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Reviews for Heavenly Mountain Resort

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Heavenly Mountain Resort that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Heavenly Mountain Resort stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Heavenly Mountain Resort review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Heavenly Mountain Resort vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: adennis - 29th December 2017

  • 3
  • 1Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 3Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 1Family Friendly
  • 5Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • 3Overall Value

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I skied the week before and after Christmas 2017. Snow was better before Christmas because temperatures were lower--mother nature has not been cooperating. The snow seems to be mostly man made and they do a great job of grooming overnight. However, by noon, it's mashed potatoes and then it freezes overnight and is icy in morning--especially on Nevada side. Rocks are more visible this week due to snowmelt. Only about 1/3 of trails are open due to lack of snow. Last week only the short, green run (Maggies) was open on the Calif. side. This week only one run from top of Canyon lift is open Ridge Run so lots of traffic on the few trails that are open from 11 am onward. This is not a beginner's mountain. The green runs are narrow mountain roads and they are the current access routes to the base used by all skiers so experts are whizzing by kiddos on the narrows. The mountain is spread out and there's a lot of flat connections that intersect with other trails to get back across or have drop offs to either or both sides. The narrow section at top of Stagecoach to get back toward California is narrow and beginners are always falling and cutting straight across while advanced skiers are trying to get up speed to make it through the flat areas to get down to Dipper. People that work there are super friendly. View is unmatched anywhere! Many days of sunshine. Great tree skiing when there's snow. Canyon lift not always registering your run so if you are on the Epic app, you may not get credit. Frequent wind holds on key connecting lifts.

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  • chadmccoy (12th December 2018)

    Beautiful mountain and the staff is very friendly. Wish there were more parks and it seems there might not be enough people...

  • Jerry Campbell (7th March 2018)

    Gondola line at the start of the day can be long. Lift lines otherwise decent. Good variety of terrain. plenty of places...

  • Adam H. (6th March 2018)

    Had about 6 of snow the first day, so the conditions were great. Views were amazing. Otherwise, not great. The lift lines...

  • Greg Bhard (3rd March 2018)

    To expensive. Spent more energy on flat land cross country skiing to get to other ski runs than actually skiing down runs....

  • Panda Panda (28th January 2018)

    The line for Dipper Express is 25-30 min whole day. Way too many people

  • adennis (29th December 2017)

    I skied the week before and after Christmas 2017. Snow was better before Christmas because temperatures were lower--mother nature has not been...

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