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Heavenly Mountain Resort

Even though Mother Nature isn’t dumping snow in Tahoe at the moment, the start of 2014 has been great. With sunny skies and cold temps for snowmaking at night, life is pretty darn good at Heavenly. We are so very thankful for our dedicated snowmaking and grooming teams that lay down the finest snow surfaces around, and the view is pretty incredible too.

We opened several new trails this month; including Mombo and Groove on the California side, and Boulder, a fourth base area ideal for beginners. The addition of these areas boosts our open terrain to 22 lifts, accessing 22 trails and more than 15 miles of skiable terrain.

*Passholders get first access to test out the conditions every Saturday leading up to Presidents’ Day weekend (Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8). Just head to the Gondola at 8:00 am and flash your pass.

Sometimes we take it all for granted and need an outsider’s perspective. You might be tired of hearing us gab on about conditions and the best après scene also, so we’ve rounded up a collection of articles from the past few weeks to gain perspective.

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Despite drought, skiing still great in Tahoe – SFGate
“Both mountains were full of kids taking lessons, families skiing together, and locals enjoying the snow and sunshine. And at both, there was zero snow at the base. But plenty on high.” Read More

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Number 1 Best Ski Destination – 10Best
“Gob-smacking scenery, vast and varied terrain, and gambling typify the draw to the resorts around the southern stretch of Lake Tahoe. Heavenly straddles the CA/NV state line, with in-your-face lake views, a massive 4,800 skiable acres, and easy access to the town of casino-rich South Tahoe.” Read More

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Snowmaking Saves Season for Tahoe Resorts – ABC7 San Francisco
“Napa school teacher Betsy Masterson has been skiing at Heavenly for a week. She told us the conditions are great. “You wouldn’t think driving up here, with no snow on the ground, but they are doing such a great job grooming the runs and I just had a blast.” Read More

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Top 10 Guy Ski Resort Trips – USA TODAY
“Time it right and you could combine spring skiing, NCAA March Madness and the U.S. Freestyle National Championships, which come to Heavenly March 28-30, 2014. Those events should pair nicely with all that skiing and gambling.” Read More

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5 Best Apres Ski Bars – DrinkinginAmerica.com
“After wrapping up your day on the slopes of South Lake Tahoe, have a cocktail at Unbuckle. Enjoy live DJs and half priced drinks at 9,150 feet. The best part: riding the gondola back down the mountain over the moonlit lake. This is a view you don’t want to miss.” Read More

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Heavenly Unveils New DJ Snowcat – SnowboardMag.com
“Heavenly Resort is putting a new spin on Snow Cat, decking out a retired groomer and turning it into a full blown mobile DJ station, boasting club worthy technology to be put to good use by guest DJs throughout the season.” Read More

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America’s 7 Best Snow Tubing Hills – FoxNews
“The tubing hill at Heavenly Mountain may only have four lanes, but the run is a sweet 500 feet with a exciting 65-foot drop. Plus, it’s open year-round: summer offers an all-weather “tubing surface” so that riders can tube in the sunshine.” Read More

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