Some say winter, others say summer. For me, it’s really difficult to choose a favorite season in Lake Tahoe. When the seasons change, there’s a brief period of “oh I wish season X was just a little bit longer.” But once the skis are safely stored, the bikes, paddle boards and camping gear come out and you are energized for summer.
I have traveled to many places and can safely say that Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Maintaining a fresh temperature of approximately 73 degrees during the summer months, Tahoe can be enjoyed by boat, by para-sail or by Gondola.
Kick off summer this Memorial Day Weekend in Lake Tahoe with a scenic Gondola ride up Heavenly Mountain for panoramic views of the lake, Carson Valley and Desolation Wilderness. It’s quite a unique experience to float up the mountain, look one direction to see one of the world’s largest alpine lakes, and look the other direction to see the desert of Nevada.
This Memorial Day Weekend, the Gondola will be running May 25-27, 2013 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Head up the mountain for breathtaking views, dining, hiking and more. Gondola sightseeing tickets are $38 for adults, $32 for teens (13-18) and seniors (65+) and $20 for kids. Children four and under ride the Gondola for free.
Check out the Lift and Lunch program, which includes a round-trip Gondola ride and a $15 food voucher for adults, teens and seniors and a $10 food voucher for kids. The Lift and Lunch is $46 for adults, $40 for teens (13-18) and seniors (65+) and $26 for kids.
After Memorial Day weekend Heavenly will open for seven-day-a-week summer operations on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Don’t forget to grab your 2013-14 Season Pass before May 27 for the best spring benefits, like Summer 2013 lift access and two buddy tickets! Did you know that the Tahoe Value pass is only $389 and pays for itself in less than four days? Discover which pass works best for you here.
~ Rachel Roberts