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Heavenly Gondola
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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
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
3.5 out of 5
50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
The price is $64 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is steps from Casino at MontBleu Lake Tahoe and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Casino at Harrah's Lake ...

3.5/5Good! (5,758 reviews)

"Hard rock is clean and functional. The coffee shop is great. One restaurant is below average. Did not try the oyster bar which is supposed to be great. We will stay again. But it was older facility and worn. Elevators were dirty."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

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MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
4 out of 5
55 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
The price is $66 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23

Located near the slopes, this Stateline hotel is in the mountains and within a 5-minute walk of Casino at MontBleu Lake Tahoe, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake ...

3.6/5Good! (2,255 reviews)

"Wonderful place to be but the bathroom stinks when u arrive in the room due to lack of ventilation. Also the bathtub was leaking making the bathroom floor slippery. It would have been better if they had coffee maker in the room."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2021

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Harveys Resort & Casino
Harveys Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
Hwy 50 And Stateline Ave, Stateline, NV
The price is $53 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Situated in a national park, this spa resort is steps from Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe and Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at ...

3.5/5Good! (2,447 reviews)

"We loved our updated room, very comfortable and clean. Our friends stayed in a non updated room and with that it was not very clean and was very stagnant feeling. The over all property was nice, clean and the staff was friendly. We would like to see more dining options, the menus at each place seem ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
3.5 out of 5
50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
The price is $64 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2
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MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
4 out of 5
55 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
The price is $66 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23
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Harveys Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
Hwy 50 And Stateline Ave, Stateline, NV
The price is $53 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
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Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $97 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29
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Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino
Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
15 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV
The price is $76 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
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Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort by Diamond Resorts
Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
901 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $113 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
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Marriott's Timber Lodge
Marriott's Timber Lodge
4 out of 5
4100 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $199 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23
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Edgewood Tahoe Resort
Edgewood Tahoe Resort
5 out of 5
180 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
The price is $329 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
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Hotel Becket Lake Tahoe, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Hotel Becket Lake Tahoe, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3 out of 5
4003 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is $71 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
Hotel Becket Lake Tahoe, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
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