November 2014 Daily Snow Reports

11-29-14 – Keep it snowing!

In case you missed it

In case you missed it this morning.

Good day Heavenly skiers and riders! We received 2 inches of snow yesterday and we have more snow in the forecast! Today you can expect periodic snow showers on the mountain and overcast skies with a high near 30 degrees on the summit and moderate S winds.

The Gondola, Tamarack Express, and Dipper Express will open at 8:30 a.m. for access to 2.3 miles of freshly groomed skiable terrain. The Tubing Lift will open at 9:00 a.m. for beginner skiers and riders only. There are two lanes of sledding available for the kiddos behind the Bear Cave, registration will be taken at the base of the Gondola. Ski and Ride School packages are also available at the base of the Gondola.

Our awesome fleet of groomers matched with the West Coast’s Largest Snowmaking system, have been working around the clock to keep our snow surface conditions on point! Make sure to give one of them a high five if you see them!

Free shuttles are available between the CA Main Lodge and the Gondola from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Watch the game with us at our first Tamarack Tailgate Party of the season in Tamarack Lodge for half-priced drinks and appetizer specials.

Lifts will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call the Snow Phone, 1-800-HEAVENLY and press 1 for the most current updated mountain conditions.

**KEEP THINKING SNOW** ~ Mikaila B. 11/30/14 @ 7:45 a.m.

 

 

11-29-14 – Snow is here!

Tamarack Lodge 7:30 a.m.

Tamarack Lodge at 7:30 a.m.

Good morning! Heavenly has received  one inch of snow so far and we are forecasted more snow throughout today. There are strong winds blowing this storm into the basin and these winds may impact lift operations. Please call the Snow Phone at 1-800-HEAVENLY and press 1 for updated information. It is currently 29 degrees and temperatures are expected to have a high near 35 degrees on the summit.

The Gondola, Tamarack Express, and Dipper Express will open at 8:30 a.m. for skiing and riding on CA Trail, Tamarack Return and Orion for 2.3 miles of freshly groomed skiable terrain. The Tubing lift is open for beginners only.  Two lanes of sledding are available for the children; beginning at 10:00 a.m. behind the Bear Cave, registration will be taken at the base of the Gondola. Ski and Ride School packages are offered at the base of the Gondola.

Shuttles will run between CA Main Lodge and the Gondola from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Unbuckle will start rockin’ from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Tamarack Lodge for half-priced drinks and LOTS of snow dancing!

**KEEP THINKING SNOW** ~Mikaila B. 11/29/14 @ 7:45 a.m.

 

11-28-14 – Snow in the forecast!

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Good news, snow is heading our way! The storm is also bringing strong winds, which are currently impacting lift operations. Heavenly is starting the day on wind hold. We are keeping a close watch on it and will open today, if possible. While this may be a bummer, it’s happening because the first portion of this storm system is moving in…I say first portion because the forecast is calling for snow for the next FIVE days. Use this time to bust out more snow dances!

For updates, please call 1-800-HEAVENLY and press 1 for current operations or look for updates on our lift and terrain status page.

~Sally G, 11/28/14, @ 7:45 am

 

11-27-14 – New Terrain for Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving! Clear skies and sun are in the forecast for the day, not to mention lots and lots of turkey. We are psyched to be opening Orion Trail and East Peak Lodge today for Turkey Day, plus the Tubing Hill Lift for beginner skiing and riding. The Gondola opens at 8:30 a.m., accessing 34 acres and 2.3 miles of freshly groomed terrain from Tamarack Express and Dipper Express. Please be safe and stay on designated trails only.

Ski School is available at the base of the Gondola. Free parking is available at the CA Main Lodge and shuttles will run to the Gondola from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Lifts will run until close at 4:00 p.m.

Start your day with a doughnut from Heavenly Donuts at the bottom of the Gondola, and swing by East Peak Lodge to check out the new renovations.

Enjoy the holiday!

~Liesl Kenney 11/27/2014 @8:30 am

11-26-14 – Get some laps in

The West Coast's largest snowmaking system in action.

The West Coast’s largest snowmaking system in action.

Seeing that today is Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, I always decide last minute I need to be a little more active before I fill myself up so much that I cannot breathe afterwards. I think I am going to take the easier, more fun route and head up for some laps on the mountain today. The awesome fleet of groomers has been keeping our surface conditions soft and the West Coast’s largest snowmaking system has been handling business every chance its gets with sights set on opening new terrain soon!

The Gondola will open at 9:00 a.m. this morning for access to Tamarack Express for skiing and riding on 1.5 miles of freshly groomed terrain. Today you can expect sunny skies and moderate West winds. It is currently 40 degrees on the summit and temperatures are expected to reach the upper 40s, with a forecasted high near 52 degrees.

Ski school is offered out of the base of the Gondola. Free parking is available at the CA Main Lodge, and shuttles will run between the Gondola and the CA Main Lodge from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Lifts will run till 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

**KEEP THINKING SNOW!** ~Mikaila B. 11/26/14 @ 6:30 a.m.

 

11-25-14 – Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

We are back to the time of year where we rise early to ride early, and we all know the earlier you’re on the mountain the better. Our groomers laid down some fresh corduroy this morning for optimum riding conditions. The West coast’s largest snowmaking system is backing up Mother Nature at every possible opportunity aiming to open new terrain!  Beautiful sunny skies are expected with moderate NW winds today. It is currently 34 degrees on the summit and temperatures are forecasted to range in the 40s with a high near 49 degrees.

Loading for the Gondola will begin at 9:00 a.m. this morning for access to Tamarack Express for skiing and riding on CA Trail and Tamarack Return for 14 acres and 1.5 miles of skiable terrain. The terrain park crew has set up four features on the skiers’ left side of CA Trail. Ski School registration is offered at the base of the Gondola. Free parking is available at CA Main Lodge, and free shuttles will run between CA Main Lodge and the Gondola daily from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Finish up your day on the slopes with après drink specials at Tamarack Lodge. Lifts will close at 4:00 p.m.

**THINK SNOW** ~Mikaila Bird 11/25/14 @ 7:30 a.m.

 

11-24-14 – Case of the Mondays…

 

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Lucky for us, Mondays aren’t so average here at Heavenly. They are epic! One of the best parts of starting a new season is rallying up your crew and getting back into the groove of things. Friends make everything better.

Today is shaping up to be another beautiful Lake Tahoe day! The forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies and moderate winds from the North. It is currently 23 degrees on the summit and temperatures will top off around 39 degrees on the mountain. Our awesome team of Snowmakers are blowing snow around the clock to maintain the conditions and working towards opening more terrain.

The Gondola will start loading at 9:00 a.m. for access to Tamarack Express and skiing and riding on CA Trail and Tamarack Return. There are four terrain park features still set up on the skiers’ left side of CA Trail for you and your friends to work out those early season kinks.

EpicMix photographers are waiting to take a legendary snap of you and your friends/family. So call up your buddies, start stretching, and get up on the mountain.

**THINK SNOW** – Mikaila B. 11/24/14 @ 6:30 a.m.

 

11/23/14 – Happy Sunday!

Today is expected to be a beautiful bluebird day on the mountain! With mostly sunny skies and temperatures ranging in the mid to upper 30s and moderate winds from the North, Heavenly is the place to be today!

The Gondola starts spinning at 8:30 a.m. for access to Tamarack Express and skiing and riding on CA Trail and Tamarack Return for 14 acres and 1.5 miles of skiable terrain. There are four terrain park features set up on the skiers’ left side of CA Trail. Grab your buddies and take some hot laps.

TODAY is the LAST day to purchase your season pass! Don’t miss out on  Tahoe’s Best resorts, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. Purchase them at the season pass office or online.

Lifts will run from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Have an awesome day and I hope to see you on the slopes!

*THINK SNOW* – Mikaila Bird 11/23/14 at 7:15 a.m.

 

11/22/14 – Snow and wind in the forecast…

Opening Day was a success!

Opening Day was a success!

HUGE thank you to all of our awesome Snowmakers and Groomers for laying down some amazing surface conditions for Opening Day!

Today’s forecast is calling for a 50% chance of snowfall before 4:00 p.m. and partly sunny skies. It is currently 35 degrees on the summit and temperatures are expected to drop to around 27 degrees on the summit shortly after 8:30 a.m. Strong winds are bringing this storm into the basin and we are experiencing strong gusts that are impacting lift operations.

UPDATE:  Heavenly is closed for the day due to strong winds.

We plan to open tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. with the Gondola and Tamarack Express for access to 1.5 miles of skiable terrain on CA Trail and Tamarack Return. Please continue to call the Snow Phone at 1-800-HEAVENLY and press 1 for the most current updated information.

**THINK SNOW**  –   Mikaila Bird 11/22/14 at 8:20 a.m.

 

11/21/14 – The Wait is Finally Over!

The West Coast's Largest Snowmaking system in action!

The West Coast’s Largest Snowmaking system in action!

Welcome back skiers and riders! We are stoked to kick off Opening Day here at Heavenly!

Today you can expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures ranging in the mid 30s with high near 39 degrees at the top. We are forecasted to have light to moderate winds from the North.

The Gondola starts loading at 9:00 a.m. for access to Tamarack Express for skiing and riding on CA Trail to Tamarack Return for 14 acres and 1.5 miles of freshly groomed skiable terrain. A HUGE thank you to our hard working grooming and snowmaking teams who have made it all possible to shred today!

Make sure to get in line early at the Gondola because we are giving away raffle tickets to the first 100 people in line for new skis or a snowboard and a GoPro! Unbuckle helps kick off Opening Day at Tamarack Lodge from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for drink and appetizer specials, live DJ music and the Heavenly Angels. There will be even more raffle tickets awarded to the first 100 people at Unbuckle! Don’t miss your chance to win something new to start off your season.

Season passes are on sale only till Sunday, November 23! Get them today at a season pass office or by visiting www.epicpass.com!

Lifts will be open from 9:00-4:00 p.m. Unbuckle will go till 5:30 p.m. with Gondola access down.

So happy to be back for another awesome season! 🙂      -Mikaila Bird 11/12/14 at 8:00 a.m.

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