Heavenly Valley is located in the Lake Tahoe basin. It is a beautiful resort covered among coniferous forests and snow capped mountains which serve as an ideal skiing location. The resort is located between the borders of California and Nevada and attracts thousands of ski enthusiasts from all over the world. Skiing in Heavenly valley is a wonderful experience and the vast snow-covered surroundings offer a thrilling skiing experience.
The summit elevation at Heavenly Valley is 10,040 ft and base elevation is 6,540 ft. The place receives an annual snowfall of around 914 cm but also has extensive snow making capability, being able to make snow on 69% of is terrain. It is nice to have one of America’s largest snow making systems for when the snow is a bit scarce.. Heavenly valley provides a vast ski able area of about 4,800 acres, one of the larger resorts in North America. The percentage of trails offered for beginner, intermediate and expert skiers are varied. Out of the total ski able area green runs account for 20%, blue runs 45% and black runs 35%. The ski season begins in mid November and continues until early May. Week day ski operations begin at 9 am and end at 4 pm, on the weekend however skiing at Heavenly Valley starts at 8:30 am.
This beautiful resort provides you with fabulous lodging, offering beautiful private homes, hotels, condominiums, cabins and inns. Private homes and condos are also available for rent to tourists. You can enjoy fully furnished lodgings with all the amenities, or go for some of the more modest accommodations. Most have the basic facilities such as fireplace, cooking utensils, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and cable TV, VCR and so on. Some of the higher end homes have large decks which offer a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and beautiful Lake Tahoe.
Heavenly Valley has a variety of fine restaurants serving American, Continental, Italian and also Mexican food. The nightlife here is also quite lively, with a variety of bars, pubs, casinos and nightclubs to choose from. If you have an affinity for shopping, visit the multitude of shops selling gifts, souvenirs, fine wine, art pieces, clothes and so on. You will be spell bound by the unique and extraordinary collection of items in the shops at Heavenly Valley. There are ski shops where you can get all types of skiing equipment like skis, boots, jackets and pants and also rental skis.
Heavenly valley also attracts newly weds that visit this resort to spend a romantic and adventurous honeymoon in the mountains. There are lots of other activities to do together like hot-air ballooning; snowmobiling and sightseeing. You can also have a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride. Combined with fine dining and shopping Heavenly Valley is truly Heavenly.
If skiing is your favorite winter pastime then Heavenly Valley is the ideal place to visit for a fun and exciting ski vacation. Skiing at Heavenly Valley amidst the picturesque snow covered mountains and forests will surely mesmerize your senses.