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Opening Day Plans (Get Stoked!)

Opening Day is Friday! The countdown to the 2014-2015 ski and ride season is almost over. At 9:00 a.m. on Friday, the first skiers and riders of the season will load the Heavenly Gondola. Get here early and stay late- we’ll be raffling off free snowboards, skis, Smith goggles, and a GoPro in the Gondola […]

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Heavenly Grooming Updates for 2014-15

With 97 trails, grooming at Heavenly is now small task—our longest run stretches for five miles! What keeps all this terrain in top condition is a grooming fleet made up of 20 machines, manned by an experienced grooming staff. The fleet received new additions this year: three new Prinoth Bison X’s replaced older cats, increasing […]

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Snowmaking Starts!

It’s snowing at Heavenly! During the morning hours leading into Monday, 10/27, Heavenly fired up the snowmaking guns and began making snow at the top of the Gondola. In addition to a few inches of natural snowfall, the cooler temps and lower wet bulb temperature (a combo of temperature and humidity percentage in the air) […]

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Winter Mountain Prep

Winter’s getting close. The mountain peaks around Lake Tahoe are covered in snow. Tamarack Lodge saw three days of the wonderful fluffy stuff over the weekend (Friday 9/26-Sunday 9/28.) I started today by scraping a layer of snow and ice from my car. The Heavenly Gondola cars are covered in white. How could we think […]

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Fall Mountain Biking

Yes, it’s here, the magical season of autumn. Although it doesn’t officially start until next Tuesday, the 23rd, the wind is blowing the pine needles off the trees and that early evening chill is coming in. Summer sportspeople fear not: September and October are prime time for glassy water on the Lake, sunny skies and […]

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