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Heavenly Mountain Resort Resort Reviews

by: Ben - 13th March 2010

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  • Beginner
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  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Flat terrain

Full review

If you're a snowboarder, stay away. There is a ton of flat terrain as well as a lot of uphill spots. I did a ton of walking/skating trying to get around the mountain. Whoever designed this resort was an idiot, or at least didn't take snowboarders into account. A storm rolled in the one afternoon and they shut down the only lift that allows access to either side of the mountain, as well as many others that service the upper mountain. I got stuck on the California side and couldn't get back to the gondola. The only way down was on the Round-a-Bout trail. I spent more time skating 'down' it than I did being strapped in. It was ridiculously flat! Then towards the bottom, you had the choice of more skating or moguls. This is definitely a skier's resort. The powder was great at first but then got rutted into moguls, which happens everywhere. But I definitely won't be coming back unless I give up snowboarding and switch to skiing.

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