trails are going to be open

  • BadStu

    Upper mountain by  thanksgiving?? Both sides? Come on, you know you can do it!
    Pray for Pow people!!
    BadStu

  • Pat

    what time does the gandola open on Wednesday?

  • RachelRoberts

    Pat- The Gondola starts spinning at 9:00am on Wednesday.

    Bad Stu- Keep up those snow dances and our snowmaking team will keep at it!

    Snowbunnie- We’re running Tamarack Chair with access to upper Cal Trail and Tamarack return. We plan to add Dipper Express and Orion’s run by the weekend. And there will be shuttles running from Cal Base to the Gondola.

    Mike- We don’t have a date for the Tram yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated here.

    Timm- You can follow us on Twitter @SkiHeavenly :)

  • Dave

    Kids are wondering if Maggie/Mombo will be online before Thanksgiving Day. Any hope ? Thanks.

  • mark

    WHAT THE !  jumped through hoops at work to get Friday off for openning and you changed the game mid-stream!
    So now for the first time in years I’ll miss out  :-(     Megan H, YOU are off my Christmas list