Heavenly Mountain Resort Review

by: Hardly Vailed - Mar 26, 2008

  • Overall Rating 2
  • Family Friendly 2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 1
  • Nightlife 1

    Date Visited: Mar 26, 2008

Full review

Heavenly is aggressively attempting to get as many beginners and lower intermediate level skiers up to the top of the mountain as possible. Their presence in areas that were previously intermediate to expert level has, in my opinion, decreased safety levels all over the mountain, particularly on the California side. Are Heavenly employees still taking your portrait pictures at the bottleneck on Ridge Run by Canyon Chair? Who designed the top terminal of the new gondola so you have to walk up and down two flights of stairs? The views are great at Heavenly, but there are other resorts in the Tahoe Basin that offer some semblance of order on the mountain, so you can focus on skiing. Finally, have you ever tried to find out what a one day lift ticket costs at skiheavenly.com? Bet you can’t.