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Heavenly Gondola

Glide across the sky and appreciate breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Tahoe on this scenic gondola ride to a summit where exciting adventure activities await.

The Heavenly Gondola provides some of Lake Tahoe’s most staggering vistas. Hop in the gondola cabin and rise slowly for 2.4 miles (3.9 kilometers) up the mountainside as you watch over brilliant blue lake waters and dense green forests. In winter, pristine white snow blankets the landscape. Enjoy views from the Observation Deck, have drinks or a meal in the café and discover hiking trails, zip lines and varied family adventure activities.

The state-of-the-art Heavenly Gondola carries eight passengers in its cabin. Start your journey into the sky at the lower station at 6,360 feet (1,940 meters) of elevation. The gondola climbs up the mountain peak to a midpoint of over 9,100 feet (2,770 meters). Disembark here and walk around the 14,000-square-foot (1,300-square-meter) Observation Deck, where you can appreciate sweeping views of Lake Tahoe. Look west to identify California’s Mount Tallac, Pyramid Peak and Desolation Wilderness. See Nevada’s Carson Valley to the east.

Relax at this level with a sunny picnic, a drink in Café Blue, shopping at the sports shop, plenty of photo opportunities or a spectacular sunset. Set off from here for a peaceful hike in the glorious surrounding nature. Several lake-view trails of varying difficulty start from this spot.

For a bit of adventure and exhilarating fun, continue on the gondola to Adventure Peak. Try the climbing walls, ropes courses, tubing hill or coaster ride. Enjoy a thrilling race down one of the zip-line courses at 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour. For a more serene ride, jump on the Tamarack Express chairlift to access yet more hiking or skiing trails and even better aerial views.

In winter, the Heavenly Gondola is an integral conveyance for skiers, leading to Heavenly’s vast network of lifts and runs. The ride begins in Heavenly Village near the California-Nevada state border, just east of South Lake Tahoe. There are fees to ride the gondola and participate in the peak’s adventure activities. Discounts are available for teens, seniors and children. Check the Heavenly website to find out which activities and services are available at the base, midpoint and peak during your visit.


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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe $42
Reviewed on May 21, 2019
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
     
    3.5 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Staff and checkin was great on a Mothers Day Weekend. Wanted to pay extra for the lake view but did not pull the trigger and got the mountain view which was just as beautiful. Rooms were clean and quiet, free and easy parking which can be a rarity with hotel and saves you $$ on the vallet and great ...

    Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel $89
    Reviewed on May 20, 2019
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    Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

    Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

    4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
       
      4.1 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0

      It was very nice. Loved the Atriums. Did not like getting offered to attend a presentation. Overall, very nice stay.

      Harveys Resort & Casino $37
      Reviewed on May 15, 2019
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      Harveys Resort & Casino

      Harveys Resort & Casino

      Hwy 50 And Stateline Ave, Stateline, NV
         
        3.8 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Customer service was outstanding. Staff was very helpful

        MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa $70
        Reviewed on May 22, 2019
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        MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

        MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

        55 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
           
          3.7 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Clean quiet and comfortable near the lake and amenities

          Hotel Becket Trademark Collection by Wyndham $76
          Reviewed on May 12, 2019
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          Hotel Becket Trademark Collection by Wyndham

          Hotel Becket Trademark Collection by Wyndham

          4003 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
             
            3.6 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Nice and clean A little worried about my safety even though you push a buzzer and they open it from the office anybody can push the buzzer and it opens from the office.. there’s been a couple of people who came off the street and were in side where I enter to go to my room was feeling a little unsafe ...

            Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village $101
            Reviewed on May 19, 2019
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            Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village

            Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village

            1 Lake Pkwy, South Lake Tahoe, CA
               
              3.7 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0

              The only thing I was concerned about was the very small elevator... It was old and very small..... The breakfast was great and I slept very good...

              3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club $47
              Reviewed on May 19, 2019
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              3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club

              3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club

              931 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
                 
                4.1 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0

                good location.Central to most attractions.THere was a beach closebye that was excellent for dog walking.

                Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino $59
                Reviewed on May 16, 2019
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                Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino

                Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino

                15 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Staff was very nice and courteous. Rooms were roomy and clean.