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The amount of snow in Tahoe this winter was incredible, but the downside was that neither the resort, nor town of South Lake Tahoe was ready to handle it. the director of mountain operations opted to close the main gondola every time the wind blew, thus causing skiers to take shuttle buses to other parts of the mountain. More long lines! The area was not designed to handle the large influx of tourists, and the resort was unable to handle the huge amount of snow. I was very disappointed, and as such, I will not visit Heavenly again. ... Full Review
Not sure where all the rave reviews for Heavenly are coming from....folks who've never skied another mountain? Heavenly is by far the worst designed hill I've ever experienced in a ski resort. I do not recommend it - for its value or experience. You have to take a 20-minute gondola ride to the top of the mountain to even get to the other lifts to ski.....and be ready to walk or pole it...because you have some work to do to get to a lift. Beginners - DON'T waste your money on this one. The couple of green runs they do have are packed with skis school kids. Grooming of runs is just ok. Parking is an issue. Shuttle to the hill from our resort (about 1.5 mi down the street) was non-existent. I will say that the food and the people who live/work here are great. My overall opinion - don't waste your time or money. The only thing 'heavenly' about this place is the view from the top of the mountain! Instead, head to Utah or Colo where they know how to design/operate a ski resort.... Full Review
Pretty great resort, we loved the variety of the runs and the the snow was great. The only issue is that a lot of runs that are for beginners can be pretty steep for newbies. ... Full Review
Big resort so easier to avoid crowds even in busy days. Access from multiple lodges (1 in California and 2 in Nevada) is nice. ... Full Review
I love to ski here as someone who enjoys many different types of terrain. There is something for everyone ready to take it to the next level! Bowls, steep, trees. It is simply not the mountain for beginners unfortunately. Stay safe out there!... Full Review
I think eventually they will improve on connecting the two sides of the mountain and less effort to get off the mountain on the california side... Full Review
Michael Todd Gerard
I choose heavenly for my I daughter
Who is a North Skier? She loved the mountains overall. We will return to ski more blue runs as she gets more comfortable.
I only gave 4 stars because tree skiing is limited.... Full Review
here for spring skiing, 3 days ago most of the mountain was closed, they got snow 2 days ago, still have freezing weather but they closed 75% of the mountain. twitter updates will say all scheduled lifts open which is misleading. only 3 lifts actually open. ... Full Review
Almost none of the blacks or double blacks are groomed which leaves only blues and greens for 95% of skiiers. Most times lift lines are over 5 mins... Full Review
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